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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  • Estepha F.
    The real secret might be the shakes. Sweet potato fries are also delicious
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Matt S.
    Matt StolzeNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Undead Elvis is the best.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DobneyOctober 24, 2013
    Cool place. You can definitely split the fry between two people. The 'Walking Ched' was very...cheesy...
  • Jamie
    JamieOctober 22, 2013
    I was not impressed. The parking situation is a joke.
  • Heaven S.
    Heaven SlyeOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Crunch Berry shake? Yes please!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhelanOctober 6, 2013
    Good Burgers, Great Atmosphere.
  • Paul E.
    Paul EllisOctober 3, 2013
    Amazing burgers. "They're coming to get you Barbra."
  • Arwen T.
    Arwen ThornSeptember 30, 2013
    Get the coconut cream pie shake! It's seriously fantastic.
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineSeptember 24, 2013
    For anyone looking for something sweet but a little stronger than espresso, Zombie Burger and Drink Lab makes a spiked pumpkin pie milkshake. Read more
  • Andy G.
    Andy GeleffSeptember 21, 2013
    Fairly certain my server was a brainless Zombie, but the Walking Ched was fantastic. Do it. Come. Now.
  • Gabriela B.
    Gabriela BonassaSeptember 10, 2013
    I neeeeeeed!!!
  • Bob M.
    Bob MontgomerySeptember 6, 2013
    Awesome food and reasonably priced
  • Gina G.
    Gina GreenSeptember 2, 2013
    Fun atmosphere. Unique burgers. Greasy fries. Wear black.
  • TrishaTrixie H.
    TrishaTrixie Hunter-MerrillAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmm food...hrrr argh rabble rabble rabble
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WaishesAugust 21, 2013
    I've had raygun w/egg and now I'm gonna try something new! Cheese fries please.
  • Vikina K.
    Vikina KravcovaAugust 9, 2013
    Ridiculous to get a table in a normal time during lunch :( but have to admit, love this place!!!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhelanAugust 5, 2013
    Cool place. Great burgers
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RowenhorstJuly 27, 2013
    Oh my word. The zombie unicorn shake is incredible... It has fruity pebbles in it!!
  • Roderick
    RoderickJuly 26, 2013
    The burgers are mediocre, but everything else was great.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MarottaJuly 21, 2013
    The walking ched was awesome! Will come back again next time in town. Friendly and fast service and the beer was good too. Defiantly worth the wait.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MurphyJuly 20, 2013
    Worth the long wait to be seated. Fast service, helpful with everything, staff were courteous with kids, and the food was amazing.
  • Cairo S.
    Cairo SimsJuly 7, 2013
    The chocolate cake shake is delicious!(:
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GorshJune 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ray gun...delightful!
  • Russ G.
    Russ GJune 27, 2013
    Nachos were awesome. Just as good as Tasty Tacos' flour nachos but more and cheesier.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RobsonJune 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a spiked shake. A little pricey, but very delicious! Also, plan on waiting a long time if you want to sit down with a big group...so very busy all the time!
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SebastianJune 25, 2013
    World War B for #ZBoftheWeek!
  • Brad K.
    Brad KornJune 22, 2013
    Dude... They text you on your phone when your table is ready
  • Linden M.
    Linden MuellerJune 8, 2013
    If I'm ever sentenced to Death Row, I now know what my last meal will be: buffalo bacon, Undead Elvis, and the spiked Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk shake.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BreazealeJune 7, 2013
    Save room for a shake! They're too good not to try!!!
  • Heather K.
    Heather KlineJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get 'They're Coming To Get You, Barbara' and wear your stretchy pants.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwartzJune 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Raygun burger is great.
  • BillysBurgerBlog.com
    Walking Ched burger
  • Dana B.
    Dana Brown-WarrickMay 22, 2013
    The I'm coming to get you Barbara and chocolate cake shake are awesome!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LanariMay 17, 2013
    My fave place in des Moines to eat
  • Scott C.
    Scott CoellnerMay 11, 2013
    Crazy fun music
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JohnsonMay 11, 2013
    Delicious!!! That its all
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher StolbaApril 30, 2013
    If you get anything more than a single burger and want fries, have someone to split them with! So much (delicious) food!
  • Ryanne B.
    Ryanne BApril 21, 2013
    This place was amazing. Tons of different beers, several different vegan options. #delish
  • Kelsey J.
    Kelsey JonesApril 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great Bloody Mary and jalapeño poppers!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WahlApril 18, 2013
    #17 trailer trash
  • Kyrie S.
