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The Kitchen Sink shake at Grub Burger Bar.
The Kitchen Sink shake at Grub Burger Bar.
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Where to Drink the Best Milkshakes in Dallas

Where to sip dessert through a straw.

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The Kitchen Sink shake at Grub Burger Bar.
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It's almost March and it's (sort of, barely) snowing in Dallas. Shouldn't we all be soaking up sunshine on patios by now? Time to protest this ridiculous weather by drinking a cold, creamy milkshake — even if you've gotta do it with Uggs on. Here's a dozen of the best versions in Dallas, all of which make a very tasty way to get a brainfreeze.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Burguesa Burger

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710 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 748-7376
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For a fast food shake, Burguesa Burger's are pretty solid. They're made with hand-dipped ice cream so they're nice and thick, and every one comes with a mini doughnut hugging the straw. [Photo: Burguesa Burger]

2. Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

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4530 Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 691-2447
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Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers also serves up some legit old fashioned shakes. They're made with Blue Bell ice cream, and the very tasty banana version has fresh banana blended into it. (If that's too healthy, the Oreo is also solid.) [Photo: Chip's/Facebook]

3. Fat Straws

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5301 Alpha Rd, Ste 38
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 702-8181
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This Galleria-area shop is known for bubble tea, but you can also get various flavors of milkshakes with the chewy tapioca pearls suspended in them. The green tea flavor is refreshing and not overly sweet. [Photo: Fat Straws/Facebook]

4. Grub Burger Bar

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4925 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 370-3636
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Grub's "kitchen sink" shake is truly absurd, containing pretzels, peanut butter, butterscotch and caramel sauces, chocolate chips, coffee grounds, and potato chips, plus a little salt to counteract all that sweet. You can also get a "dirty" version spiked with chocolate vodka. [Photo: Grub Burger Bar/Facebook]

5. Haystack Burgers And Barley

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100 S Central Expy Ste 17
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 479-9424
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Three words: Banana pudding milkshake. It comes appropriately crowned with a tower of whipped cream and crumbled vanilla wafers, and pairs quite nicely with the ridiculous chicken-fried, gravy-topped burger. (Just don't tell your cardiologist.) [Photo: Garrett Hall/EDFW]

6. Highland Park Pharmacy

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3229 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-2126
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The classic shakes at Highland Park Pharmacy taste like childhood, topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The butterscotch version is something you won't find many other places, and you can also turn any shake into a malt for an extra 20 cents. [Photo: Google Maps]

7. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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3227 McKinney Ave Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 871-2337
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Hopdoddy's burgers are pretty damn good, but it's entirely possible to make a meal out of fries and one of the killer shakes. Nutella chocolate pretzel is a favorite, but there's also red velvet cake, caramel sea salt, and raspberry white chocolate. [Photo: Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook]

8. Liberty Burger

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1904 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214
(972) 887-9999
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Liberty Burger makes several different flavors of mighty fine shakes, but the standout is the sea salt caramel. Topped off with whipped cream, a cherry, and a drizzle of caramel sauce, the sweet-salty balance is perfection. (We wouldn't kick the Nutella graham cracker flavor out of bed, either.) [Photo: Liberty Burger/Facebook]

9. Spiral Diner & Bakery

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1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747
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Even if you're not vegan or lactose intolerant, the milkshakes at Spiral Diner are thick, rich, and delicious. Try the unique Martha the Librarian shake, made with chocolate "ice cream," bananas, strawberries, and peanut butter. [Photo: Spiral Diner/Facebook]

10. Sprinkles Ice Cream

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8413 Preston Center Plz
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-4050
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The shakes at cupcake sensation Sprinkles' sister shop are on the pricey side, but all the ice creams are made in house from super-premium ingredients. The pistachio (made with pistachio, not almond like cheaper ice creams) makes a helluva shake, or try a red velvet shake with an entire cupcake blended into it. Hey, we never said it was low-calorie. [Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW]

11. Twisted Root Burger Company

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2615 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-7668
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Twisted Root makes its shakes from housemade frozen custard, which means they're extra rich and delicious. The best flavors are the creative ones, like the Fat Elvis (chocolate, peanut butter, banana, bacon) and the S'Mores shake that's topped off with toasted marshmallows. [Photo: Twisted Root/Facebook]

