Nevertheless, in a yearly ritual, lovers of McDonald's Shamrock Shake lick their lips in anticipation, then find only disappointment in the five boroughs. I tracked down this St. Patrick's specialty (medium; $2.49) a PATH ride away, in Hoboken; rightly touted as "triple thick," in a cooler bag it could easily have survived the trip back to Manhattan.
Previously, at another location: Small fries ($1) + hamburger ($1.29) = 480 calories (6 oz.; $2.48 including tax). Even with fries, a single burger — dressed here just as it was served, with pickle slices and a little ketchup — makes a mighty thin lunch. At bottom: still another McDonald's. They seem to be all over.
234 Washington St. (at 3rd St.), Hoboken, New Jersey
(one of many locations)