    Kyrie SmithApril 16, 2013
    Alcoholic shakes are ingenious!
  • Joanna P.
    Joanna PoeApril 14, 2013
    #15 and Fried Brussels Sprouts are awesome!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SigalApril 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    All sandwiches can be made vegetarian!
  • Tullio G.
    Tullio GomesApril 10, 2013
    Must try "the walking ched" it comes with macaroni and cheese!
  • David M.
    lol i love the name of this place and am game for anything
  • Priscilla B.
    Priscilla BApril 5, 2013
    Wow, walk off the calories trying to find the bathrooms!
  • Ricky R.
    Ricky RiisMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place to watch the showing of Walking Dead every Sunday night. Previous episode at 7pm. New episode at 8pm. Enjoy.
  • Avolyn F.
    Avolyn FisherMarch 2, 2013
    I recommend the T-Virus!!
  • Ben A.
    Ben AllenFebruary 24, 2013
    Amazing food and service!
  • Jared L.
    Jared LockeFebruary 23, 2013
    Rumchata and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is just as delicious of a combo in real life as it was in my dreams
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HelmickFebruary 21, 2013
    The Walking Ched and Chocolate Cake Shake = fantastic!
  • Jodi F.
    Jodi FryeFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lose the greeter. He is an a**h***!!
  • Devin P.
    Devin PrestonJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend Sarah's Revenge or T-Virus.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchachererJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dyson Airblade in the bathroom is worth the trip. Hand drying technology of the FUTURE!!!!!
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BryantDecember 24, 2012
    Over priced...
  • Joey S.
    Joey ShoeDecember 22, 2012
    Burgers are tasty but fries suck...
  • Gregory H.
    Gregory HauensteinDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The George Romero Pittsburgher is a great tribute to the Primanti Bros sandwich. My favorite by far.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 9, 2012
    The milkshakes are fantastic; FYI: they're currently not running the "Tallahassee" due to a Twinkie shortage.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TurnerNovember 24, 2012
    Planet Terror....Hell yes
  • Joel W.
    Joel WillersNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They'll text you, so go for a walk!
  • Caitlin P.
    Caitlin PayneNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best themed restaurant I've ever been to
  • Artur J.
    Artur JanotaNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Undead Elvis is the shit.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WillisNovember 2, 2012
    Good burgers and cute bar tender. I would not mind surviving the apocalypse with her.
  • Kendra T.
    Kendra TorresOctober 31, 2012
    Not a fan of the Walking Chedd, too messy!
  • Kendra T.
    Kendra TorresOctober 31, 2012
    Make sure to check out the decorations here. Their pretty cool.
  • Beverly
    BeverlyOctober 28, 2012
    Walk right in and got seated. Sat at the bar. Bartender he is great. Very nice guy since this was our first time here.
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChristiansenOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Raygun is the best!!!
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HamiltonOctober 22, 2012
    Melissa is the best server we've ever had here. Fast, courteous, and just friendly.
  • Erika S.
    Erika SerraesOctober 21, 2012
    They have a burger where you can substitute the bun for two grilled cheeses. Seriously, IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER!?
  • Shane D.
    Shane DoneganOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The dipping sauce that comes with the fry basket is like crack.
  • James K.
    James KramerOctober 7, 2012
    Raygun and ranch Buffalo Bacon cubes!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarrisonSeptember 30, 2012
    Order the grilled portabello in lieu of meat- the veg burger was a letdown. Also, their house salad is delicious- including edamame, grilled corn and red wine vin- perfect for lunch.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarrisonSeptember 30, 2012
    Order the grilled portabello in lieu of meat- the veg burger was a letdown. Also, their side salad is delicious- including edamame, grilled corn and red wine vin- perfect for lunch.
  • Carichmo
    CarichmoSeptember 23, 2012
    Fries are not included with the burger. If you've got an appetite, might be worth the $3-$4 bucks!
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 21, 2012
    Zombie burger and the fry basket was awesome
  • Jinx
    JinxSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little theme joint. Great place to bring out of towners for fun and great food. Love the varieties of burgers. You can not find a better burger in Iowa.
  • Cory K.
    Cory KellySeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ultimate order to go.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CaveyAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Undead Elvis. Peanut butter on a burger may sound strange, but once you try it, you'll be hooked!
  • Steven G.
    Steven GarrisonAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Being drunk and ordering burgers is difficult the fries suck
  • Kendra T.
