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Island Burgers and Shakes

766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #496 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had the Napalm burger, burnt the hell out of my buds, but I deserved it! My wife loved her burger, and the shakes are great. But one thing that I must say was amazing.... Their Fries!! OMG, my wife actually said that these were the best she's had, and she does not give those kinds of compliments out often.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great burgers, huge menu choice, excellent service in a friendly restaurant. We went here based on previous reviews as would not have found it otherwise and I would highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went here with a friend from out of town - another friend of mine recommended it and what a great choice! There are so many different variations from burgers with bbq sauce, a fried egg, bacon, etc. Whatever burger you got....it would be YUMMY!! The meat is awesome...lean, not too much fat, the bun is delicious. Overall, a great... More 

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Metz, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The place is small.and we had our lunch at the bar. The atmosphere is nice and the hamburger very good. I had a radzel's hamburger. It was a hot one (but not too much) with French style bread and a very good rare hamburger, juicy and soft. The French fries were OK. The pils as well.

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Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited the Island Burgers Upper West Side location at 422 Amsterdam Avenue for lunch last week. Had a very good, generous sized burger, some of the best onion rings I have ever eaten and had a very rich chocolate malt. Impossible to find malts in Canada nowadays, so the shake was a rare treat. Staff very friendly, as were... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here after walking past earlier in the day and was not disappointed. Went for one of the chicken burgers and chili fries, was awesome. Could have chosen any of the great selection as it all looked so good. Tiny little place but very accommodating. Would highly recommend! I wanted a shake as well but not sure it could have... More 

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Went to Island Burgers before a show at Terminal 5. So glad I walked a few blocks to find this place. The restaurant is really small and they only take cash, so if you go during peak times, you're in for a wait. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I ordered a strawberry milkshake and The Derby (avacado, bleu... More 

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I ate here with my husband last week. We had the Cowboy and People's Choice burgers which were both awesome. When ordering sides the waitress advised that they were on the generous side, which turned out to be the case (and is a good thing as they are a bit pricey) so a side of fries between two people should... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We got to Island Burger's during happy hour so we ordered sliders. We got Bangkok, Salsa, and regular cheeseburger sliders and they were all juicy and good. We also ordered cheese fries which were delicious. The place is small but we got there before the end of the day rush so were able to get a table immediately. Carl was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We found ourselves on the Upper North Side of Manhattan on Amsterdam Ave. looking for a place to lunch. Lucky, we came to the right spot in that we were in the middle of several blocks of mom and pop restaurants. We looked at several and finally decided that a burger was what we wanted and Island Burger and Shake... More 

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Additional Information about Island Burgers and Shakes

Address: 766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
Phone Number: 212-307-7934
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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