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May 31, 2010 04:17 AM

Shake Shack UWS

I'll finally get to have lunch here tomorrow and I want to order the best burger they have.

Is the Shack Stack the way to go, or just a regular Shackburger?


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  1. honestly, the Shack Stack is good, but it's a bit overwhelming. the fried mushroom is gigantic and super-cheesy. i've had it once, yet eat there often. for me, i prefer their cheeseburger over the shackburger, but only because i'm attached to ketchup.

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    1. re: coasts

      i would suggest ordering a double burger (cheese is fine if you really blike it) with shack sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. i agree with coasts. don't pile too much on top.

      1. re: nativeNYer

        I believe the regular shack burger is the purest expression of shake shack, the shack stack however is where stoner's dreams come true....

    2. Double Shackburger for the best balance of beef, bread, and condiments. Myself, I usually get a triple.

      1. Agree, the Shack Burger double with everything is the way to go,

        1. I like the double stack (shack stack is just way too large). But for a first-timer, I think the shack double is the best thing to order. I agree with meatme that the double has the best balance. The single tastes a bit bread-heavy. And the cheesy deep-fried portobello mushroom can detract from the meat.

          1. Shackburger with everything. Skip the fries because they suck. The only reason I say not to double down is that its lunch and tomorrow's going to be hot, so save those burger calories for a shake!


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            1. re: UnderemployedInNYC

              No don't skip the fries! Get them smothered in cheese sauce. Theirs is homemade and very good on those fries.

              Would recommend shackburger (single) + cheese fries + root beer, followed by a shake or concrete for dessert. (Unless you are the kind of person who can wash down a burger with a shake...)

              1. re: JMJD

                I also love those fries, with or without cheese. I know there are people who hate them w/ passion though.

                1. re: uwsister

                  I think the problem with the fries is not the fries themselves or whether they are frozen or fresh but simply whether they are hot or cold. When they slide you your tray, taste a fry, if they are not hot ask for an order of hot ones. the counterpeople are always very nice about replacing them...I think when the fries are served hot they are very the crinkle cut....

                  1. re: Cpalms

                    Some people just don't like that type of fries - I'm with you, I'm a fan of crinkle-cut fries.

                    1. re: uwsister

                      For me, I don't think it's the crinkle cut factor. I think it's the type of potatoes they use. I prefer my fries with Idahos because they tend to be fluffier. SS's fries are made from yukon golds which are creamier. I love yukon golds for potato preps like mashed potatoes or tortilla espanol or roasted potatoes. But for fries, Idahos taste the best for me.