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Steak 'N Shake coming to Santa Monica

gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 05:50 PM

On 3rd Street walking by the old Broadway Deli location and saw a construction barrier in front with the words Steak 'N Shake coming soon.

I lived in Florida in my early teens and that was one of the few burger joints near where Iived. I do not remember if the burgers were any good, but the shakes were awesome. They make a banana shake that was awesome!

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    Dirtywextraolives RE: gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 05:53 PM

    The burgers are quite good. Not massive but definitely has a good beefy, dare I say, steak taste. And they have dozens of combos..... I'm now kind of nervous that they will be so close to me, that I will have to try all their combos.... Good thing I can't have the shakes! But my boys confirmed the shakes were delicious too. Jalapeño crunch burger pictured.

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      jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2014 06:11 PM

      whats the crunch? deep fried jalapeno strips? looks tasty

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: jessejames Jul 6, 2014 06:34 PM

        It was deep fried onion strings.....

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          jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2014 06:42 PM

          Looks good to me

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        ilysla RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2014 07:22 PM

        Dirty, do you know how it compares to Burger Lounge? Just tried the latter yesterday and thought it was pretty good.

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          Dirtywextraolives RE: ilysla Jul 6, 2014 08:37 PM

          Oh I really like Burger Lounge also..... But I haven't been in a bit, so I'm having a little trouble recalling specifics on their burgers.

          I was at SnS less than a month ago. It is more gimmicky and fast foody, but in a Midwestern way. But it does have table service. I would say just off the top of my head, BL is more on the gourmet $12 burger bandwagon than SnS..... Decent prices there. But I wonder what the prices will be on the promenade..... Doubt they will be offering their $4 burgers.

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            hill food RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 6, 2014 08:50 PM

            I'd say SnS is a bit less gimmicky than oh, Johnny Rockets, but of a similar quality and price point.

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              ilysla RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 7, 2014 08:40 AM

              Thanks for the response. Based on the comparisons below, I think I'll stick w/ Burger Lounge for now.... (I think Five Guys is fine, and I've spoken a lot about how I don't like In-n-Out....). I had the mini-burger (or whatever it's called) at BL, which was just fine for me (and not too pricey at all).

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: ilysla Jul 7, 2014 10:22 AM

                Yea, I'm not as impressed with Five Guys as I am with SnS.

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              TonyC RE: ilysla Jul 7, 2014 10:57 AM

              d'frent beasts. One I'd happily eat, one I'd only eat if I'm desperate for food on a roadtrip thru Kentucky.

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                ilysla RE: TonyC Jul 7, 2014 11:30 AM

                Can I assume SNS would be the one you'd eat only if desperate?

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                  Servorg RE: ilysla Jul 7, 2014 11:53 AM

                  I only eat burgers that are "disparate" - but luckily that condition is easily (automatically) met.

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                    ilysla RE: Servorg Jul 7, 2014 10:27 PM



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            SherlockNoms RE: gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 07:45 PM

            I recently tried Steak 'N Shake for the first time and was not a fan. It's a nostalgic treat for my husband, but even he thought it was pretty disgusting when he tried it again.

            1. hill food RE: gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 08:00 PM

              I like them, although usually keep it simple. their fries are too thin for my taste but my aunt swears by their chili (which has to be a fat and salt bomb, rumored to include coffee and/or chocolate).

              but if you get to have Steak n Shake in CA, I demand In n Outs in the Midwest. deal?.

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: hill food Jul 6, 2014 09:41 PM

                LOL, good luck with that!

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                  SherlockNoms RE: hill food Jul 6, 2014 11:21 PM

                  Well, that's hardly a fair trade!

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                    gr8pimpin RE: hill food Jul 6, 2014 11:41 PM

                    Uh..... no.

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                      hill food RE: gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 11:48 PM

                      well not the WHOLE group, just one or two stores, that's all. c'mon you won't miss Lancaster or Placerville.

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                    Freedom528 RE: gr8pimpin Jul 6, 2014 10:35 PM

                    For burger chains at that price point, In N Out is #1, then Five Guys and then Steak n Shake. SNS is good for I'm-driving-by-and-I'm-starving-and-it's-better-than-McDonalds type of situation. Or if you're pregnant, then their patty melts are pretty darn awesome.

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                      hill food RE: Freedom528 Jul 6, 2014 11:52 PM

                      "I'm-starving-and-it's-better-than-McDonalds "

                      I'm far more forgiving, but even detractors wouldn't argue that (although faint praise indeed).

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                      running pig RE: gr8pimpin Jul 7, 2014 12:45 PM

                      I'm not a burger person, but I always make it a habit to indulge in a Steak n Shake milkshake while visiting relatives in the Midwest. YUM!

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                        farmertomato RE: gr8pimpin Jul 7, 2014 12:50 PM

                        Do they make the same Chili 3 Ways as in the midwest? If so, that would be the closest thing you can get in LA to genuine Cincinnati chili, and certainly worth a journey across the 405 (The new Berlin Wall™) to me.

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: farmertomato Jul 7, 2014 09:27 PM

                          That's a great question..... I have no idea.... Wayno?

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                            Wayno RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 8, 2014 05:31 AM

                            I know they serve chili straight up and chili mac, with noodles, but not sure about 3 ways. My experience with 3-ways is sadly limited. But, when it comes to fast food chili, SnS is nothing special; I actually would much rather have Wendy's.

                        2. Wayno RE: gr8pimpin Jul 7, 2014 08:25 PM

                          Since I'm resident in the St. Louis area much of the time, I'm used to SnS, as there's one less than a mile from my house here. But, even if I am jaded, I wouldn't get all that excited about their appearance in SM. I would rather have an SnS burger than In n Out but not by much. However, I would MUCH rather than SnS shakes than In n Out's. And for a long time - maybe still?? - SnS offered side by side shakes: e.g., one vertical half chocolate and the other banana (or whatever flavors you choose). Love those! For semi-fast burgers, though, I'd prefer more SmashBurger outlets in LA. But I'm really jonesing to return to Pono, which is obviously more of a sit down and wait burger; I really liked that place.

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                            Dirtywextraolives RE: Wayno Jul 7, 2014 09:28 PM

                            Yea, I really liked Pono too.... Still have not made it to a Smashburger, yet.... Will have to rectify that.

                            And the SnS I went to in FLA had the side by sides, I believe..... All I know is if I could do shakes, I'd be in trouble with this place so close to home.....

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                              wienermobile RE: Dirtywextraolives Jul 7, 2014 11:23 PM

                              Smashburger is just ok. You can do a lot better at somewhere like Burger Lounge.

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