    Kendra TorresAugust 16, 2012
    Order they're coming for ya!
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineAugust 15, 2012
    Anatomy of a drink: What's in that Zombie Bride Wedding Cake spiked shake? Read more
  • Mark G.
    Mark GarlandAugust 15, 2012
    "They're Coming to Get You Barbra" burger was AMAZING! The Bleu Cheese Bacon Fries were okay, it's a TON of food! We shared a half order of fries and couldn't finish them.
  • Nikki G.
    Nikki GAugust 5, 2012
    If you're unsure about what shake to get check out the red velvet or nutella marshmallow! Prices are so so.
  • Del B.
    Del BoogsJuly 15, 2012
    I tried to phone in a carryout order but they dont do that. They forgot our fries. I called them about a refund and was put on hold. I called back and the girl was such an asshole I just gave up
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the The Walking Ched - Sun-dappled double burger with deep-fried Mac & cheese bun, bacon, caramelized onion, raw onion & lettuce. It won.
  • Austin D.
    Austin DermodyJuly 1, 2012
    Zap the zombies with the Raygun burger!
  • Liz E.
    Liz EverhartJune 25, 2012
    Love the atmosphere. 45 minute wait turned into an hour and ten minute wait. But it was alright. We had time to kill. Beer was warm but the food was great. Nothing spectacular but I would go again. :)
  • Paul L.
    Paul LongoJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever underestimate the bun. The secret is IN the bun. Learned that from the owner while working behind the counter at a Philly Cheesesteak joint. The Zombie Burger bun itself is a delicacy.
  • Oliver H.
    Oliver HousmanJune 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the waiter named James. He's got a great beard, great attitude and funny jokes.
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SeayJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Quirky service, not awful service, accept that your waitstaff are people too :)
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for whatever burger sounds good to you, but try the Tallahassee shake, preferably spiked.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SilhacekJune 2, 2012
    Loving the art! Be prepared for a wait on the weekend, though.
  • Kari M.
    Kari MottMay 23, 2012
    Good food and filling. Expect to easily spend $40 for two.
  • Kinsey H.
    Kinsey HillMay 20, 2012
    28 Days Later with extra blue cheese and bacon!
  • Collin W.
    Collin WardMay 16, 2012
    Food is good, but the waiters are pretty damn rude and inefficient. I recommend not leaving a tip so they might take a hint.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DelanoitMay 16, 2012
    Good food, awful service. Rude and made us wait almost 15 minutes for drinks at an empty lunch hour.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew ProbstMay 16, 2012
    Chicken is also meat
  • Chad V.
    Chad VeachMay 11, 2012
    Dead Moines burger, YUM
  • Cherie T.
    Cherie TMay 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The walking ched is great! Split it with a friend though! It's a lot. The fried brussel sprouts are good but salty (there was a pool of oil at the bottom). The red velvet cake shake was a let down.
  • Lazer Pew P.
    Lazer Pew Pew EyesApril 27, 2012
    Hello Zombie Burger, I will see you the day after tomorrow...
  • India M.
    India MorgueApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm not sure where the guy who left the last tip is coming from, obviously not very smart. Not sure HOW your total came up that high. Try adding that up without being drunk, idiot.
  • Connor W.
    Connor WilkinsonApril 24, 2012
    Chocolate Cake Shake! OMNOMNOMNOM
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Why Don't We Get Drunk & Blue Burger - Burger topped w/deep fried bourbon bacon, caramelized onions, garlic mayo & blue cheese
  • Kortni C.
    Kortni CaricoApril 3, 2012
    Get the #9!!!
  • Ramel W.
    Ramel WernerApril 1, 2012
    Go half on a Zombie and your good to go..
  • Kip C.
    Kip CoxMarch 26, 2012
    Hopslam!!! Need i say more?
  • Keyleigh W.
    Keyleigh WatsonMarch 26, 2012
    Dead Moines was delicious!!
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MossMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Screw burgers. There house salad is tits! Cover it in sriracha for maximum deliciousness!
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RodriguezMarch 24, 2012
    Worst place ever!
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsMarch 20, 2012
    I really really like the regular cheeseburger here. that says something
  • John B.
    John B.March 18, 2012
    The burgers are amazing!!!! Try to avoid special add ons such as spiked milkshakes or you will he leaving with a 50 dollar bill for 2........
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline CherryMarch 14, 2012
    Like Heaven to my vegetarian mouth !!! :)
  • Aj P.
