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Shake Shack

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American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Ice Cream
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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: Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 95
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Shake Shack - Liked the peanut butter shake

I had read about this upstart franchise so I decided to try it out on a recent business trip for a quick and casual meal. The line to order was not too long although the restaurant was very busy. After ordering, I had to wait about 10 minutes for them to call how my name (and light go off on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Rhino2525
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Palm Bay, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
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Palm Bay, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had read about this upstart franchise so I decided to try it out on a recent business trip for a quick and casual meal. The line to order was not too long although the restaurant was very busy. After ordering, I had to wait about 10 minutes for them to call how my name (and light go off on... More 

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Monterey, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ate at shake shack for the first time in New York years ago and loved it. Was so glad to see there was one in DC when I was in DC with my daughter. The DC Shake Shack is so good. Amazing burgers and amazing shakes. Can't wait to have Shake Shack next time we are in DC.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Only negative is they don't have a kids menu. With that said our kids loved their burgers and eat every bite. Great burgers and ice cream!

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maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The good thing is the meat didn't disagree with me. I've had a burger and a dog here before. I will say that their fries are REALLY good especially when you get the "whole" fry. There have been times where I got fries that may have been at the bottom of the bag if that makes sense. Of course I... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

this place is amazing it is the best burger i have had its just the right size and isnt to expensive.this place has super long lines so be ready to wait. my whole family was super happy

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Jackson, Mississippi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a great stop if you are craving a reasonable burger place in DC. The hamburgers are freshly made in-house and just the right size, not tiny but not huge either. This place is a beehive at lunch!! Come with patience and you will find a table when your food is ready.

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Merignac, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Discovered Shake Shack burgers during our holidays in the US. Loved the sauce so much, my husband and I had to have a second burger. Our daughters loved it, loved the burgers and the desserts. So happy I found the sauce recipe so I can try it at home in France.

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wanted to go to the Shake Shack in NYC and it was always busy and now I am glad I never waited in line. Found this place by accident in DC. Stopped in for lunch. Food was ok, nothing special. The frozen custard was good but was nothing overly special.

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22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Trying to kill two birds with one stone... I saw Shake Shack in news for potential IPO, so I wanted to go check it out. Since the family was on a day trip we stopped for lunch. All 4 of us gave our burgers 4.5-5s. The krinkle fries were cooked perfectly. I still think McDonalds has the best fries but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Coming from South Fla and a foodie , I was shocked at the price and quality too!! Burger very dry, very mediocre, . I think 5 guys is way better .

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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, Hamburgers, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?