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Island Burgers and Shakes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
+1 212-307-7934
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Large choice of burgers. Can choose the meat including veggy portobello mushroom burger, bread, cheese and toppings. Or hust choose a combination from the menu. Good service - pleasant and quick. Best music. Reasonably priced.

Thank Nadav P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another '3.5' rating - it is not average, it is not very good. That said for what it is - a burger bar - it is very good. The seating is ok - but not great- I felt a bit exposed perched on the high table - but they all are. The service was good, the food came... More 

Caddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally ticked all the boxes, great burger, amazing chocolate shake and fries just spot on. Would definitely go back.

Thank Rebecca H
Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in search of a good burger and found this online. Tiny place and the burgers were great and even had a salad that totally rocked. So many burger options as well as create your own. The shakes were good but the fries were average at best. Service was spot on and would definitely go back but skip the... More 

Thank JSmith315
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best burger we had on our trip to NY. We visited for lunch and it was really busy but the two guys serving were great. They were non stop busy but it showed they were working hard. Our burgers were great. Really tasty and good value too (my wife had the lunch deal of burger fries and a... More 

Thank craig n
Taverny, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny place but only fresh foods, very tasty. Welcoming staff, great terrace to have lunch outside (weather permitting !). You can take your food away as well and enjoy your burger home. We will certainly come back and... back !

Thank Seb_Gastronome
London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed local ttime here, read good reviews on trip advisor and they didn't disappoint, the food is really great, we actually went back it was so good. All the food we had was good. The negative about the place is the service. As a Brit I find the whole you have to tip thing a bit old hat now,... More 

Thank Spam75
Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This had been recommended by a couple of local people and one of the bus tour guides Austen said he went regularly with friends. Absolutely delicious burgers huge good quality meat - we were stuffed. Yes they do bring the bill without you asking but we weren't made to feel we had to go far from it. Would definitely recommend.... More 

Thank Anna R
Montreux, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

According to trip advisor it was a recommended place, and I honestly do not see what the fuss is about . Nothing special, plus a Not so friendly server who rush you out of the restaurant, you get the bill without asking for it . Totally do not recommend the place .

Thank Audrey_BonvinDechoux
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Service was friendly and efficient. Burgers were pretty good. Shakes were good, too. Recommend sweet potato fries over regular fries. Seating is a challenge since it's a really small place. You'll be really close to your neighbors. Bar area seems popular, too. Get there in between main meal times for quicker service and the ability to find seats. We ate... 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
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: +1 212-307-7934
A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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