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Shorts Burger & Shine

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18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-4678
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Campus atmosphere food

Great burgers, chicken sandwich, mountain of cheese fries. However, for this Southerner who is a BBQ aficionado, their BBQ sauce is terrible. If you get the burger with it, ask for it on the side. Other than that, food was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Howie J
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Chickasha, Oklahoma
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Chickasha, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great burgers, chicken sandwich, mountain of cheese fries. However, for this Southerner who is a BBQ aficionado, their BBQ sauce is terrible. If you get the burger with it, ask for it on the side. Other than that, food was excellent.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went for lunch and had a great meal. This place is small so don't be surprised if you have to wait. If there are only a couple of you, you may sit at the bar and eat. Meats are fresh and never frozen because they come from a nearby farm. They also make their buns daily. I had the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I stopped by for lunch the other day and each had a burger with fries. The burger options they have are all interesting and the two we tried were very tasty. The fries portions were huge!

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Sycamore, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stopped in Iowa City specifically for a visit to Shorts. Right across the street from the college. Parking is kind of tricky. Can only feed the meter with enough coins for 60 minutes. Proved to be plenty of time. Place was crowded with the lunch crew. 2 open seats at the bar. Friendly bartender took our orders. Massive burgers with... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Really enough said in my title.....I had the Burnside and it was the best burger I have ever eaten......the bun and Fries also made the meal.......the house made spicy sauce was unlike anything I have ever tasted. We'll be back in town in another year and will definately visit again.....don't ever change a thing!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Staying in Iowa City after a trip west, we ate at Shorts. When we got there, no booths or tables available (probably no more 12-15 tables, combination of primarily 2-tops, with about 5 booths), so we sat at the bar. The bartender was terrific, quickly getting both our drink and food orders. My daughter and I split the Jackson Junction,... More 

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njtraveler99
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I stopped in Iowa City on my journey out West. I had no idea that Iowa City was such a cool college town. As far as burgers, this place had a great selection to choose from. Fantastic local beers on tap as well. Truly enjoyed my visit!

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped in for lunch with 3 kids 11-16. All were pleased including mom & dad. Very good service, great fries, very good burgers. Very limited seating- plan ahead or be prepared to wait.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you love a good burger this place is a must visit. They have a fantastic burger selection, and I have never had a bad one to date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have never seen such an extensive menu and variety for burgers. Absolutely fresh ingredient and the combinations of flavors not normally found for burgers make this place a must go and a have-to-return. Very casual atmosphere and dynamite waitstaff. Lots of TVs for sports fans. Extensive beer list as well

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Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: 319-337-4678
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-337-4678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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