Uptown Marion just got a little more delicious!

We told you about the opening of Goldfinch Tap + Eatery in the former Louie's Scoreboard building just a few short weeks ago, but the city of Marion has ANOTHER new restaurant to be excited about!

Short's Burger & Shine, whose burgers are a staple in Iowa City, has a brand new location at 780 11th St. in Marion. They announced on Facebook yesterday that they will officially open for business on Monday, October 14th. The post reads:

"We are having an extremely soft opening tonight and tomorrow night at 4pm. Stop by and help us practice! We will be closing Saturday/ Sunday to work out the kinks and opening again on Monday the 14th."

With the announcement also came a look at the menu. It not only includes extensive burger options, but also pizza, sandwiches, Cajun food, soups, salads, and appetizers.

It looks like quite a few people stopped by the restaurant for its soft opening yesterday, and the reviews are very positive! Here are a few from their Facebook page:

  • Gae Sharp-Richardson - "My husband had a burger and I had the Cajun chicken! Both were fantastic. Uptown Marion getting bigger and better every day! Thanks for coming to Marion."
  • SCOUT of marion - "Dinner was awesome! Congrats on your soft opening...everything, from service to food to atmosphere, was great! Another awesome addition to Uptown Marion!"
  • Michelle Hall Ellerhoff - "Highly recommend! Even the kids burgers were awesome!"

Short's will be open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but the bar will remain open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

We can't WAIT to try out the new restaurant in the coming weeks! You can keep up to date on the latest news from Short's Burger & Shine in Marion HERE.