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Of all the fast-food chains ... who makes the best ice cream shakes?

ipsedixit Jan 12, 2007 06:04 PM

My gold star goes to Carl's Jr.

I crave their Vanilla Shake even when it's a chilly 45 degrees outside, but lately I've warmed up to their mint chip.

Be warned, however, the strawberry is sort, um, how do I put this, ahem, um ... the strawberry is disgusting.

Do you have a favorite?

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    calabasas_trafalgar RE: ipsedixit Jan 12, 2007 07:29 PM

    Bobs Big Boy

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      crt RE: calabasas_trafalgar Dec 26, 2007 05:34 AM

      Coco's, Bob's Big Boy...While chain (sit down...order...wait for food...dine in) restaurants, I don't think these are considered as 'fast food chains'.

    2. amopdx RE: ipsedixit Jan 12, 2007 07:30 PM

      Burgerville (seasonal shakes)

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        Xericx RE: amopdx Jan 15, 2007 12:52 AM

        ..and it isn't EVEN CLOSE!

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          bards4 RE: amopdx Nov 10, 2011 10:03 AM

          Totally agree.

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          Kelli2006 RE: ipsedixit Jan 12, 2007 11:25 PM

          Dairy Queen brazier or Steak and Shake.

          1. revsharkie RE: ipsedixit Jan 13, 2007 01:08 AM

            steak & shake. No contest.

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              theflytyr RE: revsharkie Jan 13, 2007 02:24 AM

              Agreed. Steak & Shake

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                coney with everything RE: theflytyr Sep 14, 2007 05:38 AM

                Chalk up another Steak and Shake. My son was a "shake guy" for them and they definitely use real ice cream.

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                  Pylon RE: coney with everything Sep 15, 2007 04:53 AM

                  Yup. But DQ is a close second.

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              Janet from Richmond RE: ipsedixit Jan 13, 2007 12:25 PM

              Chick-Fil-A, Cheeburger Cheeburger

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                sivyaleah RE: Janet from Richmond Jan 13, 2007 02:59 PM

                Cheeburger for sure - and they make malteds, which nobody else seems to do, and which I prefer.

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                  revsharkie RE: sivyaleah Jan 13, 2007 08:05 PM

                  You can get malts at steak & shake. I do every time.

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                    sivyaleah RE: revsharkie Jan 13, 2007 11:50 PM

                    I live in the Northeast, there are none of them in this area, or NJ or NY anyway. I've never even heard of it.

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                      othervoice RE: sivyaleah Jan 24, 2007 10:38 AM

                      try Friendly's Fribble with whipped cream.

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                        SRosie RE: othervoice Jan 27, 2007 04:05 PM

                        I miss friendly's! they are the best.

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                      Das Ubergeek RE: revsharkie Jan 14, 2007 01:57 PM

                      Steak & Shake is a Midwestern thing -- none at all on the East Coast.

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                        revsharkie RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 14, 2007 06:29 PM

                        that's unfortunate. (The nearest one to us here is about five hours away. We only get there a couple or three times a year.)

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                          alliebear RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 14, 2007 09:48 PM

                          They have them in the South, too.

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                            lov2trav RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 24, 2007 10:25 AM

                            I live in Miami and we have Steak & Shake. They also have them in Tampa.
                            Love their white chocolate shake (seasonal).

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                              JayVaBeach RE: Das Ubergeek Sep 13, 2007 05:39 PM

                              Actually - I was in Florida in March & they're there; however, I didn't feature it....

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                                cavandre RE: Das Ubergeek Sep 26, 2007 09:24 AM

                                Not exactly true...we live on the East Coast of Central Florida & have one here.

                                Agree that they make the best chain shake. My favorite is the Dark Chocolate.

