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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 #11 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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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place has almost every type of burger you can possibly conjure up in your crazy twisted mind. A burger where the buns are two patties of fried macaroni and cheese (The Walking Ched). Every burger here is a completely unique experience and it continues to how amazing each burger tastes, sometimes better than the last which I thought was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First off this place has a wonderful atmosphere, the staff is soooo nice and the food is unusual but AMAZING. The downside is that it's so greasy and slightly expensive it isn't worth it to me. I always feel SO sick after I eat any of their food and really just want to lay in bed afterwards.

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were in town for Labor Day weekend and went on Labor Day so it was super crowded even at 1:30 in the afternoon. The wait for a table was over an hour, so we ordered from the counter and grabbed a table outside at the counter service area when another group left which worked out great. There are so... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 2 p.m. on a Friday and were told the wait would be 15 minutes. As we waited outside of the kitchen entrance I began to notice the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of the overall establishment. Very questionable..... We were finally seated at the bar and given their extensive menu. Very unique toppings for burgers but too bad... More

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This burger place in downtown Des Moines is one of my son's favorite restaurants (he's a student at Drake University). The good part about the restaurant are very good burgers with the most unusual topping combos I've ever seen and really yummy shakes. The bad part is the pricing - all the items are very expensive for a burger joint... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great novelty if you're in the area. There's so many options to choose from, and you won't walk away hungry. My best advice if you're there during a high traffic time is to put your name in for table service & then grab a shake from the counter service side. Your wait time won't matter! The zombie... More

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San Juan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Greasy burgers. Overpriced and too crowded. Fun a few years back, but now? Not worth it. Tastes all glom together.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I and another couple recently stopped in at Zombie Burger (not for the first time) and loved it, as usual. Extreme burger choices, great beers, and very filling shakes. And you absolutely HAVE to try the fried pickles! The servers are always friendly and you can't beat the fun atmosphere. If you want a delicious meal in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Love the theme and the atmosphere of this place. You can tell how good someplace is by the crowd. And it was packed with teams of people waiting get in. However, there is take out side that has the same menu. I had the "Plan 12 from Outer Space" ... 12oz breaded pork tenderloin on a bun with pickle and... More

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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love the "cake shakes" that not only taste fabulous, but have incredible texture. The selection of burgers is overwhelming, and only you are to blame if you go hungry. Only downside is it's popularity can cause some lengthy lines to order, but always worth the wait.

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