The second Bay Area location of New York-founded, frequently fawned-over burger chain Shake Shack opens this Wednesday, March 27, in Marin County. The new Larkspur location is tucked inside the Marin Country Mart, already a foodie playground, at 1401 Larkspur Landing Circle. And if the hubbub surrounding the opening of the first Bay Area Shake Shack location in Palo Alto is any indication, right now might be a good time to get a spot in line.
The new Shack is 2,796 square-feet in size, and features a multi-level deck to accommodate the dining hordes. There, they’ll order Shack classics like crinkle cut fries, ShackBurgers, and frozen custard concretes, plus some new items culinary director Mark Rosati whipped up for the area specifically with local purveyors front and center.
A starring example: The Golden State Double, two Angus beef patties from Richards Grassfed Beef (sourced through Oakland’s Cream Co.) with white cheddar cheese, pickles and smoked garlic aioli on a potato bun. That burger is already a hit in Palo Alto — and will likely be too at a San Francisco Shake Shack location, which is in the works for the Marina.
But for something completely new, customers in Larkspur can try two Marin-specific concretes: Mount Tam Graham (chocolate custard, marshmallow sauce, graham crackers and dark chocolate chunks from Dandelion Chocolate) or a Larks-brr (with vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, and “crispy crunchies”).
The Bay Area has long been Shackless, a fact that might explain a local fascination with the chain, whose 210 domestic locations span 26 states, with 70 more locations around the globe.
“We know it’s taken us a long time to get here,” Rosati told Eater SF last fall. “We want to make it worth the wait.”
That wait is likely to be sizable on Wednesday: Going forward, hours at Shake Shack Larkspur will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.