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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
+1 515-244-9292
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“zombie burger” (288 reviews)
“fries” (334 reviews)
“undead elvis” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 E Grand Ave, 2nd location at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Des Moines, IA 50309-1816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had burgers and fries. They were exactly what a fresh burger should taste like. AMAZING. The bun were slightly toasted and the toppings were unique and savorful. When you go, be a little adeventurous and try one of the unique choice.

Thank dkdonais
Reviewed yesterday

Wow....so, so much food. I even asked our waiter to pull up a chair to dine with us....I ordered a tenderloin..YES..A TENDERLOIN AT A BURGER PLACE....anyway, when it arrived, I cut the 'sandwich' into 4th's and could only eat one fourth of it....HUGE...was as large...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brussel Sprouts are delicious! Hated them my whole life but now I Love them! Try a different burger each time and even if I wouldn't necessarily order them again, they're still really good!

Thank rterai
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never got into the whole zombie thing. I enjoy a pineapple Zombie cocktail now and then, recall the ‘60s garage band (“Zombies”) and call pedestrians absorbed in their smartphone “zombies”, but never understood the appeal of the undead. That would have helped before eating...More

Thank cdub333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with nephew and his friend as we were there for a concert. Stayed in a hotel down town and restaurant was within walking distance. First off, love the theme and the decor as well as the multiple, dare I say MANY burger choices/options. Love...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a go to spot for me. It has all the great American food one could want but so much variety and originality to keep one coming back. The zombie theme is unique but not grotesque. The names of the food is funny. This...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burgers and fries were excellent once we figured out ordering in Zombie. Facility was clean and well organized with very helpful staff. Will stop here again when in “dead” Moines.

Thank Geo6453
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second time eating at the main Des Moines location. It was great. The food is very good and there is a lot of variety to choose from ranging from a burger with fried pickles and cheese curds, burgers with mushrooms instead of...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There often seems to be a queue in the evenings which reflects the popularity of this place. Basically it does what it says in the name, a good selection of beers and cocktails to wash down excellent burgers.

Thank peterturgoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the last stop that we made during our trip to Des Moines. It was an interesting twist on a burger place. I liked that they offered other proteins other than ground beef. I opted for chicken with mine and my husband had the...More

Thank Shari P
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Cindy C
26 January 2017|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
Size of burger. "Single" , "double tap", or "triple"
Jennifer K
17 May 2016|
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Response from Brennan R | Reviewed this property |
Des Moines ! Your right by the downtown area, its all just a few blocks away. if you have a wait its a beautiful area to walk around (capitol building one direction, and the bridge/wells fargo/court st./principal park the... More
Jennifer K
17 May 2016|
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Response from the_rev_jjk | Reviewed this property |
I'd have no issues with taking my 3 year old there. Very friendly staff nothing scary just kitchy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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