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Old 07-22-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Milkshakes are true American classics — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry have the power to transport us back to diner days or hot summer afternoons. But creative, more decadent variations prove that milkshake makeovers can be just as satisfying. Whether they choose classic or novel versions, Americans have been indulging in milkshakes for more than a century, often breaking diets, but always satisfying cravings.

#1: Franklin Fountain
#4: Bassetts


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Old 07-22-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The shake shack on 2000 sansom has crazy good shakes.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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Nifty Fifties.

All other arguments are invalid.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Nifty Fifties.

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Milkshakes are true American classics — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry have the power to transport us back to diner days or hot summer afternoons. But creative, more decadent variations prove that milkshake makeovers can be just as satisfying. Whether they choose classic or novel versions, Americans have been indulging in milkshakes for more than a century, often breaking diets, but always satisfying cravings.

#1: Franklin Fountain
#4: Bassetts


America's 17 Best Milkshakes Slideshow | Slideshow | The Daily Meal
Overpriced tourist trap. The owners did a good job of screwing up Shane Candies, too.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Nifty Fifties.

All other arguments are invalid.
Definitely agree, but Cheeburger Cheeburger is pretty close. They're basically an co-friendly, less-greasy Nifty Fifties anyway.

I was never impressed by Franklin Fountain. It's high on kitsch but low on value. A cute place to bring a date after a movie at the Ritz or ice skating at RiverRink but not really great for ice cream aficionados. Bassett's, on the other hand, is amazing. The extra cream makes all the difference.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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Overpriced tourist trap. The owners did a good job of screwing up Shane Candies, too.
Overpriced, most definitely, but they do make a great product. Their novelty/high-brow flavors are especially good.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Franklin Fountain is great if you split it and share something like the Franklin Mint. I think they are delicious and they have tasty root beer that is worth it for the aromatics alone. You could honestly split something three ways.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Overpriced, most definitely, but they do make a great product. Their novelty/high-brow flavors are especially good.
I hear that don't have air conditioning. What kind of ice cream shop doesn't have ac?! I'm getting aggravated ... I'll stick with Bassett's.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I hear that don't have air conditioning. What kind of ice cream shop doesn't have ac?! I'm getting aggravated ... I'll stick with Bassett's.
LOL ok.
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