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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Eclectic
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300 E Grand Ave, 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: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night Food, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 80
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  • 20
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best tofu burger i have ever had

we ate here because it was downtown and really different. I had a zombie burger made with tofu that was the closest thing i've had to a real burger ANYWHERE. the fries were good, prices were reasonable, all in all a cool place

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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norman,ok
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

we ate here because it was downtown and really different. I had a zombie burger made with tofu that was the closest thing i've had to a real burger ANYWHERE. the fries were good, prices were reasonable, all in all a cool place

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Janesville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

All I'm saying is...if you are a foodie and you particularly like burgers this is a must stop! Des Moines is not a small town really so when we seen the wait to get in was about an hour we knew it had to be good. Given the wait time we all kinda assumed once we got a seat it... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had to wait 45 mins to get a table... we were a little reluctant to wait this long since it was our first time eating at Zombie Burger. We had our 1 year old with and we ordered fried pickles and chic strips immediately... I ordered the walking ched and my husband ordered the flame thrower... the burgers came... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I love this place. Last time I went on a trip I went two hours out of the way just to stop in there and grab dinner. Soooo goood.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is very nicely designed place, which serves good food. The atmosphere is fantastic. I liked a lot the menu names and zombie theme. Decent prices.

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Council Bluffs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'd heard a lot about this place so wanted to try it out. My husband is a vegetarian and they had an option for him. The burgers are definitely creative. I had a really good burger.

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The burgers are unique and quite delicious, but the spiked shakes are the bomb! The decor is fun and staff is friendly.

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Houston, Tx.
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164 reviews 164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The line on a Sat. morning was long but it moved fairly fast. We had several recommendations on this restaurant and wanted to try before we left Des Moines. The specialty burgers were pretty good but to me didn't live up to hype by locals. I treid the Raygun and it was one of the better ones ordered by our... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We ate here In April and it was delicious I went with my husband and sister in law we all ordered something different and sampled each others they were all amazing but I have to say the trailer park was my all time favorite who don't love fried pickles ,cheese curds and ranch it is not for anyone watching calories... More 

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Sainte Geneviev
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The burgers are creative an the sandwiches are filling. The service was excellent and everyone was friendly. Try the fried dill pickles they are YUMMY!! Oh, try a shake, too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 E Grand Ave, 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, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Eclectic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?