Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake

Burger Joint, Breakfast Spot, and Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Central Harlem, New York
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  • Élise W.
    "Get the jerk fries - but ask for mayo on side unless you LOVE mayo"(13 Tips)
    Mathilde P.
    "Try the Hot Mess and keep room for the red velvet shake ❤️"(11 Tips)
    Emil R.
    "Red Velvet Shake is the best, rich, tick and lots of crumbles!!!!!"(11 Tips)
    Nenad P.
    "Sonoran dog is delicious a must try"(3 Tips)
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  • John B.
    John BowmanJanuary 14
    Chick tenders, hot mess, jerk fries, all good eats
  • Asli S.
    Asli SinarDecember 15, 2016
    Cookies n cream milkshake 😍
  • Terrea M.
    Terrea MitchellOctober 15, 2016
    Had my usual hot mess. The pitcher of mimosa is a great value. My friend and I had a pitcher Friday night, definitely enough for 3 people at least.
  • girma
    girmaJuly 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite burgers in Harlem.
  • Aisata D.
    Aisata DialloJune 27, 2016
    This is my favorite place for burgers and milkshakes!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttMay 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Check it out on Sundays and be amazed by how many tourists visit after attending churches and photographing brownstones.
  • Bob R.
    Bob RutledgeMarch 30, 2016
    Sweet potato home fries are a culinary experience par excellence.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyMarch 17, 2016
    Amazingly delicious milkshakes and burgers. Try the jerk burger and a cookies n cream milkshake. Always opt for the larger milkshake size!
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyMarch 9, 2016
    The Harlem Jerk is awesome, and 5 beers for $15 between 4-8pm is clutch.
  • Noel S.
    Noel SimmondsFebruary 20, 2016
    I love the tasty (and unique) burger selection and the shakes are off the chain. Great place for lunch or dinner.
  • Lotus T.
    Lotus ToreeJanuary 18, 2016
    This burger is a must-eat. And, the mac'n cheese is creamy decadence. Not a fan of the velvet milkshake but the vanilla and strawberry are fantastic. Fries are average but burger won't disappoint!
  • Paula
    PaulaNovember 17, 2015
    Tasty burger. Place is very cool.
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CheeseboroOctober 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Jerk Burger, Shrimp & Grits, Peach Milkshake, and of course the Grilled Mac 'n' Cheeseboro sandwich!
  • S E.
    S EAugust 22, 2015
    The orders take a while. I ordered 3 shakes and had to wait 30 mins. My co-worker ordered food and shakes after me and received her order before mine. Overall the shakes were okay.
  • Chatura S.
    Chatura SmithAugust 19, 2015
    Burgers and shakes
  • Amin N.
    Amin NourallahAugust 10, 2015
    Not good! Too much fat!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MaiuoloJuly 27, 2015
    We got the bbq burger and the american classic, the cheese fries, and the macandcheeseboro, all amazing.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MaiuoloJuly 27, 2015
    get everything. all is worth it!
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanJuly 27, 2015
    The Red velvet shake is pretty awesome, and the burgers are great- similar to five guys or shake shack.
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 23, 2015
    So all the hype...deserved!! I had the classic burger (added bacon) & was in heaven! They have a huge selecting of burgers & other foods you'll love. See all the celebs pics on the wall. Staff great.
  • Francis
    FrancisJuly 23, 2015
    Great fries, but the burgers were just ok
  • Carol
    CarolJuly 2, 2015
    Funny menu option names. I'd go back just to try them all!
  • K d.
    K darJune 24, 2015
    Get the small burger, fries are good too
  • John K.
    John KeefeJune 18, 2015
    I recommend the Deluxe Fried Chicken Sandwich if you want to change it up. Good beer and wine selection - sit outside with a bottle of wine or some cold beers on a nice day.
  • Tiff L.
    Tiff L.June 17, 2015
    The Harlem Shake is huge and takes like red velvet
  • jasmine j.
    jasmine jeffersonJune 12, 2015
    Jerk cheese burger is good; I feel the whole place is over priced; don't really like the milk shakes but the burgers are decent
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can never go wrong here. Vegetarians: get the veggie patty which is one of the best I've had - and ask for your fries to be cooked in vegetable oil! Cajun spiced fries are outta control!
  • Júlia C.
    Júlia CastellóMay 7, 2015
    Best peanut butter milshake ever
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Swag Kid combo for those late night cravings.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 9, 2015
    The mind-blowing veggie burger here is built on a homemade nut-and-grain patty, typically served in classic style: two patties with cheese, onions, pickles, and the restaurant's special sauce.
  • Kim B.
    Kim BMarch 22, 2015
    Love, love, love the Patty Melt, Jerk Fries with a Stella Artois! Yummy in Harlemworld!
  • Mbali
    MbaliMarch 6, 2015
    Just might be the best-tasting veggie burger I've ever bought 👌. Wish the kale salad was massaged to make it softer but overall they have an impressive selection for vegetarians.
  • Jean L.
