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Known for its breakfast burrito, this Des Moines restaurant is open 24 hours a day. It's a great option for late-night eats in the heart of the city. Enjoy traditional homemade Mexican favorites, including burritos and fajitas. Wochit

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Des Moines has a handful of options for people up early — or out late — and looking for a meal that isn't fast food.

Here are five Des Moines-area restaurants open 24 hours a day:

Lina's Mexican Restaurant

This Mexican restaurant offers a great variety of traditional and recognizable favorites. Crispy, homemade nachos smothered with melted cheese and spicy steak, freshly constructed tostadas with refried beans and assorted sizzling fajitas are just a few of its specialties. Everything on the menu is less than $10 and its breakfast menu is available around the clock. Last year, Lina's was named best 24-hour restaurant in Iowa by Delish.com.

The dining room may be closed if the restaurant is slow, but the drive-thru is open all night.

Location: 1221 Keosauqua Way, Ste. 101, Des Moines

Contact: (515) 285-9138; linasmexicanrestaurant.comFacebook

Related: Here's where to find Mexican food in the Des Moines area

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Maria's Mexican Food

Maria's has two locations in the metro serving up nachos, tacos and combination dinners 24 hours a day except for Sundays. Maria's dining room is open until 2 a.m. on the weekdays and until 3:30 a.m. on the weekends. But the drive-thru is open the remainder of the morning. A breakfast menu featuring egg-stuffed burritos and breakfast plates is also available.

Maria's is closed after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday and reopens Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Locations:

  • 5405 Douglas Ave., Des Moines; (515) 348-9859
  • 201 Grand Ave., West Des Moines; (515) 274-9727

Contact: marias-mexican-food.negocio.siteFacebook

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Denny's

For over 60 years, this recognizable chain has served American diner classics like its combination Slam breakfast line, breakfast melts, omelettes and skillets. The ever-popular Moons Over My Hammy griddled breakfast sandwich is always available as well are pancakes and waffles. But if you're craving dinner, burgers, salads and entrees are there to satisfy that savory craving.

Location: 11820 Hickman Rd., Clive

Contact: (515) 331-0249; locations.dennys.com

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

With seven locations in the metro, it's likely a short drive to find one. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner items, along with pies and other baked goods, any time of day. Try a Sunrise Skillet or a build-your-own appetizer sampler. Perkins also has free wi-fi.

Locations:

Contact: perkinsrestaurants.com

IHOP

Short for International House of Pancakes, IHOP is a popular spot for diner-style breakfast dishes like waffles, French toast, omelets and traditional egg, hashbrown and bacon combo plates. But the menu also features burgers, salads, sandwiches and entrées like country fried steak with gravy and roasted turkey with fixings. IHOP also has free wi-fi.

Locations: 

Contact: restaurants.ihop.com

A third IHOP location with more limited hours is located in Ankeny at 2402 S.E. Delaware Avenue; (515) 963-0102.

Is your restaurant open 24 hours and you don't see it on this list? Please contact Brian Carlson to be added.

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