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Shorts Burger & Shine

) #15 of 205 Restaurants in Iowa City €€ - €€€ American, ,
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-337-4678
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (55 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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11 - 20 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went on a recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. Their burgers are the best! I am not sure how many different burger they have but there is something for everyone.

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It's difficult to select a favorite burger. I usually go with the Maynard or the Dundee. What sets this place apart is the aioli sauce - so perfect with both the burgers and the fries!

Thank bamboola
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a great meal. The burgers are huge and have great flavor. Also the tap line of beers was very impressive

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

When my friends came to visit and said they were craving burgers, I brought them here and they were very pleased. They have a variety of burgers (my personal favorite is the El Dorado)

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Shorts has the largest variety of burgers that I remember seeing. I had the Maynard, which has bacon and avocado; it was a great burger, very unique... and be sure to ask for the Shorts Sauce. I'll definitely go back again to try another burger.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

If I only have time for one stop it's Shorts. I still love the place but each experience is dwindling. 3x in a row now burger overcooked. Unless I just don't know what medium is. The girl serving the after lunch crowd at the bar...More

1  Thank alawrencetraveller
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is solid if you're new in town and want a good, tasty burger. It won't blow you away and they don't take risks with their menu. It is a small bar setting that gets uncomfortable when busy. The cost, is a bit high...More

Thank Jered A
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I had heard from people in our group that this place had great burgers and fries. Everyone agreed that our meals were honestly, awful. The buns were dry and stale and the meat wasn't any better. I was completely disappointed and am not sure if...More

1  Thank Todders728
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Don't come to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. The service is terrible! Took over 25 minutes to get just a burger.

1  Thank Seth V
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nice friendly staff, good service, good burgers, and good fries. Asked for mediim rare burger and xtra crispy fries. Burger was perfect and fries better than perfect.

Thank Jim F
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Emily C
7 April 2015|
Response from jdthespeaker | Reviewed this property |
Emily C., my wife and I did not directly request gluten free, but I would think Shorts would be able to accommodate you. Their menu options were impressive even for a gastro pub, and their clientele would likely want that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-4678
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