George The Chili King Drive-In

5722 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA

Phone: 515-277-9433


Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday
10:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday to Saturday
10:30 AM – 9:00 PM

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Hours subject to change without notice.

Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Dine in with George

Serving good, quality food

So our customers keep coming back!

There’s nothing like a classic diner and drive-in to experience that old-fashioned American pastime: eating good food with good people. It’s even better when delicious classics like hamburgers, chili, and hot dogs are on the menu.
George The Chili King Drive-In has been serving great food in Des Moines, IA since 1952. We first opened as a diner and drive-in with carhop service, and that’s how we’ve remained all these years. Now, 61 years later, we are the only one left in the area!


Our food is available for:

  • Dine-in
  • Take-out

Whether you want to stay a while and soak in the vintage vibe or just pick something up to bring back to your place, George The Chili King Drive-In can make it happen. Owner George Karaidos aims to please. After all, that’s how we’ve managed to remain in business all these years.

Come by and stay a while!

Happy Family Sitting in Restaurant
Our chili is truly one-of-a-kind. To get a taste of a Des Moines, IA area classic, drive in to George The Chili King Drive-In today!