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Shake Shack

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1216 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving the...
Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving the most delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
"Now that's a tasty burger"

Heard about this place for months. Didn't really try to make my way there due to loyalty to that place with 5 persons. I am kicking myself, Shake Shack is awesome. The burgers are very good. They are old fashioned style- hot, greasy, and tasty. If you don't like greasy moist burgers then you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
lifesavr65
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard about this place for months. Didn't really try to make my way there due to loyalty to that place with 5 persons. I am kicking myself, Shake Shack is awesome. The burgers are very good. They are old fashioned style- hot, greasy, and tasty. If you don't like greasy moist burgers then you won't the burgers here. This place... More 

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Thank lifesavr65
Seoul, South Korea
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved that i could find shack shack in DC as well. always love its shack stack burger. well when I went there, the store wasn't than clouded like the ones in NY. but hard to find seats there! so keep your eyes on finding seats before you get the fooooood!!!

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Thank lsy3077
washington dc
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious burger fresh made to your satisfaction., fries, salads several type of drink. and a good service.

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Thank 289mamk
Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told in Beijing that while on our NY/DC trip, I must try Five Guys and Shake Shack. I did as I was told and being from Southern California I am a diehard In N Out guy. I did love Five Guys but don’t know why Shake Shack was even included in the discussion of great hamburgers? The burger... More 

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Thank Daniel A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

literally ran over for the new chicken sandwich thinking it a healthier option than the burgers but I got something so fried with so much aioli, hard to think of it as healthy much less healthier. Think they should offer it without bun but that was the best part.

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Thank rufkdlk_10
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The lunch crowd here is large but the restaurant does do a good job in processing orders. The food is not awful but it's not worth coming here unless you are nearby anyway. Very ordinary burgers and fries - nothing special. Overpriced to my mind but probably priced about where other greasy spoons in DC are.

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Thank macdent1
Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I don't get the interest in this place after our visit. Our burger was basically an inedible greasy mess (see pic). We didn't even eat it. Fries were good and kids liked their shakes, but I'll not return again. There are too many other burger places to try. Not worth it. The person taking our order was friendly though...

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Thank M J
DC
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I'm amazed that the NY shops continue to draw long lines -- not a problem here in DC most of the time. The burgers are really very, very good -- love the double ShackBurger and some of the monthly specials. Not thrilled with the decision to go back to the frozen krinkle fries -- the fresh ones they were making... More 

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Thank Paul S
Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Went to Shake Shack for the first time with family after seeing The Nutcracker at the Warner Theater. Good burger, not overloaded and unwieldy like some. Excellent full back up the middle fast food option!

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Thank DLPAustin
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

FOOD - Amazingly good. to top it off, the cheese fried are AWESOME. AMBIANCE - Its fast food so don't expect the taj mahal SERVICE - Good customer service. ONLY REGRET - None in Florida

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Thank Joey4747
ShakeShackOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at Shake Shack, responded to this review

Hey there! So glad you liked it. We have several locations in Florida: Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Boca Raton, and Orlando. Hope you get a chance to stop by soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1216 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 2026839922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving the most 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?