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“East side Short's” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Shorts Burger & Shine

Shorts Burger & Shine
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
319-337-4678
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Ranked #4 of 189 Restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“East side Short's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

It'll be nice to have another east side Iowa City dining option. Went for the first time a few nights ago. Busy place. Nice, attentive server, but the food quality was somewhat uneven between the 5 of us. Not as good as the downtown location. The inside of the restaurant appeared to still be a work in progress (hanging blankets where doors should be, etc). They've only been open a few days, so we'll probably give them another chance.

Visited October 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tiffin, Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cool Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Neat atmosphere in downtown Iowa City (take your time to find it), wide array of burger choices. Local beef and beers. Busy over lunch!

Visited July 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Burgers downtown IC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Shorts has quite the menu! Burgers reign but there are other options as well. The variety fits most couples and families. The staff are super friendly. Cozy place downtown Iowa City that is a must! We will be back to try more burgers!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Overdone more than once”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We visited Short's after a few months after a few really good burgers/chicken. And I was hoping the last time we went it was a fluke-but it can't be. We've been three times in the last 3 months and the burgers are terribly overdone-after the 1st time they said we shoudl order them medium next time. So we did-they were dark brown, and hard. And we were foolish enough to try again...same thing.Totally disappointing. The staff was nasty to us as well. I won't be back to Shorts or Stella for burgers.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Westmont, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good as always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great burgers. Funky toppings...an all around treat!

Visited January 2012
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