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best milkshake?

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. 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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    1. re: honkman

      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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      Ritual Tavern
      4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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

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      1. re: Fake Name

        Second, especially with the added malt.

        1. re: Fake Name

          Besides, chocolate shakes are always better in Berlin.

        2. Hodad's has a pretty good milkshake.

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

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              1. re: cstr

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

              2. re: foodiechick

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

              3. 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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                1. re: lillibelle

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

                  1. re: JRSD

                    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. :)

                2. 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.

                  1. 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.

                      1. 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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                        Hodads Restaurant
                        5010 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

                        1. 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.