    Aj PerdewMarch 13, 2012
    Way over-hyped. The beef is nothing special but the crazy toppings are unique and decent.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SimonsMarch 8, 2012
    The "Coming to Get You, Barbara" is arguably the best burger in the entire state of Iowa. Believe that!
  • Katy J.
    Katy JonesMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order food from carry-out side & sit in that area. So much easier & less of a wait at busy times!
  • Russ B.
    Russ BlacksmithFebruary 27, 2012
    Go here if you like waiting an hour for substandard food at an awfully high price
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ConnetFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    try the dead moines!
  • Julia A.
    Julia AlbaughFebruary 24, 2012
    Slow service they don't know how to clean tables
  • Tony S.
    Tony SimonsFebruary 21, 2012
    Definitely try the "They're Coming to get you, Barbara"!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 19, 2012
    Try the Fulci burger, Soo greasy and tasty you will feel like the undead tearing the burger apart and watching its contents spill out all over your plate!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 19, 2012
    Excellent service, sit at the bar and get the chance to try samples of their large beer selection!
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Trailer Trash Zombie - Burger with cheese, chicken fried bacon, fried pickle, fried cheese curds, ranch and defib.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TruittFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here for lunch a few times. Each time we had to wait 30 min to get a table, and another 15 to be waited on. Service is poor. Menu is creative. Decor is unique. Expensive. Will not go back.
  • joel m.
    joel meanaFebruary 10, 2012
    Try the "Thang" sausage sandwich with the white gravy!
  • Macy K.
    Macy K.February 6, 2012
    Take a step out of your comfort zone and try something that sounds "interesting." You'll come to find out that peanut butter & banana on a burger is OUTSTANDING!
  • Brett M.
    Brett McBainFebruary 4, 2012
    When they say 12 oz. Tenderloin think as big as your head.
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WilkeFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love to sit at the bar. Seated faster, served faster, and the bartenders are all really friendly!
  • Becca
    BeccaJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the La Horde! Super good
  • Joe S.
    Joe StychJanuary 26, 2012
    Zombies feast on more than just brains. Limp on over to this unconventional eatery, where you can sample a long list of gourmet burgers and visit the drink lab. Just watch your head.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JacobsJanuary 13, 2012
    Food is decent, if a bit expensive. Service and staff are good, and what's not to love about zombies?
  • Walker D.
    Walker DesingJanuary 12, 2012
    As always, the nutella milkshakes are heavenly.
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Veggie patty or mushroom burger both delicious bases for line up of sandwich options. Juan of the Dead with veggie burger is my fave.
  • Kayla O.
    Kayla OwensonJanuary 10, 2012
    You have to try the Fried pickles!
  • Ro P.
    Ro PhoJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Fried Brussel Sprouts - Yummy! Delicious, just became a favorite appetizer here.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CJanuary 5, 2012
    I missed the grand opening by a day. The place sounds like I'd love it.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankJanuary 5, 2012
    Zombie poutine is delicious and enough food for two or three people.
  • Britney T.
    Britney TonningDecember 31, 2011
    Spiked shakes are amazing!
  • Christina L.
    Christina LopezDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The candy cane shake is the best thing ever!
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClarkDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Foods great...wait sucks.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RoseDecember 11, 2011
    The fries are awful here and extremely slow service even when they aren't busy. But the burgers are good and almost worth the wait.
  • Rhonda D.
    Rhonda DeanDecember 10, 2011
    Deep fried bacon! OMG!!!! If you don't try this you are missing out.
  • Becky S.
    Becky StockDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Dead Elvis FTW!
  • Robin P.
    Robin PryorDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Trailer trash zombie
  • Kelli L.
    Kelli LairDecember 3, 2011
    Undead Elvis=AMAZING!!!
  • Kurt F.
    Kurt FrieseDecember 2, 2011
    Try the They're Coming To Get You Barbara
  • Kurt F.
    Kurt FrieseDecember 2, 2011
    Try the Blood Tang Cocktail - Vodka, countreau, blood orange, lime
  • Brody C.
    Brody ChillbissDecember 1, 2011
    It's a good thing they have sriracha because their food tastes like shit!
  • Vinay B.
    Vinay BhatNovember 29, 2011
    Creative names for burgers, but they just don't give you a Bang For Your Buck!
  • Your Downtown Gal
    Your Downtown GalNovember 22, 2011
    Entrance to this place is extremely annoying and awkward. Sorry
  • Adam P.
