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Shorts Burger & Shine

18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
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English first
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Guaranteed to be such a good meal that we made this a birthday dinner for Mom and college student last week. Busy even for a weeknight, but only a short wait for the big booth in back which could accommodate all seven of us. Staff is efficient and and professional, yet friendly. Food arrives in a timely manner, exactly as... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Went here for a beer and a burger on a recommendation from a local. The beer and burgers were so good I came back the next day. This little burger and beer (and shoe shine) joint features fresh local burgers (fresh from a farm just up the road), and a great assortment of craft brews from throughout Iowa. The staff... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Driving through and heard about the burgers. Our family found a place to sit at the bar. Enjoyed a fun atmosphere and delicious burgers. Everyone tried a different burger on the menu. Definately would stop again if we were in the area. The prices were comparable to other burger joints. We were there on a Sunday afternoon. Would expect seating... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Fresh angus beef, never frozen. Actually cooked medium if you want it that way! Around 25 burger choices! Fresh toppings! The hand cut fries are great! Why would you ever order a burger at a chain when you can come here!!

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great service, great burgers, good price. Nothing fancy here folks, just a bunch of well garnished, creative burgers. Get the one with the fried egg and you won't regret it! The server was attentive and cute. We cracked a few jokes, and shared a few laughs. This is a very laid back place with cozy seating and an old-school feel... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My daughter introduced me to Shorts. It was her and her friend's favorite burger place in Iowa City. Great beer and burger selections. The beef is locally sourced, and expertly prepared. Many different toppings, and sauces. A great way to start your game day. The only way to beat a meal at Shorts is a Hawkeye victory at Kinnick.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Large selection of local beers. Fresh local beef, never frozen, with lots of interesting choices of toppings. Our party of 4 enjoyed our burger selections and fresh fries. Chicken choices were also interesting. Would definitely go back when we are in Iowa.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Shorts has a great selection of local Iowa beer on tap and they change regularly. I've eaten here a dozen times and tried a new burger each time. All have been fantastic. They also make homemade fries.

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Lowell, IN
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We've been here twice when passing through Iowa City, and will try to make this a regular thing when we are in the area. The burgers are excellent! Lots of choices and interesting combinations for burgers. The prices are reasonable (about $10/person) and the burgers are fresh and very tasty, and include fries. The buns are made by a local... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very good selection of burgers, quite tasty and hand-cut fries quite good. Menu selection limited to burgers so be sure everyone is in the mood for a very good burger and beer.

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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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