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Best milkshake in and around Atlanta


Chick-fil-A's hand-spun shakes

Chick-fil-A's hand-spun shakes

1) Chick-fil-A

You said, “None of the fancy places can touch their shakes!”

2) Steak and Shake

3) Flip Burger Boutique

4) Zesto

5) OK Café


1) Rita’s

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “The power-packed punch of mango ice with vanilla custard from this Philly-based chain (I like mine better without the cookies) will elevate your mood so much that you’re bound to burn some extra calories just by drinking it.”

2) 10 Degrees South’s “Don Pedro”

3) The Varsity’s F.O. (frosted orange)

4) Flip Burger Boutique

Krispy Kreme is overrated. Go for the pistachio.

5) Dairy Queen

Specifically, the “banana cream pie dream pie” Blizzard

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August 5th, 2009
6:46 pm


August 5th, 2009
9:43 pm

Johnny Rockets. Yummy


August 5th, 2009
10:02 pm

Pappi’s on Ponce


August 5th, 2009
11:54 pm

Zestos hands down and up and around


August 6th, 2009
11:21 am

I agree that Chick fila makes a great shake.


August 6th, 2009
12:15 pm

The best shake is at Steak & Shake. The have carmel apple shake in October that taste just like a carmel apple. It is out of this world.


August 6th, 2009
12:17 pm


August 6th, 2009
12:27 pm

I’m sorry, but if you serve a foie gras milkshake, you are disqualified. TYPICAL pretentious Atlanta dining people trying to be cool. FLIP will be out of business in no more than a year and a half of two years. Just like all the other trendy Atlanta places.


August 6th, 2009
12:31 pm

Burger King people obviously stuffing the box, too. You can’t have soft serve in a great milkshake. I haven’t tried them, but among the fast food places, I think only Hardees and Krystal use real ice cream.

The Shakester

August 6th, 2009
1:12 pm

The best milkshake is at Fuddruckers.


August 6th, 2009
3:19 pm

wtf is foy grass

Sense Common

August 7th, 2009
10:33 am

As a chain, Hardee’s make great shakes if can still find one open. Chick fil a is a great choice as well. But Zesto’s calls me to their shakes more often than any other. I love the blueberry “challenge” as I call it. The blueberries are just a little too big for the straw but you still suck as hard as you can to get it through.


August 7th, 2009
7:51 pm


August 7th, 2009
8:00 pm

Burger King beats Flip

Tang Tan Man

August 7th, 2009
8:40 pm

103 West playa. that place be having some good milk shake man, my boy got his wedding party done at that place and that be the spot. they be doing it up for real in there. dudes who be taking your order be wearing fancy prada type clothes. but its invitation only though, so unless you no someone with a lot of scratch or they just got a record deal signed with Lil Wayne (just like Ti Ti, holla at cha boy, whuts uPPPP) like my boy did. thats the best milk shake, and I thank my boys recent nuptials for that. Holla.


August 7th, 2009
8:44 pm

Wow Tang Tan Man, that sounds great. I hope one of my friends gets a record deal and married at 103 West. Until then, I guess it will be Johnny Rockets.


August 7th, 2009
8:52 pm

Steak & Shake by a mile.


August 7th, 2009
9:56 pm

Brandy Alexander, I make then at home!!!!


August 7th, 2009
10:17 pm


August 7th, 2009
10:30 pm

looks like BK is the winner, Atlanta. (this is a joke, of course.)

Lemme Guess

August 7th, 2009
11:00 pm

Edgewood Adam only drinks shakes made with a limp wrist.


August 7th, 2009
11:08 pm

FLIP Burger, of course! Nothing else compares.

Eazy E

August 7th, 2009
11:12 pm

MC Ren makes a good vanilla shake.


August 7th, 2009
11:26 pm


August 7th, 2009
11:49 pm

chikfila peach shake is awesome

Jordan Jackson

August 7th, 2009
11:55 pm

Krispy kreme milkshake is unique and amazing


August 8th, 2009
12:21 am

All of the mentioned milkshake contenders use Red 40 to make you think it’s all strawberry…truth is…they have about 1 strawberry in there for seed appearance and the rest is artificial flavoring. Ok…yes…I looked up everyone’s ingredients way beforehand…yes…I have a stupid allergy to Red 40 so I have to be careful. Winner of the best milkshakes…. “my home”….made by either my wife of 27 years ….or by my kids.

