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Shorts Burger & Shine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-337-4678
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited for dinner on a Sunday night and ordered a burger with fries. I sat at the counter and first thing I noticed was that my sweater was sticking to the counter. It was far from clean. It looked the same all over the counter, not only in my spot. So off to a bad start... The restaurant had... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Burger and 2 beers. Decent prices and good atmosphere. Always a good time to stop by. The food is especially good for bar food. The best fries ever.Great place to go. Nice and friendly people there. Service was great and we enjoyed our food.

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Chicago
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place for a great burger. There are so many to choose from it would take months to get through the menu. Their fries are some of the best I've had. We stop at Shorts every time we are in town.

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Thank sandm4
Harlan, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a good burger and we got exactly what we wanted! Fun atmosphere, great food and excellent beer! We will definitely return on our next visit!!

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Urbandale
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. Their burgers are the best! I am not sure how many different burger they have but there is something for everyone.

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Midwest
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260 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

It's difficult to select a favorite burger. I usually go with the Maynard or the Dundee. What sets this place apart is the aioli sauce - so perfect with both the burgers and the fries!

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Rogers, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

This was a great meal. The burgers are huge and have great flavor. Also the tap line of beers was very impressive

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Thank Dennis W
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

When my friends came to visit and said they were craving burgers, I brought them here and they were very pleased. They have a variety of burgers (my personal favorite is the El Dorado)

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Manchester, IA, United States
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Shorts has the largest variety of burgers that I remember seeing. I had the Maynard, which has bacon and avocado; it was a great burger, very unique... and be sure to ask for the Shorts Sauce. I'll definitely go back again to try another burger.

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Thank Thomas S
lawrence
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

If I only have time for one stop it's Shorts. I still love the place but each experience is dwindling. 3x in a row now burger overcooked. Unless I just don't know what medium is. The girl serving the after lunch crowd at the bar was much more interested in chatting with her friend than providing any type of service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-4678

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