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“Excellent Burgers and Fries”

Shorts Burger & Shine
Ranked #15 of 251 Restaurants in Iowa City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Hiawatha, Iowa
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Burgers and Fries”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We visited Shorts today and were very pleased with the food. My wife had a black bean burger while I had the "Melrose" burger. Both were served just right and were very delicious. The fries were seasoned just right with just the right crispness to them - no grease at all. Our server was polite and friendly and attentive to our needs. Only negative was a slight odd taste to the soda. Enjoyed the atmosphere. They have TV's on and would like to see they use close captioning. We will definitely come back when we are in town.

  • Visited June 2014
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North Liberty, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Surprise, surprise, surprise”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Went to Shorts on a whim. Looked them up online and thought,"why not." When we got there the place was packed , we ate at the bar, great service, which is not always the case. This is primarily a burger joint but they do them well! I have been looking for a place with good burgers, fries done well and atmosphere and I found it at Shorts.

  • Visited June 2014
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Very Good Black Bean Burger but....”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Yes, the black bean burger is fresh and awesome. The handcut homemade fries are very good. However, our server had an attitude. She made it seem like it was inconvenient to serve us. She never introduced herself and was generally annoyed. Too bad because this place would get more stars from us with better service.

Visited May 2014
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Thank chitown73
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Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Burger Restaurant”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We went to Short's on a busy day. They have moderately limited seating, but it's worth the wait. Their menu is all sandwiches, either hamburger, chicken, or their house black bean burger. The burgers are all served with fresh cut french fries. The service was great. The hamburgers and chicken sandwiches have a large list of variations, all for $10.95 and the black bean burgers also have several varieties of toppings, all for $8.95.

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1 Thank Evy_and_Jim
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best black bean burgers in the Midwest”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I've always come here when I went to college at u of I. Even in chicago you can't find a black bean burger menu like shorts. My friends love their burgers and we always stop here first for a meal when visiting. Get the chipotle mayo on the side with your fries.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank mcsowers9
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