Shake Shack Upper East Side

152 E 86th St
New York NY 10128
(646) 237-5035
Categories Food

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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Village Voice
Smoke Shack Burger is one not to miss. Build your burger with bacon and check out their special chocolate shake.
Katerina Ieromonachou
By far the best burger in NY!!!!
Serious Eats
The Upper East Side location of our favorite New York burger chain.
Marina Volkova
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!!
Alec M
The bathroom is easily one of the best bathrooms to have sex in. Plenty of room for 3-7 people, little employee oversight.
Carlos Pacheco
Best burgers I have ever had, nothing beats it. There's always a line up but it usually goes pretty fast. Don't forget to bring you dog since they have a doggy menu!
New York Habitat
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.
Mike F
If your done eating, get up. Limited seating.
Billy Cowell
This is a place where people "go out" for dinner that eat McDonalds regularly.
Rent the Runway
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.
Be aggressive with getting a table.
Anthony Spicciati
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.
Camila Santana
Shroom Burger it's the best vegetarian burger in the whole world. Try it!
Ryan Martinsen
Get the Pumpkin Pie Oh My concrete while it lasts.
Eric Yeh
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!
Time Out New York
Not to be missed: French fries dipped in salted caramel, a.k.a. the stuff stoner dreams are made of.
Creighton DeSimone
Double Shack Burger, fries an a black and white shake. You can't go wrong.
Charles I
This should not be on my way home. It's dangerous. Someone should do something before I hurt myself.
Like all the other Shacks, this one features a bunch of blended concretes inspired the 'hood, and which you can only get here—check out the Pineapple Upper East Side Cake (vanilla custard with pineapp
Jennie Mustafa-Julock
Finally! A Shake Shack with a completely non-smoking outdoor seating area! Thank you, SS!!!
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