    Adam PodrazaNovember 20, 2011
    Food is awesome (best burger is DSM). Servers are what you expect from a quick-serve restaurant. Shakes are not just for kids. Don't come with mile-high expectations and you won't be disappointed.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PodrazaNovember 20, 2011
    Don't listen to the nay-sayers. If you come during peak hours expect a two hour wait, especially at a new hip trendy place (don't be naieve)
  • Krickett C.
    Krickett CockayneNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They need to bring back their fried green beans!! Make a comment card to show we miss them!!
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse T.November 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fried pickles. You won't be disappointed.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyNovember 17, 2011
    Always order some fried pickles!
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat burgers, not brains.
  • Jared H.
    Jared HarlanNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can still get the trailer trash burger!
  • Billy P.
    Billy PorterNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be patient with the wait time its worth it
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]November 11, 2011
    Don't be a dick to the environment, use the futuristic hand dryer in the restroom.
  • Corey J.
    Corey JohnsonNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Juan Of The Dead - Two beef patties, cheese + green chilies croquette, gouda, caramelized onions, one hell yes.
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa ReedNovember 10, 2011
    Not worth all the hype
  • Chase J.
    Chase JohnsonNovember 8, 2011
    Have the Boomstick! But be careful, it can explode and burn you!!
  • Allison J.
    Allison JagtianiNovember 6, 2011
    La Horde and Raygun burgers are my favorite! Fun vibe and great atmosphere
  • Rhiannon H.
    Rhiannon HelferNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Bell's Best Brown Ale....yum yum
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SlingsOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When u check in with a group you won't get your food.....
  • Curt K.
    Curt KOctober 28, 2011
    The fried pickles are yummy! The Dead Moines burger is spectacular..... Also gotta try out the Mac Dog! Delicious!
  • Jared H.
    Jared HarlanOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the peach pie shake. But ask for bourbon.
  • Lynda M.
    Lynda MathreOctober 24, 2011
    Awesome burgers! Great bartender!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HaackOctober 19, 2011
    The shakes are awesome!!!
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BurtOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you enjoy hanging out with a bunch of awkward high school kids who feel cool because they are hanging out in a bar past 9 pm then this the place for you.
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺October 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No matter what time you get here it will be crowded and you'll have to wait in some way. Come hungry, come patient. People come here and get so mad they aren't instantly seated or served.
  • Lilly P.
    Lilly PavlouOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll want to get everything, and you should. Of course after it's all over you'll feel like the undead. And so will your wallet.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WilsonOctober 14, 2011
    Came specifically for the fried buffalo bacon....and aren't making it!! Frustrating!
  • Abby W.
    Abby WilsonOctober 14, 2011
    No fried buffalo bacon!!! The whole reason we came.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AlberyOctober 13, 2011
    Burgers are the new hot dogs
  • Ellen V.
    Ellen VeireOctober 11, 2011
    Zombie Bride Wedding Cake Shake!
  • Chaz D.
    Chaz DeckerOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The art is better than the burgers. At least they have Belgian beer.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PruittOctober 8, 2011
    always Double Tap
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PruittOctober 8, 2011
    Zombie Bride Wedding Cake Shake is so rich and so delicious!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PruittOctober 8, 2011
    Zombie Sauce and Fried Ranch are amazing inventions!
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't waist your time eating here. Not impressed. just go to Mc Donalds.....
  • Kristi P.
    Kristi PerkinsOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The zombie nachos are amazing!!!!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HillebrandOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome menu. Friendly staff. Service slow during rush but give them a break, still new and its crazy busy. Cant beat the theme, atmosphere. Ill be back, over and over. PS try the Walking Ched.
  • Corey F.
    Corey FrostOctober 2, 2011
    If you're eating with a friend/date or group of people, seems to make more sense and split a basket of fries.
  • Miranda G.
    Miranda GuzmanOctober 2, 2011
    Great food but when ordering an alcoholic drink make sure your bartender knows how to do math to realize you're older than 21 instead of refusing to serve you.
  • Kent A.
    Kent AndersonOctober 1, 2011
    The raygun. Very spicy and yummy.
  • Milo V.
    Milo VukelichOctober 1, 2011
    Food is "eh". Service is "eh". Not great, not bad. Don't know if it's worth coming downtown for.
  • Brenna H.
    Brenna HiemstraOctober 1, 2011
    Worst service. Waited for over an hour and spent the same amount of time inside. The wait for just my drink was ridiculous. Amazing food, but you should get it to go.
