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Best Milkshake in SF or Peninsula?

lamster Feb 6, 2007 09:39 AM

I'm craving a really good milkshake and have no idea where to get one. Please help.

My usual favorites are oreo or strawberry-banana milkshake, but I'm open to other flavors.

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    san carlos girl RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 04:36 PM

    The Peninsula Creamery at Emerson and Hamilton in Palo Alto makes an extremely respectable milkshake in many fine flavors. You can get them to go, too.

    1. JasmineG RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 04:47 PM

      I like the milkshakes at Taylor's in the Ferry Building, and they have a very tasty Oreo.

      1. bbqman RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 05:49 PM

        Hands down on Broadway in Burlingame!!


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          lamster RE: bbqman Feb 7, 2007 08:10 AM

          Such a cute store and I love the Burlingame area. I'll check it out the next time I'm there.

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          snw RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 07:03 PM

          Jeffrey's in San Mateo is very good.

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            sfoperalover RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 07:34 PM

            mitchell's, or burgermeister, which uses mitchell's ice cream

            1. Atomica RE: lamster Feb 6, 2007 07:40 PM

              The only shake flavor I ever order is chocolate. Joe's Cable Car makes killer chocolate shakes, best I've had in SF. They use Bud's Ice Cream. No idea what Bud's reputation is. The shakes at St. Francis Fountain (24th & York) are quite good (they use Mitchell's), but I have to give them some specifics for it to measure to up my exacting standards.

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                Dave MP RE: Atomica Feb 6, 2007 08:44 PM

                I second the rec for St. Francis Fountain. Here's a link to a thread about the malted milkshakes there.


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                  Melanie Wong RE: Atomica Feb 6, 2007 10:05 PM

                  Is the chocolate shake at Joe's made with chocolate ice cream or by adding chocolate syrup to a vanilla ice cream base?

                  Fwiw, Bill's on Clement makes a true chocolate shake with chocolate ice cream, but they warn you that it is too rich for some people.

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                    Atomica RE: Melanie Wong Feb 7, 2007 04:34 AM

                    No idea how Joe's makes them. I've never been able to watch them make a shake.

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                      sweet ginger RE: Melanie Wong Feb 7, 2007 07:24 PM

                      Re: Bill's- I can never resist their chocolate malts when I'm there- one of the few places where they put enough malt into the shake!

                  2. bbulkow RE: lamster Feb 7, 2007 12:19 AM

                    A narrower geographical range would be appropriate.

                    If you're willing to drive further south, forget not Falafel's Drive Inn in San Jose. Your ordering tip is the "regular meal deal" includes a banana shake.

                    Other than that, another vote for Peninsula Creamery. I often get the peppermint.

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                      lamster RE: bbulkow Feb 7, 2007 08:08 AM

                      I'm willing to drive as far as San Jose for a good milkshake. :)

                      Thanks for the rec.

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                      mrs bacon RE: lamster Feb 7, 2007 08:04 AM

                      Perhaps this should be its own thread, but I'm wondering if anyone knows where one can get a really good ice cream soda. It seems to be a fountain treat on the brink of extinction.

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                        Atomica RE: mrs bacon Feb 7, 2007 09:04 AM

                        Again, I like St. Francis.

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                        lamster RE: lamster Feb 7, 2007 08:12 AM

                        Thanks everyone for posting!! I've got my list and I'm going to try to hit each one so I can find my own favorite. I work in SOMA so I'll probably try Taylor's in the Ferry Building first.

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                          Fishboy RE: lamster Feb 7, 2007 02:31 PM

                          I second the votes for Taylor's and the Peninsula Creamery. But don't forget Bill's in the Outer Richmond--2315 Clement Street; (415) 221-5262. Really good thick milkshakes, the peanut butter shake is a particular knock-out.

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