If you love milkshakes as much as most Clevelanders do, then you’ll have your opinions of where to find the best milkshake. But surely one of the following places makes the cut.
100 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
We may have to dub Michael Symon a culinary genius due to the milkshakes he’s created at the B Spot in Cleveland. Officially named “Bad **S Shakes,” they’re informally served with dinner, but they’re worth the wait. Chocolate banana marshmallow, root beer float or the ever popular vanilla bean apple pie bacon are cool, creamy and big enough to share. Choose your partner wisely though because these “Bad **S Shakes” can have a little spirit to them, if you’d like. Adding rum, bourbon or Kahlua is really fun, and if you’re dining at the B Spot in the Horseshoe Casino, why not.
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Malley’s Chocolate Shoppe & Ice Cream Parlor
23473 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Malley’s homemade chocolate is well known around Cleveland and perfect for gifts and holidays. Stop into Malley’s for a hand-dipped milkshake one night and treat yourself to a truly delectable milkshake. Take a spin on the North Olmsted carousel and browse the ice cream menu. Pick from any of the Malley’s ice cream flavors like chocolate quartet, coffee and toffee bar, and make your milkshake your favorite.
Mitchell’s Ice Cream
19700 Detroit Road
Rocky River, OH 44116
Local products and handmade ice cream set Mitchell’s Ice Cream apart from other stores. From downtown to Huntington Beach, you can find Mitchell’s Handmade Ice Cream stores. The milkshakes at Mitchell’s are worth every bite. Chocolate, peanut butter or fresh mint flavors are swirled to creamy perfection and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. It’s the little details like those at Mitchell’s that go a long way.
Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop
6800 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Historic touches at the Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop make this business a classic in Cleveland. Counter seats, a genuine soda fountain and amazing ice cream flavors keep people coming back again and again. The milkshakes at Sweet Moses are a dreamy concoction of your favorite flavor, like mint chocolate chip or Belgian chocolate, hand dipped behind the soda fountain and served in tall, cold glasses with spoons and straws. It’s easy to see why a soda shop like this is a fan favorite.
1824 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Tommy’s Restaurant in Coventry is known for its vegan and vegetarian menu, the collection of art and artists and its milkshakes. Yes, this all-natural, home-grown, earth-loving restaurant has been voted “Best Milkshake East of the Mississippi” and for years has kept up the high standards. Twenty ounces of your favorite flavor – black cherry, peach or the seasonal pumpkin pie – are swirled and twirled in genuine milkshake fashion to achieve that creamy consistency we love. Don’t let Tommy’s hippie vibe scare you off, the milkshakes are as good as they get and the varieties are as many as the customers.
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Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.