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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

300 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA

Open Now
Fri 11a-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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“Get a taste for brains!”

Food service available seven days a week from 11am-midnight. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday with full menu until 2 am! No reservations only first come/first serve.

Zombie Themed restaurant perfect for horror fans! Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, ZOMBIE BURGER + DRINK LAB features something for everyone. Visit the quick-service ZOMBIE BURGER
counter for a meal on-the-go. Step into the DRINK LAB for a full-service meal, cocktails and our famous spiked milk shakes. Featured on United States of Bacon!

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is a must stop! We were driving thru on our way back to denver and saw this place on the road trippers app. So glad we stopped. We went about 530 and it wasn't busy but when we left they were on a wait. Try a cake shake and the loaded fries SO so good! And if you are feeling adventurous try the walking chedd. It has deep fried Mac and cheese as a bun! Go here, I promise it won't disappoint!!

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  • 0 Helpful
September 8, 2014

This is a must-do attraction/eatery! The servers were very nice and helpful. We LOVED our burgers and shared an order of fries. No room for dessert, but the shakes sound delish!

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Dave Doster

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July 18, 2014
Rated 4.0

George Formaro, the chef/owner behind Zombie Burger and other Des Moines restaurants was a semi-finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award.

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  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 1, 2014

After several recommendations, we headed over to Zombie Burger- and were so glad we did! Full disclosure, as the one member of of family that is a fan of The Walking Dead, I loved the theming. But even better was the food. I cannot recommend more ZB. Meat eater, vegetarian, doesn't matter. Run, don't walk, to Zombie Burger!

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October 1, 2016
Rated 3.0

Good place for burger. Fries were fantastic!

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  • 2 Helpful
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0

We went to the waiter side and found service to be friendly and attentive.
We started with wings and jalapeño poppers then had 2 burgers.
The food is really good, nice flavors, and burgers are filling.
These are smashed, bashed as they say, so the patties will be thin and if using 80/20 chuck will have that greasy burger tastiness.

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  • 16 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

Amazing! Worth the wait! The cereal shake was delish!

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  • 1 Helpful
September 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

I discovered this restaurant through RoadTrippers in 2012. We stopped in and have been back several times. We've actually even taken special trips to Des Moines, just to eat at Zombie Burger. The food is fantastic - the atmosphere is awesome and the service has always been stellar. If you're in the area, this is a must!!!

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  • 5 Helpful
August 24, 2015
Rated 4.0

Stopped here with our 2 and 4 year old boys. Burgers were great! Would definitely go back for burgers. Poutine fries were a let down though. Gravy wasn't very good. Chili and cheese fries were pretty good though. They have two options for service which we wish we would've known about beforehand having two hungry kids. Full service: you wait to be seated and have a waitress bring you everything. Counter service: you go up and order your food and seat yourself. Being that we were there with little kids, wish we would've done counter service to speed up our wait. All in all great experience.

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 29, 2015
Rated 4.0

Awesome stop. Came here with my husband, kids, and parents during a road trip and have been obsessing over wishing I could go again ever since. Everyone ordered something different and there were no complaints. Theme was done well- classy and not trashy. Only complaint was that the music was a little loud for being so empty on a Tuesday night. All in all a great stop I would love to make again.

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Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

300 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
50309 USA

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Open now until 2:00 am
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Street Parking

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