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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 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We met here for dinner after our training was over at the nearby hospital. The location is great, centered in the new East Village. What a great vibe and great burgers. We had to wait approx 20 mins for a seat on Saturday evening. You can download an app (NoWait) so you don't have to wait as long. They have... More 

Thank Matt B
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really great visit here. Fun theme restaurant in downtown Des Moines area. Shockingly inexpensive. Three of us ate here for like $24 total. And the meal got out to the table so fast, we wondered if someone else had put in the exact same order and left early. :) Would definitely go again.

Thank KevinPetty
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the food was average fast food. Burger patty reminded me of Culver's. Different menu/burgers. Had to try to see what the hype was all about. I would eat here again.

Thank MrsLUVStravel
Altoona, Iowa
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always enjoy going to Zombie Burger, they have great burgers and fries! The offering of sandwich's with the different toppings is limited only by your imagination. Always have a large selection of local and national beers on tap, plus shakes with liquor in them! This is the place to be seen in the East Village too!

Thank Toby N
Coxsackie, New York
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is long so it can take a while to figure out what you're ordering but the food delivered was everything you expect in this type of a burger, greasy, delicious, bacon crisp, roll not too big, and the fries just right. Don't look at the calories and just enjoy yourself.

Thank BobPhibbs
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in Des Moines, this is the place to go! Their food is crazy and sounds weird, but so tasty. My favorite burger is the Trailer Trash...with all different types of fried stuff on it! The Zombie Bride Wedding Cake Shake is also amazing, but very filling. Highly recommend for anyone in Des Moines!

Thank ztrigg
Cape Coral, Florida
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my family recently because we were told we had to try the shakes - and we loved it! I had the "zombie bride wedding cake" which was delightfully thick and indulgent. We also shared a basket of the fries which were a perfect compliment to the shakes. The burgers are less exciting, however. Although the offerings are... More 

Thank Candy L
Des moines
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best burgers in town but worth the money. The "adult shakes" are great but don't really go with burgers.

Thank Miami D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grilled cheese hamburger, fried pickles and Brussel sprouts that are to die for. Pros: 1. Good local beer 2. Great service 3. Burgers cooked to perfection Cons: 1. I ate here at 2pm on a Saturday. The wait was 10 minutes. I was told other times can be very difficult to get in under an hour

Thank David_Justin
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I just ate a huge dinner I'd still be up for going here. I've been several times (before I moved to DSM and since I've lived here) and it's always good. The shakes with cereal are amazing (but filling). The veggie burgers are fantastic. I usually get the planet terror minus the bacon. Pro tip: the fries are... More 

Thank Kate S

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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
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?