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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“zombie burger” (261 reviews)
“fries” (299 reviews)
“undead elvis” (39 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
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

Good food & excellent service!! Yes, they can get very busy but worth the wait! Enjoyed the Three Lil Pigs Nachos and hubby likes the Trailer Trash Zombie Burger.

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Dawn of the Dead burger was fantastic. The egg was perfectly runny. Definitely would recommend and eat there again.

Thank Bridgett O
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat the bar during peak dinner rush, so we could sit down immediately. Bartender was attentive and knowledgable of the menu and her recommendations were great. I loved the Walking Ched burger and the rest of my party loved their burgers as well -...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here for lunch after a visit to the museum. The burgers were very good and I really enjoyed the garlic fries a lot. They were perfect. I wish the beer selection was larger but I did find one I enjoyed so not that...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great burger and fries. Thy have a pretty long list of burger options and a few vegetarian options. Loved the zombie theme. Will definitely return when I'm back in Des Moines.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can choose full service sit down or counter service if you're in more of a hurry (it's the same restaurant, but you have that option - I really like that). We enjoyed three different burgers, their poutine and the s'mores milkshake. Nicely located in...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Side orders, including fries are a la carte. This is due to the monstrous burgers! Toppings are plentiful. Share an order of fries for sure!

Thank Wes M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My rels told me this was a must-see place. Totally agree. Fun atmosphere, great menu full of bad puns and delicious eats. I got a fully vegan meal off menu and appreciate that so much in a burger joint. Fried Brussels Sprouts were awesome! Whole...More

Thank joopca
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what we enjoyed more...the food or the "interesting" people we saw eating there. They have a pretty good selection of burger and shake options. It was very busy when we went despite it being 2:00 in the afternoon so I guess that...More

Thank Benjamin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for the first time. Lots of hype when the downtown location open2d a few years ago. Didn't know Ankeny had one, saw it so we stopped. The staff was real friendly. Im really not a "zombie" fan, so some of that was...More

Thank semicolons
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Cindy C
25 January 2017|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
Size of burger. "Single" , "double tap", or "triple"
Jennifer K
16 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
16 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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