I love meat. Quite a bit. I can't imagine being a vegetarian. When I heard that Shake Shack was opening a location in DC, I got excited: shakes, burgers, and fries: sounds like a fun idea to me. There was a lot of buzz all over twitter and Internet about the new burger establishment in DC, but I decided to wait a few weeks before trying out this new-to-me burger place.
Last week I met up with Amy, and happened to run into Lindelle, for lunch at Shake Shack. I'll admit, despite my best intentions, my expectations were high.
Shake Shack is located in Dupont Circle in the old Fuddruckers location. You know what? I was a fan of Fuddruckers. I discovered it first almost 10 years ago when I visited Anna in Dallas, and became a fan of their kids meal: burger, fries, soda and a cookie. Speaking of kids, if you are a fan of burgers and happen to have little kids, Shake Shack has you covered:
The menu is pretty short, which is not a bad thing. I decided on a cheeseburger, fries, soda and could not leave without also ordering a Fromage Blanc Raspberry Swirl custard.
We waited about 15 minutes before finally getting our orders. Here's mine:
Here's Amy's: she got a shake and cheesy fries:
1) love the decor of the place
2) the fries reminded me of the frozen ones you'd get at the grocery store and make at home
3) the burger was pretty basic: bun, cheese, pickles, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. It was fresh, filling, and did not fall apart, but it reminded me of a very well made Burger King whopper. You make your own conclusions.
This wasn't a bad lunch by far, but I was slightly disappointed. With many other burger restaurants available in DC area, I don't think I'll be coming back to Shake Shack any time soon.
The custard, however, was a great treat! Not overly sweet, with a tang, and oh so pretty! I even dipped some fries in it: how very American of me :)
Where WOULD I go for burgers?
Ray's Hell Burger Too
Questions for you: 1) Have you been at Shake Shack? What did you think? 2) If you live in DC, what's YOUR favorite burger place?