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Island Burgers and Shakes

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Midtown
Hamburgers
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766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
212-307-7934
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly...
A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious burgers, vast choice

We were looking for a place to have a quick burger after a long flight. This burger place on 9th avenue was perfect. There's a huge choice of burgers, one looking better than the next, made the choice difficult. All the burgers we ordered were perfectly cooked and extremely tasty. On the down side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Bubu1596
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place to have a quick burger after a long flight. This burger place on 9th avenue was perfect. There's a huge choice of burgers, one looking better than the next, made the choice difficult. All the burgers we ordered were perfectly cooked and extremely tasty. On the down side, the place is quite small and... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took my 13 year old son on a Wednesday night. We are both huge burger fans and Island Burgers did not disappoint. The menu had dozens of burgers to choose from with all sorts of unique combinations. I had the Bourbon Street Burger which was delicious and the little bucket of fries was crispy with yummy seasoning. The place is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went along with our 7 and 8 year old for a quick dinner. My wife and I thought the food was fantastic, a little pricey but with large portions and wonderful flavours. There wasn't really any cheap kids options though, and the choices we made of the adult menu turned out to be a bit spicy for our kids'... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The place is quite small, we were lucky to get a table at lunch time. The cheeseburger was simple and just simply the best I've ever had. Fries were good also. Milk shake thick and sweet. This place is worth a little detour if you're in NYC.

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Thames Ditton, Surrey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent find thanks to your rave reviews! Burgers were sensational with very imaginative combinations and served on a whole variety of breads, buns or pitta. Burger itself was absolutely delicious, really meaty no fat. Staff were great, cannot recommend too highly!

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Bethel, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Took the kids and Niece here (teenagers!) no doubt everyone loves a burger- but this place is ridiculous...was here on Tuesday before New Years- just missed the busy time- burgers were one of best ever had. small, quirky, waitstaff was great- and reasonably priced! GO HERE NOW!! and $2 Schaefer cans..say no more!

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate here on our last night in NYC or I would have been more than once. My husband and I didn't speak while eating our meal till we both paused to say "this is f*€king amazing!" Genuinely good, fresh and unusual combinations of food which are delicious. I had a chicken and pesto sandwich, the pesto is out of... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I recently had some delicious burgers and fries at Island Burgers in Mid-town. It was reasonably priced and we were happy with the unique selection of burgers. I would recommend trying the Island Saison to complement your burger. Would definitely go back for lunch again soon.

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Boras, Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited Island Burgers & Shakes with my family and had a great time. Fantastic food and friendly staff made it memorable. Highly recommended if you are in New York!

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-307-7934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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