                          2. re: Janet from Richmond
                            Loren3 RE: Janet from Richmond Jan 16, 2007 03:18 PM

                            Technically, Chick-Fil-A shakes aren't ice cream shakes. From their web site (and yes, it's iceDream, not ice cream):

                            Icedream (whole milk, sugar, nonfat dry milk, cream, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors [artificial compounds, vanilla flavoring], dried whole eggs, cornstarch, mono and diglycerides [from soybean oil], disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, carrageenan, sodium phosphate, guar gum, sodium citrate, annatto and caramel colors, artificial color [Yellow 5 & 6]), milkshake base (whole milk, sugar, cream, whey powder (milk), nonfat dry milk, artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, mono and diglycerides [from soybean oil], tetrasodium pyrophosphate, guar gum, cellulose gum, carrageenan),

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                              CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: Janet from Richmond Nov 15, 2011 09:23 AM

                              I will second Cheeburger Cheeburger simply because you can request any kind of shake under the sun. I've had a chocolate cherry cheesecake shake that was amazing.

                            2. Das Ubergeek RE: ipsedixit Jan 13, 2007 12:41 PM

                              Those Carl's Jr. "Hand-Scooped" things? They scoop them and put them in cups, then leave the cups, uncovered, in the freezer. It can be a couple of days before they'll get used. Just so you know.

                              1. Velma RE: ipsedixit Jan 13, 2007 02:17 PM

                                I used to absolutely love the chocolate shakes from Rax Roast Beef but they long ago closed in this area. Do they still exist at all?

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                                  billjriv RE: Velma Jan 18, 2007 07:55 PM

                                  I used to like Rax too there closed here in Washington too.

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                                    Pylon RE: billjriv Sep 15, 2007 04:51 AM

                                    Missouri too. Haven't thought about them in a while. Now I'll be sad all day. :P

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                                    juli5122 RE: Velma Nov 10, 2011 10:11 AM

                                    I loved the Rax jamoca shake. They are gone from Florida I believe. Arby's has a good jamocha as well. But Steak and Shake is my favorite.

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                                    swissgirl RE: ipsedixit Jan 13, 2007 06:59 PM

                                    The Jamocha shake at Arbys is delicious.

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                                      Jacey RE: ipsedixit Jan 14, 2007 12:28 AM

                                      From my childhood, McD's special Shamrock shake (mint) that they would only have during the month of March. I don't think they do it anymore, but boy did I love those things growing up.

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                                        Sra. Swanky RE: Jacey Jan 14, 2007 03:12 PM

                                        Yum! Shamrock Shakes were my favorite! I wonder if they did retire them...

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                                          rworange RE: Sra. Swanky Jan 15, 2007 04:32 PM

                                          Not as of last year. I think they brought them back out of demand.

                                          The shamrock shake is the only shake I like at McDonald's. Their shakes otherwise seem too gluey to me.

                                          Out of the big boys, I like Jack in the Box best with Burger King next.

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                                            Sra. Swanky RE: rworange Jan 19, 2007 09:50 PM

                                            Thanks, orange - good to know. They don't really have anything posted that advertises the Shamrock Shake - I'll remember to ask for it in March now that I know they didn't put it in the "flavor graveyard!"

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                                          nicoleberry83 RE: Jacey Jan 19, 2007 07:12 PM

                                          Ask them to mix half shamrock w/half chocolate. It's like drinking a Grasshopper cookie. Mm.

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                                            Sra. Swanky RE: nicoleberry83 Jan 19, 2007 09:52 PM

                                            Now THAT sounds like a shake!! Thanks, nicoleberry - I gotta try it!

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                                          Pampatz RE: ipsedixit Jan 14, 2007 08:27 PM

                                          Vanilla shake at Whataburger. Thick and creamy

                                          1. jbyoga RE: ipsedixit Jan 14, 2007 08:32 PM

                                            Is In'n Out an Ice Cream shake?

                                            Love their chocolate....

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                                              SRosie RE: jbyoga Jan 27, 2007 04:06 PM

                                              Had one yesterday, I'd have to agree.

