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Shake Shack

Restaurants, Hamburgers Upper West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Shake Shack
Photograph: Courtesy Roxana Marroquin

Time Out says

Perennial burger mecca Shake Shack continues to be one of the most coveted post-museum pit stops for its nostalgic, Americana-style beef patties, crinkle fries and frozen custard. Thankfully, the usually long queue moves fairly fast.



Address: 366 Columbus Ave
New York
Cross street: at 77th St
Transport: Subway: 1 to 79th St
Price: Average burger: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am–11pm
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Users say (3)

5 out of 5 stars
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If I'm going to go anywhere to spend the carbs I've been saving up all week, it's Shake Shack. I never go alone (cuz lines, boring, duh) because the line gives you an opportunity to catch up with friends (or in my case old coworkers). The line is deceptively long but it doesn't take long to actually get through it, and the burger and crispy crinkle fries at the end are always totally worth it.


The first location I ever went to and still is my favorite. If you go around noon or even a little after, the wait isn't too long and you can usually find a seat in the downstairs area. Otherwise, god-speed since the line does tend to wrap around the corner and it's a popular place to stop by when going to the nearby museum.

Shake Shack, as most know, has amazing, cheap, filling burgers. Their shakes are (obviously) also awesome; they basically taste exactly like ice cream. This particular location does have long lines but they're not as long as the ones in Madison Square Park. There's a downstairs seating area not many people know about, but usually you can snag a spot there if the upstairs is crowded. The area is a bit small, but you usually finish your food very quickly there since it's so good.