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Island Burgers and Shakes

766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323 (Manhattan)
212-307-7934
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Ranked #303 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Description: A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Without doubt the best burger place I have ever visited. Terrific food, nice staff. Will definitely be back even though we're only in NYC for a short week.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great burger and so many styles of burgers to choose from. I usually get the Chesky burger, which is always good. My friend got the Mona Lisa burger and said it was the best burger he's ever had. The real reason my friends and I keep coming back to this restaurant is the Black & White milk shake, which is... More

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Glasgow
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The best burger I had in NYC, Realy good choice, Burger cooked your way, onion rings were fab and to top it all off happy hour! This place is quite small so like I said get here early, You will not regret getting a burger in here....well perhaps a little as every burger you have after here will be compaired... More

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Calne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We decided to eat here at the end of a long day of walking, before we departed for the airport. When we arrived , we were initially discouraged by the size as there were seven of us and the place is only very small. The staff pulled together a few small tables and we squeezed in. Our initial concerns were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went here with my family and had a great time. The shakes were very good but the spicy burgers were easily the best part. There were so many burgers to try the biggest challenge was narrowing them down. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes more unusual burgers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Guided by other reviews we landed on this island. Have to say that nowhere in Europe and our NYC visit we've ever eaten such tasty burgers! Service was really warm as well as the place itself. For sure we'll recommend and repeat in a future visit.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The burger I had here was brilliant. The choice of burgers is probably the best I've ever seen anywhere. Certain burgers come with different breads/buns which is a great touch & is certainly not something I've seen very often. I had a burger with bacon, blue cheese, caramelized onions & au poivre sauce on it. It was in the 'sumptuous'... More

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New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Service needs to improve. They tried to be friendly after I made myself noticed, as in "I need a menu and a beer" other than that, nothing good management couldn't fix.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We were living on West 88th for a little over a year and searched for the best burger in New York City during a one-month span. We went from above Columbia University down near Battery Park and some places multiple times but we always had a benchmark of Island Burger to refer to. We went to so many places during... More

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Marsascala, Malta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Okay "burger", good fries but the place had a pretty lame/no atmosphere and the service was pretty poor. Wouldn't recommend, certainly wouldn't go back.

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