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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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American, Bar
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300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
+1 515-244-9292
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dixon, Illinois
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I have eaten at Zombie Burger at three times in the last two months; each time we are in Des Moines for events at Drake University. All the burgers I have tried (Undead guy burger, Trailer Trash burger, plus two more) have been excellent. My family has also had the chicken strips and Three Pigs Nachos. Service... More 

Thank Jim T
Batavia, Illinois
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So what do friends do that have nothing to do on a short weekend? Drive a few hundred miles to get some burgers and shakes! We hoped the hype was good and true, and I can tell you this. It really is! The burgers have so much flavor and I believe qualify for some of the best burgers in the... More 

Thank JonBenditz
Dubuque, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is pretty neat! Make sure to try the fried pickles. The loaded fries are a must as well as the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake. The foods are really rich! You must try it out for a quick lunch! The food ticket time isn't really that long.

Thank Dubuque T
Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly family friendly even late on a Friday night, great fries (get a basket for the table) order one of their odd burgers, or order a basic. I had the white trash burger with fried Pickles, fried cheese curds and chicken fried bacon. I was expecting a messy sandwich. It was not messy at all and so delicious. If you... More 

Thank jjinwaldokc
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went here for my birthday lunch this year. I love the #5 grilled cheeseburger. I also got a milkshake. The cashier rung me up and when I told her it was my birthday she went out of her way to update my reciept because they give free shakes on your birthday. The amount of food you get is great.... More 

Thank Heather B
Rapid City, South Dakota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant very easy to locate downtown. We actually walked from the hotel. Everyone raved about the burgers, but I really loved the Zombie Salad and going to look it up to see what the marvelous dressing was on it. Sat out in the sun on the sidewalk. Seemed to be busy all weekend long, so that says a lot!!!

Thank nancypops
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this joint after reading reviews online and talking to locals. In town for the week and decided to try some different places each night. Disclaimer: I am not a burger guy. That being said, the burger was okay, as was the service. I thought the theme to be a little cheesy even though I'm totally in to Zombie... More 

Thank 8Zebra211
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the enviroment. The wait staff has been awesome the two times I have been. Prices seem in line with similar places. The fries and wedding cake malt were the definite hightlights! The burgers are just average in my opinion.

Thank Dilkin70
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurants isn't popular nationwide, but Iowans come from all over the state to try this burger restaurant. The burgers are DELISCIOUS. So are the milkshakes. My favorite is the Pumpkin Pie milkshake served with alcohol (and they serve this flavor ALL YEAR ROUND.. WHAT) Their menu is incredibly creative. If you aren't from Iowa... you should still try Zombie... More 

Thank Raey H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect but this was a cool idea, a simple popular theme done well. There are three prices next to the burgers which just represent single, double or triple patties. TBH a single Pattie would be enough for lunch if you are having fries. We had a double and couldn't then finish all ours. Two burgers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-244-9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?