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May 2, 2011 01:36 PM

Shake Shack

The website says "spring opening". It's spring! Any word on a precise date or progress at the site?

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    1. Same with Mike Isabella's Graffiato. Different menu, though, I'll guess.

        1. re: ahack

          Which probably will end up being late June the way restaurant openings go, especially in DC...

        2. I've only been to Shake Shack at their NYC upper east location. Does anyone have experiences with them outside of NYC? Are there any consistency issues? Can't wait until they open!

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          1. re: ohbilly

            I've been to all the NYC locations, they are all yummy, which is why I am hoping the DC location will be open in time for my visit in late May. There is a regular thread on the Manhattan thread that speaks of differences between the NYC locations, but I haven't heard any comments from those who have been in other states (or countries).

          2. I went to a Shake Shack on Upper East Side a few months ago at the insistence of a foodie friend who vetoed my burger place suggestion as being "not good."

            All of us were disappointed. The burger selection was limited, the prices too high for what we got, and none of us really liked our burger. Oh, and the fries were way too salty. We were marveling at the fact that the place was so crowded at 3:15 on a Sunday.

            I'll probably give them a shot when they come here, but if it's anything like what I had in NYC, I don't think they'll add much to the DC food scene.

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            1. re: Garlic Guy

              In the interest of full disclosure - I've never had the hot food! But I am crazy for the frozen custard, particularly the concrete.

              1. re: Garlic Guy

                love the burgers & the concretes!!....I frequent the Madison Square Park location.....

                1. re: Pam in NJ

                  On the mezzanine level in Nationals Park, a large portion of the former concessions are closed (including Five Guys..sigh), with banners advertising new vendors coming, including Shake Shack. If a Five Guys burger went for $9, I shudder to think about what the SS ones will cost.

                  1. re: Pam in NJ

                    I would definitely also suggest their shroom burger!!! The breading at the cheese melted inside of the portabella is a delight for both vegetarians and meat-eaters!