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Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 01/23/08 5:08 PM (permalink)
Where do you go for a malt or milkshake, or even a float?

There's a great Malt Shop (called "Malt Shop") in the Tenleytown neighborhood in Washington, DC. They make a great clasic Malt, which is not always easy to find.


 
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    Davydd

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    RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 01/23/08 5:36 PM (permalink)
    Culver's in the Midwest has made the malt popular again. Culver's serve both malts and shakes.
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 01/23/08 5:59 PM (permalink)

      Davy,
      I was about to post that I have returned to ordering Malts for a treat with a meal now and then, since our Culver's in Corydon, Indiana opened. They do a very good job with their Mailts.

      There is an Ice Cream Parlor and Candy store upriver in Madison Indiana, that has been reviewed on this site ...but even after three tries, we haven't found it open (the 'Hours sign' on the door says it shouold be.)
       
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        billyboy

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        RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 01/23/08 9:49 PM (permalink)
        I once went to a soda fountain/pharmacy in Jackson Hole, Wyoming about 7 years ago and got a malted that was poured into a glass from a silver beaker and the beaker was left on the table for me to refill my glass. The beaker has bit of dry malt powder stuck to the insides. It was pure heaven!!! Sorry, I don't remember the name.
         
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          Oneiron339

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          RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 7:21 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


          Davy,
          I was about to post that I have returned to ordering Malts for a treat with a meal now and then, since our Culver's in Corydon, Indiana opened. They do a very good job with their Mailts.

          There is an Ice Cream Parlor and Candy store upriver in Madison Indiana, that has been reviewed on this site ...but even after three tries, we haven't found it open (the 'Hours sign' on the door says it shouold be.)

          Al, is that the place you took us?
           
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            mr chips

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            RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 7:31 AM (permalink)
            Fairley's Pharmacy at N.E. 72nd and Sandy in Portland, Oregon makes wonderful old-fashioned malts and shakes and phosphates. Mark Lindsay's Rock and Roll Cafe at N.E 42nd and Sandy makes some very interesting flavors of malts( my favorite being the cotton candy).
             
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              mayor al

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              RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 9:22 AM (permalink)

              No, One-Iron, we stopped at one of the Graeter's Stores. That's a Cincinnati based Ice Cream maker..A chain, but a damn good one !!

               
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                Brookerme

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                RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 9:29 AM (permalink)
                Shady Glen in Manchester, CT famed for its cheeseburger also makes a great malted.
                 
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                  Davydd

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                  RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 10:43 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by billyboy

                  I once went to a soda fountain/pharmacy in Jackson Hole, Wyoming about 7 years ago and got a malted that was poured into a glass from a silver beaker and the beaker was left on the table for me to refill my glass. The beaker has bit of dry malt powder stuck to the insides. It was pure heaven!!! Sorry, I don't remember the name.

                  That way is pretty common in the Midwest. That is the way malteds were served at the old drug store counters. I run into this way on occasion around the Twin Cities.
                   
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                    ann peeples

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                    RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 10:50 AM (permalink)
                    George Webbs makes a wonderful malt....
                     
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                      saps

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                      RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 1:12 PM (permalink)
                      Convention Grill in Minneapolis, and the hot fudge/banana malt at Solly's outside of Milwaukee.
                       
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                        phlmaestro2000

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                        RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 1:44 PM (permalink)
                        I've got two old-fashioned milkshake makers and like to think that I make them better myself than anywhere I can get them out.

                        But both Jakes Hamburgers and the Charcoal Pit in northern Delaware do a good job on shakes; so does Chink's, the cheesesteak/soda fountain shop in Northeast Philly.
                         
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                          mikez629

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                          RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 2:41 PM (permalink)
                          I like Nifty Fifties-like a 50's diner-great placed in NE Philly.
                           
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                            ayersian

                            RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 2:49 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Davydd

                            Culver's in the Midwest has made the malt popular again. Culver's serve both malts and shakes.

                            Davydd, I sooo wish we had Culver's in New England and down the East coast. We love their butterburgers and malts, but they even have fried cheese curds -- you can't ask for more than that!

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Brookerme

                            Shady Glen in Manchester, CT famed for its cheeseburger also makes a great malted.

                            Shady Glen is one of our favorites! Brookerme, drop us a line and we'll meet at Kathy John's in Storrs, CT for malts -- they have one of the smoothest vanilla malts I've ever had...as do Val's Burgers in Hayward, CA and the Sugar Bowl in Old Scottsdale, AZ. I do, however, get tired of asking for a malt in certain places and they look at me like I'm speaking a foreign language... Chris
                             
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                              Beer&Snausages

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                              RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Thu, 01/24/08 6:01 PM (permalink)
                              Whitey's in the Quad Cities (Moline, Rock Island IL and Davenport & Bettendorf IA)!!!
                               
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                                KevinBurg

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                                RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Sun, 02/10/08 3:02 PM (permalink)
                                My two favorite milkshakes are Chink's in the Wissinoming section of Philly and Nifty Fifty's in NE Philly. Black and White's are my personal favorite..
                                 