                                            2. amkirkland RE: ipsedixit Jan 14, 2007 10:07 PM

                                              The now defunct gelateria i worked at in grad school. but I guess that doesn't count.

                                              Braum's. I don't know how popular they are outside of texas, but they make great ice cream, then mix whatever flavor you want into a shake. Malted available. Plus they have the best available dairy in a mini-store. No one ever believes their skim is actually skim.

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                                                revsharkie RE: amkirkland Jan 15, 2007 02:05 AM

                                                Braum's home base is in Oklahoma, maybe Tulsa. They're awful good. Haven't made it to Iowa yet. My folks buy all their milk & eggs there.

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                                                  Velma RE: revsharkie Jan 15, 2007 02:11 AM

                                                  I miss them from my years in Texas and they have made it to Southern Missouri so they just need to come two hundred miles north!

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                                                    Velvet Elvis RE: revsharkie Sep 13, 2007 07:18 PM

                                                    They are actually based in Oklahoma City, and, yes, they do make the best shakes. They make the best a lot of things. Too bad there aren't more of them around. Braum's is one of those places I visit any time I go back home to Oklahoma.

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                                                  aynrandgirl RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 03:05 AM

                                                  I'd second Bob's Big Boy, but I've never seen one outside of SoCal (there were a couple in the SF bay area, but they closed). In-n-Out has pretty good shakes, but sadly remains tethered to CA. It's not *quite* fast food, but here in FL I'd recommend Steak & Shake.

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                                                    lbmsw RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 02:44 PM

                                                    Chick-Fil-A recently started doing shakes...I LOVE the oreo:)

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                                                      swsidejim RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 04:37 PM

                                                      I like steak and shake.

                                                      1. Covert Ops RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 05:16 PM

                                                        Steak and Shake, and Sonic. Sonic's Cream Pie shakes were a pregnancy staple for me. :-P

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                                                          mlukewow RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 05:20 PM

                                                          I'm witht he burgerville they have a pumkin shake that will nock your socks off even in the winter.

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                                                            Newkie RE: ipsedixit Jan 16, 2007 03:46 AM

                                                            Hands down (and I'm shocked no one has mentioned this yet): Jack in the Box Oreo Cookie shake. OMG...AMAZING!!! I'm not even a huge shake fan and this just blows me away. Thick, creamy and just the right ratio of ice cream to cookie.

                                                            As a side note, I was really excited to try Carl Jr.'s "hand scooped shakes." What a disappointment. So watery and icey tasting.

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                                                              Loren3 RE: Newkie Jan 16, 2007 03:20 PM

                                                              This is in the Jack in the Box shake mix:
                                                              Ice Cream Milk, Cream, Sucrose, Skim Milk, Corn Syrup, Whey, Stabilizer (Sodium Caseinate, Cellulose Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Disodium Phosphate, Soy Protein Concentrate, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Sodium Citrate, Polysorbate 65, Dextrose), Natural and Artificial Vanilla, Annatto Extract (color). Contains Milk, Soy

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                                                                Oh Robin RE: Loren3 Sep 14, 2007 04:34 PM

                                                                Chick-fil-A all the way. Loren, you should change your handle to Debbie Downer.

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                                                                  danhole RE: Loren3 Sep 30, 2007 12:08 PM

                                                                  I don't care what is in them - Jack In The Box has the best shakes. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but when my DH gets one from there I practically wrestle him for it.

                                                              2. Pei RE: ipsedixit Jan 16, 2007 07:21 AM

                                                                Mel's, partly because it's hard to find a blackberry shake anywhere, and they make a good one.

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                                                                  shanda013 RE: ipsedixit Jan 18, 2007 10:51 PM

                                                                  burgerville. right now its chocolate hazlenut. most of the shakes are seasonal, made from local ingredients. very very very very good:) IMPO

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                                                                    chezlamere RE: ipsedixit Jan 18, 2007 10:54 PM

                                                                    Shamrock shake, Every march.

