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smile81 Feb 19, 2011 05:15 PM

was going to stop at in n out just for a milkshake, but then I thought, there must be someplace else I'm not thinking of with excellent shakes in san diego! prefer la jolla to hillcrest areas.
thanks!

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  1. honkman RE: smile81 Feb 19, 2011 05:21 PM

    We had once a bacon-chocolate milkshake at the Linkery which was absolutely outstanding. Unfortunately it was only a temporary item. Jay, any chance you could put it back on the menu when it gets warmer ?

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      DougOLis RE: honkman Feb 20, 2011 12:52 PM

      Yes. That milkshake was amazing and I'd probably get it every time I'm there if they put it back on the menu.

      I'll put in a vote for the porter/stout milkshake at Ritual Tavern as well.

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        cstr RE: DougOLis Feb 21, 2011 06:51 AM

        2nd the Ritual's porter.

    2. Fake Name RE: smile81 Feb 19, 2011 06:41 PM

      I regularly enjoy the chocolate milkshake at Burger Lounge. But I have low standards.

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        Josh RE: Fake Name Feb 19, 2011 08:37 PM

        Second, especially with the added malt.

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          Tripeler RE: Fake Name Feb 19, 2011 09:05 PM

          Besides, chocolate shakes are always better in Berlin.

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          cstr RE: smile81 Feb 20, 2011 10:47 AM

          Hodad's has a pretty good milkshake.

          1. foodiechick RE: smile81 Feb 20, 2011 01:00 PM

            Best "Adult" milkshake: The Whaler at La Valencia Hotel, preferably consumed in The Whaling Bar.

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              cstr RE: foodiechick Feb 21, 2011 06:52 AM

              What's in it?

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                foodiechick RE: cstr Feb 21, 2011 09:24 AM

                Vanilla ice cream, creme de cacao, brandy, kahlua. Really yummy.

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                Cups LJ RE: foodiechick Mar 2, 2011 02:44 PM

                Totally agree! though I can not say I have tried some of the above mentioned....but the Whaler is delicious!

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                lillibelle RE: smile81 Feb 23, 2011 07:35 PM

                These are out of your preferred range, but the chocolate shakes at D.Z. Akin's and especially Beef 'N Bun in El Cajon are thick, creamy, and delish. Not fancy, just excellent classic shakes...

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                  JRSD RE: lillibelle Feb 24, 2011 07:12 AM

                  We got a mocha malted and peanut butter and banana milkshake at beef n bun yesterday - excellent.

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                    Alice Q RE: JRSD Feb 24, 2011 09:31 AM

                    Second the Beef n Bun recommendation. I also had a malted peanut butter milkshake at Ruby's the other day and it was smashing. Corvette also does good milkshakes if you can tolerate the environment. :)

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                  camilles RE: smile81 Feb 23, 2011 09:25 PM

                  I'm somewhat ashamed to admit it, but the chocolate malt at Carl's Jr is one of my guilty pleasures. Not a fan of anything else there, but when it comes to a shake, I'd say it stands up pretty well to any of the better, more expensive ones I've had elsewhere.

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                    Ewilensky RE: smile81 Feb 24, 2011 09:17 AM

                    Not gourmet at all (and I haven't been there in years) but Foster's Freeze on Waring used to be my go-to shake shack.

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                      Island RE: smile81 Feb 24, 2011 09:33 AM

                      Studio Diner

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                        normalheightsfoodie RE: smile81 Feb 25, 2011 10:36 AM

                        I think Hodads has the best. They will split it for your kids for you and it has a giant scoop of ice cream on the side.

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                        5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

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                          Maxmdwinter RE: smile81 Feb 25, 2011 11:31 AM

                          For a quick fix, the shakes at Jack In the Box work for me. Just don't try to order after 11pm. They clean the shake machines at that time.

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