  • A.j. H.
    A.j. HorriganSeptember 27, 2011
    Worst service ever.
  • Taelor B.
    Taelor BeeckSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Request to have me as your server :)
  • Steven D.
    Steven DenisonSeptember 25, 2011
    First visit and I started off with the Goat Cheese Jalepano poppers which are fantastic! I then ate the Raygun Burger which had a great balance of flavors. My meal & service was awesome. A must try
  • Geoffrey K.
    Geoffrey KrumSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Adult shakes. Zombie murals. Chain link ceiling decor and more classic and cult zombie references than you can. Shake a chainsaw at. Tip. Always double tap... Twinkies are sacred. Cardio is key.
  • joel m.
    joel meanaSeptember 21, 2011
    Theres a party in my mouth right now and NO its NOT Rob Dickmeyer!
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]September 19, 2011
    Where to begin? Get the Zombie Bride Wedding Cake shake with the booze, of course. Then get the They're Coming To Get You Barbara Burger. Fuck this place is amazing! Best place for a burger in DSM!
  • Aaron V.
    Aaron VSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Walking Ched is a masterpiece unlike anything else.
  • Lu M.
    Lu MantzSeptember 17, 2011
    Told that it was an hour and a half wait - learned after a half hour the waitress never put our names down. Walk the extra block to Taste of Thai.
  • Shanon R.
    Shanon RSeptember 16, 2011
    Avoid the fries. Very thin, greasy, & just kind of 'blah'...
  • Clinton E.
    Clinton EshelmanSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait is about 45 mins ... Then wait another 30 mins to get ur food .... Oh and there's no hostess stand so good luck finding the hostess as well cause there's no hostess stand
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺September 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Blink 182 ate here before their concert on 9/8/11
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺September 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Dead Moines is good
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerrySeptember 10, 2011
    Two Hearted on tap!
  • Ed M.
    Ed MeachamSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Double tap the Juan of the Dead... you'll need a moment alone... it's so good.
  • Ed M.
    Ed MeachamSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Flame Thrower and the Wedding cake shake.
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LandinSeptember 10, 2011
    The gravy on the Zombie Poutine is vegetarian. Poutine for all!
  • Allison J.
    Allison JagtianiSeptember 8, 2011
    Raygun burger and fried pickles are amazing!! Great atmosphere!!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KrummSeptember 7, 2011
    Good food, not great. Ambiance lacking. 2 burgers, fries, soda was $26. Not worth it. They don't play up the zombie past the names on the menu. Go elsewhere.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MccormickSeptember 6, 2011
    Great place but they dont seem to have anything in stock that I want
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Split a basket of fries with friends. Best value.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BevingSeptember 3, 2011
    Apple cinnamon shake is awesome!!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HuebnerSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They still have a few kinks to work out, but hey, give 'em a break. The place literally JUST opened.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KSeptember 2, 2011
    Monica is the best waitress ever!
  • Chase E.
    Chase ESeptember 1, 2011
    Raygun was very good, but make sure they don't forget the guacamole
  • Vince F.
    Vince FerrariSeptember 1, 2011
    Garlic and blue cheese fries definitely aren't worth the money. Chocolate cake shake, thick and fantastic!
  • Chaz D.
    Chaz DeckerSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the bar for lunch, might be quicker than getting it to go.
  • Logan K.
    Logan KingmaSeptember 1, 2011
    Soda and fries not included with burger. Boo
  • Aaron I.
    Aaron IllingworthSeptember 1, 2011
    Gimmick gone wrong. Terrible service, clueless waiters and overpriced food and drinks. Stay away.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CooperAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Walking Ched
  • Domestica h.
    Ron Wagner's art is killing me. Wish it was in my home. Zombie should sell prints!
  • Benjamin A.
    Benjamin AvilaAugust 26, 2011
    You can order up to eighty combinations ... Make it your way , tons of toppings ... Sweet !
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsAugust 25, 2011
    Raygun burger could be the perfect burger...make a stop across the street for the perfect T shirt
  • Cosmic Donuts
    Cosmic DonutsAugust 25, 2011
    Juan of the Dead. green chile croquete is amazing.
  • Josh D.
    Josh DreyerAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    'They're Coming To Get You, Barbara!'=burger w/grilled cheese bun. NOM.
  • Jonathon S.
    Jonathon SchroederAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burgers. Great drinks. Great fun.
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