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Island Burgers and Shakes

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$$ - $$$
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766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
+1 212-307-7934
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch while visiting NYC. We sat outside which was nice, inside then the restaurant is nicely laid out too. There's a great choice of burgers (different kinds of bread, meat cooked to order, wide selection of cheeses and sauces) and sides on the menu - I built my own burger and had a medium rare hamburger with... More 

Thank t-rexx687
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were soaking wet when we arrived here and fortunately it didn't disappoint. It's a fairly small place but we got a table and the service was nice and friendly. The milkshakes are very good, particularly the black and white one. The burger selection is varied and interesting. You get a massive selection of burgers, breads and toppings. You also... More 

Thank Dubuss
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved this place the service was 10/10 and the burgers are delicious. We also had a jacket potato with cheese, chives and bacon and it was so tasty. And chilli fries which were amazing. Huge portions too so could barely finish it but would 100% go again when back in New York!

Thank Katy_B888
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came by for dinner on a Saturday night, it is a cramped place for a table of four we only waited 10 minutes though. The selection in their menu is interesting they let you choose your protein for your sandwich from their choices and a couple of add ons. The sandwich and burger selection they had looked interesting I got... More 

Thank haidee826
Brookville, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The people on TripAdvisor's NYC Forum recommended Island Burgers and Shakes as a good place for a burger. My friends and I stopped by last week. At first glance it doesn't look like much. It's very small and there is room for approximately 25 customers if you cram them in. Tables need to be moved in order for everyone to... More 

Thank Robin M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would recommend to come here for a good burger! You can choose how you would like it cooked and can even create your own. Very yummy!

Thank Becky A
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a great variety of burgers and toppings to choose from. Friendly atmosphere. Seating was tight. To get in and out tables had to be moved. Prompt service - greatly appreciated.

Thank Ironmummy44
Silver Spring, Maryland
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with one of my best friends here yesterday. I built my own burger which as really good. I like that they have a choice a different breads. I got a pita pocket. I also ordered sweet potato fries which were excellent. The place is small so it's a bit difficult to eat a messy burger there but... More 

Thank SCDG1983
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there yesterday at around 7 pm on a sunday and got a table right away. Service was very friendly and the Burgers were amazing. The onion rings were a bit too oily for our taste.

Thank lukas r
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These burgers were great and a bit different to the regular "boring" burgers! They had a large variety, served on different types of bread! The fries were amazing, crispy and salty (we had both the sweet potato and one of the regular types with herbs)! Only disappointment was their beer selection as they had run out of almost all sorts..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 766 9th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-307-7934
A West Coast-style, French-fryless burger shack that attracts a deservedly cultish following.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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