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Friday, July 22, 2011

Shake Shack Review

Yes, it is the same Shake Shack that originally started at Madison Square Park in NYC. The MSP location even got a webcam so you can see how long the line is in the summer (sometimes over an hour!). A lot of people in the area (lower Fairfield County) were extremely excited about it opening in Westport, I think more than Tarry Lodge. Me on the other hand had my reservations. Having grew up in Southern California I'm naturally bias to IN-N-OUT. I tried my hardest to have an open mind. We got there around 7 PM and the line was almost out the door. I was impressed by how fast the line went.

Here is our order: 2 Shake Burgers ($4.75 each and doesn't even have bacon), 1 large root beer ($3.40), french fries ($2.75) and a strawberry shake (tiny cup for $5). The total with tax came to $21.97.

So was it worth the $$?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! The burgers were small and tasted average. French fries taste like the average fast food crinkle cut fries and the shake was ok. IN-N-OUT totally blow Shake Shack out of the water. Heck, even Duchess' is better. I really do not understand what all the hype is all about. I will go back again but not for the burger; for the frozen custard since by the time I was done with the burger the line got way too long (out the door on the deck).


  1. Plus In N Out is like half the price. And the fries are fresh cut right in front of you. And you can get all kinds of toppings on it for free. I went to Five Guys a couple of month ago and thought the same thing. The line was out the door but the burger was not that great and super expensive.

  2. I want a double double like bad!!!