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Shorts Burger & Shine

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SHORT BURGERS​
Served with lettuce, tomato, pickle and hand-cut potato fries
$8.50
18 S. Clinton
Lettuce, tomato, pickle
$8.99
18 S. Clinton
Lettuce, tomato, pickle, cheddar
$8.99
Beaconsfield
Bacon, cheddar, barbecue sauce
$8.99
Dundee
Sauteed mushrooms, bacon, garlic aoili, fried egg, American
$8.99
Popejoy
Capicola, provolone, muffulleta sauce
$8.99
Eldorado
Gaucamole,​ sour team, salsa, pepper jack
$8.99
Defiance
Bacon, sauteed mushrooms, bleu cheese
$8.99
Arion
Cucumber, tomato, feta, tzatziki sauce
$8.99
Thornton
Chorizo, mozzarella, avocado mayonnaise
SHORT CHICKEN SANDWICH​
All-natural grilled chicken breast topped with lettuce and tomato
$9.99
Jhonson
Grilled peppers, brei, roasted red peppers mayonnaise
$9.99
Cerro Gordo
Bacon, mozzarella, basil pesto mayonnaise
$9.99
Freemont
Blackened pepper jack, mango jalapeno mango salsa
$9.99
Sac
Grilled onions, Swiss, teriyaki sauce, wasabi mayonnaise
$9.99
Apponoose
Capicola, provolone, muffuletta sauce
$9.99
Hancock
Chorizo,​ grilled onions, mozzarella, avocado mayonnaise
$9.99
Woodbury
Grilled onions, peppers, Swiss, roasted red pepper mayonnaise
$9.99
Dickinson
Blackened, bacon, provolone, chipotle mayonnaise
$9.99
Guthrie
Cucumber, tomato, feta, tzatziki sauce
SHORT'S BLACK BEAN BURGER​
Homemade vegetarian burgers topped with lettuce and tomato
$8.50
Jackson Junction
Salsa, pepper jack, avocado mayonnaise
$8.50
Center Junction
Onion, peppers, mushrooms, Swiss, roasted red pepper mayonnaise
$8.50
Grand Junction
Cucumber, tomato, feta, tzatziki sauce
$8.50
Pacific Junction
Mango jalapeno salsa, pepper jack
$8.50
Columbus Junction
Green chili, avocado, cheddar
SHORT STARTS AND ENDS​
$6.00
Bacon
Chili
Short Sauce
Cheese Fries
Green onions, sour cream
$5.00
New York Cheesecake
Choclate sauce
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

When I asked about a hamburger place in the Old Capital Museum, the 3 college staffers instantly said "Shorts". There is not much signage and they said it was next to Molly's Cupcakes which is easier to spot. It is in a very old shoe...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GGDesMoines
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Really good craft beer selection from local breweries. Burger was delicious along with excellent service. Big thumbs up

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Snoil54
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I read an article that this was the best burger in Iowa, and after eating one I have to agree! I was traveling through on a rainy Wednesday and made it a point to have dinner here. It was NOT busy, and I was treated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank G Roger P
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I love shorts. It has everything I want. First, it's located right next to campus in the heart of all the action. The tiny store front along Clinton St makes it easy to miss. All you get is a faded burgundy awning with the words...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I stopped on Monday and chose to sit outside, which was nice. We come here frequently, it is always good for burgers and fries. I wish that they would offer lettuce instead of a bun. They had shredded but no leaf...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank jackiejbhenderson
Reviewed July 20, 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank billanddonnass
Reviewed June 25, 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 93wendis
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Matt M
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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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