Shake Shack

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986 Chapel St (btwn College St & Temple St)
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 747-8483
Ice Cream
Hot Dogs
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Slowly, Danny Meyer's Shake Shack is changing the landscape of the burger world. It started in Madison Square Park in 2001, with a hot dog cart created by Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy's first art installation. Fans of the cart lined up for three summers until USHG won the bid to open a permanent park kiosk. Then the real fun (and lines) started. The "roadside burger joint" started serving incredibly juicy burgers on potato rolls and rich, thick, creamy custards with mix-ins (concretes), and the best Chicago-style hot dog outside the Windy City. It took until 2007 for the Shack to stay open through winter, but it's since become a New York institution — and spread beyond its borders, immediately ranking among those locales best burgers. Menu additions, mash-ups, and location-specific items have followed at newly launched Shacks in New York, Connecticut, Florida, D.C., Philadelphia, the Middle East, and now London. Location specific items at the New Haven Shake Shack include The Handsome Dog and Boola Boola Blue, Skull & Cones, and Elm City Coffee Break concretes. — Arthur Bovino, 11/20/2012

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Damn these fries are good
Joseph J
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 12:36
Food was pretty good but they got the order wrong. The irony of that was the 15 plus employees that were standing around with their arms crossed doing nothing at all. Expensive too!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:38
Get a burger and vanilla shake. Then explore the hundreds of surrounding venues in New Haven, which has blossomed into the Northeast's best mid-sized city.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 20:51
So this place is expensive, the pattys are super salty, the fries suck, and the other customers suck harder. Wendy's tastes better and you'll get twice the food.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 03:04
Try the smoke shack burger!!! Best burger I've ever had!
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 08:18
Awesomely clean bathroom, too! 5/5
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 08:07
The east coast's in 'n' out.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 13:40
Best burgers to eat in town! Grass fed beef and delish crisp veggies to top you r burger! Make sure to accompany your meal with their amazing shakes!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 07:53
SOO D-Lish!!
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 08:09
Opening day woo hoo! Get the SmokeShack burger. Delish!
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 10:23
Pretty expensive for essentially the same food I could get at any fast food restaurant. The only things worth the money are the shakes.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 13:03
Walking distance to metro north, stop here before your journey
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:32
First visit got the Shack-cago Dog! OUTSTANDING! Got a shack burger to go...fantastic! (Actually got 2 burgers to go to have for dinner for my husband and me..still great!!!)
Lou Ann
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 04:48
Really liked the chocolate shake last time I was there. Nice vibe
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 05:53
Shroom burger. Nuff said
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 11:29
Too expensive, get Prime 16 takeout for less, and much tastier.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 07:18
I got the reg shack burger it was good. the fries are good, but better off with cheese fries. the mushroom burger is great! I recommend getting the lemonade they also have a good strawberry shake!
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 00:38
Overpriced fatty foods make this a delicious guilt trip.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 09:10
Longtime In n Out loyalist here. In n Out still wins in my book but I will say the bread here is sweeter, and it's a much easier burger to eat. Also seems to be made with more responsible ingredient
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 14:52
Burgers and fries !
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 14:59