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Island Burgers and Shakes

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766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with family in October. Small restaurant in Hells Kitchen with large choice of burgers. Food was excellent, freshly cooked. Two of us had Cowboy burgers which we agreed was one of the best burgers we had eaten. Kids has milkshakes which were fab. Would recommend.

Thank AliMark1990
Moorhead, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a good burger joint that was not a chain. We also wanted something Outside of the typical tourist traps. This place fit the bill. It was rated highly, close to our hotel, and in our price range.

Thank seoultous
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The title says it all, they do burgers! Lots of choice, great fillings and well cooked. You will not go hungry here and my partner said it was the best burger she'd had!! Tables are a little cosy but i can understand them wanting to get the customers in the door...if your in the area and want a burger give... More 

Thank James M
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do you need more than a good burger and a beer? Here you go. The place itself is not fancy. The interior (tables and chairs) are simple but okay. It is not a restaurant where you bring someone to impress but when you want to have an honest burger, here is where you should go.

Thank WallyHolland
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tiny spot on the West Side in Hell's Kitchen is well worth a visit! The burgers may be among the best in NYC. You can build your own or try one of their specialty burgers... I recommend the Raoul. An assortment of fries and milkshakes are the perfect complements to the burgers. Enjoy every bite!

Thank hannahfichandler
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended our day of touristy activities with this great burger joint. Very small place. Great vanilla shakes. All 4 burgers were amazing. Fries were awesome as well. Try the Hobi burger though I got it with Boursin Cheese. SO good.

Thank Ina R
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with chips, salsa and guacamole that was so good we polished them off. We were certain we would not have room for our burgers. The burgers were large, juicy and simply the best burger I have ever had! We ate ever single bite and we our still talking about them. I wished I lived in New York. Oh... More 

Thank ginav66
Prescott, Arizona
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers and salads. Chips and salsa are fabulous. Food was served fast. Everything was delicious.

Thank wcblake
Atlanta, GA
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This would not be a place you may simply step across. Hell's kitchen is an interesting area. The restaurant is pretty small (maybe only about 20 feet wide) with a bar and tables on one side and the hostess stand on the other. There is not much room for anything else. It is a pretty down and dirty meal. If... More 

Thank Tony_Kenney
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice sized burger made with precision, melted cheese on top. Absolute delight. Best burger I tried in the U.S

1 Thank Tom G

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 212-307-7934
A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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