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#01-01 King’s Arcade 559 Bukit Timah road Singapore 269695
 
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Burger Shack starts from scratch and make our delicious burgers from the freshest ingredients available. Inspired by the nostalgic burger joints and American Diners in California, Burger Shack sets out to create a quirky restaurant with a casual, laid back vibe. Enjoy the burgers here at the restaurant, or takeaway a meal at your own convenience.

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Nothing special

Burger shack makes a pretty good "let's settle on this" type of restaurant. It has decent western food, but nothing to die for.

The chili cheese fries are pretty good. They have a good amount of beef in them and there's a generous amount of cheese, but they better, considering how they're rather expensive. A plate of chili cheese fries costed up to $5 the last time I was there. The portion was HUGE and I couldn't finish it myself. I would suggest sharing with at least one or two of your friends if you're gonna get it. I ended up packing it and taking it home, although soggy fries are necessarily my favourite thing.

I've never tired the burgers myself, but from what I've heard, it's pretty okay, nothing special. I would expect it to be of a certain standard considering how it's "the burger shack" but they don't seem to meet the expectations that they've set for themselves.

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Cheese fries goodness!

Burger shack seemed homely to me partly due to the nice decorations and also due to its small but comfy size. It is a perfect hangout place for students as well as to chit-chat.

I tried out the God-Fire Burger, which was touted as the spiciest burger in Singapore. For someone who adds chili sauce to his McSpicy Burger, I took up the challenge. The chicken patty was thin but crispy a succulent. The Roasted-Garlic Habanero chilli sauce was the main highlight of the dish. The spiciness of the sauce was very evident as I was starting to perspire. However, to me, the burger was alright, nothing special. The cheese fries, on the other hand, were heavenly. Boy did they nail the dish. The cheese was super tasty and paired up really well with the also excellent fries. The minced beef was a helpful addition to the dish. The portion was huge as well. The cheese fries is a must buy in my opinion.

Overall, for the ambience and the food, I would say it is one of the better burger places in Singapore. The prices may be a little steep compared to other fast-food outlets, but it will be money well spent.

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Average Spent Per Person:
12
Best Part:
Cheese fries
Branch Location:
Bukit Timah
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My go-to place for burgers and fries in Bukit Timah!

I love Burger Shack as it is so nicely catered to the youth. From the no-frills decor to the ordering and collecting system here, it is a very pleasant eating experience. When my friends and I are in the area, we will make a stop here just for their delicious fries! I must say the fries here beat those in specialty fries shops like EWF and BFF hands down. They are juicy and bursting with flavour, and have garlic flavour infused. Delicious!

As for their burgers, I really enjoy their Ramly Burger and their new Firecracker Chicken Burger. The latter has a patty made of prawn paste chicken and it is really tasty :) The prices here are nothing short of reasonable as well, adding to its attractiveness towards students.

I would say it is worth a try at least if you have never been here before.

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Average Spent Per Person:
12
Best Part:
Fries
Branch Location:
Bukit Timah
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Here is the promised land

Bukit Timah is too often touted a food heaven! A foodie's dream! A gastronomic journey! But it really isn't. It's just little quirky over-delivering cafes like Burger Shacks who roll their eyes as they continue single-handedly upping the road's rep every year.

Personally, I detest burgers. I had no reason to come in except for friends who cannot make a decision so I had to step in. Very grudgingly, I opted for their meatball spaghetti.

(cue holy light)

The meatballs are competition to Ikea. The spaghetti was like pastamania's except it's legitly good. The sauce is something I would gladly pay $10.99 for to bring home and slap on everything meat. And I thanked god for my indecisive friends. And myself for my great decision-making skills.

I am not a beef person by choice but my friend was insistent that I should try her burger so I classily cut myself a distasteful portion and my god, I really love cows. It's nothing like the dried matter in McDonald's - it actually tastes pretty good for a beef-hater like me! Enough to temporarily win me over from poultry.

All in all, it's a pleasant surprise because I was honestly expecting a lot worse. I'd say it's worth a visit but not too much too often.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
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Yes
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Expensive

The burgers here are nice, juicy, succulent, but I don't think they're worth the prices they're sold at. The ambience in here is meh, nothing great. One might often find students here as there are many schools in the vicinity.

