Shake Shack

Row 1

Details
691 8th Ave (at W 44th St)
New York, NY 10036
(646) 435-0135
Burgers, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight

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 Theater District Shake Shack include Great White Way, Prezel! The Concrete, and Jelly's Last Donut conretes. — Arthur Bovino, 11/20/2012

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Foursquare Tips

  • "They have this thing called the 'Shroom Burger for the vegetarians," Miss USA tells us in her NY Diet. "It's just cheese inside a fried mushroom. Oh my God."
  • Best burger ever but u have to guard ur seat
  • Not to be missed: French fries dipped in salted caramel, a.k.a. the stuff stoner dreams are made of.
  • This new location just opened, so the lines will be predictably epic. Stop by in the late afternoon when the crowds thin out and order their famed frozen custard along with your burger.
  • Grab a Shack Burger before curtain! This Shake Shack location is a great spot for a quick yet totally delicious pre-theater bite.
  • Our vote for best burger in the city and while you will have to wait in a long line, it's worth it. Shack burger with cheese fries and a chocolate shake. Say no more.
  • Shake Shack has been listed among some of America's finest dining establishments in a new ranking of the country's best restaurants according to The Daily Meal list. NYC dominate the top 20 spots.
  • There are always lines and believe the hype. Pair a Shack Stack with an order of Cheese Fries and a Fair Shake.
  • BEST. BURGERS. EVER.
  • Melhor burguer de NY! Sem dvida. Shack Burguer tradicional. Shack Stack vem com a berinjela empanada. Batatas leves e deliciosas. Milk Shake bem consistente.
  • Guard your seats.
  • The menu's practically identical to the other Shacks, but try some of the new concretes here: Great White Way (vanilla, marshmallow, crunchies) and Pretzel! (choco, peanut butter, pretzels, marshmallo
  • Ask for the smash sauce on the side for your fries!
  • regular fries are better than cheese fries.
  • This gourmet burger joint masquerades as a cookie-cutter chain, but don't be fooled: there's some serious gourmet ingredients & styling to this menu. Salted caramel hot cocoa is a must on a cold day.
  • There's always a line, but that's easy, getting a table on the other hand...
  • A must if you are in New York, go in order shake burger and fries...sit down and prepare yourself for the best burger you have ever tasted!
  • Super Burger! Wenn man nicht alleine ist sollte jemand fr Sitzplatz Ausschau halten whrend der andere in der Warteschlange frs Essen steht
  • Amazing burguer, amazing shakes, if you like the heat, smoke shack is your call
  • Try the black and white shake! So good ---vanilla with fudge!