Burgers, Shakes & Fries

Review by: Michael Stern

A big, juicy cheeseburger is high on my list of life’s pleasures; a cheeseburger with good French fries and a chocolate shake is bliss. It follows that a restaurant named Burgers, Shakes & Fries is going to get my attention. It is a bit pricey compared to what you get at McChains, but these hamburgers are not junk food. Grill-cooked using daily-ground 82% lean beef, they are large, succulent, and full-flavored. Instead of buns, BS&F uses slabs of thick toast that are buttered and grilled to add extra savor. A single 1/3-pound patty is slightly unwieldy; a double is an eating challenge, especially if you pile on the extras, which range from four kinds of cheese and all known condiments to bacon, chili, and a fried egg.

French fries have crisp edges and chewy skin, delivering plenty of soft, spuddy satisfaction within. Milk shakes are thick enough to demand serious sucking on a straw.

The restaurant is minuscule, with only a handful of counter seats and a line of people waiting to place orders and pick up to-gos. While it is not instantaneous fast food, it is fast enough to make this an ideal quick stop for anyone traveling along I-95 in southwesternmost Connecticut who wants an excellent easy-off, easy-on burger-eating experience.

Note: There is a second BS&F in Darien, CT, at 800 Post Road. 203-202-9401.

Directions & Hours

11:30am - 8pm
  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

What To Eat

Double Cheeseburger

Milk Shake

Hot Dog


Burgers, Shakes & Fries Recipes


What do you think of Burgers, Shakes & Fries?

One Response to “Burgers, Shakes & Fries”

Tim & Terri Atwood

August 18th, 2008

Our last stop in a week full of amazing and not-so-great Roadfood. Didn’t expect such a small place, but we were there at an off-hour so we got good seats at the tall bar.

The cheeseburgers were juicy, cooked exactly as ordered (medium, and medium-rare), and the grilled toast held up nicely to the meat, cheese, and condiments (I’m an old fan of the “Friendly’s set-up” on grilled white bread that they no longer offer). Fries were above average, and I didn’t get to taste Tim’s milkshake, but he liked it.

Weird thing about ordering: they don’t collect your money until you are done eating. When we finished there was a big line waiting to order, so we were hanging there with empty trays/paper garbage just waiting to pay; not an efficient system at all. Thankfully the guy behind the counter saw us after about eight minutes and took our money before he took any new orders.

Overall a very tasty burger experience!


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