The restaurant itself is rather small, but I'd say that it's cosy and perfect for a chit-chat with friends over lunch. It is indeed a good place to hang out despite the prices of the burgers. The walls in the restaurant are decorated by photographs, much like that in Island Creamery's, since they are under the same company, after all.

I would come here again should my friends want to eat here, but I wouldn't initiate a meal here, compared to the other restaurants in its vicinity.

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Average Spent Per Person:
17
Recommend to Friend:
No
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One of my favourite burger joints

The unassuming and humble café is not to be underestimated. While the café is not huge, its cozy interior makes one feel at home. The system they have adopted is self service i.e. you order and pay at the counter, then proceed to collect the food yourself. That explains the affordable price tags that come with these fantastic burgers.

I will always remember my first bite of the classic burger. The beef patty, albeit thin, is unlike any other I’ve tasted. The cheap prices may have downplayed my expectations, but please do not expect anything but quality here! I am thoroughly impressed. This is the place to go for cheap and tasty burgers!

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Great burgers!

I visit Burger Shack from time to time, as it is a few bus stops away from my school. I always walk out of Burger Shack feeling satisfied.

Their beef burgers are my favourite, and I usually opt for them whenever I go there. The meat is tender, and the beef patties are quite thick. I love their fries - much better than Macdonald's fries in my opinion - which are accompanied by a tasty salty seasoning, and their fries make you want to keep eating more.

I do think their portions are slightly small, so if you are a big eater, a meal at Burger Shack will definitely not satisfy you. Their portions are good enough for me, although I am never very full when I eat there.

The burgers are also slightly pricey, so expect to pay a bit more. All in all, I still think their burgers are delicious enough to visit over and over again, despite the price.

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Delicioso!

I came across this shop while walking aimlessly down Bukit Timah Rd yesterday.
It was nearly lunch time and the shop looks pretty cool, decorated in an aloha style, so I decided to venture into it.

Good thing i did because that might be the best decision i made all day, the spaghetti i ordered was beyond delicious! The sauce was tangy and full, the meatballs, gosh it's beyond words. I've got to say, i think this might actually be the best spaghetti I've ever tasted! (At least, for the traditional tomato sauce, this is the best!)

One thumbs down was that the waiting time was a little lengthy. But then again, the spaghetti was worth the wait ;)

I'll definitely come down again soon to try it's burger, and i recommend you guys to visit this place too!

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
spaghetti
Branch Location:
bkt timah
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: December 07, 2012)

Delicious food, decent price.

Being a student, the first choice for a quick and affordable lunch would be Mac Donald's. However, I do get bored of eating the same sort of burgers every time. Fortunately, burger shack also offers a fast food (burgers).

The food is great. Burgers are not the usual Macs burgers, but more of the restaurant type of burgers. The bread itself is chewy, but not too dry. The fries are good, ok not as good as Carl's junior but hey, this is about half the price of that. Then the burger itself. The meat is great, especially the BBQ pulled pork. It is like a real piece of meat, not patty style. Nice!

The food comes rather quickly. A little slower than fast food restaurants, but I can't imagine anyone being frustrated at the waiting time. They offer mayo to go with the fries, and all the sauces are great tasting.

Ambiance there is great. Due to it's location, there are many secondary school students who eat there, thus it may get noisy at times. Also, the area is rather small, and it is often full during lunch hours. Other than that, the furniture is both great looking and comfortable.

Overall, it is a great alternative to fast food restaurants. Yes, it is a little more expensive, but the food justifies its price tag.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
Mayo sauce
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Good enough

I recently had the most delicious burger (in my opinion) at Omakase Burger, so my judgement may be a tad flawed when judging Burger Shack. They are no gourmet burger, definitely not restaurant level standard, but when compared with the likes of McDonalds, Mos Burger, and even Carl's JR, this place is gold.

The patties here are juicy and thick enough for you to enjoy the zing and taste of meat when you bite into the burger. Prices are also reasonable enough, a full meal won't set you off more than $15. True, it is twice the price of a McSpicy meal, but in my opinion, it more than warrants the price difference.

Not the best burger out there, but a good alternative nonetheless.

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