Shake Shack
Outdoors fast food

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Guide Review - Shake Shack: Restaurant Review
Located in Madison Square Park, the Shake Shack is a great choice if you're looking for a delicious, yet affordable meal, especially on a beautiful day. Waiting in line is part of the ritual of having a meal at the Shake Shack -- unless the weather is dismal (and sometimes, even then) there is almost always a line of customers waiting to order their burgers and hot dogs. The line tends to move quickly, but you should be prepared to wait 15-20 minutes and sometimes even longer. Since all the food is freshly made, it takes another 10-15 minutes for most orders to be completed.
The Shack Burger($4.38) features well-seasoned freshly ground beef, served with cheese, lettuce, tomato and shack sauce. Cheese seems like overkill on the fries($2.08), which are crisp and generously salted. Almost better than having fries with your burger is having a Chicago Dog($2.77) "dragged through the garden" with tasty toppings. Vegetarians will enjoy 'Shroom Burgers($4.15): a fried portobello mushroom, topped with onions, cheese and shack sauce.
To quench your thirst, try the freshly made iced tea($1.38) or lemonade($1.85).
Save room for dessert (or skip right to dessert if you prefer) because you don't want to miss out on the frozen custard($2.54+) or concretes($5.77). Concretes feature toppings (try the Shack Attack or Hop Scotch combinations or create your own) blended with frozen custard. Puppies will appreciate the Pooch-ini($2.54) with frozen custard, peanut butter and a dog biscuit.

The Bottom Line
A signficant step above your typical fast-food joint, everything at the Shake Shack is prepared to order from high-quality ingredients. Reasonable prices and its Madison Square Park location make it a popular choice, creating a long line for a delicious Shack Burger or Concrete on beautiful days.
  • Delicious hamburgers
  • Thick concretes
  • Outdoor seating
  • Casual, affordable lunch or dinner
  • Line can be long, especially at lunch
  • Limited number of tables
  • No indoor seating
  • Shake Shack is located in Madison Square Park on the corner of 23rd Street and Madison Ave (Map)
  • Closest subway to Shake Shack: 6 to 23rd Street
  • Shake Shack Phone: 212-889-6600
  • Wine ($6+) and beer ($4-6) is served and can be enjoyed in the Shake Shack's seating area.
  • Shake Shack Payment: Credit Cards, Cash
  • Shake Shack Price: $10 per person