Island Burgers & Shakes

Island Burgers and Shakes

Burger Joint$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
  • The experts at Serious Eats and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
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    • The Corcoran Group
  • Allison F.
    "Great burgers and home to the churasco - chicken sandwiches."(6 Tips)
    Jacob C.
    "Best burger in NYC hands down is the deluxe chili"(3 Tips)
    Michael Todd C.
    "Milk shakes and 30+ options of burgers to DIE FOR."(18 Tips)
    The Nouveau Classical Project
    "Bourbon street burger is yummy!"(2 Tips)
111 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • milkshakes
  • churasco
  • french fries
  • spicy food
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  • Tiago C.
    Tiago Costa2 weeks ago
    Excellent burger, shake and fries.
  • Maggi X.
    Maggi XJune 16
    Good burgers!!
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaMay 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch burger deal is great! Great staff and food. Can't go wrong with the chicken or burger.
  • Vinod S.
    French fries
  • Fernando K.
    Fernando KikudomeDecember 13, 2016
    Burguer with american cheese and (think so) homemade bbq. It was awsome, including the bacon (perfectly made). Chocolate shake was regular, tasteful but not memorable. Price ok!
  • Rashed A.
    Rashed AlBlewyAugust 14, 2016
    The burger was possibly the best I've ever had in NYC!
  • Ridgely D.
    Ridgely DodgeAugust 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Napalm Churasco
  • Guillaume P.
    Guillaume PJuly 4, 2016
    Great burgers, nice service. One of those tiny places that are worth more than the million tourist traps a few streets away.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrunoApril 7, 2016
    Best burger joint in Hells Kitchen... Try the el camino.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick ConnellMarch 8, 2016
    Great burgers - chilli burger and buffalo wings were great!
  • Joanne L.
    Joanne LockmanNovember 24, 2015
    Ordered delivery and they got it so wrong, but they corrected it and gave me a cookie to say sorry -Impressive! Loved they took the extra step to apologize. That was years ago but I still remember!❤️
  • Camilo G.
    Camilo GaviriaJune 21, 2015
    We had a really good experience at this burger joint! The burger was tasty and there were loads of different options to customize each burger. The avocado was quite spicy, so be carfull!
  • John C.
    John CMay 16, 2015
    Get the slider with habanero & cheddar, best slider I have ever had. Will stop by again next time I am in NYC! The one with Thai peanut sauce is not bad either.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsApril 15, 2015
    If you don't get a burger you're probably making a mistake
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelMarch 19, 2015
    Greasiest burger I've ever had in my life.
  • Zohra S.
    Zohra SalehiJanuary 28, 2015
    OooH so yummy! Had best burger and shakes here! Everything tasted fresh n healthy!
  • Filter S.
    Filter Scan / SeanDecember 28, 2014
    Pretty good burgers, a little pricey.
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonDecember 7, 2014
    Oh you have to get the Napalm burger. Too good.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaDecember 6, 2014
    The burgers and shakes are obviously good. The fries are a more recent addition and also very good
  • Koen D.
    Koen DesseynNovember 15, 2014
    Fries are really good (and I'm Belgian so I know some good fries). We ordered the churasco which was really good.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithOctober 24, 2014
    Large selection of burgers and toppings. Guaranteed to find one or three combinations you will enjoy.
  • Baha
    BahaOctober 17, 2014
  • Jan S.
    Jan SpoorenbergSeptember 20, 2014
    one of the best burgers I've ever had
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CohenSeptember 15, 2014
    Best chocolate shakes!
  • Gavin E.
    Gavin EsteySeptember 14, 2014
    Great burgers--try the Tijuana
  • Engin B.
    Engin BSeptember 3, 2014
    They add a 15% tip automatically, so do check the bill.
  • Engin B.
    Engin BSeptember 3, 2014
    Burgers and fries are excellent
  • Roman
    RomanAugust 30, 2014
    Great shakes, flavourless burgers.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AverayAugust 26, 2014
    Dozens of types of burgers, but not a single veggie burger. Vegetarians would be better off walking a few feet down to Vynl for one, because who wants a salad?
  • David M.
    David MorarAugust 22, 2014
    It would be obvious to recommend the burgers or shakes, but DAMN are they the best ever. Get your burger "au poivre". You'll love it!
  • Willem O.
    Willem OckhuysenAugust 22, 2014
    These guys know their burgers!
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionAugust 17, 2014
    One of the best, juiciest burgers I've had. But be prepared for it to get messy. The shakes are also one of the best things on the menu. Try the malted shakes.
  • Maurio F.
