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
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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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Nick Kotecki

Not all Shake Shack locations are created equal! And this one takes the cake. The long line disappears quickly and the shakes and fries are unbeatable.

Claire H

This iconic location is always a crowd pleaser! Even when the weather isn't ideal to stand outside in really long lines, you have the best people watching in the park. Once you do make it to the front and order, make sure to get a cheeseburger with everything and a side of fries! I don't think it is the BEST burger in the city, but it is definitely worth a try! 

@bellafranchi
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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

Tsarstepan

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.

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