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“Worth the wait” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shake Shack

Shake Shack
Southeast Corner of Madison Square Park, Near Madison Ave. and E. 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010
2128896600
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Ranked #71 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
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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“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Arrived about 12 noon so a long wait for my lunch (probably about 40 minutes) but once I had my burger, crinkle cut fries & (best of all, in my opinion) the Shack-made lemonade I knew it was all worth it. Sat outside in the sun in Madison Square Park enjoying the food and people-watching. Very pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply Great Burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Visited Shake Shack for 2 times in 2 days in NYC and defenetly will go for more. Double smoke and shack burgers are truly delicious and defenetly worth the queuing time (approx. 20-30min). Visiting NYC? Visit Shake Shack

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“Yummy - worth the wait!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had to queue for around 20 minutes to place our order then had to wait another 10 mins to get our order. It was good when it arrived. Go before you are hungry!

Visited September 2012
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“TOTAL HYPE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Oh the marketing genius behind these Shake Shack restaurants.....Packed inside, and humongous lines waiting outside for an ordinary burger, ordinary hot dog and mediocre fries. There is ABSOLUTELY nothing special about this food, it is difficult to get a seat, and to top it off you will feel like a fool that you "fell for the hype". Don't waste your time or money!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy burgers, fries, shakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went to the one near the Museum of Natural History (Columbus and 77th St). Nice atmosphere, and you can sit by the glass window for a nice street view!

Long queues, especially on weekends, so you may want to time your visit on a weekday to avoid queueing too long.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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