Burgers, Shakes and Fries in Greenwich: So Simple. So Good. So Go!

Owner Kory Wollins flipping burgers, chatting with customers, and taking a moment to smile for the camera. Credit: Karen Sheer

Owner Kory Wollins flipping burgers, chatting with customers, and taking a moment to smile for the camera. Credit: Karen Sheer

Burger, Shakes & Fries steady stream of customers – the loyal and the newcomers – line up for their dose of comfort food at their Byram location in Greenwich. Some come for the delicious hamburgers with add-on-as-you-like toppings (and darn good shakes and fries too), but many come for the atmosphere owner, Kory Wollins provides. “We do our best to make sure everyone feels like they are important to us,” he said. He prides the restaurant, all 740 square feet of it, on serving quality staples with big flavors, and serving with “kindness.”

Customers reward him with stellar reviews. Kory boasted, “Our Yelp reviews are the highest in Greenwich,” – and this coming from a pretty modest guy. His diverse clientele includes local school kids, moms in tote with children (dads in tote with children on the weekends), CEO’s of major local corporations and those traveling off I95 exit 2 looking to sooth their hunger.

Credit: Karen Sheer

Tom Piro talking with a customer. Credit: Karen Sheer

A Father and son leaving with their burgers, shakes & fries to go. Credit: Karen Sheer

A Father and son leaving with their burgers, shakes & fries to go. Credit: Karen Sheer

A loyal customer enjoying a low-carb lunch. Credit: Karen Sheer

A loyal customer enjoying a low-carb lunch. Credit: Karen Sheer

Soon after reviewing the offerings on the large blackboard, you will discover this is a pretty hip, and different burger. They serve the patty (and chicken too) on sturdy white bread, not buns. This square space has lots of room to hold their homemade toppings, cheeses and the typical lettuce and tomato. The sandwiches are grilled to form a crisp, buttery crust – a unique and addictive flavor. The menu is rounded out with chicken (sandwiches and fingers), hot dogs, salads, mountains of onion rings, tater tots and baked-in-house cookies and brownies.

Build your meal with many flavorful options. Credit: Karen Sheer

Build your meal with many flavorful options. Credit: Karen Sheer

A typical day, the line moves quite quickly. Credit: Karen Sheer

A typical day, the line moves quite quickly. Credit: Karen Sheer

“Quality, Price, Taste, Staff and Hospitality” is what Burgers, Shakes and Fries is about explained Kory who has owned the Greenwich shop for 8 years, and a larger location in Darien for the past 5 years.

Armando Espinosa preps behind the scene. Credit: Karen Sheer

Armando Espinosa preps behind the scene. Credit: Karen Sheer

Manuel Perez, part of the team, cooks to order. Credit: Karen Sheer

Manuel Perez, part of the team, cooks to order. Credit: Karen Sheer

He is picky about his quality, from his daily, locally ground beef (a large 1/3 pound portion), to his skin-on crispy fries – and thick shakes with ingredients from a local dairy. Keeping the menu tight enables him to serve his comfort food in a timely fashion. The guys behind the counters work at a fast, steady pace to make this happen. One gets the feeling Kory treats his staff like brothers. Something magical happens here, a real sense of community. While you’re waiting for your burger you could almost hear the Cheers theme song “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” softly playing in the background. Kory and the gang are “Always Glad You Came.”

Credit: Karen Sheer

Credit: Karen Sheer

Burger, Shakes & Fries is located  at 302 Delavan Ave in Greenwich.

Hours
Monday to Thursday 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday -and Saturday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plenty of local parking.


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  • jodi weisz

    Kory is the absolute best! My kids and I go to BSF in the summer then–use to–mosey on over the fields next to the Byram Library.

    So, sad that the field is now an environmental hotspot.

    But, bigger picture, see what happens when dynamic entrepreneurs who are TRULY connected to the community set up shop in Byram and Chickamony–these areas of town can be FOOD MECCAS and fabulous walking areas as well!

    They will become the next IT neighborhood in Greenwich.

    Kory, you helped to start this transformation…and, you, know, as a former food critique with the San Diego Tribune, I have always loved your food.

    When we combine fabulous business with cozy neighborhoods, Greenwich will also ROCK!

    And, Kory is a local too boot. He LIVES where he works.

    I need one of his burgers ASAP!!!
    The best in a 35 mile radius!

  • Tom Frederick, Cape Cod Mass

    Next time I am in Greenwich, I will stop in to check you out. Always stop to see Uncle Joe at the V.F. W.

  • Ellen Duffy

    The first time I had a BS&F cheeseburger, I thought,”This is THE best cheeseburger I’ve had in 20 years!” Put them on our Seamless restaurant list for our office and they were an instant hit. Kory is a great guy and often makes the deliveries himself – always with a smile.

  • Chuck

    One word, Tasty!!