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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, Ice Cream
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300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
515-244-9292
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Today
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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 209
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome place!

Great food and locally brewed beers. The service is super fast. Bartenders are friendly and gave great recommendations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
JJMM19
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Louisville, KY
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Louisville, KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great food and locally brewed beers. The service is super fast. Bartenders are friendly and gave great recommendations.

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Malibu, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you are ever in Des Moines this place is a must. Don't mind the line it is simply worth the wait. So many different burgers to chose from and they are all good. Great fries and soda. Just a fun place

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Des Moines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Was curious about Zombie Burger. Had heard this new burger joint was really something different. Had to see for myself. They have a really good selection of great burgers besides the usual choices. The night we were there they had a pretty good waiting line. I worried about having a long wait. We did not get past just looking at... More 

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Indianola
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Fun time good food been there a few times never any problems sometimes you get a bad server but that happens anywhere. Almost always have to wait to get a table as they stay busy.

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Boston, MA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Burgers were so good the first time we came here, that we came back again the next night. Delicious buns, toppings, and beef burgers. Some combinations seem a bit weird, but all 4 that we tasted worked very well together. We also got the sampler basket of fries that included poutine. All were delicious! We tried many of the beers... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had heard a lot about this place so we went for lunch. The staff and décor are great! The food on the other hand was just ok. Granted I ate there once and limit my choice to a burger, fries and a beer. It was good. The training on food allergies with the staff should be a little better.... More 

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Farragut, iowa, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I need to start with the disclaimer that I love zombies. So you catch the drift that I like the decor and menu. Now the food. The burger I had was one of the best ever. Cheese curds, fried pickles and special sauce all on the burger. It was amazing. I has a basket of fried pickles and they were... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Burgers are great, fries are too salty. Atmosphere is good, fits the theme. Service is quick. Might have to wait to be seated due to popularity and size of room.

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Mason City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was not impressed with the burger I ordered or the fried Brussel sprouts very greasy! The cheese fries were greasy too. I will not go back!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just burgers? Well yes and no. Tis true we are talking about hamburgers but it is far more than a hamburger. Zombie Burger has managed to put an entire meal between the bun. Not only are the titles of the burgers entertaining, unlike some sumptuous descriptions on menus which don't stack up, Zombie burgers descriptions are right on target. Not... More 

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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: 515-244-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, Ice Cream
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?