Food is Happiness

Shake Shack in NYC

Posted on: January 24, 2009

Thus far, all my posts have been about burger joints in the Chicagoland area. Last weekend I was in New York City (NYC) visiting a friend. I wanted to see the city a little and most importantly, eat some of the good food. One of the places I visited was Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. It was a little cold out. About 5F, so we did end up taking the food back to my friends place to eat, about a 7 minute cab ride.

Can you believe they have a live camera feed from their joint on their website? It’s to show how big of a line there is.

My Review:

I did not have the Shack burger. I wanted to get the double Shack burger, but was told there would be cheese all over and actually inside of it. So I was only able to order a double hamburger.

My burger was still really good. Everything tasted really fresh and in all honesty, if I wasn’t saving room in my stomach for steak from Wolfgang’s later on that night, I probably could have eaten two of them. I do think the place is a little over-hyped, as I was expecting something completely phenomenal that would rock my socks off. But I’m willing to concede that there were factors that worked against my review being completely fair.

  1. I didn’t order their Shack burger (damn cheese…)
  2. It was cold out
  3. I didn’t eat the burger right then and there (10 min cab ride back to friend’s apartment)

These factors possibly contributed to me not giving the burger a more fair and accurate scoring. But nonetheless, it’s still a pretty good score.

Score: 7.5/10

SE Corner of Madison Square Park
Near Madison Ave and 23rd St.