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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 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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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We hail from San Diego, which means we have In n Out, Five Guys, Hodads, Slaters 50/50, and several other burger joints. Each are great but for different reasons. On our trip to Iowa City, my mother and I stopped in to Short's for an early dinner, and to try their burgers, on the first day of classes at UI.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After traveling back from Lincoln, NE, my wife, son & myself searched tripadvisor for a place to eat in Iowa city. The rave reviews were right on for Shorts. Great burger & fries all around. Atmosphere was delightful and the college atmosphere made it all the more enjoyable. Wish we had more time to visit the city on our way... 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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