Shake Shack vs In N Out

Shake Shack is pretty much the In N Out of the East Coast.  Well, not really. They’re Shake Shack.  It gets the comparison all the time due to being similar in nature.  However, Shake Shack has a larger selection of food and drinks. Sh*t they even serve beers.

I wanted to see what the hype was all about and lay to rest the great debate of whether Shake Shack is better than In N Out or vice versa.  It’s like 2pac versus Biggie.  It’s like the West Coast East Coast beef.  Drake versus Meek Mill but not anywhere near as lame.   People actually care.  I’m from the Westside and I’m going to try to be unbiased as possible.

Anyway, I had the Smoked Shack with an order of crinkle fries. Now, there is one thing that makes something really good which is portion size.  The burger was the right portion and it wasn’t overwhelming like NYC or LA traffic. The bacon was definitely smoked and you could smell it when you receive your order.  The taste of the smokiness was a bit overpowering and took focus off of the rest of the burger.   Bacon was crispy and wasn’t too salty.  The beef patty wasn’t as heavenly and juicy as an In N Out Double Double.  There was a hint of dryness but it wasn’t as bad as Ashy Larry from the Chapelle Show.

Now, the fries.  I get it.  It’s Yukon fries and it’s supposed to be crispy, crunchy, and salty.  It does live up to the crispy, crunchy and salty hype.  However, it didn’t taste fresh at all.  The fries lacked any softness after you got passed the outer layer.  In N Out totally wins in this department by a landslide of ketchup and spread.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack Burgers and Fries

Overall, it was an overall decent burger but it falls short of In N Out’s Double Double Animal Style.  It’s that Thousand Island sauce on the Double Double, son!  It got you feigning like Tyrone Biggums.

  • 6.5/10
    Service - 6.5/10
  • 7/10
    Presentation - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Flavors - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Decor - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Ambiance - 6/10


In N Out vs Shake Shack. It’s like 2pac versus Biggie. It’s like the West Coast East Coast beef. Drake versus Meek Mill but not anywhere near as lame. People actually care. Shake Shack does have a good burger but I still prefer my Double Double from In N Out.

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