Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Burger Joint, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
East Village, Des Moines
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  • The burgers at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab is a can't miss
  • 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!"(9 Tips)
    Allison J.
    "Raygun burger and fried pickles are amazing!! Great atmosphere!!"(9 Tips)
    Curt K.
    "Dead Moines burger"(5 Tips)
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  • Lila S.
    Lila StarrApril 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Great choices of unusual burgers with Zombie theme, variety of unusual milkshakes, some with cake in them, selection of appetizers like fantastic jalapeno poppers with a raspberry dipping sauce!
  • Jumatul D.
    Jumatul DayatFebruary 26
    it is not can download,whe like that?
  • Michael B.
    Michael BurrisOctober 24, 2016
    Awesome food
  • Lance B.
    Lance BeechwoodSeptember 10, 2016
    Good burgers and prices. I recommend the trailer trash. The fries can be hit or miss, but tasty overall.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedSeptember 8, 2016
    Called the “Camp Crystal Lake Burger,” this ~casual~ dinner contains smoked beans, BBQ-spiced potato chips, onion dip, cheddar cheese, and, of course, the patty itself. Read more
  • Jay H.
    Jay HankinsAugust 29, 2016
    All of it.
  • marci k.
    marci kAugust 27, 2016
    Love the garlic blue cheese fries
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CruzAugust 12, 2016
    From the burgers to the spiked captain crunch shake it's amazing !!
  • Jeananne H.
    Jeananne HillJuly 15, 2016
    Thank you very much
  • Scott M.
    Scott MontgomeryJuly 13, 2016
    Best burger place in Iowa
  • Gus B.
    Gus BorwigJune 18, 2016
    The burgers and shakes are fantastic!
  • Shellie L.
    Shellie LongJune 10, 2016
    I had the undead elvis....sounds kinda gross but the flavors together were pretty awesome! So many menu choices and the service was rock star!
  • Dan F.
    Dan FilipMarch 18, 2016
    All the food, great wait staff :-)
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannMarch 17, 2016
    The hype is legit! It's worth the wait to be seated instead of take out! Make sure you get a burger, fries, and a shake! It's not the same without all three!
  • Ronii C.
    Ronii CooperMarch 13, 2016
    Everything is filling and delicious! Great for a unique experience.
  • Cheyanne M.
    Cheyanne MichaelMarch 11, 2016
    I got the Undead Elvis burger. Although it was expensive, I would pay for the child-created burger again. Who'd have thought to pair peanut butter, bacon and a fried egg on a burger? I guess Zombies!
  • Krista V.
    Krista VogelMarch 2, 2016
    Be prepared for a wait! This place gets super busy, but that's because it's so good. Eccentric burger options and delicious shakes, plus awesome beers available on tap.
  • Sheldon P.
    Sheldon PegramFebruary 27, 2016
    Always check out the #ZBoftheweek. Add a basket of cheese fries to share with the table and a milkshake for desserts and you've got a pretty good meal!
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RuiruFebruary 1, 2016
    Good burgers
  • John C.
    John CarneyJanuary 4, 2016
    The Raygun burger is outstanding.
  • Queen P.
    Queen PimpDecember 27, 2015
    Although it's always busy, no place has food like Zombie Burger does.
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor RuthsDecember 18, 2015
    Walking Ched!
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor RuthsDecember 18, 2015
    Everything's good!! Burgers, dogs, beer.🍔🌭🍻😀
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanOctober 24, 2015
    Shakes are good. Food is ultra greasy. Don't come here if you're looking for anything healthy
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WrightSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    My go-to choice at Zombie Burger is the #5 "They're Coming to Get You, Barbara." The buns are GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES, folks.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarrAugust 31, 2015
    Great food, art and atmosphere!
  • Betsy M.
    Betsy McCartyAugust 21, 2015
    Love the burgers. It's just always way too busy when we go there!
  • Dfw D.
    Dfw DeanAugust 13, 2015
    Huge burger list: try one of the shakes too. Or a local brewed beer of course.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MohlisAugust 1, 2015
    The pork tenderloin is huge but delicious! The spiked milk shakes are definitely a great dessert!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MagnoliaJuly 21, 2015
    Zombie unicorn milkshake (spiked) is a dream come true.
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyJuly 14, 2015
    You must have the walking Ched.
  • Maggie C.
    Maggie CloseJuly 13, 2015
    I like the cheese curds but I feel this place is way over rated. I feel b bops has more flavor.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleJuly 12, 2015
    Inventive theme and concept
  • Jason H.
    Jason HJuly 9, 2015
    Undead BBQ burger and a bomb pop shake. Wow!
  • Will C.
    Will CarterJuly 9, 2015
    Wild selection of burgers. A must have when you're in Des Moines
  • Jason M.
    Jason MrachinaJuly 3, 2015
    Dawn of the dead is an amazing eat!
  • Carli S.
    Carli SteeJune 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The hamburgers are good, but the theme is the real draw for me.
  • 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.
    Burton WilcoxJune 21, 2015
    Zombie Poutine is lacking, as was Sarah’s Revenge. Otherwise really enjoyed the shakes and "They're Coming to get you Barbara" is tasty!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GabyJune 20, 2015
    Burgers and drinks are awesome.
  • Rick C.
    Rick CampbellApril 30, 2015
    The food is excellent. Great service. A great family atmosphere.
  • james M.
    james McLaughlinApril 25, 2015
    All food is excellent!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerApril 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good burgers
  • Jeorjette T.
    Jeorjette TwogoodApril 4, 2015
    The Envy corpse is awesome!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WarrenMarch 27, 2015
    Burgers are serious here
  • Savannah C.
    Savannah CramerMarch 1, 2015
    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!
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'BrienFebruary 28, 2015
    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
  • ALICIA R.
