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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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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 23 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

1  Thank FCFFCF
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...More

Thank juionsciunnkrri
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank sandm4
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!!

Thank dawnvb92
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Emily C
8 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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