Best Milkshakes In Minnesota

October 30, 2013 7:00 AM

Milkshakes are great cold beverages to enjoy all year long. Many of the places below offer an exceptional lineup of fantastic variations of milkshake recipes coming from all corners of the state. No matter what the occasion may be, milkshakes are an absolute guilty pleasure. The venues below offer original recipes with great tasting food that will certainly combine into a fond and memorable eating experience.

(credit: Snuffy's Malt Shop)

(credit: Snuffy’s Malt Shop)

Snuffy’s Malt Shop
1125 Larpenteur Ave. W
St. Paul, MN 55113
(651) 488-0241

Snuffy’s Malt Shop in Roseville is an award-winning restaurant for milkshakes and has been in operation since 2002. It opened its first location in Edina and quickly became a runaway success. It’s known for exceptionally fast service along with fast seating. Snuffy’s has the most delicious, original signature malts (Snuffy Colada, Chocoffelate, Dynamic Duo and more) with also sweet tasting milkshakes. These mouth-watering shakes are reasonably priced and a great beverage to have before or after a sporting event with friends or family. Come on in, enjoy world-class service and taste these treats for yourself.

The Malt Shop
809 W. 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 824-1352

The Malt Shop is another iconic favorite location in the Twin Cities offering some of the best malts and milkshakes. This family-owned dining favorite has been in business since 1973. It has an extensive menu for burgers, salads, sandwiches, malts and phenomenal milkshakes. Reasonable single-flavor shakes are priced under $5 or combinations of flavors are $5.29. The specialties of the house include the chocolate chunk pecan, the caramel apple pie and the triple berry.

(credit: St. Claire Boiler)

(credit: St. Claire Boiler)

St. Clair Broiler
1580 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-7055

The St. Clair Broiler has been in existence for decades. It started out in the 1940s as a homemade candy and ice cream joint and later added open-flame broiled burgers. Single-flavor shakes are priced at $5.25 and two flavors cost $5.75. The Butterfinger, the Snickers, the caramel and others are simply extremely tasty. The place received national spotlight in 2000 when then Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore ordered two malts to go. This is a great eating establishment with friendly customer service and a true American look and feel to it in every corner you look.

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Bev’s Cafe
221 Bush St.
Red Wing, MN 55066
(651) 388-5227

Bev’s Cafe has been serving Red Wing since 1983 and it is considered one of the oldest restaurants in the area. If you are getting away from the Twin Cities, or just going on a escapade to this area of town, grab breakfast or lunch at Bev’s because it’s a real treat. It has a large menu with portions that are reasonably priced to meet your tasty demands. Bev’s features breakfast house specialties, house specialty burgers, house-made soups and simple yet extremely delicious milkshakes. Shakes are priced at $3.75 with caramel, chocolate, strawberry and blueberry options.

(credit: Leo's Grill & Malt Shop)

(credit: Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop)

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop
131 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-3943

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop is an iconic restaurant serving the city of Stillwater. The name of the location was meant to be more than a business, as it is in fond memory of Leo Buettner. Leo’s location is furnished with antique signage that has an identical look and feel to it as an American joint from 1940s. Leo’s has a splendid selection of shakes from your basic single-flavor ice cream shakes to delightfully deluxe shakes (Snickers, M&M’s, fruits of the forest and many more).

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Anthony Carranza is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota related to tech, social media, news, and local happenings around the Twin Cities. His work can be found at

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