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The 7 Best Burgers In Des Moines

While they might not be considered a foodie town per se, you might be surprised to find out that there are some excellent restaurants here that serve some classic and adventurous foods. You may not know it but it can be pretty easy to find good burgers in Des Moines.

Here are the seven best burgers in Des Moines.

The Best Burgers In Des MoinesHow do these rankings work?

1. Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

Definitely the most unique place to grab a burger is Zombie Burger + Drink Lab. At this zombie-themed burger joint, treat yourself to some humour from the burger names on the menu (i.e. Dead Moines Burger) and a surprisingly fantastic-tasting burger.

If you prefer a classic American burger, try their Zombie Burger!

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab Des Moines

2. The High Life Lounge

The High Life Lounge is a 1950’s style restaurant with great food and even better burgers. The meat that goes in their burgers are from local producers and are extremely flavourful and delicious.

If you like some heat with your burger, give their Diablo Burger a hot try.

The High Life Lounge

3. LJ’s Burgers and Ice Cream

Burgers and ice cream? Could there be a better sounding combination in a restaurant’s name? Well that’s what you can get here at LJ’s! Everything is great – from the service to the burgers and finally to the ice cream.

Treat yourself to a burger and some ice cream here at LJ’s!

LJ's Burgers and Ice Cream Des Moines

4. Americana

For your slice of a patriotic burger, you’ll find that at Americana. The burgers here are large in size and in flavour and locals like to come here for a nice American pairing of a burger and a beer.

Try their Burger Americana a try here that comes with bacon and a divine Dijon aioli sauce.

Americana Des Moines

5. Iowa Taproom

For one of the seriously best burgers in Des Moines, you just might find it at Iowa Taproom. The beer-hall style setting adds to the unique experience to be found here, and the high-quality beer on tap doesn’t hurt either.

While the main event is the Iowa beer they serve, their burgers pair spectacularly with any delightful ale you choose.

6. Django

Django was once recognised by USA Today as one of America’s top 51 best burger joints and for good reason. This restaurant serves French cuisine but their burger makes it fully American in this upscale restaurant.

Try their Burger Au Poivre which comes with Swiss cheese and a hearty serving of peppercorn sauce.

Django Des Moines

7. El Bait Shop

El Bait serves up some of the best burgers in downtown Des Moines. Locals here love their wide variety of burgers and they come in at a very affordable price.

Try the High Life Cheeseburger here at El Bait Shop.

El Bait Shop Burgers

James Wan
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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Zombie Burger is a gimmick, not a real burger place. There are some good places on here. The best burger missed is farmhouse burger!