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13 Places to Grab Great Milkshakes in Nashville

Because milkshakes are appropriate year-round

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With summer in full swing, there’s no time like the present to indulge in creamy, sugar-laden milkshakes. Here are some of the best spots to grab a milkshake in town, offering up everything from the classic staples to booze-infused and caffeine-kicked.

This time around we add two burger spots, both with sleeper standout milkshakes on the menu: Hopdoddy and Stock & Barrel.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sip Cafe

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(615) 499-4137
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Located in the Inglewood neighborhood in East Nashville, Sip Cafe is more a coffee shop than anything else, but it does serve milkshakes featuring Mike’s Ice Cream (Downtown). Try the espresso shake for a tasty pick-me-up.

2. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

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731 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 712-9527
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The shakes and malts at this popular east side burger and beer haven may come in only three basic flavors - chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry - but they're done just right.

3. The Soda Parlor

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966 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 678-7275
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Situated near East Nashville’s popular Five Points area, The Soda Parlor is a popular spot to grab floats, sundaes, and of course, milkshakes. The shop also offers several free arcade games and locally designed apparel items.

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4. Legendairy Milkshake Bar

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171 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

Legendairy Milkshake Bar specializes in over-the-top milkshakes with ostentatious toppings including brownies, donuts, and cheesecake slices, among others. The milkshakes here are substantial - perfect for serious dessert connoisseurs. Prepare for a wait for that decadent ‘shake.

5. Goo Goo Shop

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116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 490-6685
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The Goo Goo Shop in downtown Nashville is a destination for tourists and locals alike, offering everything you can imagine in Goo Goo branded-merchandise and treats. But the Dessert Bar inside is where it's at, offering a number of Goo Goo-based sweets including a list of milkshake options.

6. Burger Republic

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420 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 915-1943
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The 'virgin' shakes at this popular burger joint, which now boasts locations in The Gulch, Lenox Village, and Mt. Juliet, are already respectable, but their alcohol-spiked shakes are what really set it apart from the competition. Try the evil s'mores with marshmallow vodka or the Reese's malt featuring house-infused Reese's Peanut Butter Cup vodka.

7. Elliston Place Soda Shop

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2111 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-1090
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Stepping into Elliston Place Soda Shop is like traveling back in time. Established in 1939, the soda shop holds Nashville’s record for the longest running restaurant in its original location. And they still serve classic shakes and malts, as well as a dreamsicle — made with orange sherbet, orange juice, and vanilla ice cream.

8. Stock & Barrel

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901 Gleaves St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 891-3350
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Knoxville-based Stock & Barrel recently opened their second outpost, in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood. Burgers are their claim to fame, but their trio of shakes shines too: available in Nutella, S’mores, and Nutter Butter varieties for sipping.

9. Bobbie's Dairy Dip

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5301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-8088

This perennially popular Nashville ice cream and burger joint opened in 1951 and is still one of the go-to spots in town for milkshakes. The options are extensive, with specialty shakes available along with the classic flavors.

10. Rotier's Restaurant

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2413 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-9892
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Open since 1945, this Midtown stalwart just off West End still serves its classic milkshakes in metal tumblers, typically enough for two to share. Many consider the shakes here the best in town.

11. The Grilled Cheeserie

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2003 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 203-0351
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The milkshake bar at The Grilled Cheeserie's Melt Shop in Hillsboro Village is a go-to for solid ‘shakes. Sit at the counter and enjoy a classic such as chocolate chocolate chip or strawberry, or try out the often-changing 'milkshake of the moment.'

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12. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1805 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 823-2337
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The fast casual Austin, Texas–based Hopdoddy Burger Bar might be known for making things served on buns, but drinks sipped through straws also make it worth a visit. Flavors like bananas foster, birthday cake, and Nutells chocolate pretzel can be enjoyed as is — or made adult with boozy add-ons.

