Hi Dolls! Since the very first time I had M Shack at the St. John’s Towncenter about three years ago, they have been popping up all over town. Last weekend a few of my girls and I were in the Riverside area and decided to stop over at the M Shack in 5 points. I love this location because there’s ample parking, the ambiance is great, and I love the outdoor seating set-up! It’s not often I indulge in burgers but when I do, I want them to be bomb with all the fixings and all the flavor. Knowing that M Shack wouldn’t disappoint in those areas, I was pleased with our decision to dine there that evening.
I got the M burger that comes with your regular toppings (American Cheese, Lettuce, tomato, pickles) and “Shack Sauce” which tastes like a mixture of mayo and ketchup. I added the bacon onion compote because seriously, what’s a burger without bacon and onions? It gave the burger a hint of sweetness but was equally savory. They ask you how you’d like your burger cooked and I enjoy my burgers cooked medium for juiciness. I also got a side of Old Bay fries and let…me…tell… you! This seasoning is seriously amazing on these fries. I would’ve never thought to season my fries at home with the seasoning we use for low country boils but it totally works!
The next time I visit M Shack I’m getting the Portobello Truffle Burger which is what one of my friends ordered. It comes with bacon, smoked gouda, tomato relish, truffle portobello duxelles, and a balsamic glaze. Did your mouth water because mine did when I saw her burger and discovered everything that came on it!
For all my vegan and vegetarian friends, they have options for you as well. My girl Lala is a vegan so she ordered a tempeh burger with avocado and red onions. They also offer veggie burgers, turkey burgers, blackened tilapia, crab cakes, and chicken breast so there is something here for everybody!
So listen, there’s nothing better than a juicy burger and fries with a classic shake to wash it all down with. Yes, I’m a foodie and a lot of times I try foods that some would consider to be outside of the norm and I don’t mind trying cuisines I’ve never had before but sometimes I just want to stick to what I love and I love Strawberry shakes.
This was a glorious hand-spun shakes consisting of creamy soft serve vanilla ice cream with a house-made strawberry puree. It was everything! I will say, however, that the next time I’m feeling froggy I will indulge in the Pecan Pie shake or an “Adult” Bananas Foster Shake…if my stomach can take it!
Service was good and I love the fun and hip vibe this particular location has! My girls and I sat there eating, drinking, and laughing until they literally started cutting off the lights lol! I look forward to my next visit for more reasons than one and if you’re ever in the mood for a good burger, fries, and milkshake, M Shack is where you want to go!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!