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Best real milkshakes in Baltimore?

lhellwig Aug 30, 2006 05:35 PM

Where are the best milkshakes, made with real ice cream, in the Baltimore area?

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    KOK RE: lhellwig Aug 30, 2006 06:37 PM

    The Malt Shop (I think) on Fort Ave, pretty close to the big shopping center by Key Highway. Done in retro style (even serve ice cream in glass dishes), they ask what kind of ice cream you want along with the milk and syrup.



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      sweetpotater RE: lhellwig Aug 30, 2006 07:45 PM

      It's called the Ye Olde Malt Shop (though you wonder why it isn't Shoppe) at 635 E. Fort at Jackson Street. Near there, SnOasis on Lawrence Street makes a good shake. Also Hometown Girl in Hampden has a soda fountain in back. (They both use Moxley's.) Actually, to me any shake is a good shake, so I may not be the one to answer.

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        Tugboat RE: sweetpotater Aug 30, 2006 09:20 PM

        And if you do get to the Malt Shop on Fort Ave. make room in your tummy for their coddies.

        They are REALLY good. Made by some local Nuns I think.

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        skigirl1 RE: lhellwig Aug 31, 2006 08:56 PM

        Field's Pharmacy in Pikesville has wonderful milkshakes, real ice cream. Located on Reisterstown Road, has both counter seating and some tables-nothing facy but good shakes

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          pamd RE: lhellwig Sep 1, 2006 01:19 AM

          I know you ae looking for regular ice cream, but I have had some great ones at Vaccaro's, but made with their gelato

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            KAZ RE: lhellwig Sep 1, 2006 03:18 PM

            Sylvan Beach makes incredible milkshakes, particularly if you like them thick. The mint chocolate chip is great. My favorite is the cappuccino shake. A milkshake with vanilla ice cream and two shots of espresso! Unreal!

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              blossomlover RE: lhellwig Sep 5, 2006 02:47 PM

              I'm pretty sure Ye Olde Malt Shop closed, so check before you go.

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                lambeth98 RE: blossomlover Sep 6, 2006 02:30 PM

                New owners reopened it in 2005. The milkshakes got a brief mention on Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels.

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                  mikesquirrel RE: blossomlover Sep 6, 2006 02:36 PM

                  It is still there new owners took it over before it was going to close, and it was just featured on rachel ray's food network show about baltimore, tasty travels

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                  mgarland RE: lhellwig Sep 5, 2006 06:00 PM

                  Also, Bel Loc Diner in Towson. It's on Joppa Rd.

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                    ryanharrisonsmith RE: lhellwig Sep 5, 2006 08:57 PM

                    Tambers Nifty fifty diner on 33rd and st. paul just opened back up, revamped, and they make a fine traditional milkshake, nice and thick. The foods not all that great, but its a good milkshake

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