Shake Shack

Row 1

152 E 86th St (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10128
(646) 237-5035
Hot Dogs
Ice Cream
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 Shake Shack Upper East Side Shake Shack include Coffee Bean Brownie, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunchcrete, and Black & White Cookie concretes. — Arthur Bovino, 11/20/2012

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Not to be missed: French fries dipped in salted caramel, a.k.a. the stuff stoner dreams are made of.
Time Out New York
Mon, 09/13/2010 - 11:21
The Upper East Side location of our favorite New York burger chain.
Serious Eats
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 08:25
This should not be on my way home. It's dangerous. Someone should do something before I hurt myself.
Wed, 08/25/2010 - 08:08
Wait in the line. Trust us, you'll forget all about it after you have the Shack burger with fries or the 'Shroom burger with cheese fries and a milk shake.
Rent the Runway
Fri, 04/22/2011 - 14:12
Quite possibly the worst seating situation in all the city... you're forced to either vulture over a table, or eat outside in 10 degree weather.
Sat, 01/08/2011 - 12:14
The location is what makes this Shake Shack great. If there's no dining room inside, get your food to-go and devour it on a bench in nearby Central Park.
New York Habitat
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 05:48
Finally! A Shake Shack with a completely non-smoking outdoor seating area! Thank you, SS!!!
Fri, 08/06/2010 - 07:11
Shroom Burger it's the best vegetarian burger in the whole world. Try it!
Sun, 12/19/2010 - 18:51
Tried for a third time despite promises to myself. Despite all the hype, I still find ABSOLUTELY NO redeeming features whatsoever here. Don't waste your time!
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 14:40
This is a place where people "go out" for dinner that eat McDonalds regularly.
Sat, 10/22/2011 - 16:43
If your done eating, get up. Limited seating.
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 13:09
Be aggressive with getting a table.
Mon, 02/07/2011 - 14:35
Double Shack Burger, fries an a black and white shake. You can't go wrong.
Sun, 09/12/2010 - 16:08
You have to try the notorious Cheese Fries that everyone talks about andShroom Burger was a delicious, greasy treat.Amazing burgers and fries.
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:31
In love with Shake Shack(s)!!! BestBurgersEver. TheBunis soft, tender, thevegetablesare fresh and Juicy, the patty is well seasoned, perfectly cooked and the over all blend is in harmony.
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:21
Smoke Shack Burger is one not to miss. Build your burger with bacon and check out their special chocolate shake.
Village Voice
Thu, 09/12/2013 - 12:21
By far the best burger in NY!!!!
Sun, 09/01/2013 - 13:24
Get the Pumpkin Pie Oh My concrete while it lasts.
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 04:25
Oh my god! Every other veggi burger i tried befor was nothing comparing to Shake Shack Shroom Burger. Absolute yaam!! Also grilled cheese with everything is awesome!!
Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:02
Coldplay, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson playlist going? Yes please!
Sat, 01/07/2012 - 15:37
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