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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"(8 Tips)
214 Tips and reviews
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  • 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.
  • 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. :-)
  • 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!
  • 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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Claire C.
    Claire CorbettNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 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
    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
    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
  • Bader A.
    Bader AljarbouJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • MsTwixt M.
    MsTwixt MsTwixtMay 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • aro
    aroJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Chick'n Shack fried chicken sandwich is nothing short of amazing!
  • Renee C.
    Renee CourtlandFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • David K.
    'Shroom burger is exceptional. Shakes are great, tho' hard to choose between standard and creative flavors.
  • 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
  • Lefteris H.
    Lefteris HNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burgers and cheese fries anywhere. The custards and the hot chocolate are also pretty good.
  • 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 😕
  • 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
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithMarch 23
    Been here 5+ times
    truly friendly service. get the cheese fries. and don't sleep on the chi hot dog.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • 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?
  • Nick T.
    Nick TOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Jeff
    JeffMay 2, 2013
    Totally lives up to the hype, plus this location has beer - some on tap, like their ShackMeister Ale!
  • Kristine U.
    Kristine UntalanJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The new Smoke Stack (cheeseburger w/ shack sauce, bacon & cherry peppers) is greasy, caloric paradise. SO WORTH IT.
  • Sandra R.
    The Shack Stack. Absolutely worth burning the roof of my mouth every time.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Maggie M.
    Must get a peanut butter shake if visiting. Fries are sharable size.
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LuckhurstSeptember 9, 2013
    Shake shack cheeseburger- best burger I've ever eaten! Caramel shake- 2 thumbs up!
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stick with a regular Shackburger. The mushroom and smokeshack are fine, but they can't match the simple perfection of the original.
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    The ShackStack is ridiculously delicious and will give you a heart attack on the immediate.
  • 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.
  • Molly C.
    Molly CushingAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Shack burger and shake will never be a bad decision. Busy lines move fast. Food is ready quickly. My favorite place.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasJanuary 24, 2013
    Awesome burgers, awesome shakes. You can't go wrong here if you like either, it's that simple
  • 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.
  • Gregory N.
    Gregory NelsonApril 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Service with a smile and the best fast casual burger in DC. Danny has the right recipe for success.
  • Leandro L.
    Best location in DC. Get a milkshake while you're at it.
  • 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.
  • Marcia C.
    Marcia ChatelainMarch 30, 2014
    The burgers are so good. I wonder if they add truffle oil to the sauce.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers and shakes are great. Fries suck a big one. Skip them and get a shake instead.
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