Goremet Bashed Burgers ®, Shakes and More.
Famous for inventive flavor combos in a “post apocalyptic chic” setting, Zombie Burger serves fast food with a culinary edge. A GOREmet eatery evoking classic roadside burger stands of the 1970s, the restaurant pairs fresh ingredients with expert preparation. Zombie Burger features its own custom three-cut beef burger blend, specially-crafted artisan buns and hand-mixed shakes – and a commitment to producing the best burger anywhere.
Zombie Burger + Drink Lab in Des Moines’ Historic East Village features a quick-service counter for a bite on-the-go, plus a full-service Drink Lab for meals, cocktails and Zombie Burger’s popular spiked milk shakes.
And now, undead urban dining has spread across the state! Zombie Burger + Shake Lab offers the same inventive flavors that made the East Village location famous, but in a convenient locations in Ankeny, Jordan Creek Mall (West Des Moines), Iowa City and Coral Ridge Mall (Coralville). A selection of Zombie Burger’s popular burgers, shakes and salads are available for quick service meals on the go.
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Shake Lab? Drink Lab? What’s the difference?
Zombie Burger + Shake Lab is our quick service dining experience located in Ankeny, Iowa City, Jordan Creek Mall (West Des Moines) and Coral Ridge Mall (Coralville). Shake Labs feature convenient counter service with the option of dining in or on the go.
Zombie Burger + Drink Lab is our standalone flagship restaurant located in downtown Des Moines. With both full-service and quick-service dining options, the Drink Lab features an expanded menu of culinary creations, a full bar and its popular revolving weekly special.
Do you take reservations?
We do not accept reservations at Zombie Burger, however the line moves quickly at our quick service locations so any wait is sure to be short.
At our East Village location, we offer a texting service for those wishing to dine in our full-service Drink Lab. If there happens to be a wait when you arrive, simply provide a name at the host stand and we’ll text you when your table is ready. That way you can explore the neighborhood while you wait. You can also try downloading the NoWait App to your mobile phone – this allows groups of six or fewer to remotely enter our East Village waitlist and be notified when a table is available. You only have 10 minutes to claim the table though, so plan accordingly!
Where can I park?
We do not have dedicated parking spots at our East Village location, however there is plenty of metered street parking in front of the restaurant and on adjacent streets. Street parking is free after 6pm and on weekends.
In Iowa City, there is a paid parking garage just to the east of our restaurant; the first hour of parking is free.
There is ample (free) parking surrounding Zombie Burger + Shake Lab in Ankeny, Jordan Creek Mall and Coral Ridge Mall.
Do you have private event space?
Our locations do not have any private event, party or meeting space.
I want to bring my entire class/team/extended family/other large group to Zombie Burger… can I get in?
At our Jordan Creek Mall and Coral Ridge Mall locations – yes! We have plenty of available open seating, and our quick service counter set-up is designed to effectively serve large groups.
At Ankeny and Iowa City, seating may be a little more limited during peak hours, but we will do our best to accommodate your group.
At our East Village location, we’re typically unable to accommodate large groups in our full-service side due to dining room constraints. We encourage larger groups to split up for the timeliest service. However, we also have a quick service counter at our East Village location; if you’re taking your food to go, this is a great option for groups.
Can you cater my event?
Due to our specialized menu and prep requirements, we are unable to offer off-site catering services at this time. However our sister property Gateway Market does offer extensive catering services and may be a fit for your event.
Do you have Zombie Burger swag available for purchase?
We do! We have a rotating selection of t-shirts, hoodies, hats, stickers, koozies and more. These are only available in-store, so be sure to check them out when you stop by.
Do you have nutritional information for your menu?
We do not have the nutritional info for any of our menu items.
Do you have vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/dairy-free/soy-free/… menu items?
We do have some items that fit with any/each of the above. Our knowledgeable staff is very used to working with various dietary preferences and restrictions, so be sure to speak with them when you visit. Our facility is not allergen-free; we are not responsible for individual reactions to any foods. Best practices are used in production; however, our equipment is not dedicated to allergen sensitive preparation. Trace cross-contamination could occur on any menu items.
I want to work at Zombie Burger… how can I apply?
Zombie Burger is a great place to work! When we have a position open, we post it on the Orchestrate Hospitality website . Visit the site to browse available jobs across all Orchestrate properties and even apply online. You can also request an application on-site at any of our locations.
I want a Zombie Burger in my town! Do you franchise?
We do not currently offer franchise opportunities.
Does Zombie Burger donate to charitable events?
Zombie Burger and Orchestrate Hospitality are strong supporters of our local community. Our charitable donation and sponsorship policy focuses primarily on registered 501c3 non-profits active in food- and hunger-related causes. If this describes your event or cause and you’d like to request a partnership, contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) no fewer than two weeks before your scheduled event.