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Island Burgers and Shakes

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766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
+1 212-307-7934
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,335 reviews
645 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 849 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Island Burgers and Shakes is a busy burger joint in New York that offers great burgers and sides,,, The sweet potato fries with bayou mayo dip (US$7.75) were awesome, and the portion was lrage. I also had a basic 'Build your Own' burger... Beef patty, American Cheddar, Mushrooms in a sesame bun (US$12.95). This was not the bestest burger I've... More 

Thank Roberts69
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best reviewed burger place near my hotel. It's no more than 10 minutes walk from Times Square. I showed up here alone and asked to sit at the bar, the waitress was so friendly and welcoming and the burger was great. Such a friendly place and such great burgers, I'll be back.

Thank Likeahurricane
Centennial, Colorado
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after going to Wicked. Quick walk from there. The waiter (manager?) was very friendly, competent, kind. Food was delicious. We had hamburger, tomato mozzarella sandwich, fries and chocolate malt. All excellent. Clean restaurant. Bathrooms available. Lots of good looking restaurants nearby. Service was fast. No waiting for table on a Tuesday at 10 pm. There was a local... More 

Thank Sheila T
Wilton, Connecticut
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot for a casual burger. They have build-your-own as well as some named burgers. There is an option for chicken or even salads for those avoiding beef -- but we have no idea how those taste. A side of fries was enough for two people. Several good choices for beer on tap. Typical rather narrow restaurant. This is a... More 

Thank BigRick56
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Wow Small little burger joint Friendly fun service They where great with our 2 kids Chicken burger was huggee we struggled Onion rings great an baked potato was the biggest iv seen An ya mothers milk beer was great an nice an cold 100% coiming back

Thank Steve H
Killingworth, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Since we were spending the day in NYC, my friend and I opted for a local place with a good reputation. This restaurant is located in the Hell's Kitchen area. The building is so small that we actually walked by it at first. When we walked in, I was glad we were only a party of two. There are 11... More 

Thank brookardi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here on the last night of our trip as we fancied something filling and tasty and we were not disappointed. Decided to build my own burger and it was amazing. We were told on arrival there was a problem with the card machine that night but not an issue to us. Greeted with glass of water and then had... More 

Thank Molly G
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The staff were very helpful explaining there would be about a 15 minute wait for a table. We were constantly updated and the wait was indeed no longer than 15 minutes. As we were visiting from the UK we wanted to experience local places to eat as opposed to large international chains. I shared a mushroom burger with my daughter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Way better than a shake shack burger people rave over. These burgers are thick and juicy and come in an array of toping flavours or make your own. The fries are huge though. You can ask for a half order of fries which isn't on the menu. Very small place so go during off dining times to get a seat.

Thank James W
Baltimore, MD
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Very tiny place in Hell's kitchen that does one type of food and does it well. You can get burgers, chicken or portabella mushrooms prepared in unique ways or make your own. All ingedients were fresh and you can order from plain to spicy, I chose spicy which was flavorful and just the right amount of heat with the blackened... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +1 212-307-7934
A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.

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