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Shorts Burger & Shine

18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-4678
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Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great variety in burgers from beef to chicken to fresh black bean burgers for vegetarians. One key for me when going to a burger place is also having great fries. Shorts has awesome ones. Aside from the wonders of the food, the beer choices are also great. Always worth the wait.

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iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

can't go wrong if in Iowa City eating here. They also have an east side location. Burgers are named after small towns around Iowa.. enjoy

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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Shorts is know for it's amazing choice of burgers. The food is always good and the atmosphere is usually lively and fun. Enjoy!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great food and brew! It's culinary genius behind the many different combinations Short's does with their burgers, not to mention the chicken sandwiches, as well as, black bean burgers for the vegetarians out there! Seriously go and try it, you won't be sorry!

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Worth the wait! Great burgers, always crowded, one of my favorite spots in Iowa City. Magnificent! A fun place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Really enjoy going to Shorts when we're in town visiting our son. Great burgers, always crowded, try and go at off times, worth the wait!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is still one of my favorite spots in Iowa City. However, a few changes of late has me a little peeved. First of all, they have raised their prices $2. On one particular burger it's gone up $3. Second of all, they used to let you try beers before ordering a pint. Iowa beer doesn't... More 

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Minneapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great burgers, even better service.. But it is starting to show a little wear around the edges, buns are a little past and the facility could use a very good scrubbing. Granted it is a burger joint, but it could use a once over on the management side to give it a new pep. Still worth the wait.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice laid back atmosphere. The burgers and fries were great, the service was friendly, and it was reasonably priced. I would definitely go back next time I'm in Iowa City.

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kansas city, mo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ate here on a trip to the University. We all had a different burger and each of us was very happy with our choice. Will visit again when we go back

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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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