Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Bar · East Village
300 E Grand Ave (at E 4th St), Des Moines, IA 50309, United States
At: e300
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 833 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Tullio G.
    "Must try "the walking ched" it comes with macaroni and cheese!"(16 Tips)
    Rebekah K.
    "Everything here is delicious, but that Undead Elvis is to die for!"(8 Tips)
    Allison J.
    "Raygun burger and fried pickles are amazing!! Great atmosphere!!"(8 Tips)
    Curt K.
    "Dead Moines burger"(5 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • walking ched
  • undead elvis
  • milkshakes
  • fried pickles
  • dead moines
  • lively
  • french fries
  • good for a late night
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • casual
  • poutine
  • vegetarian food
  • sandwiches
  • family-friendly
  • croquettes
  • great value
  • beer
  • cheeseburgers
  • @nathantwright

    My go-to choice at Zombie Burger is the #5 "They're Coming to Get You, Barbara." The buns are GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES, folks.

    @nathantwright · 1 week ago
  • Chris C.

    Great food, art and atmosphere!

    Chris Carr · August 31
  • Betsy M.

    Love the burgers. It's just always way too busy when we go there!

    Betsy McCarty · August 21
  • Dfw D.

    Huge burger list: try one of the shakes too. Or a local brewed beer of course.

    Dfw Dean · August 13
  • Eric M.

    The pork tenderloin is huge but delicious! The spiked milk shakes are definitely a great dessert!

    Eric Mohlis · August 1
  • Stephanie M.

    Zombie unicorn milkshake (spiked) is a dream come true.

  • Lane P.

    You must have the walking Ched.

    Lane Pelovsky · July 14
  • Maggie C.

    I like the cheese curds but I feel this place is way over rated. I feel b bops has more flavor.

    Maggie Close · July 13
  • Timothy M.

    Inventive theme and concept

    Timothy Möhle · July 12
  • Jason H.

    Undead BBQ burger and a bomb pop shake. Wow!

    Jason H · July 9
  • Will C.

    Wild selection of burgers. A must have when you're in Des Moines

    Will Carter · July 9
  • Jason M.

    Dawn of the dead is an amazing eat!

    Jason Mrachina · July 3
  • Carli S.

    The hamburgers are good, but the theme is the real draw for me.

    Carli Stee · June 23
  • Ben K.

    They call it Zombie Burger because you'll die from gluttony. Try a cereal shake and insane burger like the Elvis (pb/banana/bacon), Barbara (grilled cheese buns), or Walking Ched (fried mac & cheese).

  • Burton W.

    Zombie Poutine is lacking, as was Sarah’s Revenge. Otherwise really enjoyed the shakes and "They're Coming to get you Barbara" is tasty!

    Burton Wilcox · June 21
  • Eric G.

    Burgers and drinks are awesome.

    Eric Gaby · June 20
  • Rick C.

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

    Rick Campbell · April 30
  • james M.

    All food is excellent!!

    james McLaughlin · April 25
  • Michael S.

    Good burgers

    Michael Sadler · April 8
  • Jeorjette T.

    The Envy corpse is awesome!

  • Scott W.

    Burgers are serious here

    Scott Warren · March 27
  • 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
  • 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

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

    ALICIA R · January 11
  • 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
  • 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
  • Juli J.

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

    Juli Juli · December 21, 2014
  • Bridget_NewGirl

    The fried pickles. Get 'em!

    Bridget_NewGirl · December 12, 2014
  • T C.

    Great beer selection.

    T Callahan · November 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Sheena R.

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

    Sheena Robertson · October 30, 2014
  • Sarah G.

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

    Sarah Greene · October 4, 2014
  • Lanae G.

    I love their shakes!

    Lanae Greene · September 26, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Awesome S.

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

    Awesome Sauce · August 24, 2014
  • Andrew G.

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

    Andrew Gunderson · August 17, 2014
  • 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
  • Jordan N.

    I love the Trailer Trash Burger with the Tallahassee Milkshake!

    Jordan Noring · August 16, 2014
  • Andrew N.

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

    Andrew Nilges · August 15, 2014
  • 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
  • Marty H.

    Back! Beverages now. Maybe a guinness

    Marty Hardon · August 15, 2014
  • Jenn G.

    The Brussels sprouts app is yummy!

    Jenn Goodell · August 10, 2014
  • 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
  • Lanae G.

    The cheese fries are awesome!!!

    Lanae Greene · August 7, 2014
  • Ricky S.

    Must try this place when in town.

    Ricky Sherrill · August 7, 2014
  • Rebekah K.

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

    Rebekah King · August 7, 2014
  • Andye J.

    Customer service was HORRIBLE!!!

    Andye Jones · July 21, 2014

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