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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
515-244-9292
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Ranked #20 of 502 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, Ice Cream
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Crazy ideas for burgers but delish! The undead elvis is my fave with the fried egg, peanut butter and bananas. My bf likes the "theyre coming to get u barbara". We also love the adult shakes. Fun atmosphere and neatly decorated restaurant. Try something outta the norm here!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

My husband had a work trip to Des Moines, so we decided to make it a family trip. Everyone we asked for "must-dos" mentioned Zombie Burger. I have to admit, I was worried it would be cheesy and over-hyped. I couldn't have been more wrong. Everyone advised us to get there early, so we arrived around 5:30/6. It was also... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited here when we were in town on hoilday, highly recommend the macaroni &cheese bun burger, Love the Deep fried pickles!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Fun concept with outstanding food. The service was great, very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had 10 people and 1.5 hour wait which was no problem, they took our cell number and we went to a local bar for a couple of drinks. When our table was ready we had 10 minutes to claim our table. This worked... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Aside from the wait depending on the time of day you visit the food is delicious! They have such a fun atmosphere and menu that this is always a must stop if you are in the DSM area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We were here from out of town. We found this place, expecting your average diner with a theme pasted on. What we got was a place with a great theme, reasonable pricing, good service, and fantastic food. The kids even liked it!

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a fun concept that is backed up by very good food. The burgers are incredible and inventive. I have been here twice while traveling on business and both times the staff were extremely friendly and helpful in describing the menu. The beer selection was varied as well, which was very nice. This is definitely worth a stop. The... More

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Muscatine, IA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Food was terrific wait was long. Not very expensive worth the wait. Felt slightly rushed when ordering. Thought going at 3p would be a quieter time, still people waiting in line out the door! Still worth the experience

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There's a lot of hype around this restaurant because of it being themed, and because it's been on national television. We tried Zombie when we first moved to town. Some out-of-towners had suggested it, and some locals had suggested we avoid it. I'd have to agree with the locals. There's a really long wait (1hr +) with nowhere to sit,... More

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Soenderborg, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The service was excellent and the food came fast and was very good. It is as the name states - a Zombie place!

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