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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 10th, 2009
3:34 pm

flying biscuit of course

Tom LeBoutillier

August 17th, 2009
1:21 pm

Chick-Fil-A peach shake is awesome.
Arby’s jamoca is awesome.
It’s a tie!


August 17th, 2009
2:12 pm

What about the wonderful shakes at Sonic? Banana cream pie shake is the best!!


August 17th, 2009
2:20 pm

SO….NIC SO….NIC SO….NIC!!!!! WHY HASN’T SONIC BEEN MENTIONED? OTHER THAN BY ME? That place rocks with milk shakes!!!!


August 17th, 2009
3:07 pm

Oreo shake at Fuddrucker’s.


August 17th, 2009
3:18 pm

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard on Hwy 29 in Tucker. I am also glad the AJC picked Rita’s. Frozen custard is far superior to ice cream.


August 17th, 2009
4:55 pm

You guys are fools. Most of these products are not milkshakes. Milkshakes are made with ice cream. YOur moronic food critic admits that Rita’s does not sell ice cream but picks them as havingthe best of a product they don’t sell. Most of the other choices do not have ice cream in them.


August 17th, 2009
5:29 pm

These blogs are bogus, with employees and managers of these chain restaurants “stuffing the ballot”. Anyone who thinks burger king or mcdonalds has good milkshakes needs to lay off the drugs for a few days.

Lois Lane

August 17th, 2009
5:53 pm

The Peach shake at Chick Fil A hands down!!! Oh Baby!

Dan Lynn

August 17th, 2009
6:40 pm

All-Time Best shakes in Atlanta — Reeves Pharmacy Soda Fountain in Virginia Highlands or any Miss Georgia Ice Cream Shoppe


August 17th, 2009
6:54 pm

Chick-Fil-A’s shakes can’t touch Steak & Shakes. Hands down, Steak & Shake shakes are the best around. No contest.


August 17th, 2009
7:34 pm

chick-Fil-A, please whatever, they are not good!!!! STONE COLD IS THE BEST. IT’S RICH, DELICIOUS, and you better be careful it will blow you up.

Atlanta born and bred

August 17th, 2009
11:26 pm

for all you young’uns, nothing will ever compare to a ‘Spinning Wheel’ from Miss Georgia.


August 17th, 2009
11:32 pm

Chick Fil A Peach Milkshake

joe casey

August 17th, 2009
11:54 pm

Steak &Shake


August 18th, 2009
12:08 am

The Rebel Chef


August 18th, 2009
12:32 am

I have had Steak & Shake, Chick-fil-A, BK, McD, Zesto, Dairy Q. But none of these hold a candle to: Red Robin


August 18th, 2009
2:05 am

Coldstone Creamery, Varsity, Baskin Robbins. American Roadhouse in Virginia Highlands area does a great shake served with whipped cream.


August 18th, 2009
7:45 am

Every had the shake at Ted’s Montana Grill? They make it with half and half!MMMMMMMMMMMM!


August 18th, 2009
8:22 am

I think chain restaurants should be banned from these polls… how embarrassing for anyone visiting Atlanta. Just because its on ever street corner doesn’t make it the best.

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August 18th, 2009
9:22 am

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Fuddrucker’s. Very good. But now I must try Flips. A nutella shake?! My waist is already in trouble!


August 18th, 2009
9:22 am

I have had a shake from Hardee’s also Seth, and I will say that even though I don’t think they’re ATL’s best, they are pretty tasty. I love Steak and Shake’s Very Berry and Cookies and Cream. I’ve heard so much about Flip’s shakes, but aren’t they close to 10 bucks?


August 18th, 2009
9:38 am

Red Robin. Hands down. No contest. Only two in Atlanta, but worth the drive.


August 18th, 2009
10:33 am

I have a Chik-fil-a Peach Shake right now.


August 18th, 2009
10:35 am

The coffee shake at the Counter off Mansell Road is the best I’ve ever had. I’ve driven from Sandy Springs just to get one of those, and a friend of my has driven there from Mechanicsville to do the same.


August 18th, 2009
12:47 pm

The peach shake at Chick-fil-A is the worst shake I’ve ever tasted. The best……….Dairy Queen.

Bee Tween

August 18th, 2009
12:53 pm

Zesto’s Banana Shake and Cherry Shake

NeNe's Greg's boss

August 18th, 2009
3:09 pm

Woodys. Great food to. A lot of the other places listed here cannot say that. P.S.- The “real” ATL housewives are a disgrace. Foreclosures,bar room brawls, and no baby daddy in sight(KIM)…….yeah these people are Atlanta’s elite. More like our shame.


August 18th, 2009
4:02 pm

Dairy Queen,because I like the real fruit bits in it,And Chick-fil-a,comes in second


August 18th, 2009
4:28 pm

Rita’s rocks!


August 19th, 2009
3:39 pm

Great shakes! Made from hand dipped ice cream!


August 19th, 2009
3:41 pm

Lou’s Soda Fountain has great hand dipped shakes.


August 22nd, 2009
11:18 pm

If you picked chic-fil-a as having the best milk shake, you must not have been to steak and shake.
they both have excellent breakfasts.


August 23rd, 2009
10:43 am

These best of lists consistently show that readers will vote for the local stuff like chick u lay and it implies your readers are a bunch of chain restaurant and fast food junkies. The polls are worthless ads


August 23rd, 2009
6:24 pm

steak n shake the best n the Outragis. Parif. is the there top one…..u folks should try it u love it…


September 25th, 2009
11:43 am

Flip has great shakes and decent burgers. A new burger joint has just opened up in Emory Village, though – a funny review is here:–Are-They