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Shorts Burger & Shine

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18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-337-4678
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (61 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In town on business so decided to go behind enemy (Big 10) lines and see how they live. Not too bad, I have to say. The service might’ve been a little slow, but the servers were extraordinarily charming and friendly. Being close to campus, I’ll...More

Thank Bill And Donna ... S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the area so we finally decided to stop and check it out! We each had a burger with homemade cut fries and very good and filling! Next time I’d split it with my husband. The place is small inside and burgers with fries...More

Thank Wendi S
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Good place, however small, to head to for burgers and beer. Not a huge burger fan, in general, but Shorts are better than many of the other local restaurants serving burgers. Will go back!

Thank 719cathleenm
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This establishment is basically a bar right off campus that specializes in hamburgers. They offer about 30 different hamburger combinations. The hamburgers were just okay. French fries are hand cut and were the highlight of the meal. I ordered the tenderloin which had breading almost...More

Thank krogersku
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Saw this place on Campus Eats on the Big Ten Network. I was in town for the Michigan/Iowa football game and checked it out. (Sorry for the delay on posting as this was 2016) The place was full on a Friday mid afternoon. I was...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Small little hole in the wall just off the main campus. My coworker got a cheddar burger and fries and I got the burger with bacon and blue cheese. Both were fantastic and very very flavorful! The fries are great and the "Short Sauce" is...More

Thank NashvilleTNGuy
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We came in for the Monday half price burger deal. We waited about 30 minutes for a table before finally giving up and sitting at the corner of the bar. Before ordering we asked a waiter about the burger special and he confirmed that they...More

Thank GiangRyan
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We love the variety of options for sandwiches and the tasty homemade crispy fries. In nice weather, eating on the outdoor patio is a bonus.

Thank Trudy P
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

The selection of burgers is awesome and the French fries are amazing. The sauce they provide at the table is great to use as a condiment for the fries. The service as always been very good. I would recommend wholeheartedly

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Food is the best in town! Their Farley burger is my absolute favorite! Service is always awesome. Its a must go!

Thank Katie R
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Emily C
April 7, 2015|
Response from jdthespeaker | Reviewed this property |
Emily C., my wife and I did not directly request gluten free, but I would think Shorts would be able to accommodate you. Their menu options were impressive even for a gastro pub, and their clientele would likely want that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-4678
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