    Jean LFebruary 2, 2015
    Great for after Apollo events. Skip the pretentious red rooster and crowded corner social. GO HERE
  • SavoredSpoon
    SavoredSpoonJanuary 18, 2015
    Fun spot with a decent veggie burger
  • David D.
    David DuncanJanuary 13, 2015
    Cashier friendly and helpful. Burger kind of greasy and small for the price, but tasty. Watermelon cooler was good. Nice to have this place in the neighborhood but it needs something.
  • Darryl N.
    Darryl Nicholson-SansaniDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent burger but feels slightly over priced. The spicy fries are good.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 19, 2014
    Jerk fries + jerk mayo will change your life.
  • Nicholas V.
    Nicholas VernonDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love their burger ... ask for a side of their jerk sauce .. take a dip and BOOM!
  • Bubblez S.
    Bubblez SinclairNovember 30, 2014
    Great turkey burger just wish they had more milkshake flavors. Overall great place
  • Angelica Y.
    Angelica YoungNovember 11, 2014
    I don't usually go for shakes, but the double chocolate bacon shake is amazing!
  • Lenny K.
    Lenny KnechtOctober 15, 2014
    Excellent breakfasts, to Enjoy on the terras at the street side.
  • Simon K.
    Simon KeyersOctober 15, 2014
    Good place for breakfast!
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BaezOctober 7, 2014
    That Sonoran hot dog tho...
  • Rhoda S.
    Rhoda SuperOctober 3, 2014
    The turkey burger is so good!
  • Karen G.
    Karen GuzmánOctober 1, 2014
    Found a Doppelgänger of my bf (who's in Colombia Juan Andres) and the shakes are so creamy... Yum!
  • lindsay f.
    lindsay freySeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    try the Harlem Hangover for breakfast, sooo good! a unique, spicy comfort dish – sweet potato, onion & peppers, fried egg
  • Luca S.
    Luca SartoriSeptember 13, 2014
    Great burger and fries! The Harlem Shake (red velvet) is phenomenal!
  • Erica
    EricaSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best veggie burger I've ever had. The patty looks a little weird/different, tastes amazing! Grab a coffee shake to digest. Nom.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾September 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut. Butter. Milkshake. Killer burgers. Great service. 👍👍
  • Cialina T.
    Cialina Temena-HusemannSeptember 1, 2014
    Their swag kid special is a great value that is just right. The downside is that the milkshake options that come with it are limited.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MinnickAugust 31, 2014
    Ev-ery-THANG. YUMMMM
  • New York Post
    New York PostAugust 25, 2014
    Retro diner makes a big splash uptown with thick red-velvet milkshakes, classic burgers of rich, flavorful beef, buttermilk-brined chicken sandwiches (classic $7.50, jerk-style $8.50) and hot dogs. Read more
  • Faridah A.
    Faridah AbdullahAugust 23, 2014
    Harlem Market on 115 th and 116 th Street. Booth 24. Come and see the jewelry........earrings, chains and watches.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawAugust 14, 2014
    Not worth the money or hype.
  • CaLi
    CaLiAugust 13, 2014
    The burgers and fries and the chicken "strips" are good plus the bathroom takes you back with all of thr Jet magazines from back in the day.
  • Mathilde P.
    Mathilde PanagetAugust 9, 2014
    Great burgers! Try the Hot Mess and keep room for the red velvet shake ❤️
  • kwame e.
    kwame ealonAugust 8, 2014
    The Nurgers are on point.. And also you have to try the Red Velvet milkshake
  • Heidi .
    Heidi 😼August 1, 2014
    Waited 20 minutes for a melted sundae. The couple who ordered after me, received and finished their meal before I even got this melted mess.
  • Star O.
    Star Of'DavidJuly 20, 2014
    Best burgers! We had a classic and turkey...so good! Very filling without stuffing you. Must try.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 1, 2014
    The menu offers quite the spread--from turkey or veggie patties and kale Caesar salads to something known as the “Hot Mess” (take as you will). Read more
  • Avicii J.
    Avicii JadenJune 25, 2014
    My mom took to this much raved spot and loved the burgers. The special sauce is something to really talk about ! great experience.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PatalanoJune 11, 2014
    Get the classic! Drugs in these burgers I swear it!
  • Tara B.
    Tara BarnesMay 26, 2014
    Three visits. Three exceptionally long waits due to disorganization. So disappointed to be disappointed. I really want to like it here.
  • UzoNYC
    UzoNYCMay 25, 2014
    Burgers are good. A little overpriced by my estimation, but if you've got the scrilla, it's worth the trip. http://www.uzonyc.com/?p=622
  • Erin E.
    Erin EisenbergApril 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Never disappoints. Love the Georgette.
  • Marvin W.
    Marvin WashingtonApril 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're a tuna fish melt lover I suggest this pallet pleasing combo of mouth watering tuna and onions and other treats but the choice of chedder swiss with fries is to die for darling TRUST
  • Damon A.
