Miami: Checking Out Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

I’ve been hearing about Shake Shack for years and while wandering recently, I spotted the New York burger joint’s Miami outlet. I dragged Carina in even though we were on our our way to happy hour at Tongue and Cheek.

We decided to get one burger, no fries and no drinks.

the bun is connected

the bun is connected

After having a couple of bites and passing it over to Carina, I thought it was good but not like my favorite fast casual burger from In N Out. For one thing the bun which is connected together in the back creating a sort of Pacman-esque bun, was sweet. It reminded me of a breakfast sandwich. Mm, maple bacon… wait, no, this is a burger. A rather small burger at that. It’s fine but I’m not sure if one burger would have filled me up. I guess that’s what sides and shakes are for.

I also had not really paid much attention to what they were known for. I thought it was for their burgers. Turns out they started out as a hot dog cart. Guess we had to get back in line and order one.

Chicago dog

Chicago dog

Of course we had filled up by this time sharing the burger and the pretty decent Chicago dog — I would have liked more mustard. It started to rain and I considered now getting the fries and a drink– I suppose I can make any menu a tasting menu, right? But with only a few hours left in Miami, we knew we had to jam for one last meal somewhere else.

I’d probably be excited though if Shake Shack does open up in Los Angeles. I could go for that burger for breakfast.

Shake Shack

1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139  —  (305) 434-7787
 
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