Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Bar
300 E Grand Ave (at E 4th St), Des Moines, IA 50309, United States
At: e300
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 716 votes

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  • burgers
  • milkshakes
  • walking ched
  • undead elvis
  • fried pickles
  • dead moines
  • french fries
  • poutine
  • good for groups
  • vegetarian food
  • sandwiches
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • croquettes
  • great value
  • lively
  • beer
  • fried bananas
  • nachos
  • green chili
  • Rick C.

    The food is excellent. Great service. A great family atmosphere.

    Rick Campbell · 3 days ago
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  • james M.

    All food is excellent!!

    james McLaughlin · 1 week ago
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  • Michael S.

    Good burgers

    Michael Sadler · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jeorjette T.

    The Envy corpse is awesome!

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  • Scott W.

    Burgers are serious here

    Scott Warren · March 27
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  • Savannah C.

    It's a fun, friendly restaurant and they really stick to their theme! It's a great place to just hang out and eat with both friends and family!

    Savannah Cramer · March 1
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  • Patrick O.

    Great local burger place with a slightly creepy theme! Seriously good burgers and fries but you might need a Lipitor to survive the experience! Very popular and sometimes hard to get a table

    Patrick O'Brien · February 28
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  • ALICIA R.

    Awesome Burgers and Yummy Shakes...Fries are extra $ :(

    ALICIA R · January 11
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  • Margaux C.

    They're Coming For You Barbara and a moscow mule. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

    Margaux C · December 29, 2014
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  • Jordan R.

    Fried pickles, Fulci burger. Both delicious. Great atmosphere, fun menu, extensive bar. Prepare for a wait, but it's worth it.

    Jordan Roubion Pettis · December 24, 2014
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  • Juli J.

    Must try a shake! Thickest one I've had in years.

    Juli Juli · December 21, 2014
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  • Bridget_NewGirl

    The fried pickles. Get 'em!

    Bridget_NewGirl · December 12, 2014
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  • T C.

    Great beer selection.

    T Callahan · November 20, 2014
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  • Sarah J.

    We waited for over an hour for a party table for 7 people while they kept seating parties of four, instead of moving tables to accommodate our group, with elderly people. never coming back.

    Sarah Jackson · November 7, 2014
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  • Sheena R.

    The best burger i have ever tasted!!! I got the undead elvis yum!!!!

    Sheena Robertson · October 30, 2014
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  • Sarah G.

    Get the Boomstick. It's to DIE for -get it? (Zombie restaurant joke)

    Sarah Greene · October 4, 2014
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  • Lanae G.

    I love their shakes!

    Lanae Greene · September 26, 2014
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  • Csn 4.

    The boomstick is good but The fried pickles are GREAT. Will try this joint again next time through DSM. want to try an adult shake

    Csn 419 · September 19, 2014
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  • Ann T.

    Got the raygun burger, shake of the week peanut butter & oreo shake, and split the poutine fries. Everything was delicious!!

    Ann Tosel · September 18, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • Katy F.

    The Undead Elvis is amazing with peanut butter and fried bananas. And save room for a Zombie Unicorn Shake with fruity pebbles and ice cream.

    Katy Falcon · August 31, 2014
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  • Awesome S.

    Greasy and delicious. Great fried brussels sprouts, with good dips. Variety of beer & other drinks. Good prices.

    Awesome Sauce · August 24, 2014
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  • Andrew G.

    The Raygun burger and shakes are fantastic! Awesome decor as well!

    Andrew Gunderson · August 17, 2014
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  • Xochi A.

    Best non-healthy #vegetarian nom in #DSM! 8K meat-free cals? No prob. Try the Juan of the Dead burger with veggie patty, fried pickles and the Zombie Unicorn milkshake.

    Xochi Adame @xochiadame · August 16, 2014
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  • Jordan N.

    I love the Trailer Trash Burger with the Tallahassee Milkshake!

    Jordan Noring · August 16, 2014
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  • Andrew N.

    The walking ched- instead of buns, fried mac n cheese patties. It's to die for!

    Andrew Nilges · August 15, 2014
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  • Erik L.

    Good beer selection and well thought out burgers. Service is very attentive and the host will text you when a table is available.

    Erik Laing · August 15, 2014
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  • Marty H.

    Back! Beverages now. Maybe a guinness

    Marty Hardon · August 15, 2014
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  • Jenn G.

    The Brussels sprouts app is yummy!

    Jenn Goodell · August 10, 2014
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  • Neil R.

    There's typically a long wait. Use the NoWait app to get in line before you head over.

    Neil Roberts · August 7, 2014
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  • Lanae G.

    The cheese fries are awesome!!!

    Lanae Greene · August 7, 2014
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  • Ricky S.

    Must try this place when in town.

    Ricky Sherrill · August 7, 2014
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  • Rebekah K.

    Everything here is delicious, but that Undead Elvis is to die for! (Yay puns)

    Rebekah King · August 7, 2014
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  • Andye J.

    Customer service was HORRIBLE!!!

    Andye Jones · July 21, 2014
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  • Kelsey S.

    Everything is so good!! One basket of fries is enough to share with a few people.

    Kelsey Schriver · July 13, 2014
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  • Bridget R.

    Do not come here at 11 o'clock at night. I've been here several times and never had a bad experience until now. Our server was extremely abrasive and ruined the first experience of those in our group.

    Bridget R · July 11, 2014
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  • Liz E.

    Awesome waitstaff!

    Liz Eagan · July 9, 2014
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  • Steph K.

    A bit pricy and long waits...but the servious is amazing and the the food is to just as good!!! :-)

    Steph Kittrell · June 28, 2014
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  • Katie K.

    The hostess that just sat us is probably the most unfriendly person that I have come across in a while. Got an eyes roll and everything. Wow.

    Katie Kennedy · June 25, 2014
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  • Danny B.

    3 Little Pigs Nachos - Amazing and SO much food!

    Danny Begnoche · June 24, 2014
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  • Michael S.

    Zombie Burger #1

    Michael Sadler · June 13, 2014
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  • Summer H.

    Decor fun for zombie lovers but the food was...just not good, like the food was old and the bun stale. The service was super slow. To bad though, I wanted to like it. But I'll never go back there.

    Summer Hills · June 1, 2014
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  • Kevin M.

    I highly recommend the Dead Elvis burger and banana peanut butter shake. Bring a wheelbarrow so your friends can get you back to your car.

    Kevin Mullett · May 28, 2014
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  • Elyasib B.

    Was good babe

    Elyasib Beat · May 14, 2014
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  • Marc S.

    The Walking Ched is a flavor explosion.

    Marc Stryker · April 29, 2014
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  • Ellen W.

    The undead Elvis is great!

    Ellen Walker · April 26, 2014
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  • Ruth O.

    You can't truly visit Des Moines without eating here. Spiked milkshakes are good, but you'll have to make room!

    Ruth Oliver · April 15, 2014
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  • Sunnie H.

    This place is fantastic. Aaron is a phenomenal server. Wish they had this place in Milwaukee!

    Sunnie Hirschfield · April 14, 2014
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  • Brad M.

    Get there early....very busy place.

    Brad Murray · April 2, 2014
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  • Eric G.

    Try the beer flight. Cheaper than two beers and you get to experience a decent variety.

    Eric G. · April 1, 2014
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