Shake Shack in Coral Gables Opening Soon (Photos) UPDATED

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All photos by Laine Doss
Shake Shack in Coral Gables: Still no signage.
Shake Shack is coming to Coral Gables. Danny Meyer's burger palace, which opened on South Beach in June 2010 to much fanfare and waiting lines, is heating up the City Beautiful.

The location, which formerly housed Smok'et BBQ, is on South Dixie Highway and conveniently located near the University of Miami, giving the fast-casual restaurant an instant following.

The menu will feature most of the standard fare that made "the Shack" famous: Shack burgers ($4.80 for a single, $7.35 for a double), Flat-Top Dogs ($3 and up), and fries ($2.70).

Some new concretes, AKA thick milkshakes ($4.25 and $6.50), pay homage to Coral Gables. The "U" Malt (chocolate custard, fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, and malt), the Coral Crisp (vanilla custard, penut butter sauce, marshmallow sauce, Varlhona chocolate pearls, and crispy crunchies), and the Cookie Cabana (vanilla custard, Cuban-style sugar cookie, salted caramel sauce, and banana) are all Gables-inspired.

Shake Shack, as always, is dog-friendly, and pups can enjoy a Pooch-ini frozen treat ($3.72) or a bag of doggie biscuits ($7.50). Beer, including Shackmeister from Brooklyn Brewery, and wine will be available, as well as lemonade and draft root beer.

An invitation-only housewarming party is scheduled for July 11, starting rumors that the Shack would open the following day. A quick visit to the site showed there's still work to be done. According to a source, Coral Gables fire inspectors visited the structure this past Friday and windows had just been installed. According to the restaurant's media rep, Shake Shack will open this Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m.

Here's what we saw when we took a peek:

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The storefront, facing South Dixie Highway, has a 1950s industrial vibe, much like the flagship burger joint, which opened in New York City's Madison Square Park in 2004.

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The large space features blonde hardwood furnishings. Flat-screen TV sets (not shown) are mounted on the walls above the main dining room.

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Ice-cream-colored barstools and high-top tables populate the front of the space.

Update: Shake Shack Coral Gables will open to the public Sunday, July 15, at 11 a.m.

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Location Info

Shake Shack

1450 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL

Category: Restaurant


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9 comments
DanTheMan
DanTheMan

because people are stupid...they flock to whatever is "new & hip"

CBM
CBM

Really don't understand why there is so much fuss about this overrated McDonalds wannabe...

karen
karen

This place is upscale burger king... Nothing special only more expensive....

Stevephils
Stevephils

Any update on the actual opening?

Gertrude J. Phillips
Gertrude J. Phillips

here is something to say about good ole shoe leather reporting. Nice job!..MayorMoney.blogspot.com

Clarny
Clarny

I am sure DIANA will come here to talk bad about the food and the people like she did about the Tacos Bells in that other story. You should go see that one and she was using DIFFERENT NAMES too but she forgot she told me in the Aventura Mall she would do this and then I foun out on her and expose here here on New Times. She didnt care they hjave jobs and instead of whispering to them any problem she talked about it for every one to see and treat them not like people but like bugs from Mars. So DIANA I am ready for you now! 

Beast
Beast

Laine Doss with another scoop. There is something to say about good ole shoe leather reporting. Nice job!

Joeschmo
Joeschmo

Not likely...The one in manhattan often has hour long waits.

Caeser_Palache
Caeser_Palache

 Traumatized? And, for the record, it is "Taco Bell." 

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