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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gastro Pub doesn't disappoint

During a recent visit to Iowa City, my wife had a few hours to kill and went downtown to search for a bite to eat and watch the Seattle/Green Bay NFL playoff game. We landed at Shorts Burger & Shine where we sat at the bar in front of the big, flat screen TV, and enjoyed the whole game. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

During a recent visit to Iowa City, my wife had a few hours to kill and went downtown to search for a bite to eat and watch the Seattle/Green Bay NFL playoff game. We landed at Shorts Burger & Shine where we sat at the bar in front of the big, flat screen TV, and enjoyed the whole game. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Shorts has two locations - downtown and east side. The selection of tasty burgers is terrific. Juicy, variety of toppings, terrific fries or side wedge salad. We pick out two different burgers to split and share. Worth the wait or call ahead to go! Quick service and good food!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great east side location for sandwhiches. Close to Blackstone and just off Scott Blvd. in Iowa City. I actually had the tenderloin during my last visit, and it was quite good. My wife had a chicken sandwich which she said was wonderful. But they are also known for their burgers.

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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoy a great meal out at expensive restaurants as well as the next person but if you're looking for outstanding pub food. This is the place for you. I really enjoy their black bean burger with all the fixings! An their hamburgers and chicken sandwiches are just as good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Short's is a go-to place, as I LOVE burgers! Their beef is sourced from nearby Columbus Junction. They have several burger options, and I enjoy that the burgers are cooked medium well for more flavor. Their special fry sauce is addicting. They also have several delicious chicken sandwich options, and several black bean burger options, which are excellent. I enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was concerned there would be only beef burgers at Short's but they had chicken sandwiches and vegetarian burgers. I got a chicken sandwich and it was delicious. There were several to choose from. Fries were good, too. Portions were large. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing I didn't like was the iced tea. There was... More 

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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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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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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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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