                                                                    1. basicfoodgroupie RE: ipsedixit Jan 19, 2007 09:54 PM

                                                                      While this is not a "fast food" chain, it is a chain of ice cream stores ... Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt (www.handelsicecream.com).

                                                                      Handel's was named in the top 10 best ice creams in the world in a book from National Geographic that ranked a wide range of things. I concur.

                                                                      Everything they do with their ice cream, including their shakes, is incredible.

                                                                      - - -

                                                                      Your Basic Food Groupie

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                                                                        KCJ RE: ipsedixit Jan 21, 2007 06:05 PM

                                                                        I'm a malt gal mostly (extra malt, please) and when possible, I like butterscotch malts (extra malt, please) but I do drink other kinds of malts from time to time and even shakes.

                                                                        My latest favorite is Culver's. Yum!
                                                                        Based in WI with shops in WI, MI, ND, SD, MN, IL, IA, MO, TX, CO, NE, WY, KY, TN, OH, KS

                                                                        Also like:

                                                                        Steak 'n Shake
                                                                        Based in Indianapolis with shops in IN, OH, PA, MI, KY, TN, NC, SC, AL, GA, FL, MS, AR, OK, TX, KS, MO, IL, IA

                                                                        Sonic (but not all Sonics are equal, not by any means!)
                                                                        I like their malts/shakes less than Culver's and Steak 'n Shake but given my choice, I'd much rather have Sonic's fruit smoothies than their malts or shakes.
                                                                        Based in Oklahoma City with shops pretty much across the USA

                                                                        Arctic Circle
                                                                        I never miss one when traveling to Idaho every year or so. Fabulous seasonal concoctions including amazing egg nog and pumpkin versions.
                                                                        Based in UT with shops in UT, ID, WY, MT, NE, OR, WA, CA

                                                                        Here in Kansas City, I used to love malts and shakes from the mini-chain Winstead's but they've not been good now for probably a dozen years or so. Just rank was "quite ordinary or below" since then.

                                                                        I'd love to find a great source for blackberry shakes/malts in my area or where I travel! Had a few way back when and loved 'em.


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                                                                          amopdx RE: KCJ Jan 22, 2007 09:43 PM

                                                                          "Arctic Circle
                                                                          I never miss one when traveling to Idaho every year or so. Fabulous seasonal concoctions including amazing egg nog and pumpkin versions.
                                                                          Based in UT with shops in UT, ID, WY, MT, NE, OR, WA, CA"

                                                                          i love their fry sauce they're only in rural areas/small towns. When i visit my bf's family in "smalltown", OR i always stop by the artic circle and pick up a jar of the fry sauce.

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                                                                            KCJ RE: amopdx Jan 23, 2007 02:16 AM

                                                                            Yes, I like Arctic Circle's Fry Sauce, too, but I find Fry Sauce to be pretty common all over Idaho. Don't know about other states in that region.

                                                                            For those who don't know, Fry Sauce is basically a mayo and ketchup blend for dipping -- what else? -- your french fries! Very tasty and addicting, too. :)

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                                                                            irishnyc RE: KCJ Dec 26, 2007 08:37 AM

                                                                            "Sonic (but not all Sonics are equal, not by any means!)
                                                                            I like their malts/shakes less than Culver's and Steak 'n Shake but given my choice, I'd much rather have Sonic's fruit smoothies than their malts or shakes.
                                                                            Based in Oklahoma City with shops pretty much across the USA"

                                                                            The northeast needs Sonic! They torture us with their commercials, but the closest one to NYC is about 70 miles, and there are none further north than the Jersey shore. *crying*

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                                                                            gingerbread girl RE: ipsedixit Jan 21, 2007 09:04 PM

                                                                            Not sure if this qualifies as 'fast food' because you do sit down and food is brought to you, but I love the shakes at Red Robin!