12. Wild About Harry's

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3113 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-3113
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Wild About Harry's will turn any flavor of their extra-rich frozen custard into a milkshake. The chocolate shakes here are much less sweet than the typical version made with chocolate syrup; have them throw some sprinkles on top for good measure. [Photo: Wild About Harry's/Facebook]

1. Burguesa Burger

710 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
For a fast food shake, Burguesa Burger's are pretty solid. They're made with hand-dipped ice cream so they're nice and thick, and every one comes with a mini doughnut hugging the straw. [Photo: Burguesa Burger]
710 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

2. Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

4530 Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers also serves up some legit old fashioned shakes. They're made with Blue Bell ice cream, and the very tasty banana version has fresh banana blended into it. (If that's too healthy, the Oreo is also solid.) [Photo: Chip's/Facebook]
4530 Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225

3. Fat Straws

5301 Alpha Rd, Ste 38, Dallas, TX 75240
This Galleria-area shop is known for bubble tea, but you can also get various flavors of milkshakes with the chewy tapioca pearls suspended in them. The green tea flavor is refreshing and not overly sweet. [Photo: Fat Straws/Facebook]
5301 Alpha Rd, Ste 38
Dallas, TX 75240

4. Grub Burger Bar

4925 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Grub's "kitchen sink" shake is truly absurd, containing pretzels, peanut butter, butterscotch and caramel sauces, chocolate chips, coffee grounds, and potato chips, plus a little salt to counteract all that sweet. You can also get a "dirty" version spiked with chocolate vodka. [Photo: Grub Burger Bar/Facebook]
4925 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Haystack Burgers And Barley

100 S Central Expy Ste 17, Richardson, TX 75080
Three words: Banana pudding milkshake. It comes appropriately crowned with a tower of whipped cream and crumbled vanilla wafers, and pairs quite nicely with the ridiculous chicken-fried, gravy-topped burger. (Just don't tell your cardiologist.) [Photo: Garrett Hall/EDFW]
100 S Central Expy Ste 17
Richardson, TX 75080

6. Highland Park Pharmacy

3229 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
The classic shakes at Highland Park Pharmacy taste like childhood, topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The butterscotch version is something you won't find many other places, and you can also turn any shake into a malt for an extra 20 cents. [Photo: Google Maps]
3229 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

7. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

3227 McKinney Ave Ste 102, Dallas, TX 75204
Hopdoddy's burgers are pretty damn good, but it's entirely possible to make a meal out of fries and one of the killer shakes. Nutella chocolate pretzel is a favorite, but there's also red velvet cake, caramel sea salt, and raspberry white chocolate. [Photo: Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook]
3227 McKinney Ave Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Liberty Burger

1904 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214
Liberty Burger makes several different flavors of mighty fine shakes, but the standout is the sea salt caramel. Topped off with whipped cream, a cherry, and a drizzle of caramel sauce, the sweet-salty balance is perfection. (We wouldn't kick the Nutella graham cracker flavor out of bed, either.) [Photo: Liberty Burger/Facebook]
1904 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214

9. Spiral Diner & Bakery

1101 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203
Even if you're not vegan or lactose intolerant, the milkshakes at Spiral Diner are thick, rich, and delicious. Try the unique Martha the Librarian shake, made with chocolate "ice cream," bananas, strawberries, and peanut butter. [Photo: Spiral Diner/Facebook]
1101 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203

10. Sprinkles Ice Cream

8413 Preston Center Plz, Dallas, TX 75225
The shakes at cupcake sensation Sprinkles' sister shop are on the pricey side, but all the ice creams are made in house from super-premium ingredients. The pistachio (made with pistachio, not almond like cheaper ice creams) makes a helluva shake, or try a red velvet shake with an entire cupcake blended into it. Hey, we never said it was low-calorie. [Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW]
8413 Preston Center Plz
Dallas, TX 75225

11. Twisted Root Burger Company

2615 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Twisted Root makes its shakes from housemade frozen custard, which means they're extra rich and delicious. The best flavors are the creative ones, like the Fat Elvis (chocolate, peanut butter, banana, bacon) and the S'Mores shake that's topped off with toasted marshmallows. [Photo: Twisted Root/Facebook]
2615 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. Wild About Harry's

3113 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
Wild About Harry's will turn any flavor of their extra-rich frozen custard into a milkshake. The chocolate shakes here are much less sweet than the typical version made with chocolate syrup; have them throw some sprinkles on top for good measure. [Photo: Wild About Harry's/Facebook]
3113 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

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