Shake Shack Upper West Side

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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 West Side Shake Shack include Shacky Road, Upper West Side, and Natural History Crunch-Stellation concretes. — Arthur Bovino, 11/20/2012

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Serious Eats
The Upper West Side home for some our favorite burgers and shakes in the city.
New York Habitat
Different location, same great burger. Good place to stop after checking out the Natural History Museum. As always, you've got to get the shack burger, a chocolate shake, and some cheese fries.
Dock Drumming
Great place to have dinner after visiting The American Museum of Natural History
Robert Rowe
...check out their Special Menu Shacktoberfest running until Oct. 10th featuring sausages, Bavarian-style Concretes and a special Beer Stein. Na dann zum Wohl...
Time Out New York
Not to be missed: French fries dipped in salted caramel, a.k.a. the stuff stoner dreams are made of.
The Corcoran Group
It's only a special during certain times, but absolutely try the peanut butter & bacon burger if it's available (ask the staff). A word of warning though, you'll need a lot of napkins for this one!
Adriana Nova
Completely worth the hype (and wait).
Ashley Dennis
Have the shack stack. it is utterly amazing, you won't be disappointed.
Tahai Michelle Baik
If getting cheese fries, get the cheese on the side and use as a dip!
Stephanie Loleng
Go during the week because the lines aren't long and you can actually get a seat! Really good, solid burgers, crisp fries and a decent beer on draft -- all for under $20 in the Upper West Side.
Patrick Agahigian
Even if the line is long the Shack Burger is worth the wait.
Joseph Dries
Get the Shroom Burger. It's the junk foodiest portabello burger ever. But so fine.
Hana Na
Cheese fries is a must. Get extra napkins.
Mikel Washington
Say hello to the best Burger in NYC
Aislinn L
Get the 'Shroom Burger. Attempt to keep your fingers clean.
Elissa Kline
Get the Shake Shack burger
Remington Guest
Go to this shake shack because the line is MUCH MUCH faster, and your food is ready in a matter of minutes. Not the wait you would experience in madison square park.
Adam Kravetz
weeknights there is no line
Mike Gee
Go to Shake Shack and get a double stack with fries, best burger EVAR
Amanda D
Significantly less busy than the downtown location. I get the double cheeseburger and an Abita beer: dinner of champions.
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