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Shake Shack

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American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, 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: 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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
best burger

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Daniel O
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hummelstown, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This chain's burgers have cult status in NYC and other cities. This one, close to Dupont Circle in the bar zone, is no exception. The staff is friendly and helpful and the burgers and fries served up hot and tasty. Highly recommended as an alternative to the pricey restaurants in the city and one of the few casual fast food... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Really affordable burgers and really nice chips. Tried it on a Friday night and we didnt have a problem on finding a seat. Food was cooked quickly, my partner said he wished he had ordered double but for me the single one was enough. Really recommend it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I had lunch here twice during a recent stay at the nearby Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. I really enjoyed the Smoke Shack burger, with the single and double. The vanilla malt was also quite nice. When I ordered a soft drink, I was surprised that it came in the same small cup as the shake/malt, and had too much ice. At... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The burgers are amazing! I tried two different ones and both were excellent. Their concrete was a close second. Service was fast and accurate.

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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, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs

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?