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Shake Shack

Southeast corner of Madison Square Park, Near Madison Ave. and E. 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010
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Ranked #59 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a little free-standing outdoor restaurant located in Madison Square Park between Broadway and 5th Ave and 23rd Street. The burgers are great, but make sure you read what comes with "everything" - you may not want everything on your burger. The same goes for the hot dogs. Otherwise - they were very good. Order a shake and you... More

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Tasty organic, outdoor burgers in Madison Square Park. The line moves quickly but it is certainly not 'fast' food. The park is an ideal setting in the spring and summer....it's simply stunning.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the original and true shack that serves great burgers and fries that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you're a group, have some wait for a table while you wait on the LONG but quickly moving line. Very good milkshakes too!

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Phoenix
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place has been open a while, and in the intervening years there's been a lot of catching up for other gourmet burger joints. I'm sure when it opened it was a revelation but that's not the case anymore. We were right in the area so it was a good stop for lunch. The line moves quickly, then there was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As fast food goes, this is head and shoulders above the usual offerings. You could plonk their burger onto a china plate in a gastro pub and you'd be delighted (especially is they charged the same $4.90 for it). The queuing was scary, however they did hand out menus and it did move pretty quickly. I'll be trying out the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a nice sunday afternoon bite here, classic burgers in madison square park, burgers and fries were cooked great and the wife had the portobello mushroom burger which went down a treat. Nice shakes and situated in a great location.

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to this location and the one of 44th and 8th. Both locations had long line ups and wait times, which is a bit frustrating if you are hungry. We got the regular shake shack burger on both occasions which is one of the best burgers I have had. the fries are great too, and the cheesy fries are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Truly the WORST "BURGER" I HAVE EVER HAD! I used quotations because this thing did not remotely resemble a hamburger except for being on an ordinary soggy bun with a single piece of limp lettuce and a decidedly old and tasteless slice of tomato. Hardly know where to begin. This thing, about the size of a poolball, had the look... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had been recommended this place by a friend and they got it spot on. There is a bit of a queue but don't be put off as it goes down quickly and is well worth waiting for. The burgers were amazing so tasty it left me wanting to go back another time. Well worth going if you like your... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are in NYC, this is a must just like Empire State Bldg. and the Stature of Liberty. The organic beef burgers and hot dogs can't be beat - probably anywhere in the world! The fries are crisped to perfection and the concrete shakes, unique to each location, are the best shakes I've ever had. So if you are... More

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