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                                  DavidEMartin

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                                  RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Sun, 02/10/08 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                  The Milwaukee classic KOPPS makes the best custard shakes and malts. Culvers is basically a copy of them.
                                  Blasts from the past-- EUCLID RACE DAIRY in Euclid OH had a really nice ice cream parlor in the middle of their store. That was the Martin Family "treat place."
                                  In the Quad Cities 20 years back I ran into a franchise called BOSTON SHAKE. The Boston Shake was a sundae placed atop a shake in a very tall glass. It was very good. Don't recall ever seeing one anywhere else in the years since then.
                                  THE CLOVER ROOM in Richmond VA makes a really nice lemon chiffon shake.
                                   
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                                    mrmet6986

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                                    RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Sun, 02/10/08 3:46 PM (permalink)
                                    For me it's Eddie's Sweet Shop on Metropolitan Ave in Forest Hills ,Queens New York.
                                     
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                                      Holly Moore

                                      RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Sun, 02/10/08 11:33 PM (permalink)
                                      Three come to mind. The chocolate banana shake at the Crown Candy in St. Louis and the Chocolate Shake at Rotiers in Nashville. Last, and maybe my favorite is right here in Philadelphia. Chocolate banana again. This time from Chink's Steaks. They start with semi frozen milk. Never seen that anywhere else.
                                       
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                                        cecif

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                                        RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Mon, 02/11/08 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by billyboy

                                        I once went to a soda fountain/pharmacy in Jackson Hole, Wyoming about 7 years ago and got a malted that was poured into a glass from a silver beaker and the beaker was left on the table for me to refill my glass. The beaker has bit of dry malt powder stuck to the insides. It was pure heaven!!! Sorry, I don't remember the name.


                                        Aaahhhhh, this is how they also do it at my favorite spot, Fenton's Creamery in Oakland CA (now in RF reviews) if you get whipped cream with your shake you get bits of that in the beaker too. Mmmmmm.
                                        http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5292

                                        Also, I agree with Chris about wishing we had Culver's here!

                                        And my 2nd choice best malt/shake is Whitey's, so I second that nomination by Beer&snausages.

                                         
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                                          cecif

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                                          RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Mon, 02/11/08 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                          OH DEAR! I forgot to mention Rancatore's Ice Cream here in Belmont & Lexington, Mass. GREAT thick shakes & malts. (DOH!)

                                           
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                                            brittneal

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                                            RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Mon, 02/11/08 3:39 PM (permalink)
                                            For boilerplate malt, shakes and sundays the UDF stores arent too bad. No frills but a good selection of claassic and specialty ice cream flavors.
                                            Here in Central/Southern Ohio we always have our Greaters(now with City B-B-Q's attached!).
                                            I remember fondly a place called Hank's corner in Elmhurst, Ill. A great old fashioned soda fountain. At the counter they still had the Bromo back them(early 60's). All kinds of sodas and phospates(chocolate coke!). I'll always remember the Super Suicides. I would always spend my last 12 cents for the the large(remember the cups with the removable paper cone?). I worked in resturaunts for most of my adult life. I gave up early on trying to reproduce it by adding all the different flavors from the pop dsipenser. The closest I got was bad!. I still wonder what all went in it. The counter guy always said just all the difffernt flavors from the dispenser but it sure didnt turn out. I wonder if anyone else tried them and if they still make them anymore?
                                            britt
                                             
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                                              leethebard

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                                              RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Tue, 02/12/08 12:37 AM (permalink)
                                              Sundaes in Brick,NJ. They make it with their own homemade icecream.Great old fashioned taste,just like I remember it in the 50's!
                                               
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                                                Jeep2000

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                                                RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Tue, 02/19/08 9:35 AM (permalink)
                                                I had a killer malt, butterscotch, at the Hamburg Inn in Iowa City, IA.
                                                 
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                                                  Scorereader

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                                                  RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Tue, 02/19/08 4:45 PM (permalink)
                                                  The shakes at a place called Delly's in Annapolis, MD are quite excellent (actually, the whoe diner is excellent - I wish I had my camera with me, otherwise I would've done a write-up)

                                                   
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                                                    tiki

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                                                    RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 02/20/08 2:42 PM (permalink)
                                                    Around here in Oklahoma its Braums--a great little local chain---owns its own dairy--makes great ice cream--fabulous frozen yoghurt and the best chocolate malts around---and they are additive free --no BHT and they wont build a store more then 500 miles from their dairy so they really are fresh!!! from the farm! My all time fave was a place in Austin --which i believe is no l;onger there--but back in the early 70's "Nothing Strikes Back" was truly asesome!!---second floor place lit with black lights so youi had to wait a minuete to see when you entered--and they bragged that they had the "Best choc malt you ever tasted"!!!---they did too!!
                                                     
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                                                      exsquidao

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                                                      RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 02/20/08 2:51 PM (permalink)
                                                      Well this probably dosen't count, but when I was a kid the shakes (frappes) at Friendly's and the malts from the Mr. Softee truck where the best.
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Favorite Malt (or milkshake) joint? Wed, 02/20/08 5:22 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by exsquidao

                                                        Well this probably dosen't count, but when I was a kid the shakes (frappes) at Friendly's and the malts from the Mr. Softee truck where the best.

                                                        The Fribbles and malts at Friendly's did used to be good. As a kid, it was nice treat. The ice-cream is still ok, but the food has deteriorated so much, that I will never eat a meal there again. The last was in Lockport, NY summer 2006. The service was very friendly, but that didn't make up for the poor food.
                                                        One nice thing, is they still have the Cone Head for kids, which they've had for as long as I can remember. Kids still smile when they get their Cone Head.



                                                         
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