Last Thursday, we had to make the two-hour drive over to Iowa City for a doctor’s appointment. While driving a total of four hours just to see a doctor isn’t exactly our definition of a “fun day,” there was one good thing that came out of the trip…
We paid a visit to one of Iowa’s greatest burger joints, Short’s Burger & Shine.
In 1920, H.D. Short opened a shoe shining business in Iowa City. Today, from that same building comes some of the best burgers and fries we have ever tasted. Their beef comes from a local farmer, their fries are hand-cut daily, and all 10 of their draft beers come from Iowa breweries. Basically, if you want to experience a taste of Iowa, get to Short’s Burger & Shine! They also have chicken sandwiches and black bean burgers, but we have never tried those. We love us some beef.
Don’t let the empty seats trick you into thinking no one goes to Short’s! We ate at 3:30 in the afternoon, so it wasn’t busy at all. Around dinner time, this place is hopping.