GOP Teacher

August 8th, 2009
12:35 am


August 8th, 2009
1:19 am

The Chocolate Shake at Fatburger!


August 8th, 2009
2:56 am

man i went to flips burger man that krispy kream shake was like heaven

Richard Bagge

August 8th, 2009
4:11 am

It’s gotta be Flip or US Cafe

Simple Simons

August 8th, 2009
7:13 am

As as a native Atlantan,I have to say Zesto’s banana milkshake is by far the best with their blueberry finishing second!!!


August 8th, 2009
8:33 am

I read all the Chik-Fil-A comments and decided to try one. I got the cookies-and-cream shake (the nearby store clerk’s favorite)….sorry, but it was really kinda bland and boring. Definitely not worth the fat and calories. I wouldn’t get another.


August 8th, 2009
8:38 am

OK Cafe. No question…still served with those icy metal mixing containers. so there’s alway a little extra!


August 8th, 2009
11:17 am

Chic-fil-a. My preference is vanilla. I was disappointed in their attempt with the peach shake. The flavor was good, but the peaches were too chunky and got stuck in the straw.


August 8th, 2009
12:27 pm

Frosty Frog in Canton!!


August 8th, 2009
5:43 pm

votes are tabulated based on email addresses so all the booger kings will actually total 2

lee lee

August 8th, 2009
7:11 pm

Johnny Rocket’s, without a doubt.


August 8th, 2009
8:28 pm

Burger King is #1. I think Flip is going to be traced to just a couple of emails


August 9th, 2009
7:54 am

The Counter in Roswell!! FANTASTIC birthday cake shake… yum

Griffin Chick Fil A

August 9th, 2009
8:16 am

Chick Fil A has the best chocolate milkshakes:-)


August 9th, 2009
11:43 am

us cafe in smyrna

Impervious Pearl

August 9th, 2009
2:41 pm

ZESTO’S and Arby’s Jamocha


August 9th, 2009
4:34 pm

OMG Chick-fil-A


August 9th, 2009
5:12 pm



August 10th, 2009
6:45 am

I’ve had shakes from Dairy Queen (which are very good)
I’ve had shakes from Zestos (delicious)
I’ve had shakes from McDonalds (pretty good)
I’ve had shakes from Checkers (they were ok)
But when I visited Indianapolis this past March. I went to Steak n Shake and had one of their shakes with the vanilla on one side and strawberry on the other side. I have to tell ya, that was THE BEST SHAKE I have had in a very long time. I was trying to control myself, it was that good. Steak n Shake has all of them BEAT, HANDS DOWN. It’s Steak n Shake folks:-)


August 10th, 2009
8:44 am

My two cents on FLIP: Yes, it’s still trendy. Yes, I can see where some would say it’s over-priced (the milkshakes anyway). No, it doesn’t have a drive-thru where you can just go grab a shake. But all I can tell you is it’s been a VERY long time since I visited a restaurant that was supposed to be the latest “in” spot that had me wanting to return over and over. FLIP does that. The milkshakes ARE very good, as well as being fun and whimsical with the flavors (and the food is darn good too by the way). Some people just crack me up, such as the “anti-trenders”, you know the ones, they’ve been all over the board here. Half of ‘em probably haven’t even been to FLIP, yet they knock the place just because it’s considered “trendy”. You know it IS just possible that the place is “hot” right now because it’s actually very good, which I have found to be the case. So yea, have your subjective opinions, that’s all this board is about anyway. You may not like shakes at FLIP, so be it, but don’t be so childish as to knock it SIMPLY because of it’s trendiness.

Oh and I have always loved the Jamoca shakes at Arby’s too.


August 10th, 2009
9:10 am

Burger King is tops


August 10th, 2009
10:15 am

Has anyone mentioned Brewster’s?


August 10th, 2009
12:16 pm

ZESTO’s Blueberry milkshake is the bomb and the best in Atlanta. It even makes getting panhandled in the parking lot on Ponce worth it. Frosted Orange’s at The Varsity are great and well worth the adventure. Chick-Fil-A’s shakes are very good, and I like the fact that this chain is based in ATL.