Shake Shack

(Now Closed)
11 Madison Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY 10010, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!

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  • Time Out New York

    Not to be missed: French fries dipped in salted caramel, a.k.a. the stuff stoner dreams are made of.

    Time Out New York · September 13, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    “Hard to beat for price and quality.” – Anthony Bourdain

    Travel Channel · November 15, 2011
  • Village Voice

    The Shake Shack cheeseburger is a classic of Americana in the heart of NYC-a compact patty of juicy, medium-cooked meat plied w. lettuce, tomato, onion, & pickle, slotted neatly into a squishy bun

    Village Voice · September 15, 2010
  • iFanboy

    A great place to grab a burger and sit and read a comic book!

    iFanboy · September 19, 2010
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: View of the Flatiron Building from Madison Square Park circa 1923. Click more info to view photo. Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 21, 2010
  • Lucky Magazine

    Grab a super tasty burger and frozen custard at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

    Lucky Magazine · December 1, 2011
  • naveen

    the 'shroom burger is the best thing here: bite into it and drown in cheese. wash it down with a lemonade

    naveen · September 16, 2009
  • The Corcoran Group

    When standing on the Shake Shack line at Madison Green, you can see a number of the lifesize cast iron sculptures of artist Anthony Gormley’s body standing on buildings surrounding the park. Look up!

    The Corcoran Group · April 21, 2010
  • Metromix

    Everything good is worth waiting at this Madison Square Park stand. New Yorkers wait in line for more than 45 minutes for backyard BBQ burgers with fluffy potato buns and crinkle fries. Read more

    Metromix · July 12, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Shack Burger

    Foodspotting · November 12, 2010
  • NYC Parks

    You can try to cut down your wait time by avoiding peak lunch hours on a nice day, or you can embrace the communal line experience . Definitely order a Concrete with your burger.

    NYC Parks · April 8, 2010
  • Real Cheap Eats

    "Danny Meyer’s nod to fast food serves up, pound for pound, some of the best burgers in Manhattan" ($3.50-7.00). Read more

    Real Cheap Eats · November 12, 2011
  • Justin J.

    Go to Shake Shack and order a Shack burger with fries. The shakes are okay too.

    Justin Johnson · March 19, 2009
  • Cheapism

    Home of NYC's most popular cheap burger. Get a Shack Burger single ($4.25) or double ($7.25) & fries ($2.75). Wait on line – it’s worth it! Read more

    Cheapism · February 25, 2011
  • 30 Minutes Or Less

    Long lines suck, but wait it out cuz these burgers and shakes are dope. And you’ve got nothing better to do. #DontBlowIt

    30 Minutes Or Less · July 1, 2011
  • Matthew B.

    Go here at odd eating hours or in bad weather. Otherwise, you'll be in a very long line for the best burger in the world.

    Matthew Burton · March 6, 2009
  • Benjamin P.

    Enjoying waiting in long lines with other tech folks, all checking in on Foursquare. This is your spot.

    Benjamin Popper · August 16, 2011
  • kate spade new york

    one of our favorite burger spots in the city, get there early to avoid a long wait.

    kate spade new york · October 12, 2010
  • Louis Vuitton

    Come here for the favorite burger of one Louis Vuitton Friend of the House! She says its best to go in the early evening. Find out who at the LV Amble site. Read more

    Louis Vuitton · August 9, 2011
  • naveen

    eat a giant "double shack" burger (and fries). you'll fall asleep just in time for that late afternoon status meeting

    naveen · January 26, 2009
  • Shit Girls Say

    Can I steal one of your fries.

    Shit Girls Say · September 17, 2012
  • Adam K.

    The line is too long. But if you fart, people will leave and you can get a hamburger sandwich much faster.

    Adam Kuban · March 28, 2010
  • Robert R.

    ...check out the Shack Cam (Save Time - Check the Line...) at Read more

    Robert Rowe · May 21, 2010
  • Jared K.

    Go to Shake Shack and have a burger and a shake and see what all the fuss is about.