    Maurio FioreAugust 15, 2014
    Blackened burger with bacon and au poivre = the best damn burger I've ever ordered. Ever.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 13, 2014
    Steer clear of the mushy burgers and head straight for the excellent fries and onion rings.
  • Cody C.
    Cody CarrollFebruary 12, 2014
    Acapulco burger is the best combo of sweet and spicy!
  • Tom K.
    Tom KeidarNovember 22, 2013
    the island burger saison draft beer is EXCELLENT!
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 7, 2013
    The size of the restaurant sure doesn’t match the size of the menu! The Bourbon Street’s spice added the perfect flare to the meat topped with sizzling bacon and melted cheese on fresh sourdough bread
  • Khalid
    KhalidSeptember 28, 2013
    The chocolate shake is gooooood
  • SamLowry
    SamLowrySeptember 15, 2013
    Nice spot! Had an excellent BBQ Burger...
  • Nithin N.
    Nithin NatwaAugust 13, 2013
    Great burgers friendly service
  • Jackie C.
    Jackie CarmenApril 29, 2013
    This place is awesome!
  • Adrian R.
    Adrian RennieApril 7, 2013
    friendly service, nice background music.
  • John S.
    John ShenMarch 22, 2013
    Try the Pepe
  • Brian R.
    Brian RamosMarch 7, 2013
    they've got a laundry list of burgers that will suit anyone's need. they're all good.
  • Cat P.
    Cat PetersMarch 6, 2013
    Say hi to Dennis! He's pretty awesome.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 24, 2013
    Great burger! Had the cowboy burger and it was delicious! But asked for well done and middle was medium. But it tasted great!
  • The Nouveau Classical Project
    Bourbon street burger is yummy! Just be sure to ask them to put it on a bun--it doesn't work on toast because it falls out
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn GFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are tons of delicious burgers! Beware of ones that are on toast or sliced bread; they will probably fall apart. Ask for a roll instead.
  • Nina V.
    Nina VerzhbolovichOctober 22, 2012
    If u want to get medium burger, ask for rare. My burger was cold and they warmed it up((((
  • Ridgely D.
    Ridgely DodgeOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Napalm is god damn amazing. Read about it at
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷October 13, 2012
    Walked into bathroom after a cook and the sink was dry. He clearly didn't wash his hands. Gross.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JSeptember 29, 2012
    Great burger! Highly recommend!! Yum yum good service, reasonably priced.
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬September 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    These burgers aren't only perfect for your weekend hangover, they're still amazing when you're fully sober.
  • Alison G.
    Alison GerverJuly 22, 2012
    Great food! The Tijuana chicken sandwich is bomb.
  • Evelyn S.
    Evelyn SherbenouJuly 1, 2012
    Tijuana burger has everything I want on a burger... bacon, guacamole (with a little kick!), and sautéed onions. Om nom. Didn't need to get a side of fries or chips, the burger filled me up on its own!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Au Poivre Fries
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Clyde Burger
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapeMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow. Those chilli cheese fries got me pregnant. It's a girl. #heygirl #cheesy #literally
  • Gwen K.
    Gwen KorbelMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burgers in NYC? Quite possibly! Special wine deal Monday and Tuesday nights, and be sure to check in when you're there for a loyalty bonus (every 2nd or 3rd visit?)
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Au Poivre Fries - The fries come out pipping hot!!! And the sauce is drinkable.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Pepe - Yummy!!!!!!
  • Liz M.
    Liz MarxApril 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best black and white milkshake. Thick and creamy
  • Toby H.
    Toby HerveyApril 25, 2012
    $15 bottles of wine on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Enough said.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapeApril 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cowboy is messy, but with a sprinkling of avocado slices, a buckin' bronco's bangin' burger dream! #bam
  • Nic S.
    Nic SMarch 25, 2012
    There are no vegetarian burgers on the menu, so you'll have to settle for grilled cheese or a salad. :( Awesome fries, though.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KnappMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Want something hot? Napalm burger. Yum.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KnappMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like it on the bloodier side, this is your joint. One of the few where medium rare actually means medium rare.
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JacksonFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    $15 bottles of wine every Sunday through Tuesday??? Heck yes! Got a group with you? Enjoy unique, draft beers? Get a pitcher for $25!
    SIP-SETJanuary 23, 2012
    Get Avacado on your burger.... Mmmmm!
  • Johnny N.
    Johnny NegrettiDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Wills burger :)
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 3, 2011
    This tiny burger joint has more burger variations than we could imagine! You might want to give Barzel’s a try. Finish with a Black & White Milkshake.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 18, 2011
    Tons (60+ in all!!) of burgers and chicken sandwiches to choose from here. If you love heat like we do, go for the Napalm which features bbq sauce, jalapenos, and habanero sauce.
