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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 - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night Food, Drinks, 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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  • 263
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    Very good
  • 84
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  • 21
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  • 11
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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
Fun Menu

Reading the menu is as fun as the food is good! Didn't particulary enjoy the cake batter shake, as it was very rich. However, the burger combinations are creative and yummy! The restaurant is quite small, considering it's popularity, so expect to wait in line.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
jolyan2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Des Moines, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome food and a fun variety of burgers. Something for everyone in the family with fast service, Beer on tap was tasty and ice cold.

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Everett, Washington
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great variety of innovative burgers to choose from. Most unique style on burgers. Wide variety of milk shakes too. Staff is friendly and dressed for zombies. It's open late unlike most places down town.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Reading the menu is as fun as the food is good! Didn't particulary enjoy the cake batter shake, as it was very rich. However, the burger combinations are creative and yummy! The restaurant is quite small, considering it's popularity, so expect to wait in line.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

yes this is themes on the living dead, and the food follow suit. The food is dead but the flavors are alive. Like many burger places branching out Zombie Burger has something good for every taste bud out there. Whether you like the plain and simple or the more3 adventurous, this is a great place to visit. They don't just... More 

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Des Moines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food here is delicious. The menu has clever names for any/all types of burgers that are served with a generous side of delicious fries, This is a very popular place in Des Moines. Get there early or plan on waiting. It is worth the wait.

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Waterloo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Zombie Burger is a great place to eat. The food is very unique and the atmosphere is one of a kind. The staff at Zombie Burger are awesome!!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took an out of town guest to this place as he was interested in knowing more. We all were impressed, the service was great, the food was very good, and uniquely different and the atmosphere was as advertised. Maybe, as one of my people pointed out, they could have had Zombie's bumping into people and giving the genuine appeal.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place to eat! The menu is very creative and fun to read! The food is good. You can eat inside/outside or at the bar. It is a unique place!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Although we had to wait, it was well worth it. The place was crowded because of it's great reputation, but we went knowing we'd have to wait. Once we ordered the food came as quickly as it could be prepared. It was absolutely delicious. We had an array of burgers at our table of 7 and there was not a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I ordered the Zombie Burger on a bed of lettuce and my husband ordered the Dead Moines Burger with fries. We both really enjoyed our food. We did counter service but had a place to sit despite it being a busy Sunday and the line went quickly. They have real, fresh-brewed ice tea. Loved the zombie-themed decor.

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Additional Information about Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Address: 300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
Phone Number: +1 515-244-9292
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Eclectic

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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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