                                                                            1. Sam Fujisaka RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2007 03:42 AM

                                                                              Interesting OP. The question pre-suppopses that all of you have tried the shakes in a respectable number or sample of fast food chains.

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                                                                                ipsedixit RE: Sam Fujisaka Jan 23, 2007 11:20 AM

                                                                                Perhaps the title is a bit misleading, but I really did not intend the original post to presume (or require) sometime to have tried ALL shakes, or even a representative sample of such things.

                                                                                Just sort of curious of the places that people have tried, which ones they like best ...

                                                                                Although if someone has tried the shakes at ALL fast-food joints, do please speak up! :-)

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                                                                                  calabasas_trafalgar RE: ipsedixit Oct 5, 2007 03:33 PM

                                                                                  I'm kinda partial to Fuddrucker's right now.

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                                                                                msmd310 RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2007 08:15 PM

                                                                                Jack in the Box!!!
                                                                                their seasonal shakes- pumpkin pie esp are great- thick and creamy!!!

                                                                                isn't anyone else answering from the WEST coast?

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                                                                                  callitasicit RE: msmd310 Sep 15, 2007 09:41 PM

                                                                                  I was just in San Diego for the first time and loved the blackberry shake at Jack in the Box! They were great, I wished I had the time to try the Oreo one. I loved IN N OUT Burger but thought their shakes were too thick!

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                                                                                    ziggylu RE: callitasicit Sep 16, 2007 07:34 PM

                                                                                    the Blackberry shakes at JITB are the best! I'm sure they're going to go away soon an be replaced by the pumpkin and then the egg nog(also delish!) as they were originally advertised as a seasonal flavor when they first came out at the beginning of summer. I don't indulge in these often and can't finish a whole one but darn...are they are a tasty treat!

                                                                                2. spades RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2007 08:22 PM

                                                                                  That's easy - nothing beats a lickshake at Lick's!

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                                                                                    callitasicit RE: spades Sep 15, 2007 09:42 PM

                                                                                    Licks in my opinion is average at best.

                                                                                  2. Arthur RE: ipsedixit Jan 27, 2007 03:48 PM

                                                                                    Not exactly fast food (more like a '50s diner), but the milkshakes at the Johnny Rocket's chain here in Los Angeles are truly outstanding. Seriously, I don't think I've had a better shake in town.

                                                                                    1. weinstein5 RE: ipsedixit Jan 28, 2007 03:03 AM

                                                                                      Culver's in the midwest - they use Frozen Custard - it is to die for -

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                                                                                        optimal forager RE: weinstein5 Sep 16, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                                                        I second Culver's. Delicious. Sorry I can't say the same for the rest of their food...

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                                                                                        vttp926 RE: ipsedixit Sep 13, 2007 06:20 PM

                                                                                        there is a chain here in NC called cookout that makes the best shakes. love there caramel cheesecake milkshake. pretty much every single one i tried has always been great.

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                                                                                          B_Moody RE: vttp926 Nov 4, 2011 01:51 PM

                                                                                          I was just thinking about a cookout milkshake! The line is always insane, cars backed up everywhere in line for a burger and shake. So good, so many flavors! In the summer, July-August I think it is, they have a watermelon milkshake that is awesome. It doesn't get too watery, which I was worried about, and it has real watermelon pieces in it! Worth trying if you are in North Carolina and a shake lover!

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                                                                                            Janet from Richmond RE: B_Moody Nov 4, 2011 01:59 PM

                                                                                            There is now a Cookout in RIchmond, VA and the shakes are fabulous.

                                                                                        2. runningwithtweezers RE: ipsedixit Sep 13, 2007 07:23 PM

                                                                                          Chik-fil-a. Without question.

                                                                                          1. GroovinGourmet RE: ipsedixit Sep 14, 2007 05:55 AM

                                                                                            I'm with ipsedixit when it comes to the shakes at Carl's.

                                                                                            My fave is the orange creamsicle job, though mint chip is quite fine.