    ALICIA RJanuary 11, 2015
    Awesome Burgers and Yummy Shakes...Fries are extra $ :(
  • Margaux C.
    Margaux CDecember 29, 2014
    They're Coming For You Barbara and a moscow mule. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan Roubion PettisDecember 24, 2014
    Fried pickles, Fulci burger. Both delicious. Great atmosphere, fun menu, extensive bar. Prepare for a wait, but it's worth it.
  • Juli J.
    Juli JuliDecember 21, 2014
    Must try a shake! Thickest one I've had in years.
  • Bridget_NewGirl
    Bridget_NewGirlDecember 12, 2014
    The fried pickles. Get 'em!
  • T C.
    T CallahanNovember 20, 2014
    Great beer selection.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JacksonNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Sheena R.
    Sheena RobertsonOctober 30, 2014
    The best burger i have ever tasted!!! I got the undead elvis yum!!!!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GreeneOctober 4, 2014
    Get the Boomstick. It's to DIE for -get it? (Zombie restaurant joke)
  • Lanae G.
    Lanae GreeneSeptember 26, 2014
    I love their shakes!
  • Csn 4.
    Csn 419September 19, 2014
    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
  • Ann T.
    Ann ToselSeptember 18, 2014
    Got the raygun burger, shake of the week peanut butter & oreo shake, and split the poutine fries. Everything was delicious!!
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    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
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  • Katy F.
    Katy FalconAugust 31, 2014
    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.
  • Miranda A.
    Miranda Awesome SauceAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Greasy and delicious. Great fried brussels sprouts, with good dips. Variety of beer & other drinks. Good prices.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GundersonAugust 17, 2014
    The Raygun burger and shakes are fantastic! Awesome decor as well!
  • Xochi A.
    Xochi Adame @xochiadameAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jordan N.
    Jordan NoringAugust 16, 2014
    I love the Trailer Trash Burger with the Tallahassee Milkshake!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesAugust 15, 2014
    The walking ched- instead of buns, fried mac n cheese patties. It's to die for!
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingAugust 15, 2014
    Good beer selection and well thought out burgers. Service is very attentive and the host will text you when a table is available.
  • Marty H.
    Marty HardonAugust 15, 2014
    Back! Beverages now. Maybe a guinness
  • Jenn G.
    Jenn GoodellAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brussels sprouts app is yummy!
  • Neil R.
    Neil RobertsAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's typically a long wait. Use the NoWait app to get in line before you head over.
  • Lanae G.
    Lanae GreeneAugust 7, 2014
    The cheese fries are awesome!!!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 7, 2014
    Must try this place when in town.
  • Rebekah K.
    Rebekah KingAugust 7, 2014
    Everything here is delicious, but that Undead Elvis is to die for! (Yay puns)
  • Andye J.
    Andye JonesJuly 21, 2014
    Customer service was HORRIBLE!!!
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SchriverJuly 13, 2014
    Everything is so good!! One basket of fries is enough to share with a few people.
  • Bridget R.
    Bridget RJuly 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Liz E.
    Liz EaganJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome waitstaff!
  • Steph K.
    Steph KittrellJune 28, 2014
    A bit pricy and long waits...but the servious is amazing and the the food is to just as good!!! :-)
  • Katie K.
    Katie KennedyJune 25, 2014
    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.
  • Danny B.
    Danny BegnocheJune 24, 2014
    3 Little Pigs Nachos - Amazing and SO much food!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SadlerJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Zombie Burger #1
  • Summer H.
    Summer HillsJune 1, 2014
    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.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MullettMay 28, 2014
    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.
  • Elyasib B.
    Elyasib BeatMay 14, 2014
    Was good babe
  • Marc S.
    Marc StrykerApril 29, 2014
    The Walking Ched is a flavor explosion.
  • Ellen W.
    Ellen WalkerApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The undead Elvis is great!
  • Ruth O.
    Ruth OliverApril 15, 2014
    You can't truly visit Des Moines without eating here. Spiked milkshakes are good, but you'll have to make room!
  • Sunnie H.
    Sunnie HirschfieldApril 14, 2014
    This place is fantastic. Aaron is a phenomenal server. Wish they had this place in Milwaukee!
  • Brad M.
    Brad MurrayApril 2, 2014
    Get there early....very busy place.
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.April 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beer flight. Cheaper than two beers and you get to experience a decent variety.
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockMarch 20, 2014
    "Burgers and loins" are ala cart. Dry, cold and without taste. Tasteless coldslaw. Better fries at Fast food burger places. Other than that and insesent noise and blinding setting sun it was great.
  • Kristin H.
    Kristin HattingMarch 14, 2014
    Worst layout ever. So gross that the kitchen door is in the small waiting area and the food gets walk around people. Then you wait for 40 mins to only get placed at the bar.TERRIBLE!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MennengaMarch 7, 2014
    Definitely worth the wait!! It was amazing and gotta have a shake
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThongvanhFebruary 21, 2014
    Fried Brussels sprouts and monster mules!
  • Randall S.
    Randall StanhopeFebruary 18, 2014
    My father does not care for me. He does not love me as much as other fathers love their sons. He is a distant man, born from a generation that was not raised to speak out. He does not know love.
    Downvoted May 21
  • Dan H.
    Dan HawbakerJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The trailer crash burger is the bomb yo!!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaddenJanuary 25, 2014
    Try the poutine fries.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey StrawmanJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Undead Elvis FOR THE WIN!!!!!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeDecember 23, 2013
    The Boomstick! Be careful on the first bite as it's not called The Boomstick for nothing! If you aren't, the guy sitting at the table next to you will be cleaning deep fried chili off his shirt.
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeDecember 7, 2013
    The spiked cereal shakes here are amazing! Get the Zombie Unicorn!
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