Shake Shack is known for having a simple menu but using high quality ingredients. The burgers are made with 100% angus beef and the meat has no antibiotics or hormones. The crinkle fries have no trans-fat and are made with yukon gold potatoes. And the milkshakes feature ice cream and custard that are made daily at each Shake Shack location. The prices reflect quality ingredients and it's not cheap for burgers, fries, and shakes, but I had high hopes that my first Shake Shake experience would be able to live up to the hype.
The prices for the burger and fries were reasonable - with the burger being $4.75 and the fries at $2.65. I'd say the concrete is overpriced and overrated, at $4.25 for a half. Compared to a Cook-Out Milkshake at about $2.50, Shake Shack is nowhere near as good. I'd consider the burgers to be better than Cook Out or Five Guys and the fries were top notch. In all, my first trip to Shake Shack was a big success. Now, they just need to keep expanding into Virginia.
1216 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036