                                                                                            I never have strawberry shakes, and hardly do strawberry anything, so no disgust factor for me.

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                                                                                              Leonardo RE: GroovinGourmet Sep 15, 2007 10:05 PM

                                                                                              Burgerville, within 70 mile radius of Portland:
                                                                                              Seasonal shakes - blackberry, hazelnut, strawberry, pumpkin - all locally sourced, as are many of their other items!

                                                                                            2. PommeDeGuerre RE: ipsedixit Sep 16, 2007 02:46 PM

                                                                                              Just a mention of two other possiblities, which are decent enough.

                                                                                              Wendy's for their Chocolate Frosty, which may or may not be considered to technically be an ice cream shake, but is subjectively tasty.

                                                                                              El Pollo Loco/Foster's Freeze for their shakes and malts.

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                                                                                                ForFoodsSake RE: PommeDeGuerre Nov 5, 2011 08:02 AM

                                                                                                My favorite chain "shake" (though like you, I'm not sure it counts!) is Wendy's frosty too.

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                                                                                                  rworange RE: ForFoodsSake Nov 5, 2011 12:40 PM

                                                                                                  Yeah, I like the chocolate frosty too. Don't like the vanilla.

                                                                                                  Wendy's is now doing shakes. The summer berry shake was very good. The fall caramel was ok, but a bit too sweet for me.

                                                                                                  Currently Sonic is making a really, really good pumpkin shake. It is super thick. The whipped cream is thick. A nice addition is a sprinkling of pumpkin crust crumbs on top of the whipped cream.

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                                                                                                starbucksbrew RE: ipsedixit Sep 17, 2007 02:42 PM

                                                                                                I'm a little surprised by this, but my favorite is McDonald's. I love the chocolate, and DH loves the eggnog one in December. Chick-fil-a and Steak & Shake are bland by comparison, even the mint choc at CFA is bland to me. Second favorite is Arby's mocha shake.

                                                                                                1. ArikaDawn RE: ipsedixit Sep 18, 2007 01:16 PM

                                                                                                  Lic's Banana Shake. Yum.

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                                                                                                    pickychicky1979 RE: ArikaDawn Sep 18, 2007 06:12 PM

                                                                                                    Okay the only LIc's I have ever seen is i Vincennes, IN...where did you find one?

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                                                                                                      ArikaDawn RE: pickychicky1979 Sep 19, 2007 04:08 AM

                                                                                                      There are 3 in Evansville, IN where I grew up.

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                                                                                                        ArikaDawn RE: ArikaDawn Sep 19, 2007 04:11 AM

                                                                                                        Oh yea, and at least one in Newburgh, IN.

                                                                                                  2. Rubee RE: ipsedixit Sep 18, 2007 06:21 PM

                                                                                                    Hmmm, old thread but I'll add Johnny Rocket's, with the vanilla malt being my favorite.

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                                                                                                      steakrules85 RE: ipsedixit Sep 18, 2007 08:58 PM

                                                                                                      Red Robin

                                                                                                      1. Chew on That RE: ipsedixit Sep 19, 2007 10:23 AM

                                                                                                        I really like Wendy's Chocolate Frostys (and now I like their Frosty Floats!)

                                                                                                        But Dairy Queen also makes a great Oreo Blizzard...

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                                                                                                          Jolie RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2007 09:51 AM

                                                                                                          Steak and Shake! And if you are not in the mood for a big one ask for a kid's size. Perfect! I love the Mocha!

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                                                                                                            slacker RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2007 02:40 PM

                                                                                                            Johnny Rockets. They seem sort of fast food chainy to me. Great shakes.

                                                                                                            1. jword2001 RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2007 08:29 PM

                                                                                                              It's frozen custard, but Culvers is easily the best of the best,love the butterscotch, and the eggnog ...or was it the pumpkin pie, during the holidays...good stuff!, Steak n Shake makes a good shake,as does Sonic,and Dairy Queen,Braum's is a cut above most,and although it is an ice cream shop, the hot fudge shake at Bruster's is obscenely good....and i wonder how i got fat...LOL!

