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SHAKE SHACK

Shake Shack

Burger Joint$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
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  • 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)
    Lauren
    "Peanut Butter Shake is amazing and definitely try the Shack Stack."(6 Tips)
    Kumail M.
    "Love the Shroom Burger"(8 Tips)
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  • David K.
    David Kirsch5 days ago
    'Shroom burger is exceptional. Shakes are great, tho' hard to choose between standard and creative flavors.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithMarch 23
    truly friendly service. get the cheese fries. and don't sleep on the chi hot dog.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Chick'n Shack fried chicken sandwich is nothing short of amazing!
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuzmanJanuary 18
    Non GMO buns. Inn N Out and Shake Shack are my top burger places. First time at shack shack and will be coming back.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TOctober 2, 2015
    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.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresAugust 4, 2015
    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.
  • Bader A.
    Bader AljarbouJuly 26, 2015
    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.
  • Wael J.
    Wael JariMay 10, 2015
    Great fries and stack shack + the fact that u need to add pepper and salt to make it eatable 😕
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 7, 2015
    Burgers and shakes are great. Fries suck a big one. Skip them and get a shake instead.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CorbettNovember 30, 2014
    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!
  • Lefteris H.
    Lefteris HNovember 30, 2014
    Best burgers and cheese fries anywhere. The custards and the hot chocolate are also pretty good.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    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.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GibsonOctober 28, 2014
    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.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DenlingerSeptember 2, 2014
    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!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJune 27, 2014
    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
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrMarch 29, 2014
    Stick with a regular Shackburger. The mushroom and smokeshack are fine, but they can't match the simple perfection of the original.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaigleFebruary 22, 2014
    ShakeSauce is just mayonnaise. If you are rational and hate that vile condiment, you'll ask to have them leave it off.
  • Renee C.
    Renee CourtlandFebruary 4, 2014
    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.
  • Brooke K.
    Brooke KuhnDecember 23, 2013
    Everything on the menu is handcrafted by the gods themselves and sent down from heaven for humans to enjoy
  • Nela L.
    Nela LichtscheidlNovember 18, 2013
    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.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlamJuly 31, 2013
    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.
  • aro
    aroJuly 19, 2013
    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!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BurkeJuly 1, 2013
    Answer the daily trivia question and save 10 cents on your order. Pennies shouldn't be the only coin getting pinched in this economy.
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 27, 2013
    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).
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CMay 15, 2013
    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. :-)
  • Jeff
    JeffMay 2, 2013
    Totally lives up to the hype, plus this location has beer - some on tap, like their ShackMeister Ale!
  • Cait W.
    Cait WeingartnerApril 16, 2013
    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
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 11, 2013
    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
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comAugust 23, 2012
    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
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  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comAugust 23, 2012
    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
  • Dmitri
    DmitriJuly 14, 2012
    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.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TegethoffJune 7, 2012
    Solid fast food burgers (nothing spectacular, but hits the spot when you're looking for something greasy), and the custard is great.
  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanJune 7, 2012
    The new Smoke Stack (cheeseburger w/ shack sauce, bacon & cherry peppers) is greasy, caloric paradise. SO WORTH IT.
  • MsTwixt M.
    MsTwixt MsTwixtMay 3, 2012
    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.
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesFebruary 5, 2012
    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?
  • Blonde C.
    Blonde CriticDecember 26, 2011
    Shack stack: Juicest, yummiest patty, cheese explosion and crisp fried portobello mushroom. How could you go wrong?
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysDecember 21, 2011
    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
    Burger DaysNovember 15, 2011
    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
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineOctober 21, 2011
    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.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenOctober 18, 2011
    Great bun. Go only if you live nearby (next door). Otherwise, go to Bobby's Burger Palace.
  • AlpinWeissE90
    AlpinWeissE90October 17, 2011
    Order a side of their Shack Sauce for your fries. They might charge you a bit extra but its totally worth it.
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorSeptember 25, 2011
    The same delicious food that you'll find in NY, just without the long line. As always, get your Burger, Fries, and Custard!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    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
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 16, 2011
    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.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SipofPerfectionAugust 4, 2011
    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..
  • K S.
    K StarkJuly 17, 2011
    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!
  • Martin B.
    Martin BMay 27, 2011
    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.
  • Cupcake P.
    Cupcake PimpMay 20, 2011
    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.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 19, 2011
    : 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
  • 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!
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