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Island Burgers and Shakes

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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: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    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
Love this place!!

We had a burger each and shared some fries here - the portion sizes were HUGE and the food so delicious. Reasonably priced for the size of the portion. Service was very good and friendly too. Would definitely go back here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
deathbyblackcat
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birmingham
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birmingham
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181 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a burger each and shared some fries here - the portion sizes were HUGE and the food so delicious. Reasonably priced for the size of the portion. Service was very good and friendly too. Would definitely go back here!

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Madrid, Spain
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100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down best burger in town. Small joint, worth waiting for a table to taste their burger. No non-sense, big patties. Do not call for delivery as the bun will go soft and the experience is not as good.

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Thank jgr83
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty tiny place, so you have to be prepared to be part of your neighbors' conversations, but in all, the food was terrific and plentiful. I had the Mona Lisa which is enormous, juicy, and decadent with lots of yummy cheesy goodness. My husband had the Hobie and wasn't quite as thrilled as I was, finding the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

since the reviews for this place were pretty good, we decided to have dinner there. They have really interesting varieties of burgers - you can also build your own - and sides! We had the Will's and Hippo burgers (which were difficult to eat since they were huge!) with a baked potato and the kale salad. The food was really... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Don't look further, this the place where you will have your best burger! Great choice, classified by level of spice, and in case you don't find something for your taste your can built your own. Great ingredients make great foods. On the top of that the service is quick and great. Simply the best place, don't hesitate to have lunch... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent and they were kind even though the place was slammed. Black and white shakes were yummy. Hamburgers good. We had fries, onion rings and sweet potato fries, all were perfect. Great energy.

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Thank Robert571
Sherbrooke, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Those burgers are so good!!! My new favorite burger is the "hippo"! I really like the casual vibe of this place.

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Thank runforestrun2
Rugby, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Tiny little place in Hells Kitchen on 9th avenue. Great burgers and even better malted shakes. Quite expensive (by UK standards) but worth it for a holiday treat. Would visit again. You won't need another meal for the rest of the day.

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Thank TheForce11
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The place is very tight, but you have to go! Really good food and excellent service, you can choose your burguer options and it is delicious.. I extreme recommend.

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Thank Patricia S
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We are here straight of the plane from London. The burgers were delicious and the shakes were amazing. Good value too.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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