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Shake Shack

Burger Joint$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
  • Laura M.
    "Try the Shake Shack burger and strawberry milkshake!"(12 Tips)
    Matthew Y.
    "ShackBurger, add pickles, cheese fries and a vanilla shake, SO GOOD!"(8 Tips)
    "Peanut Butter Shake is amazing and definitely try the Shack Stack."(6 Tips)
    Kumail M.
    "Love the Shroom Burger"(7 Tips)
209 Tips and reviews
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  • DC Dining Adventures
    When not in the mood for the burger, opt for ShackMeister Dog™ topped with Shack cheddar & American cheese sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots along with a Peach Lemonade.
    DC Dining Adventures · August 4, 2015
  • Washington Post
    You might have to wait in a long line, but this sufficiently juicy patty tucked into the lightly crisped bun is (fairly) fast food that pays a compliment to the genre. For dessert, pick the Monu-Mint. Read more
    Washington Post · March 11, 2013
  • MsTwixt M.
    Cheese fries with homemade cheese sauce and thick "Concretes" are milk shakes with candy, hot fudge & other goodness mixed in. Their Mon-u-mint Concrete is a mint-chocolate crazy-good concoction.
    MsTwixt MsTwixt · May 3, 2012
  • Jennifer D.
    What isn't good here is a better question. I have yet to find something on the menu that isn't perfectly done and Very tasty. These guys know their stuff. I especially like the fries!
    Jennifer Denlinger · September 2, 2014
    Go beyond burgers! Created from dense frozen custard that is blended high speed, with your choice of toppings and mix-ins, the Concrete is a favorite at this famous burger joint during the summers. Read more · August 23, 2012
  • Stephanie C.
    They really roll out the welcome wagon for newbies! Let them know if it is your first time here - the friendly staff will make you feel special. :-)
    Stephanie C · May 15, 2013
  • Morgan T.
    Yummy burgers but don't expect big portions. The fries are not my fav (unless u like frozen crinkled fries) but simple is best here. Go with a (double) cheeseburger. The shakes are not special.
    Morgan Thomas · November 11, 2014
    The DC Shake Shack lines can often match those of New York, especially around lunch time, when the line of hungry office workers wraps around the block. My favorite burger: the Shack Stack. Read more · August 23, 2012
  • Colleen N.
    Tip from Washingtonian: get the Shackburger. American cheese, Martin's potato rolls, green leaf lettuce, pickles, and mayonnaisey ShackSauce are all these just-greasy-enough burgers need
    Colleen N · June 27, 2014
  • Cait W.
    AMAZING burgers! Make sure you get a double & grab a shake or concrete as well. Fries are just okay but the rest of it is well worth it - think east coast version of In N Out
    Cait Weingartner · April 16, 2013
  • Chris
    High quality burgers, however those who enjoy beefier less fine-grounded patties topped with sliced melted cheese instead of cheese goo should go elsewhere (like Black and Orange next door).
    Chris · May 27, 2013
  • Michelle B.
    I first went to Shake Shack in New York. The place is magical! The food is so high quality but none of that is lost in translation with secondary locations. I stand by the 'Shroom burger.
    Michelle Blam · July 31, 2013
  • Claire C.
    You don't have to be a Meat Lover to eat at Shake Shack... Cheese fries, shroom burger, and a beer. Such a great meal. Also, try the chicken sausage, it's really good!
    Claire Corbett · November 30, 2014
  • Nela L.
    The names says it all - It's all about the shakes. You can do a combination of flavors, but I recommend trying coffee, mixed with vanilla. It is quite magical.
    Nela Lichtscheidl · November 18, 2013
  • AskMen
    : This place is doing it right. They have five burgers, and they're all nearing best-in-town status. Their shakes make you instantly unable to process another McDonalds oil slick. Read more
    AskMen · May 19, 2011
  • Nick T.
    Great food. The shroom burger is really tasty. But the service here is so disappointing. Danny Meyer would be heartbroken if he saw how unfriendly and slow the staff can be.
    Nick T · October 2, 2015
  • Bader A.
    I've been going to this location for a very long time , the staff are very friendly and very fast.Double shack burger and cheese fries is the perfect order.
    Bader Aljarbou · July 26, 2015
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Desserts here are built around frozen custard. It’s blended into killer shakes and “concretes,” a blend of custard and traditional ice-cream toppings such as hot fudge and cookie dough.
    Washingtonian Magazine · October 21, 2011
  • Renee C.
    This Shake Shack seriously has the best customer service in the world! One time they mixed up my order and the manager taxied to my apt to bring me the correct order.
    Renee Courtland · February 4, 2014
  • Thrillist
    Meat runs from a signature black angus (single or double) in their secret "ShackSauce" (which reportedly contains everything from paprika to kosher dill pickles). Read more
    Thrillist · September 21, 2011
  • K S.
    When ordering food and a custard, ask them to put a hold on the custard & save your receipt. You can pick up your custard after you eat so it's not all melted!
