Shake Shack

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90 Excellent

The premiere location of Danny Meyer’s fast-food empire.

Madison Ave. at 23rd St., New York, NY, 10010

646-747-2606

http://shakeshacknyc.com

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The lowdown

You can get your ShackBurger fix practically anywhere these days, from Birmingham, Alabama to Bahrain, but they still taste best at the original Madison Square Park location. Maybe it’s because food always tastes better outdoors. Maybe it’s the cumulative flavor-enhancing mojo of an old and well-seasoned griddle. Probably both.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

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