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Best chocolate milkshake near Sherman Oaks?

KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 12:26 PM

The only request my husband has for his birthday is that I find him an insanely rich chocolate milkshake while we are on vacation in a couple of weeks. We will be visiting my mom in Sherman Oaks, and while I know I could make him one, he wants to go out with our kids for a special treat. Any suggestions? We are also going to be by LAX that afternoon, and going towards Malibu that evening, so we could drive in any of those directions.


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  1. wienermobile RE: KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 12:33 PM

    Right near LAX is Pann's an original 1950's diner (“Googie” style architecture allows both Angelinos and travelers an original fifty's experience) and they have great rich milkshakes and Patty Melts.
    Also in the Santa Monica and Brentwood (2 locations) I recommended Sweet Rose Creamery (they make their own wonderful ice-cream and original flavors).
    In Malibu try Grom, Milkshakes made with real Italian gelato.

    Welcome to LA

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      westsidegal RE: wienermobile Oct 23, 2013 01:07 PM

      another good source for milkshakes made with gelato that is located near LAX (between LAX and malibu) is:

      Gelato Lounge
      4724 lincoln blvd
      marina del rey ca 90292


      keep in mind, that if what you mean by "rich" is "fatty," probably gelato won't do the trick since gelato is made using milk rather than high fat content cream.

      that said, if what you mean by "rich" means incredible, intense, chocolate flavor from using a lot of high quality cocoa, you will do very well by getting a shake made with the chocolate sorbetto at the Gelato Lounge.

      be sure to call before you go to make sure they are serving the chocolate sorbetto that day as they rotate their flavors.

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        kevin RE: westsidegal Oct 23, 2013 04:27 PM

        WG, I'm not a religious guy but you have made a fucking convert out of me on GL.

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          westsidegal RE: kevin Oct 25, 2013 06:42 PM


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            kevin RE: westsidegal Oct 25, 2013 06:53 PM

            And one more thing both the husband and wife are super friendly.

      2. re: wienermobile
        kevin RE: wienermobile Oct 23, 2013 04:28 PM

        My bad.

        I didn't read the rest of your post.

        Yes, Pann's is great.

        So is Lucky Devil's for a custardy milkshake in H'wd as well as those at 25 Degrees.

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          jessejames RE: kevin Oct 23, 2013 04:33 PM

          oh yeah, for the custard stuff top round or pier burger...richer than a shake...quite choice.

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        CastironJim RE: KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 01:47 PM

        Happy B-day to your hubby. During your stay in So Cal might I suggest picking up a glass bottle of Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy's chocolate milk. It is insanely rich good stuff.
        It is available in most supermarkets.
        (Broguiere's holiday eggnog should be arriving soon!)

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          kevin RE: KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 04:26 PM

          Cafe 50s on Ventura, near Kester.

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            Servorg RE: kevin Oct 23, 2013 04:30 PM

            That Cafe 50s location looked closed when I went by last year. So they might call to see. There is still Mel's Drive-In very close by.

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              kevin RE: Servorg Oct 23, 2013 04:31 PM

              Oh, shit.

              yeah, it always looked pretty empty when i drove by there.

              Not sure why they couldn't make a go of it. The location was good. who knows.

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                Bob Brooks RE: kevin Oct 25, 2013 05:21 PM

                It's now the second branch of Blue Jam and they're doing great business. Weekend brunch has twenty people waiting for a table.

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            jessejames RE: KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 04:32 PM

            call me crazy but i think the shakes at baskin robbins or carvel are quite nice.

            for insanely rich, and you can get a malted chocolate too, try milk on beverly blvd near la brea.

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              westsidegal RE: jessejames Oct 25, 2013 08:56 PM

              respectfully disagree with the recommendation of baskin robbins.

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              chewbacca RE: KMaplewood Oct 23, 2013 05:49 PM

              Beeps has the best milkshakes and you can sit outside......near Van Nuys airport. Banana chocolate is amazing!

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                kevin RE: chewbacca Oct 23, 2013 05:51 PM

                Is that the fast food shack with a wide variety of items from dogs to chili burgers to pastrami dips ???????

                Thanks man.

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                  chewbacca RE: kevin Oct 23, 2013 06:12 PM

                  Yes and I can recommend the pastrami. I love that place too.

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                  Servorg RE: chewbacca Oct 23, 2013 06:06 PM

                  Beeps http://www.beepsdiner.com/ is just the kind of place I love. Only wished they opener earlier on Sudays.

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                    kevin RE: Servorg Oct 23, 2013 06:15 PM

                    That's it. That's the place I was referencing. It looks like its still firmly ensconced in the mid 1950s, just the way I like it.

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                  chrishei RE: KMaplewood Oct 25, 2013 06:27 PM

                  Easy. Jerry's Soda Shoppe in Canoga Park.

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                    kevin RE: chrishei Oct 25, 2013 06:54 PM

                    I saw this in a Daily News puff piece but I have not been yet.

                    It sounds like the Fair Oaks Pharmacy of the SFV.

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                      chrishei RE: kevin Oct 25, 2013 08:29 PM

                      Pretty much. But they have ice cream sodas too! Go's Mart + Jerry's Soda Shoppe = great SFV day.

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                        kevin RE: chrishei Oct 26, 2013 01:46 PM

                        Yes. Indeed.

                        Now that's exactly what I'm talking about.

                        And I'm overdue on my gos Mart visit.

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