Friday, October 17, 2008

Mmmm... Shake Shack....

Shake Shack Cheeseburger
It was very very good - but worth the half hour in line?
Maybe just this once. If I were to do it again, I'd be sure to go with a friend who I really needed to catch up with!
Check out the treehouses!
Crinkle cut fries at Shake Shack
The burgers are hot, juicy, old-fashioned, back yard style burgers - topped with good old American cheese, tomato and lettuce, with onions and pickles on the side. The crinkle cut fries were even better than the burger - crisp and addictive with a vague onion flavor, maybe something sprinkled on? I also ordered a "black and white malt" - figuring any place called the Shake Shack would have good shakes. It was fine but nothing extra. I'll try a frozen custard next time. They have a different flavor of the day in addition to the standard chocolate and vanilla. (Friday's for the month of October was Chocolate Candied Corn.)

If you don't have the stomach for the wait (no pun intended) they serve drinks, frozen custard cones and sundaes at the "B" window, where is no wait - no hot food or shakes though.

The Shake Shack
in Southeast Madison Square Park at 5th, Broadway and 23rd.
Flatiron District
and coming soon to Columbus Circle
New York City


  1. i have a friend who raves raves raves about shake shack. i'm so envious of your trip to NYC. this is my favorite time (actually after Thanksgiving, before Xmas) to visit. looks beautiful.

  2. The burger looks good but other than maybe the bun it doesn't look like anything special. Am I missing something? How does it compare to Father's Office or Neighborhood? Is it more in the style of say Rocky's?

  3. Alexandra - it's good, but it's not THAT good. I think it's just such a cool spot, right there in the park, under the trees - and the food is tasty and affordable. Maybe that's the appeal.

    Doug - it's very juicy and tasty meat, but other than that, it's really nothing unusual. It's probably closer to Rocky's than either of the other two, there's nothing "artisanal" or fancy about it, like at F.O. or Neighborhood. They're also not very big, and the prices start about 4.50 or 4.75 depending on toppings for a single burger - on up to over 9.00 for some of the double burgers.