Shorts Burger's Downtown
18 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA 52240-3912 Map
Phone: (319) 337-4678

Shorts Burger's Eastside
521 Westbury Dr
Iowa City, IA 52245 Map
Phone: (319) 338-7743

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Burger Restaurant with 30 Local Iowa Beers on Tap!

In the year 1920, one Mr. H.D. Short, flung these doors wide and welcomed his first customer. For nigh on 50 years, Short’s Shoe Shine sent many a shoe out onto South Clinton Street buffed to a high mirror shine. Today, through the graces of the Short family, we aim to introduce a new sort of shine, while borrowing an old Short’s motto: Expert Workmen · Best Materials Used · Prompt Service.

We feature fresh, never frozen, black Angus beef from local farmer Ed Smith of Columbus Junction. Our fries are hand-cut daily, seasoned to perfection, and make the perfect accompaniment to any of our gourmet burgers, chicken sandwiches, or homemade black bean burgers. At the bar, all ten of our draft lines are dedicated to the finest Iowa craft beers and cider. We devote one draft line to up and coming Iowa breweries and the rest draw local favorites such as Millstream, Peace Tree, Sutliff Cider, and Court Avenue. Stop on by and taste for yourself these great Iowa creations!