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Shake Shack a top restaurant?!?

The people listing Shake Shack as a top restaurant in lots of publications and websites must be on crack. I just don't get it. The burgers are puny, the fries remind me of Ore-Ida which is nasty. What am I not getting about Shake Shack? Or is it just the locations in DC that suck?

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  1. I've never understood it, either. There are better burgers in NYC, that's for sure.

    1. Shake Shack in my opinion serves great unadulterated burgers which are by no means puny! I am a rather large person and cannot finish one of their double burgers w fries-Their burgers are the perfect size and taste for those who want pure beef taste-not something gussied up.

      1. I think their burgers are tasty - and the shakes even better - but I don't think either is good enough to justify spending 30 minutes in line for.

        I certainly would not list a SS as a top NYC restaurant though.

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        1. re: jerico

          I am with jerico.
          I do fancy their soft ice cream..yummy.

          1. re: jerico

            "I think their burgers are tasty - and the shakes even better - but I don't think either is good enough to justify spending 30 minutes in line for. "

            96 people on line last July 4th. Ninety six.

            Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkBh3W...

          2. What publications and web sites?

            It's probably my favorite burger in the city as I prefer thinner patties over the thicker/pub style, but who exactly is saying it's one of the "best" restaurants in the city? Best RESTAURANT or best BURGER? You can't compare it to Per Se, Eleven Madison Park...

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            1. There was a time not long ago when the dried out patties from a warming tray at the Corner Bistro were among the best-rated burgers in town. I think you have to have lived through that dark time in New York to understand why some of us look to Shake Shack like manna from heaven.