8/14/2012 01:51:00 PM

Overrated in NYC: 9 Love-'Em-or-Hate-'Em Dishes

Is fried pizza really all that? 
When you see people wait in line for hours to have their chance at a burger or a simple bowl of noodles, you have to ask, "Does this dish live up to the hype?" Sometimes the answer is just...no. Last year, we took a look at some of NYC's most overrated dishes, and this time around, we asked you to let us know which dishes you think aren't worth their buzz. Click through the slideshow to see who made the list, including one not-so-favorite that's back by not-so-popular demand.

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9 comments :

  1. Once a week, on my to Pilates in Downtown Brooklyn, I stop at the new Shake Shack. The shakburger is A1,the fries not so much, the 50/50 just fine, all in all, well worth the limited wait.

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  2. Okay...I'm done with Zagat...I dream about soup dumplings....they are that good.

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  3. I enjoy the Shake Shack, but the hustling for a seat makes it a miserable experience. Having someone hover over you waiting for you to finish, if you've been lucky enough to find a chair, is really unpleasant.

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  4. So far, I've been receptive to your caveats, and I have to say this: any self-respecting bartender can (or, maybe in the old days could) make a great classic gin Martini -- at least if you specified how you wanted it. Any more than a standard cocktail price and you're paying for the overhead, not the Martini.

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  5. Tri-Tip burger is sooo much better than 5 Guys & Shake Shack!!! But I guess it's a good thing that it is a secret.

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  6. I've been to the Brooklyn Shake Shack and the lines weren't too bad. I would never bother with the lines at Madison Square Park or the one on 86th Street; they are way too long.

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  7. Shake Shack (a) they're burgers are mediocre at best (b) they're shakes are disappointing. I guess it's another example of style (and marketing) over substance.

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  8. I dont mind Shake Shack but I'd rather have Kool Bloo when it comes to the wait time (much faster than Shake Shack) and quality (9oz pure beef!!).

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