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Best Milkshakes in DC

Le Fromage Jun 15, 2009 06:47 PM

Anybody know where to get really good milkshakes in DC? Yes, i have been to Good Stuff and done the rounds there. The toasted marshmallow is awesome! What other places serve up shakes of that caliber?

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  1. beauxgoris RE: Le Fromage Jun 15, 2009 06:54 PM

    Zbuger has a huge milkshake menu, the peach is good.

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      Steve RE: Le Fromage Jun 15, 2009 07:25 PM

      It will be just about impossible to find the equal of the toasted marshmallow, unless you try the Milky Way at Good Stuff as well.

      I like the horchata milkshake at Fairfax Inn, Seven Corners, VA. This is a lunch counter inside a doctor's office building, so I don' t think they are open after about 6 pm. I also love, love, love their Jamaica (sorrel?) milkshake, but this is probably an acquired taste.

      Zburger has a lot of flavors, but nothing special about the quality.

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        beauxgoris RE: Steve Jun 15, 2009 07:34 PM

        ^^I agree about zbuger. Big selection, but nothing "special". I'm dying to try that toasted marshmallow though!

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        Lori D RE: Le Fromage Jun 16, 2009 07:03 AM

        I love the milkshakes at Elevation Burger.

        I've also heard that Ray's Hell Burger ***might*** add milkshakes to their menu, now that they've expanded.

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          ballston01 RE: Lori D Jun 16, 2009 01:39 PM

          I second Elevation Burger. My personal favorite there is a mix of coffee ice cream, malt, chocolate syrup, and fresh banana.

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            mattm RE: Lori D Jun 16, 2009 10:21 PM

            Ray's had milkshakes when I was there in May. They weren't listed on the paper menu, but they were up on the chalkboards at $4.95. I wasn't hungry enough for both a 10 oz burger and milkshake at the time though.

            Potbelly's milkshakes and malts aren't bad. I think Big Buns in Arlington has better, but I don't think either match Good Stuff.

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              ballston01 RE: mattm Jun 18, 2009 01:53 PM

              In my opinion, Elevation Burger shakes are superior to those at Potbelly and Big Buns. It may have something to do with the quality of ice cream that Elevation Burger uses and with the ratio of ice cream to milk. (I haven't tried the shakes a Ray's or Good Stuff.)

              That said, Potbelly shakes aren't bad. And my memory is that they are somewhat cheaper than Elevation Burger shakes -- which might make them a better value.

          2. Bill on Capitol Hill RE: Le Fromage Jun 16, 2009 02:15 PM

            The Potbelly sandwich chain actually does good shakes and malts.

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              WestIndianArchie RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Jun 16, 2009 03:14 PM

              agreed. shout to Good Stuff Eatery

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                littlew1ng RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Jun 16, 2009 08:12 PM

                yessssssssss. yes yes yes. **drools all over self**

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                  masonuc RE: Bill on Capitol Hill Jun 17, 2009 11:47 AM

                  Agree. So does Trio, an otherwise crappy dinner in Dupont.

                  Since we have a BLT Steak, I wish we'd get a BLT Burger. The Burgers aren't even all that but the milkshakes are awesome.

                2. MsDiPesto RE: Le Fromage Jun 16, 2009 04:48 PM

                  Love the Key Lime Shake at Elevation Burger

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                    CDouglas RE: Le Fromage Jun 16, 2009 08:22 PM

                    My boss is addicted to the malted milkshakes from Potbelly. "A chain - the horror". Try it and prove him wrong.

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                      elegantelliot RE: CDouglas Jun 17, 2009 11:55 AM

                      on the healthier side, at potbelly you can order a smoothie with skim milk. its basically a milkshake made with frozen yogurt and skim milk. pretty good stuff!

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                        beauxgoris RE: elegantelliot Jun 20, 2009 02:33 PM

                        So I finally tried the famous toasted coconut milkshake. It was good, very good - but just a tad too sweet for me. Actually it tasted EXACTLY like banana pudding - if banana pudding was made into a milkshake. Points for originality though for sure.

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                          elegantelliot RE: beauxgoris Jun 22, 2009 10:18 AM

                          do you mean the toasted marshmallow shake?

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                            beauxgoris RE: elegantelliot Jun 22, 2009 10:21 AM

                            ^^Yes. It was "toasted marshmallow", but I swear it tasted just like classic banana pudding in a blender, LOL. Maybe just because it was sooooooo sweet.

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