    Jared Klett · March 26, 2009
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Try the double stack!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 14, 2010
  • Rev C.

    Get a double Shack and do NOT skip out on the cheese fries.

    Rev Ciancio · April 5, 2010
  • Dan D.

    Stand in line on a day with great weather. It makes the burgers that much better.

    Dan Dickinson · June 23, 2009
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Can't go wrong with the Shack Stack and some fries!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 19, 2011
  • Christopher A.

    Double Stack, cheese fries & a beer, baby. Nothing beats it! Best burger in New York City.

    Christopher Ayres · November 23, 2009
  • Drew L.

    Get the Portabella burger! Its surrounded with cheese and deep fried.

    Drew Lesicko · March 16, 2009
  • Mashable

    Shack stack and a chocolate peanut butter shake, please.

    Mashable · June 18, 2012

    So what if you have to wait through most of lunch hour? The burgers make it worthwhile. Plus, the opening of the additional branches around the city has eased the lines a bit at this spot. Read more · February 12, 2012
  • Food Network

    Claire Robinson revisits a classic, a golden, crispy Corn Dog, at Shake Shack in New York, NY, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 15, 2011
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Drive-In in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! The closest thing you'll get in a city where no one drives.

    Village Voice · November 14, 2011
  • Fred W.

    when you are in the mood for something other than a burger, get the chicago dog with ricks picks relish. it's fantastic.

    Fred Wilson · October 30, 2009
  • reece p.

    Double shack burger, single shack burger, fries and a chocolate shake. Reward yourself by passing out.

    reece pacheco · August 4, 2009
  • Lisa M.

    get there by 11:15am to avoid the midtown lunch crush. order your burger rare to ensure you get a fresh patty that isn't over cooked.

    Lisa M · April 1, 2009
  • Burger Bedlam

    The Double Shack Burger is our #2 ranked burger, don't miss it! Also, theres an iPhone app that lets you view the camera linked to Shake Shack's website to check the size of the's a must.

    Burger Bedlam · February 3, 2011
  • GourmetLive

    The Shake Shack Shack-Cago dog stays pretty true to the classic - a Vienna all-beef hot dog and a poppy seed bun layered with the classic toppings.

    GourmetLive · October 21, 2010
  • Sharon M.

    Best hamburgers in the city- Shack Burger!

    Sharon Martin · February 26, 2010
  • Kathryn Y.

    Go to Shake Shack when it is cold out and get their hot chocolate. It comes with a toffee marshmallow.

    Kathryn Yu · March 16, 2009
  • Time Out New York

    What more can be said about Danny Meyer’s feverishly popular “roadside” burger chain? Despite its global expansion the ShackBurger has become synonymous with New York (RC & CP) Read more

    Time Out New York · August 7, 2013
  • Juicy Couture

    With four locations in Manhattan and part of the same restaurant as the Gramercy Tavern, the Shake Shack serves up delicious burgers and frozen custard in a fun outdoor setting.

    Juicy Couture · August 13, 2010
  • Andrew P.

    I went into a food coma after a Shack-ago Dog and a Shack Burger. Yum.

    Andrew Parker · March 13, 2009
  • Fred W.

    If you are not a fan of special sauce, get the cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato. Its a Shackburger without the special sauce

    Fred Wilson · June 24, 2013
  • Abbi C.

    The squirrels are habitual line-steppers and will look you in the face while they steal your fries.

    Abbi Crutchfield · November 9, 2012
  • Brian M.

    not half bad but not worth an hour wait.

    Brian Morrissey · August 15, 2011
  • Gilt City

    Now that the weather is nice, it's definitely time to hit the shack for an awesome burger. We love the Shack Burger with cheese. It's one of the best in the city.

    Gilt City · June 29, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Cheeseburger

    Foodspotting · November 17, 2010
  • Monica ~ Sojourner 4 Truth ~ D.

    Delicious Burgers and Shakes... Long lines are totally worth the wait Read more


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