    K Stark · July 17, 2011
  • Burger Days
    When I had my 1st taste, it was love at 1st greasy bite. There’s no other burger that makes me crave it as much as a ShackBurger does. The beef. The bun. The cheese. The grease. It’s just so damn good Read more
    Burger Days · December 21, 2011
  • Burger Days
    There’s only one on the menu you should order: the Double Shack Burger: two Pat LaFrieda beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato & ShackSauce. It's a greasy, gooey cheesy ball of beefy delight. Read more
    Burger Days · November 15, 2011
  • Candice B.
    The "Shack Stack" is overrated and too greasy. Just go with the classic cheese burger and dip those fries in your peanut butter shake. Awesome, right?
    Candice Barnes · February 5, 2012
  • Dmitri
    The custard is... Simply fantastic. Try the plain vanilla with no toppings. Get ice if you get water because it comes out warm from the tap.
    Dmitri · July 14, 2012
  • Martin B.
    There was already a line to the door at 11:15 when my friend got there, and when I got there at 11:45 it was even longer. Get here early, or get here after 1PM.
    Martin B · May 27, 2011
  • Cupcake P.
    Get here early -- be in line when they open at 11am or be prepared to stand in a very long line closer to the noon lunch hour.
    Cupcake Pimp · May 20, 2011
  • aro
    i know it's a NY import, but it's honestly one of the best burgers in DC. i go simple – cheeseburger with shack sauce – and am never disappointed! all that flavor!
    aro · July 19, 2013
  • Mark T.
    Solid fast food burgers (nothing spectacular, but hits the spot when you're looking for something greasy), and the custard is great.
    Mark Tegethoff · June 7, 2012
  • Jesse G.
    Non GMO buns. Inn N Out and Shake Shack are my top burger places. First time at shack shack and will be coming back.
    Jesse Guzman · January 18
  • The Transit Navigator
    The same delicious food that you'll find in NY, just without the long line. As always, get your Burger, Fries, and Custard!
    The Transit Navigator · September 25, 2011
  • Alex O.
    Stick with a regular Shackburger. The mushroom and smokeshack are fine, but they can't match the simple perfection of the original.
    Alex Orr · March 29, 2014
  • AlpinWeissE90
    Order a side of their Shack Sauce for your fries. They might charge you a bit extra but its totally worth it.
    AlpinWeissE90 · October 17, 2011
  • Brooke K.
    Everything on the menu is handcrafted by the gods themselves and sent down from heaven for humans to enjoy
    Brooke Kuhn · December 23, 2013
  • Lefteris H.
    Best burgers and cheese fries anywhere. The custards and the hot chocolate are also pretty good.
    Lefteris H · November 30, 2014
  • Jeff
    Totally lives up to the hype, plus this location has beer - some on tap, like their ShackMeister Ale!
    Jeff · May 2, 2013
  • Matt D.
    ShakeSauce is just mayonnaise. If you are rational and hate that vile condiment, you'll ask to have them leave it off.
    Matt Daigle · February 22, 2014
  • Wael J.
    Great fries and stack shack + the fact that u need to add pepper and salt to make it eatable 😕
    Wael Jari · May 10, 2015
  • Kristine U.
    The new Smoke Stack (cheeseburger w/ shack sauce, bacon & cherry peppers) is greasy, caloric paradise. SO WORTH IT.
    Kristine Untalan · June 7, 2012
  • Danyel S.
    truly friendly service. get the cheese fries. and don't sleep on the chi hot dog.
    Danyel Smith · March 23
  • M Squared Real Estate
    Try their signature Shack Burger. Always a line, but best in late afternoon before dinner. If you're not eating, there's a register just for shakes & custard.
    M Squared Real Estate · August 16, 2011
  • Blonde C.
    Shack stack: Juicest, yummiest patty, cheese explosion and crisp fried portobello mushroom. How could you go wrong?
    Blonde Critic · December 26, 2011
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Chick'n Shack fried chicken sandwich is nothing short of amazing!
    DC Dining Adventures · February 15
  • Stephanie
    Burgers and shakes are great. Fries suck a big one. Skip them and get a shake instead.
    Stephanie · May 7, 2015
  • Sandra R.
    The Shack Stack. Absolutely worth burning the roof of my mouth every time.
    Sandra Rubinchik · March 17
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Must try the 'Fair Shake', not only is it delicious, the coffee beans mixed in help prevent you from a food coma!
    DC Dining Adventures · May 18, 2011
  • Alex N.
    Great bun. Go only if you live nearby (next door). Otherwise, go to Bobby's Burger Palace.
    Alex Nguyen · October 18, 2011
  • Chris G.
    The buzzers mean nothing, apparently. Waited 15 minutes for my food, only to find it getting cold on the counter. Who knows how long it was there or how many people sneezed on it. Gross.
    Chris Gibson · October 28, 2014
  • becca g.
    The ShackStack is ridiculously delicious and will give you a heart attack on the immediate.
    becca gibson · August 8, 2014
  • Donna S.
    Its ok I wouldn't make a special trip here.. Unlike Rogue States where I would..Arnold Palmer good for me not to sweet at all..
    Donna SipofPerfection · August 4, 2011
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