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Shorts Burger & Shine

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
+1 319-337-4678
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (89 reviews)
“fries” (52 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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18 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-3912
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

you have a wide beer selection drafts and bottles...TV screens to watch games are available...great burgers are there...I had a lovely burger with Swiss cheese and aioli sauce and it was so delicious...it is very popular for lunch it is always crowded...I love their French...More

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shorts Burger & Shine is an old-fashioned "Hamburger Joint", located in the space once occupied by Short's Shoeshine Parlor, which was a downtown institution in Iowa City in the middle of the 20th Century. Shorts serves one of the best burgers in town, featuring generous...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to have the Dundee burger. Plain and simple!! Great atmosphere! Cozy. If your a big person you won't fit in the booths. Go for the 2 person table.

Thank Hairytattoo
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A group of us visiting for a wedding stopped here for lunch. One of our group lives in Iowa City and since we had gone out the night before we were all looking for a good greasy cheeseburger, he suggested Shorts. Wow, never been here...More

Thank Reau482
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Great atmosphere in an authentic campus setting. The booths can get crowded, but that is part of the genuine ambience here. Our service has always been good, even when we came with a large group. I always like a place like this that specializes in...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My daughter and I ate fabulous burgers! Unfortunately we sat in the front of the restaurant and the AC did not reach us. Great food, I'll return, but we ate quickly due to the heat!

Thank 5schades
Reviewed 23 May 2017

All three of our burgers came cooked and prepared as requested. Burger was nice size and hot. Bun was fresh. Order of fries was a nice size, looked great, but they were cold. All three of our orders were served cold fried Should have sent...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Probably my 10th visit to Shorts, always go whenever we're in town. Great, friendly service, excellent hamburgers and prices are reasonable, lots of food. Restaurant is not too big, sometimes you have to wait, definitely worth it!

Thank kate864
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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.

Thank BatGuano30
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...More

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Emily C
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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