13. The Ice Cream Bar

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5572 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 490-3864
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Tucked away towards the back of a busy shopping center at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard, is The Ice Cream Bar - a dessert lover’s heaven. The shop has dozens of ice cream flavors and an extensive dessert menu featuring photogenic confections including several milkshakes.

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1. Sip Cafe

Nashville, TN

Located in the Inglewood neighborhood in East Nashville, Sip Cafe is more a coffee shop than anything else, but it does serve milkshakes featuring Mike’s Ice Cream (Downtown). Try the espresso shake for a tasty pick-me-up.

2. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

731 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

The shakes and malts at this popular east side burger and beer haven may come in only three basic flavors - chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry - but they're done just right.

731 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

3. The Soda Parlor

966 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Yelp/ The Soda Parlor

Situated near East Nashville’s popular Five Points area, The Soda Parlor is a popular spot to grab floats, sundaes, and of course, milkshakes. The shop also offers several free arcade games and locally designed apparel items.

966 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

4. Legendairy Milkshake Bar

171 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Legendairy Milkshake Bar specializes in over-the-top milkshakes with ostentatious toppings including brownies, donuts, and cheesecake slices, among others. The milkshakes here are substantial - perfect for serious dessert connoisseurs. Prepare for a wait for that decadent ‘shake.

171 3rd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

5. Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

The Goo Goo Shop in downtown Nashville is a destination for tourists and locals alike, offering everything you can imagine in Goo Goo branded-merchandise and treats. But the Dessert Bar inside is where it's at, offering a number of Goo Goo-based sweets including a list of milkshake options.

116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

6. Burger Republic

420 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

The 'virgin' shakes at this popular burger joint, which now boasts locations in The Gulch, Lenox Village, and Mt. Juliet, are already respectable, but their alcohol-spiked shakes are what really set it apart from the competition. Try the evil s'mores with marshmallow vodka or the Reese's malt featuring house-infused Reese's Peanut Butter Cup vodka.

420 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Elliston Place Soda Shop

2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

Stepping into Elliston Place Soda Shop is like traveling back in time. Established in 1939, the soda shop holds Nashville’s record for the longest running restaurant in its original location. And they still serve classic shakes and malts, as well as a dreamsicle — made with orange sherbet, orange juice, and vanilla ice cream.

2111 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

8. Stock & Barrel

901 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203

Knoxville-based Stock & Barrel recently opened their second outpost, in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood. Burgers are their claim to fame, but their trio of shakes shines too: available in Nutella, S’mores, and Nutter Butter varieties for sipping.

901 Gleaves St
Nashville, TN 37203

9. Bobbie's Dairy Dip

5301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

This perennially popular Nashville ice cream and burger joint opened in 1951 and is still one of the go-to spots in town for milkshakes. The options are extensive, with specialty shakes available along with the classic flavors.

5301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

10. Rotier's Restaurant

2413 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

Open since 1945, this Midtown stalwart just off West End still serves its classic milkshakes in metal tumblers, typically enough for two to share. Many consider the shakes here the best in town.

2413 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

11. The Grilled Cheeserie

2003 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
Sam Angel

The milkshake bar at The Grilled Cheeserie's Melt Shop in Hillsboro Village is a go-to for solid ‘shakes. Sit at the counter and enjoy a classic such as chocolate chocolate chip or strawberry, or try out the often-changing 'milkshake of the moment.'

2003 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

12. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1805 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

The fast casual Austin, Texas–based Hopdoddy Burger Bar might be known for making things served on buns, but drinks sipped through straws also make it worth a visit. Flavors like bananas foster, birthday cake, and Nutells chocolate pretzel can be enjoyed as is — or made adult with boozy add-ons.

1805 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

13. The Ice Cream Bar

5572 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Tucked away towards the back of a busy shopping center at the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard, is The Ice Cream Bar - a dessert lover’s heaven. The shop has dozens of ice cream flavors and an extensive dessert menu featuring photogenic confections including several milkshakes.

5572 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

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