Finally, finally, finally Shake Shack in Madison Square Park is back. As the number one Shake Shack fan, at least in the Eat Up New York Office, I dragged everyone out on their second open day to get some shack burgers from the original location.

A classic at any location is the long lines of Shake Shack, particularly around lunchtime. Madison Square Shake Shack is no different, but at least here you get to enjoy the sun outside and the line doesn’t take too long.

What’s New at Shake Shack Madison Park

There are a few changes since the last time we saw Shake Shack here. Most notably are the addition of the Park Burger and the renamed C-Line. The Park Burger is only available at this location for a limited time so make sure you head over to check it out. This special burger is adorned with white cheese sauce and bacon and it is totally irresistible. As for the C-Line, it is just the same as the B-line but more appropriately named because they only serve cold foods (ie custards, concretes and shakes).

For me though you’ve always gotta go with a Shack Burger, maybe a double, and some cheese fries. This time in fact they even threw some bacon on my burger, probably by accident but I didn’t complain! The Shack Burger to me is just such a classic delicious burger, melty American cheese, patties that are tender and melt in your mouth, a slightly sweet toasted potato roll, fresh lettuce and tomato… perfection.

We also taste tested the Stack Burger, this frankenstien of a burger combines Shake Shack’s Shroom Burger and a Shack Burger. Translation: One beef patty with American cheese topped with a deep fried Portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese and finished off with lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce. Honestly I was disappointed by this, as a meat eater I’d never been temped to try the ‘Shroom Burger but this seemed more my speed. But the coating on the mushroom was too hard and the cheese wasn’t nearly as melty as I had hoped.

Shake Shack

But we ended on a high note with some Shack Attack Concretes, chocolate frozen custard with fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, chocolate chunks and sprinkles. It’s a good think we eat fast because these were starting to get melty by the end of my Shack Burger. I love all of the Shake Shack desserts but this one is a chocolate lovers dream.

Head out to the newly reopened Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, just maybe check the line on The Shack Cam first.

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As a former athlete with an intense competitive nature I like to challenge my cooking skills with new recipes and unfamiliar ingredients. I source local and organic ingredients as much as possible. I’m on a mission to conquer the kitchen