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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Unique Food items

Great place to eat, especially if you are into the zombie theme. The burger with egg is really good as well as the shakes and malts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Bret A
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Quite simply, this is a truly original burger joint! It is unique in every way, from the menu to the decor. These are gourmet burgers with unique topping combinations. The toughest part about eating here is choosing which burger to have. Being my first time I had to get the "walking ched". Just because it was the most unusual due... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Seating options are nice. Wait service or not. It was pretty busy and we had a youngin with us so we opted for the quicker option- seat your self. Seven of us-4-5 different burgers- all good but no "wow" in any of them. We had 2 orders of fries and that was one too many. Basically, we had self service... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I loved the vibe. The food was amazing. The staff was friendly. The poutine was amazing after a night going to the bars. One of the coolest places I have been to in a while. They are really busy during lunch hour, but try to stop by between the rushes and you will find a pleasant atmosphere.

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denver
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the garlic fries with bacon and blue cheese!! We got a half order to share, which was very large. It was hard to stop eating the to eat the fantastic burger. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat, especially if you are into the zombie theme. The burger with egg is really good as well as the shakes and malts.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went because we heard the craze from all our friends that we "just had to go." They definitely have interesting combinations for burgers. Mac & Cheese buns, PBJ and eggs on top - just about anything you can imagine. Personally I thought it was overpriced and not that good. None of our kids finished their meals, we ended up... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved our burgers here. I had the Dead Moines and the truffle mayo totally makes this burger off-the-charts yummy! Was tempted to get a shake, but had no room left after the burger and cheese fries. Portions were more than adequate and atmosphere was fun. Waitstaff were super on top of things and very kind. Will visit again! (And entertaining... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A very popular place to eat on the east side of downtown Des Moines. We went for lunch and people were coming from all directions to eat here. They have inside and offer sidewalk/patio seating. A full service bar and menu with great zombie names for the food. They just opened another location at the Jordan Creek mall. Give it... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A fun spot for lunch with exotic mixtures of hamburgers, some sound over the top, but my choice was tasty. couldn't eat this food every day but terrific as a one off

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is delicious!! Many unique burgers and shakes to choose from. The atmosphere is fun and the decor is clever and unique. The service is great.

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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
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
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