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Anyone been to Shake Shack yet?

bakerboyz Mar 20, 2013 10:31 AM

So is it worth the hype? From the pictures, the fries look like the frozen variety? Best as I can tell, burgers look very small? Best burger I have had in recent memory, J M Curley's.

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: bakerboyz Mar 20, 2013 10:34 AM

    I've been to the one in Midtown a few times, expect the Chestnut Hill one to be essentially identical. The basic single is $4.75; there's only so far you can go with that. It's a high-quality fast food burger, more like In-N-Out or Tasty Burger than jm Curley's. I don't care for the crinkle-cut fries. Excellent concretes, Chicago-style dog, and beer. None of it worth an hour-plus wait for.

    But the famed Danny Meyer hospitality should be there. Shake Shack is the only fast-food joint I've ever been in where a staffer came by and asked me how everything was.


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      lossless RE: bakerboyz Mar 20, 2013 10:36 AM

      I'll try it sometime soon, maybe midweek so the crowd is smaller. In the meantime, I'm almost ready to delete the Eater Boston feed from Google Reader - they've already dedicated 5-6 posts to SS: "SS open tomorrow!" "SS open soon!" "SS open now!" "No riots yet at SS!" Please, give it a rest.

      1. C. Hamster RE: bakerboyz Mar 20, 2013 10:45 AM

        I frequent the one on E. 86th St and really like the burgers but I probably wont drive out to Chestnut Hill

        1. hiddenboston RE: bakerboyz Mar 20, 2013 11:26 AM

          I might go tonight. Depends on timing and all that stuff.

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