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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Undead Elvis Burger has peanut butter, banana, egg, and bacon. They have a bunch of other fun burgers too. They also have good Canadian poutine, which is hard to find south of the border. Don't go at lunch time, the line is often ridiculous.

Thank Jeff K
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

atmosphere is fun and super creative. burgers are fun and tons of options. Alcohol milk shakes are aaaaamazing and worth a try. I was hesitant on that at first but worth it!

Thank Megan M
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have got to hand it to Des Moines for coming up with a burger place with a concept of the undead and it totally works. The food and service is awesome too. The entire menu is chockful of cleverly named items with the eccentrism of the toppings that go on each individual item. They have the creativity in their... More 

Thank bglick21
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many better burger choices in Central Iowa. We have tried downtown location 3x and Ankeny once, all underwhelm, but fun for kids. Very good fried brussel sprouts but don't try the black bloody Mary, worst I've ever had. For adult food try another of George Formaro's many other excellent places.

Thank Blanca L
Tell City, Indiana, United States
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Des Moines,IA visiting our daughter for a few days. My oldest son had introduced her to this place. He suggested we eat there. We went to eat there. I ordered #20 a hamburger with ham , cheese, onions, jalapeños, and zombie sauce! My daughter ordered fish and fries! The fries are addicting! You can go right in and sit... More 

Thank GinaPowell-Young
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend from Des Moines assured me no visit was complete without a trip here, and the ambiance was definitely enjoyable. I enjoyed the zombie decor, though obviously gimmicky. The shakes were delicious, though the fries were not good. According to my meat eating friends, the burgers were good, but not exceptional. Regardless, we had an enjoyable time.

Thank Jason K
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you looking for some very unique burger choices? Zombie Burger is your place then. Enjoy sides like french fries or their yummy mac and cheese. Easy to to get too in downtown Des Moines.

Thank S1088XLmary
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit here always beats the previous. Portions are large and cost is reasonable. Burgers are unique and the staff is top notch. Good food, great people, and unique surroundings... must try!

Thank bpm904218
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to try this place for a long time. Well worth it. The burgers are outstanding. I mean "chicken fried bacon"???? What genius does that? Pure bliss. My burger had 1 mushroom... because you cant fit two!! Out of this world

Thank Michael L
St Paul, MN
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191 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and me stopped in here to check it since we were spending the weekend in Des Moines. At 3p on a Saturday afternoon there was a 30 min wait for a table. They will send you a text to your phone and give you 10min to get back, which is pretty cool. Gives you time to wander around... More 

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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, Pub
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?