When you’ve got a craving for a sweet treat, nothing does the trick like a milkshake. Creamy, sugary, and delicious, a milkshake will satisfy just about anyone’s sweet tooth. In Idaho, you’ll find historic drive-ins and classic diners serving up milkshakes of all varieties. Here are the 9 best.
The Black Bear Diner is a regional chain of down-home, old-fashioned American diners serving up classic American food. That means burgers, fries, and, of course, shakes. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and choose a huckleberry, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, or malt milkshake for dessert.
Scotty’s Drive-In is a throw-back to the drive-up diners of the mid-20th century. Scotty’s uses the same stalls and drive-up service as when it first opened in 1964. The burgers are hot and the milkshakes are perfectly chilled.
Fanci Freez in Boise, Idaho, “has been bringing the Boise community delicious burgers, shakes, and fast food for decades,” according to their website. They’ve been serving up burgers, fries, and shakes since 1947, and the offerings have only gotten tastier. Simply walk up to the stall and place an order.
The Hangout in Cottonwood, Idaho, is a few-frills diner serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, and munchies. They invite you to hangout and use their free Wi-Fi while you sip on a malt or milkshake. Flavors include classics like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, with unique flavors like toffee and cookie dough thrown in for good measure.
The Hamburger Connection in Caldwell, Idaho, is known for their outrageously larger cones and their delicious milkshakes. It’s a lesser-known spot, but don’t take that as an indication regarding the food. A recent Facebook reviewer put it simply and best with the following: “Yummy milkshakes.” Yummy indeed.
With three locations, a dozen awards, and stellar reviews, Roger’s Ice Cream and Burgers is taking Idaho by storm. A delicious storm. One full of milkshakes. They have 17 flavors of ice cream to choose from to spice up your malt or milkshake. Check out their two Coeur d’Alene locations and one in Post Falls.
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The Bee’s Knees is a comfortable local pub serving all manner of comfort food. And no comfort meal is complete without dessert. They’ve got old fashioned berry, peanut butter, fudge, caramel, and Oreo shakes. Try one. Try three. They’re all worth the extra calories.
Corner Drug in Driggs, Idaho, is an old-fashioned, independently owned drug and variety store. They maintain their historic Ice Cream Soda Fountain and hand-mix their own milkshakes. They’ve got over 15 flavors to choose from, including marshmallow, peanut butter and chocolate, and bananas foster.
Five 11 Main is a “Certificate of Excellence” recipient from TripAdvisor, and are known for their stone oven baked pizza, soups, sandwiches, and old-fashioned soda fountain. We recommend the City Drug Experience, a shake blended with your choice of ice cream and any topping or flavored syrup you choose. You’ll feel like you’re in the 1920s.