                                                                                                              1. natalie.warner RE: ipsedixit Oct 1, 2007 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                Jack in the Box- Blackberry!, Oreo!, Pumpkin!, Mint!- thick, thick, and delicious

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                                                                                                                  callitasicit RE: natalie.warner Oct 1, 2007 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                  Don't get my thinking about. I live in Canada and it's so hard to find a good milkshake here. No Jack in the Box or Culvers!

                                                                                                                2. BoboBx RE: ipsedixit Oct 24, 2007 03:12 AM

                                                                                                                  I like Checkers Choc. shake...with 2 apple pies to keep me honest....
                                                                                                                  BK's shakes aren't too bad.

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                                                                                                                    sunkissedbabe43 RE: ipsedixit Oct 26, 2007 10:52 PM

                                                                                                                    I just had one of Steak and Shakes Fruit and Frozen Yogurt Milkshakes and can honestly say I have been craving them since.

                                                                                                                    1. nofunlatte RE: ipsedixit Oct 27, 2007 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                      Another vote for Steak and Shake here. Never had them on the East Coast, but tried them after moving to the Midwest (IA, then IN). I really crave them and have been in the drive-thru line getting one for dinner (they are filling!) while its been snowing bucketsful. I do, however, have a real soft spot in my heart for the Arby's Jamocha shake.

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                                                                                                                        starbucksbrew RE: ipsedixit Oct 28, 2007 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                        Hardee's has the best whipped cream on a milkshake - tastes like frosting!

                                                                                                                        1. thenurse RE: ipsedixit Nov 5, 2007 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                          Next time you're in Canada, try the chocolate shake (it's new) at Harvey's, which is a Canadian burger chain. It's to DIE for. Made with dark chocolate ice cream.... mmmm

                                                                                                                          Definitely missing the Shamrock shakes as well!

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                                                                                                                            Jolie RE: ipsedixit Dec 25, 2007 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                            I happen to love Steak and Shake. They have a seasonal flavor...Vanilla w/ toffee crunch is outstanding, imho. I also like Chic-Fil-A. But at Steak and Shake I can order a kids size and it is the right amount. But at Chick-Fil-A they only size they have is huge. even if I try and no drink it all I do and then end up feeling sick.

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                                                                                                                              crt RE: ipsedixit Dec 26, 2007 05:28 AM

                                                                                                                              Out here on the West Coast (So Cal to be exact) I happen to think that Arby's makes the best shakes. They're usually limited offer ('speciality flavors) deals though.

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                                                                                                                                rasputina RE: ipsedixit Nov 4, 2011 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                fast food

                                                                                                                                In N Out, Carl's Jr and Sonic would be my choices.

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                                                                                                                                  Olliegator RE: ipsedixit Nov 4, 2011 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                  Culvers. Damn it's good to live in Wisconsin.

                                                                                                                                  1. mucho gordo RE: ipsedixit Nov 5, 2011 05:58 PM

                                                                                                                                    Fatburger's Maui Banana Shake is the only one on my list.

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                                                                                                                                      HoosierFoodie RE: ipsedixit Nov 7, 2011 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                      Steak and Shake

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                                                                                                                                        aynrandgirl RE: HoosierFoodie Nov 7, 2011 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                        Not really fast food, but yeah their shakes are great.

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                                                                                                                                        CDouglas RE: ipsedixit Nov 8, 2011 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                        Shake Shack makes the best shakes that I have had. Had a Black & White malted the other day and I am still thinking about it.

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                                                                                                                                          CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: CDouglas Nov 15, 2011 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                          I had a caramel one not too long ago and I'm still dreaming about it. Somehow Sonic's pumpkin pie shake isn't scratching the itch!

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