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Shake Shack

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American, Hot Dogs
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1216 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC
2026839922
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Shake Shack is a modern day version of a roadside burger stand from Danny...
Shake Shack is a modern day version of a roadside burger stand from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Serving delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!
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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Went to Shake Shack for the first time. I don't really understand all the rave reviews. The hamburger and fries were decent. Definitely would not wait on a line to eat there. No salad options and other than the Portobello mushroom burger, no vegetables. Only saving grace was had wine and beer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New Providence, New Jersey
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went to Shake Shack for the first time. I don't really understand all the rave reviews. The hamburger and fries were decent. Definitely would not wait on a line to eat there. No salad options and other than the Portobello mushroom burger, no vegetables. Only saving grace was had wine and beer but if you wanted a second had to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tiny portions, giant price. Spent $20 on a fast food dinner for one. A five bite burger, handful of fries, a regular drink the size of a junior cup, and a single so-called "concrete" that was five bites of a melted pool of ice cream. I had heard so much about this place but it was so underwhelming. Go to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Decided to eat here after catching Book of Mormon at the Kennedy Center because we heard good things and had never tried a Shake Shack burger before. First, the food is ludicrously overpriced for what you get. We got a double Shack burger, a single burger, two fries, a large fifty fifty drink and a small drink. It was $29!!!... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went to eat lunch here on a Saturday. The place was hopping, but our order was taken quickly and the food was fresh. They served Coke products and the refills were free. The hamburger was seasoned well and cooked fully. However, keep in mind that they normally cook your burger medium, so if you like yours cooked more, you'll have... More 

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oakville ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had heard so much positive about Shake Shack in New York so we attended Saturday night July 18,2015. The place was very busy and service was efficient and professional but the seating area was dirty, something had been spilled in an area that was very sticky and it was never cleaned while we were there. The ketchup container was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

$6 was just ok, not very big. Waited a long time for 1 shake. McDonald' shakes are bigger, better, faster, and less expensive. Won't go back.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The burgers are some of the best I've ever had and its a nice atmosphere. You will most likely see a congressman or two when you are there as well. Its always really busy at lunch time so plan ahead. Quick, great food though. Great prices as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Let me start out by saying, I am a burger guy. When I travel I look for local burger shops to try out. This is my 7th trip to DC in the last two years and I was finally able to try Shake Shack. I stopped in around 3PM on a Wednesday, not prime time by any means. It was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's never to early for a burger..it had just opened and it was around 11:10 and we walked past but couldn't resist..we got burgers and fries (se photo ) and they were lovely as we were leaving it was getting busy so we weren't they only ones thinking it never to early for a Shake Shack..!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We hit this for dinner at the end of a day filled with museums. There was no line to order. They were relatively affordable for DC. And, the food was delicious! We enjoyed hot dogs (the Chicago dog was truly of the ilk!), the burgers, the fries and the shakes. yummy!

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Additional Information about Shake Shack

Address: 1216 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 2026839922
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1216 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 2026839922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Shake Shack is a modern day version of a roadside burger stand from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Serving delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?