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Best real milkshakes in Baltimore?

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

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  1. 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.



    1. 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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      1. re: sweetpotater

        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.

      2. 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

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

          1. 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!

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

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              1. re: blossomlover

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

                1. re: blossomlover

                  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

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

                  1. 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