  • Tracy G.
    Tracy GamarraNovember 8, 2011
    Bourbon Street Burger! If you want to try something deliciously different and spicy.
  • beth r.
    beth roddyNovember 5, 2011
    heat difference between the cajun vs. blackened churasco is blackened is bad-ass.
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncOctober 30, 2011
    Don't be put off by the prices...the portions are HUGE. 30 varieties of burgers & churascos (chicken sandwiches) and of course....shakes.
  • Antone D.
    Antone DeSantisSeptember 4, 2011
    Sauteed onions on any burger here rules!
  • Thiago C.
    Thiago CavazzanaSeptember 3, 2011
    Best fries I've ever had!
  • Dennis J.
    Dennis JacksonSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Island Burgers now offers french fries and they are delicious. You can also get them cheese, chili, or chili cheese fries.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RodriguezAugust 26, 2011
    Lots of burger variations, but some are overly ambitious. Good burger option though if in the neighborhood and craving a cow between two buns.
  • Brett F.
    Brett FerruccioAugust 21, 2011
    The Nepalm is as advertised. So hot you NEED to order a shake or u won't make it...
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VargasAugust 17, 2011
    A hole-in-the-wall burger joint w/ the BEST burgers I have had in NYC. Before this place I didn't even know there were so many options when it comes to burgers! The place speaks for itself--a must go!
  • Diego Z.
    Diego ZambranoAugust 15, 2011
    Burger au poivre with bacon and gorgonzola.
  • Michael Todd C.
    Michael Todd CohenMay 16, 2011
    Milk shakes and 30+ options of burgers to DIE FOR. NOT diet friendly, but certainly happy-making. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Juyeon L.
    Juyeon LeeMay 7, 2011
    Black and white shake was awesome, too! Very thick though.
  • Juyeon L.
    Juyeon LeeMay 7, 2011
    Cowboy burger is really tasty, but incredibly messy. Medium rare was way too rare for my liking. I'd get medium next time I go. Be prepared to have a stack of napkins on your table...!
  • JP B.
    JP BeniniApril 19, 2011
    Is the free can of Schlitz a reward or a punishment?!? Chili Cheese Fried F.T.MF'in.W.
  • Craig
    CraigFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every 2 checkins, they buy you a Schlitz. Talk to Mark.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezFebruary 19, 2011
    Sit at the bar and have Laura attend to your every need! The Pinot Noir is awesome!!
  • Laurent R.
    Laurent RaufasteFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Slick Willie's is huge (Ham, relish, american, bacon, sour cream, bbq, onion). Try it!
  • Michael Muñoz T.
    Michael Muñoz The Gay Gourmet!™January 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come hungry! This place is 1 of the best burger places in the city & 1 of my favorites! Delicious!
  • Sam
    SamDecember 28, 2010
    Fries are not on the menu, but they have them so just ask. Also Dirty Potato chips are just Dirty brand
  • Marc B.
    Marc BasillaNovember 24, 2010
    The place is cozy Burnett goodbye good. The chili with the works is fantastic!!
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassOctober 24, 2010
    Best burger in NYC hands down is the deluxe chili
  • Leon B.
    Leon BolivarOctober 14, 2010
    BEST burger in NYC. Hands down.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezOctober 12, 2010
    Side if Au Poivre Sauce for your burger is a MUST!!!!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezOctober 12, 2010
    And sweet potato fries coming soon!!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezOctober 12, 2010
    They have fries now!!!!
  • Jacki
    JackiOctober 10, 2010
    Try the black and white malted with a black n blue burger for a good time!
  • Marc A.
    Marc AdlerAugust 1, 2010
    BBQ burger has plenty of bite due to the enhanced sauce (with Dried Red Peppers). Well worth it and very reasonably priced for NYC. Top it off with an ice cream soda or milk shake.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KendrickJuly 11, 2010
    Get the cajun burger as well as a guacamole and tortilla chips. Also, don't get stressed because they don't have french fries - the homemade jalapeno potato chips are great.
  • Pietro D.
    Pietro Di LegnoApril 18, 2016
    scrive Costa: mai visto un menu di hamburger così ricco. Ordinarne uno solo è veramente complicato. Carne eccezionale e porzioni di patatine gigantesche.
  • Martin K.
    Martin KaringAugust 7, 2014
    Die Burger sind sehr gut, Service ist gut und schnell. Sehr empfehlenswert.
  • Gerardo H.
    Gerardo HernándezMarch 7, 2014
  • Gerardo H.
    Gerardo HernándezSeptember 1, 2013
    Buenísimas! La Chilli Burguer es maravillosa!!!!
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