    Damon AwApril 6, 2014
    The classic burger and Red Velvet shake were good, but a little sad on their own. Spend a little bit more to get some sides or you'll end up with another burger =)
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 30, 2014
    Look for the real sugar sodas in the fridge in the back instead of the fountain drinks. Lots of choices from around the country.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 30, 2014
    The "hot mess" with a pickled cherry pepper and bacon relish is their best selling burger for a reason. Get it!
  • Marvin W.
    Marvin WashingtonMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Hot Mess with bacon is truly a burger of love.
  • Marvin W.
    Marvin WashingtonMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Leave a tip awesome service.
  • Derek P.
    Derek PennMarch 8, 2014
    Hall of fame
  • Derek P.
    Derek PennMarch 8, 2014
    Burger was nice and tasty . Try the classic
  • Marvin W.
    Marvin WashingtonFebruary 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Please try the sonoran dog.
  • Juliana S.
    Juliana StockFebruary 16, 2014
    Kale Caesar salad is amazing... Although seems like it may be seasonal which is too bad. It's my favorite thing to eat--along with a side of jerk fries.
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy P.February 9, 2014
    Love love love the Harlem Classic with bacon. So tasty, way more memorable than Shake Shack.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JaccarinoDecember 21, 2013
    Best sweet potato fries!
  • Hannah H.
    Hannah HarDecember 11, 2013
    Salted caramel shake ftw
  • Nana B.
    Nana BoatengDecember 9, 2013
    The salted caramel milkshake!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MarieDecember 4, 2013
    Definitely the hippest burger joint in Harlem. Can't complain. Love the burgers, decor and vibe here ❤️❤️Must try if your in the hood. 👍
  • Cherena O.
    Cherena O'NealDecember 1, 2013
    Food is tasty but on the small side
  • Nia
    NiaNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for lettuce and tomato!!
  • Nia
    NiaNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect lettuce & tomato fixin's. All other reviews, I agree with. Love the chocolate malted shake. They've got a seasonal pumpkin cinnamon shake, now. I didn't try it due to diet.
  • Ashlee H.
    Ashlee HaynieOctober 26, 2013
    I don't love the burgers or the chicken sandwich, but the chili cheese dog is pretty good. I'll keep coming back just for the shakes though! So good!
  • Viki T.
    Viki T.October 25, 2013
    Don't miss it out if you are in Harlem! Soooo good burgers.... 🍔🍔🍔
  • Jelena P.
    Jelena PasicOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    #LIVE TONIGHT @ #HARLEMSHAKE:: #UFC166 World Heavyweight Championship #VELASQUEZ vs. #DOSSANTOS!… http://instagram.com/p/frEzvEFS2-/
  • Dee D.
    Dee DeeSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers are great , just a little pricey
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YusonSeptember 11, 2013
    Jerk Fry Burger
  • Tyrus T.
    Tyrus TownsendSeptember 5, 2013
    I have visited this place three times and everytime has been a fluke. I will NEVER EVER give this establishment my hard earned money again. I wish you success in the future.
  • Dylon W.
    Dylon WalkerAugust 29, 2013
    Try the Watermelon Cooler and Jerk Fries! Also, there is great outdoor seating.
  • Élise W.
    Élise WyattAugust 26, 2013
    Get the jerk fries - but ask for mayo on side unless you LOVE mayo
  • Complex B.
    Complex BitchAugust 26, 2013
    I've actually taste burgers & sweet yam fries way better than this place.. On a scale of 1-10 Harlem shake gets a 5.. But if you like me & like to eat at over pricey restaurant then come in :)
  • Nenad P.
    Nenad PasicAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Red velvet shake is the best
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StevensAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Georgette, the watermelon cooler mixed with lemonade.
  • Terrea M.
    Terrea MitchellAugust 8, 2013
    The atmosphere is fun, loud and fun. staff is friendly but unorganized. It took almost 30 minutes for my order because they forgot to put it in, however the food redeemed this eatery. call ahead.
  • Stacey D.
    Stacey DanielsAugust 4, 2013
    Try every flavor of their shakes people def great shake spot
  • Louis J.
    Louis JohnsonAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The jerk fried burger is HEAVEN
  • Emil R.
    Emil RadoncicAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow!!! That spicy carib slaw is off the charts!! Must try!!
  • Christian l.
    Christian l'AvianceJuly 27, 2013
    Turkey Cheeseburger with Fries is amazing!
  • jillian d.
    jillian dinoJuly 25, 2013
    The burgers are delicious - similar to the patty at shake shack. Be sure to try the salted caramel shake!
  • Simara T.
    Simara TavanoDecember 27, 2016
    Excelente atendimento, ótimo hambúrguer e melhor milk shake de caramelo!!!!
  • Amaury J.
    Amaury JacobMarch 22, 2015
    Beaucoup de touristes mais délicieux burger, et pas trop cher.
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoNovember 6, 2014
    Pidan el dimepiece es un combo de la clásica hamburguesa con papas y refresco por 10 dlls.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jordi J.
    Jordi Jové PalouOctober 26, 2014
    Muy buenas hamburguesas a buen precio. 100% recomedable.
  • Benoit-André R.
    Benoit-André RoyAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super bon burger, staff super cool.
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