Shake Shack

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Shake Shack, Madison Square Park
Danny Meyer’s wildly popular Madison Square Park concession stand is mobbed with hour-long lines during the summer; in chilly weather, heat lamps provide all the warmth you need. Sirloin and brisket are ground daily for excellent patties, and franks are served Chicago-style on poppy seed buns with a “salad” of toppings and a dash of celery salt. Frozen-custard shakes hit the spot, and there’s beer and wine to boot. It’s worth waiting in line for, if you ask us, but if you’re in a rush, the Upper West Side’s wait rarely exceeds 20 minutes. While the first Shack caters mostly to a working clientele, No. 2 is designed with families in mind: There’s a playroom and stroller parking.
Venue name: Shake Shack
Address: Madison Square Park, 23rd St
New York

Cross street: at Madison Ave
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St
Price: Average burger: $4. MC, V
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Do you want something delicious and crispy, try Shake Shacks new chicken sandwich at this awesome location right in Madison square park. Talk about grabbing a juicy crispy chicken sandwich and sitting down right in the park and people watching. Talk about Score!!  Yummylicious 

Katie E

it really doesn't get any better when you want a burger and shake!...and the cheese fries are to dieeeeee. Don't be scared off by the long lines. It's worth the wait! Take a minute and enjoy lunch outside


Shake Shack is a NYC institution.  For fast food style burgers, no major chain can top them.  Their flagship site is a great way to experience NYC.  Bring visiting relatives for lunch if they don't mind long waits.  Or take them ... off season. 

It's extra wonderful eating a Shack Stack, sipping a milkshake, tossing a French fry to a very friendly squirrel, and watch the snow fall while sitting under a very effective commercial outdoor heat lamp.  True winter tale.