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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 - 12:00 am
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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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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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220 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Palm Bay, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 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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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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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?