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Shorts Burger & Shine

) #15 of 199 Restaurants in Iowa City ££ - £££ American, Bar, Pub
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-337-4678
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All three of our burgers came cooked and prepared as requested. Burger was nice size and hot. Bun was fresh. Order of fries was a nice size, looked great, but they were cold. All three of our orders were served cold fried Should have sent...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably my 10th visit to Shorts, always go whenever we're in town. Great, friendly service, excellent hamburgers and prices are reasonable, lots of food. Restaurant is not too big, sometimes you have to wait, definitely worth it!

Thank kate864
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Back table is great for a group. Excellent burgers and tons of Iowa draft make this worth a visit. Great service from Megan.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank FCFFCF
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank juionsciunnkrri
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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.

Thank sandm4
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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!!

Thank dawnvb92
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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.

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 6 January 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!

Thank bamboola
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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

Thank Dennis W
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Is your meat organic, locally produced or other?
18 July 2015|
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DeAnn N
Is it kid friendly during lunch hours?
1 May 2015|
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Emily C
Do you have gluten free options
7 April 2015|
Response from jdthespeaker | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-4678
  • E-mail