Shake Shack Secret Menu Items

Popular in New York City, Shake Shack rivals the ever-popular In-N-Out Burger in more ways than one, including by offering their own hush-hush Shake Shack secret menu. These off-menu items will tantalize your taste buds like never before by combining sweet and savory flavorings, something even the special In-N-Out secret menu cannot claim.

Shake Shack can accomplish this feat with their slightly larger menu including ice creams, hot dogs and even alcohol. But like other secret menus from rival fast food establishments, getting the individual restaurant to prepare these specialty items is often half the battle. Sure they have the ingredients, but asking nicely and getting an easy going cashier helps tremendously.

What are the best options on Shake Shack's secret menu? When all else fails, order the ingredients to reproduce these Shake Shack special menu items separately and assemble these tasty treats yourself. Trust us, once you eat off the secret menu, you'll never go back.

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  • Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger

    For just $5.50 and an open mind, you can do Elvis proud with this gooey creation. The combination of bacon, burger and peanut butter may sound a bit odd, but the beef is barely noticeable under all the melty peanut butter goodness.
  • Shack-Cago Burger

    Shack-Cago Burger
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    If the Shack-cago Dog and the ShackBurger fell in love, got married and had a child, it would be the Shack-Cago Burger. Add the special relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, mustard, celery salt and peppers from the Chicago-style hot dog to a cheeseburger and stuff it in your mouth as one. You may have to order each component separately and assemble this specialty yourself, it's so worth the effort.
  • Shandy

    Three words: Beer and lemonade. It sounds disgusting but tastes delicious. Like the grilled cheese, this is another secret menu item that can be ordered by name at most Shake Shack locations. Forget the Arnold Palmer, order the Shandy for true bliss.
  • Cheese Dog

    Cheese Dog
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    The Shake Shack cheese dog is so simple, yet so delicious that it's just plain silly. Ask them to take the hot dog, split it lengthwise and grill it. Slap that hot hot dog in a warm, toasted bun then top with cheese sauce. The result is melty and gooey deliciousness.
  • Grilled Cheese

    Grilled Cheese
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    The Shake Shack grilled cheese is perhaps one of the only secret menu items that most locations will prepare simply by asking for it. This one requires no user assembly as the kitchen will gladly put cheese between two pieces of toasted bun for you in demand. Ask for tomato on your sandwich for an extra treat.
  • Chili Pepper-Cheese Fries

    Chili Pepper-Cheese Fries
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    They have chili peppers, they have fries and they have cheese. Why not combine all three for a play on chili cheese fries? Ordering this one may depend on how easy going your cashier is, but it can be easily duplicated by ordering cheese fries and asking for a slide of sliced peppers. Dump the peppers on the fries and you're good to go!