Shake Shack

Burgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs
986 Chapel Street (btwn College St & Temple St)
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 747-8483
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm

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


  • Damn these fries are good
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Try the smoke shack burger!!! Best burger I've ever had!
  • Pretty expensive for essentially the same food I could get at any fast food restaurant. The only things worth the money are the shakes.
  • The east coast's in 'n' out.
  • SOO D-Lish!!
  • Opening day woo hoo! Get the SmokeShack burger. Delish!
  • Gotta get the Shack Burger. An American classic.
  • American burger for tourists
  • Everything was OK, but its a bit too pricy for what is pretty much a fastfood style of eating.
  • Try the gluten free bun
  • Best hamburgers in New Haven!
  • Everything is amazing!
  • Walking distance to metro north, stop here before your journey
  • 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!!!)
  • Really liked the chocolate shake last time I was there. Nice vibe
  • Shroom burger. Nuff said

Nearby places

Temple Street
247 College St
1068-1070 Chapel St (at High St)