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Shake Shack tops TripAdvisor's list of best restaurants

Posted October 23, 2019 1:22 p.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2019 12:45 p.m. EDT

TripAdvisor has released its list of the nation's best fine dining, casual dining and fast casual restaurants, and Shake Shack is among them.

The Triangle's first Shake Shack opened in Waverly Place in Cary on Aug. 21. The New York City-based burger joint already has two Charlotte locations.

The rankings were determined by the quantity and quality of TripAdvisor reviews gathered over 12 months.

The best fine dining restaurants were:

High-end, special occasion restaurants known for impeccable food and service

  1. Daniel – New York City, New York
  2. Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
  3. GW Fins – New Orleans, Louisiana
  4. Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii
  5. Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The best everyday dining restaurants were:

  1. Pane & Vino – Miami Beach, Florida
  2. Carmine's Italian Restaurant - Times Square – New York City, New York
  3. 5 Napkin Burger – New York City, New York
  4. 11th Street Diner – Miami Beach, Florida
  5. Piccola Cucina Osteria – New York City, New York

Shake Shack

The best fast casual restaurants were:

  1. Earl of Sandwich – Orlando, Florida
  2. Shake Shack – Miami Beach, Florida
  3. In-N-Out Burger – Los Angeles, California
  4. The Taco Stand – La Jolla, California
  5. Portillo's Hot Dogs – Chicago, Illinois
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