NYC Dining: Shake Shack (UPDATED)

Shake Shack (click for website)

Located in Madison Square Park, Manhattan

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party represents one of the few opportunities I have during the year to visit what I would qualify as one of the very best fast food establishments in the entire city, if not the best, bar none. For Manhattan residents, the Shake Shack represents an obsession, where at during prime lunch hours, you can expect to wait in line for close to an hour just to have one of its highly coveted hamburgers. Why the craziness? Well, just like any other of the Union Square Hospitality Group’s establishments, it’s got the seal of goodness from Danny Meyer himself, and they use nothing but the very best ingredients and pay extreme attention to detail to even the little things that make a difference in the quality and presentation of the end product. With something as simple as hamburgers and shakes, that means everything.

This is probably the shortest line for the Shack that I’ve ever seen. It was just past 11AM on Sunday.

The Shake Shack needs no introduction. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more!

The Shake Shack Menu.

The Main Dining Room.

The Concrete of the day (Banana Brittle), made from Shake Shack’s custard.

The Shack Stack. A Triple Patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, Shack Sauce, with fried portobello and onions.

The Shack Stack, Bisected.

Shake Shack prides itself on its satisfied customers. Dylan the Welsh Corgi highly approves of the crinkle-cut french fries. In fact, he demands them.

The Shack Burger.

Chicago Dog, with lettuce, tomato, sport peppers, pickle, bright green relish, mustard, Vienna Beef hot dog on a poppyseed bun, with a sprinkle of celery salt.

The Shake Shack line at around 10PM on a Friday night.

The Al Fresco dining at Shake Shack during the evening.

The monthly custard menu

The “B line” to the left is much shorter and is only for getting limited items, such as cones and floats. But if all you want is ice cream, its far better than waiting on the longer line for burgers and shakes.

Shake Shack’s serious shake blenders.

A root beer float. Although Shake Shack’s custard is quite dense, so it doesn’t exactly float, you have to scoop it up from the bottom.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip custard on a cone.

The shack as seen during nighttime.

3 Responses to NYC Dining: Shake Shack (UPDATED)

  1. […] Shake Shack, before Ben and Jerry’s, before Cold Stone Creamery, before Haagen Dazs, and before even […]

  2. Doug says:

    that triple shack stack looks like it would be tough to eat.

  3. You definitely need to cut it in half like I did.

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