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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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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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Heard a lot about this place from my friends; and I have to say - they were all true! The burgers - albeit small - are great. And the shakes were absolutely delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
hs_Rommel
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to Shake Shack based on a recommendation from a friend. It was relatively busy, but the line moved quickly and we did not wait long for our food. The cashier was very friendly and attentive - she even had the whole staff give us a welcome by name as it was our first time visiting. We ordered the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,639 reviews 1,639 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
1,113 helpful votes 1,113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Came here to try their burgers for lunch. The place was reasonably busy but not too crowded and it took around 10 mins for our meal to be prepared. We had 2 Smoke shack burgers, a small soft drink. A bottle of water and a small frozen custard and paid $25, which I thought was a little expensive. Burgers were... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Heard a lot about this place from my friends; and I have to say - they were all true! The burgers - albeit small - are great. And the shakes were absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Best cheeseburger my boyfriend and I have ever had (and that's saying a lot)! Delicious, juicy, perfect thickness...amazing! Make sure you add pickles, so good! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the wait was NOT bad as everyone mentioned, though we went around 8pm on a Monday night. I highly recommend and will definitely be returning before we leave... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We all felt like comfort food after a hard day's walking/touring and this was close to our hotel. Seemed like the right choice. Everything was good, but not sure it's worth the hype or the wait for your food. Plus, not cheap.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I just don't understand the popularity of this place. And it got voted best burger in DC by the readers of City Paper, which is a travesty. The hamburgers are not that good, and certainly nothing special. The fries are poor. The shakes are good, which may be muddling people's minds. And today I had an issue with the person... More 

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225 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

For some reason, my daughter made a beeline to the Shake Shack. The name didn't sound promising to me, and we walked and found a busy and crowded burger joint. My daughter thought the burger was very good, but mine (the basic one) was just okay. The flavor-of-the-week shake we had was delicious. (When we got to New York, every... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We waited in line for over 20 minutes and then another 20 minutes for our food. The food is very good but not worth the wait.

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Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Absolutely the WORST hamburger joint I have ever been in. The food was pretty good though OVERPRICED...2 adults and 1 child $44.80 for3 small burgers and 1 large fries and drinks. The service is HORRIBLE. the total layout of the restaurant is terrible and lends itself to TOTAL CHAOS. At least 15 employees running around in the kitchen with half... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love this place. I have been here SO many times. They have the BEST fast food burgers, fries and shakes. (Believe me, I am a huge burger lover.)

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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?