Is Steak ‘N Shake’s Frisco Melt Its Saving Grace?
I haven’t been to Steak ‘N Shake since my original trip back in January, when I waiting on line in the freezing cold. Now, six months later, it seemed like right right time to revisit the burger chain to check in on the lunch lines and to try the one menu item I’ve been eyeing: the Frisco Melt.
The Frisco Melt is described as: two steakburgers with American and Swiss cheeses, on buttery, grilled sourdough with sweet ’n tangy Frisco sauce.
The sourdough was buttery on the outside and toasted nicely. Although it’s hard to see the layers, there are, in fact, 2 patties in there layered with the cheese and Frisco sauce, which tastes like a mixture of ketchup and mayo but a little internet research tells me it also includes thousand island dressing.
I really enjoyed the patty melt, and this sandwich does give me a reason to trek uptown to Steak ‘N Shake instead of going to the many burger joints closer to my office (Shake Shack, Schnipper’s and now Five Guys). I’m still not convinced Steak ‘N Shake is worth the wait — nope, the lines aren’t any shorter now than they were in January — when most of their menu is standard issue. But for a Frisco Melt, I’d consider it.
Steak ‘N Shake, 1695 Broadway btw 53+54, 212-247-6584