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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

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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 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG, what a great place! Really enjoyed dining here. I am NOT a zombie fan, but still loved this original restaurant. I ate 'They are coming to get you Barbara' while my friend had their 'Ched Head'. Both were delicious and memorable. Bring your appetite. Thanks for a great evening!

Thank John P
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife saw this on an msn site as the best burger place in Iowa. We drove in from the Quad Cities to take in the Art Center and the Iowa Wild game. This place is a short drive from the Wells Fargo Arena so it is ideally located for a dinner before a night game or as we did... More 

Thank Geoff C
Omaha, Nebraska
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198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After 1 PM on a Saturday, and crowds were waiting on the sidewalk for a table. Our wait was 1 hour and twenty minutes (45 to 60 minutes promised). This place must be the rave of Des Moines, its menu (all burgers) is unique I must admit -- about 20 different burgers to choose from. Fries are terrific. Would I... More 

Thank lheadley
Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love burgers, just not these burgers. They're not repulsive, but nowhere near the trendy lemming raves around the city. Too much bread, tiny burgers, mostly overcooked, and too little value for the money. I love their creativity, just not the final product. Parking sucks, too few seats. Shakes are delicious, but again, not a great bang for your buck.... More 

Thank Warren J
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meals ... huge in quality and quality. Better have an appetite. Good service! In a location downtown where you can visit other shops like RayGun and clothing stores.

Thank Razz1001
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really gets great reviews but we find that behind the hype it is just a regular burger joint with some unique twists. The food is good but we don't think it is that special. There are many good burger joints. For a first time visitor the experience would be worth the trip.

Thank Ron T
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness the burgers were phenomenal and the vanilla shake the vanilla rum Chada shake with cinnamon toast crunch was to die for.

Thank Michele T
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there a few times will all good experiences. The burgers are crazy good and same with the shakes...

Thank Brian H
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers were fantastic. Unique combinations of toppings. Zombies all around gave this a macabre feel.

Thank Lori L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Burger in DES MOINES AREA!!! Great employees & reasonable cost ... need to try soon :)))) They need more locations?

Thank Becci W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?