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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
+1 515-244-9292
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 359
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    Very good
  • 111
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  • 28
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place to visit!

Stopped at lunch time on Saturday, had planned to have lunch but the wait was just too long when we had a lot planned for our day in Des Moines. I did promise a friend I would bring back a shirt for them, which only took a couple minutes. The two people I had contact with were very nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tiffanyjim
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Marion
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Marion
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at lunch time on Saturday, had planned to have lunch but the wait was just too long when we had a lot planned for our day in Des Moines. I did promise a friend I would bring back a shirt for them, which only took a couple minutes. The two people I had contact with were very nice and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three words, Fried Brussels Sprouts. Thinking to get an overpriced fat drenched over battered dish, was astounded to get leafy green perfection.

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Thank virginia g
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the burgers here are so creative and tasty. the appetizers (fried pickles and Brussel sprouts) were amazing. the fries freshly prepared. ALL AROUND PERFECT!

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Thank dr917
Oklahoma
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really cool concept! We ate at the mall location and they were cranking out orders and kept up with the growing line. The burger was great and the Brussels sprouts were a little over seasoned, but still crazy awesome! Not sure when we'll visit Des Moines again, but we'd come back here in a heartbeat.

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Thank AK2309
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Their burgers have exciting and delicious toppings however the burgers are u set seasoned and average at best. It's the toppings that make it interesting. Their fries are very greasy as well. However, their shakes are the most delicious shakes I have ever eaten!!!

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Thank stephc005
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The French fries are the best in Des Moines. I always take my family here because they love the theme and the food is affordable and good. The Moscow Mules are fab! The staff is always friendly and helpful.

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Thank Windfallgirl
La Crosse, WI
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the restaurant always being busy, the burgers aren't amazing. Just average. The burger descriptions are creative, but food itself (french fries included) is pretty average. The staff are friendly but not attentive due to the crowded chaos. My husband and I dined there based on a few reviews. If you're visiting Des Moines, I would say skip it and... More 

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Thank jennelliott14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a unique menu filled with one-of-a-kind items. The place is clean but seems a little confusing and disjointed when it comes to seating. Everything seems like it's made of stained steel. Yet, I've enjoyed being there.

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Thank Doug P
Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Zombie Burger. They have great shakes and great food! The only reason I didn't give the rating a 5, is because of the wait. Sometimes you can wait to get seated up to two hours. So, my advice is get it to go when its nice and have a picnic. No use in waiting that long!

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Thank Lani H
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start off by saying that I really really really wanted to like this place. However, facts are our friends. If I could give 0 zeros, I would for the overpriced food, the food service, the illiterate/inconsiderate clientele who flagrantly abuse the private parking lot, and the way the burger grease from the exhaust fumes completely ruined the rooftop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Waterloo, Iowa
6 months ago
West Des Moines, Iowa

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?