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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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American, International
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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 - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Inventive Zombie Food!

If you're into the zombie theme, this is a must stop! The food is quite creative to fit this theme! And don't forget the adult shakes!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin N
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything fit the theme excellently, everything from the building to the menus !! The staff is very nice, and the food really good and VERY much not your everyday fare. The most realistic part is the trip to the bathroom haha. You really do feel like a horde of zombies could pop out and shuffle after you.

Thank Brennan R
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm all about visiting "local" businesses when I can. This place sounded fun, and it might be on Halloween. I appreciate their take on the burgers. There were fun/cool names on them, but $5 for a wine glass sized beer was too much. I thought the price of the food was ok (I had a $9 "double" & side of... More 

Thank Mdaddy46
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was watching triple D desmoines was on the list. Went to Google the place and seen review. Noticed zombie burger down the road on the map. Way better reviews. Went to zombie burger instead and wow!! Awesomeness!

Thank Billie H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great burger place, with delicious brussel sprouts ( fried brussel sprouts who knew). Fun art work. So many options for burgers you are guaranteed to find something just for you.

Thank tidalpines
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A usual stop when visit out daughter at Drake. Great burgers, shakes and variety of Micro brews. Always guaranteed unique and timely service with a great variety of burgers and shakes. Always pretty busy so plan your visit well, has a good option just for carry out or quick grabbed and eat which is separate from the restaurant. A real... More 

Thank Chuck W
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Sat night around 8 pm. The place was packed. But the service was quick and friendly, and the burgers and fries were ready in a reasonable time. Our burgers were really juicy and flavorful, and the fries abundant and perfectly crispy. And excellent people watching.

Thank ed-dest
Bristow, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large menu of burgers, fries, and shakes. Incredible range of toppings, burger sizes, and drink options. We enjoyed the great food and zombie theme atmosphere. It's legit food and great service.

Thank Michael A
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're into the zombie theme, this is a must stop! The food is quite creative to fit this theme! And don't forget the adult shakes!

Thank Kevin N
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent burgers with unique topping options. Bring your camera and definitely read the back of the menu - it changes regularly and is hi-larious. This is the main "local attraction" where we take everybody who visits us in Iowa.

Thank AuntJeanne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scary that people actually think the food here is worth a repeat visit. Overpriced mediocre burger that had me wondering why am I spending this kind of money for a burger that is nothing special.


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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Waterloo, Iowa
4 months ago
West Des Moines, Iowa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?