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Shorts Burger & Shine

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-337-4678
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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937 reviews
863 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back table is great for a group. Excellent burgers and tons of Iowa draft make this worth a visit. Great service from Megan.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I visited for dinner on a Sunday night and ordered a burger with fries. I sat at the counter and first thing I noticed was that my sweater was sticking to the counter. It was far from clean. It looked the same all over the counter, not only in my spot. So off to a bad start... The restaurant had... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a Burger and 2 beers. Decent prices and good atmosphere. Always a good time to stop by. The food is especially good for bar food. The best fries ever.Great place to go. Nice and friendly people there. Service was great and we enjoyed our food.

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Thank juionsciunnkrri
Chicago
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is the perfect place for a great burger. There are so many to choose from it would take months to get through the menu. Their fries are some of the best I've had. We stop at Shorts every time we are in town.

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Thank sandm4
Harlan, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We wanted a good burger and we got exactly what we wanted! Fun atmosphere, great food and excellent beer! We will definitely return on our next visit!!

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Thank dawnvb92
Urbandale
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Kathy W
Midwest
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268 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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!

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Thank bamboola
Rogers, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

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Thank Dennis W
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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)

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Thank Shelby A
Manchester, IA, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank Thomas S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?