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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 #12 of 500 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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Coralville, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a fun place to meet friends for lunch, sitting outside in a vibrant urban location. The food was great. The beer selection was extensive. The service was good.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had seen this place on TV and just had to come for a burger. This place is awesome. Wide variety of burgers, everything from veggie to chicken breast and of course traditional. Wide variety of toppings as well. Great drinks and great atmosphere. We will definitely be back and will bring Friends next time.

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Baxter Springs, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First time to Iowa and read some of the reviews about the restaurant so decided to try it out. Loved the place. Great atmosphere with good food! Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Would recommend restaurant to anyone visiting!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

OK it's busy but for a reason. Cool theme not too kitch or trashy, nice modern dining room and patio. Really inventive menu (download online before you go) I left my mobile number and they sent a text when I was up in the line. I had double with deep fried chilli and bacon - super juicy. Good for a... More

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Omaha
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere! Awesome food!!! A must visit when in the area! A little small on the inside and you may have a bit to be seated but it is worth the wait!!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited with Group of 4 friends on a sunday afternoon. The place was packed so we had a 45 minute wait. To make it convenient, they texted us when our table was ready. So happy to see restaurants using simple technology to provide a better experience to guests. Service was friendly and matched the theme. Servers were allowed out... More

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Valdosta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner. Although they did not have a gluten free menu the staff was knowledgeable and made several suggestions. The Servers did a great job and our food was delivered promptly. Everything was very good and cooked according to our order.

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Moline, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Where do I begin! The staff is amazing and accommodating for kids of all ages! The menu is amazing and the service is wonderful. The place is always packed so allow for some time to sit! Get a infused milkshake while you wait for one of the best burgers you will ever eat. We will be back for years to... More

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Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I know nothing about zombies or "zombie culture" but I know now that this place is worth a visit next time you are in Des Moines. First off, be prepared to wait. It was 60 minutes for us in the seated area (counter line with self seating considerably faster). So we wandered around the shops nearby and waited for our... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I say wow for a couple reasons First we got to zombie burger and it was really busy I mean a long line! But hay where not from the area and I have heard so much about the place . So I waited in line which was really long but keep moving . After about 10/15 minutes I ordered then... More

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