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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Burger Ever!!!!!

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Houston
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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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Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved the selection of local Iowa beers, but were a little pricey at $6/pint. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the burgers and fries, though we found ours to be just ok - nothing special. All in all, just another bar.

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Rock Island, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Everyone recommends Short's and says the burgers are the best. The first time I tried the location by Kinnick and the burger was very dry and overcooked. My friend told me that her burger was also very dry and overcooked. I thought it must be a fluke so tried it again at this location. Same result - very dry burger.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here for dinner before Illinois versus Iowa bball. They have a huge beer selection and I only found ones that I liked. Nice double IPA. I had the Jamaica burger that was delicious. Lots of rowdy Hawkeye fans made a great environment before watching Iowa put the Illini in their place. I will be back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is really the best burger I had while living in America... The best part is to go on Mondays, because you can get any of them for $7. I would recommend Dundee for sure cause it has fried eggs on it... The place is quite small tho, so you may need to wait for a table depending on the... More 

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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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