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Old 10-28-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Everyone Hello,

I need some true and honest feedback regarding the following...

I am trying to find the best of 2 different kinds of shakes. Ice cream made (dessert style) and then ice made (healthy style). I've been to Silver Diner and had one of their's. And Robeks for the healthy stuff. Where can I get some really good shakes though?

Please provide honest and reliable feedback.

Thank you.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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Everyone Hello,

I need some true and honest feedback regarding the following...

I am trying to find the best of 2 different kinds of shakes. Ice cream made (dessert style) and then ice made (healthy style). I've been to Silver Diner and had one of their's. And Robeks for the healthy stuff. Where can I get some really good shakes though?

Please provide honest and reliable feedback.

Thank you.
Head south on 95 (but don't do it now) to Fredericksburg and Steak-n-Shake. Best, probably unhealthy, shakes EVER. Unfortunately this is the closest one to the metro area, but it beats going to the Midwest for it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Friendly's shakes are good. Basken Robbins also.

(confession: I like the shakes at McDonald's, too. So I guess I'm not much of a shake snob)
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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BGR Burger Joint makes some good shakes. There's a location in Old Town. Terribly unhealthy of course :-) Flavor of the month is pumpkin for November.

But if you're downtown (I know you asked for NoVa), then Good Stuff Eatery, the Toasted Marshmallow or the Milky Way are the two to get.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Shake Shack near Dupont Circle. It's frozen custard though which you may or may not like. I personally like frozen custard over ice cream.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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You've received some good advice above. I would like to add, though, that shakes within Northern Virginia have a reputation for letting themselves into your home. Be vigilant. Check your freezer.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I thought this was going to be about earthquakes.

Personally, Coldstone is my favorite chocolate shake, and there is a place in Old Town - I can never remember the name, but it's NOT Pops, it's across the street from Pops - that makes homemade ice cream and their shakes are really good.

Never had a good "healthy" shake.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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I'm a big fan of Coldstone's Cake N Shake. I had the BGR vanilla shake and you can definitely taste the vanilla bean in it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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Since you might be stuck at home for a few days - Breyer's Vanilla ice cream, some milk, Fox's UBet chocolate syrup in a blender. YUM!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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Since you might be stuck at home for a few days - Breyer's Vanilla ice cream, some milk, Fox's UBet chocolate syrup in a blender. YUM!
Just make sure that blender and frig are hooked up to a generator..... Potentially.
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