There are times when a soda just won’t cut it and you need to indulge in a creamy, delicious milkshake. Atlanta has a variety of options for finding these dessert beverages, and we have chosen a few of our local favorites for you. Hometown hero Richard Blais has the town’s favorite shakes at his Flip Burger Boutique, but the other options are also excellent. Let us know if any of your favorites missed the list.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers
1842 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 254-2273

These milkshakes aren’t just for kids. Adults will enjoy the “boozy milkshakes,” which come in several different flavors. Some of the best include the El Duderino, which mixes Kahlua and whipped cream vodka into a coffee shake, and the Stimulus Package, which mixes peppermint liqueur into an Oreo shake with Whynatte. The alcoholic shakes will set you back $8.50, but they are worth it. You can also choose a non-alcoholic shake for $4. The chocolate peanut butter flavor is the perfect indulgence.

Flip Burger Boutique
1587 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-3547

The milkshakes whipped up by “Top Chef” contestant Richard Blais at his Flip Burger Boutique may ruin it for any other dessert. The Nutella and burnt marshmallow flavor is all you could want from a milkshake – thick and creamy with a topping of exquisitely toasted marshmallows. Get the standard version for $5 or add Kahlua for an extra $5. Other flavors include Krispy Kreme (with or without donut vodka) and strawberry shortcake. The truly adventurous may try the foie gras shake.

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern
1551 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 968-2288

Hobnob is a great spot that locals have favored for years. It has six different milkshake options on the menu, divided between non-alcoholic flavors for $6.50 or alcoholic varieties for $2 more. Get a hazelnut mudslide for yourself and a Sesame Street for the kiddos. You won’t be disappointed.

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Farm Burger
410 W. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-5077

Farm Burger’s hamburgers may be over-rated (unless you like your meat still mooing), but it can really deliver a tasty shake. These milkshakes are made with Morelli’s ice cream, one of Atlanta’s favorite treats. You can get a standard vanilla or chocolate flavor, but the salted caramel is an indulgent delight. For a fruity kick, try the peach basil flavor.

Googie Burger
190 Marietta St. 
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 223-4664

There are plenty of events in Centennial Park throughout the year where you might find yourself craving a nice, thick shake. Googie Burger is conveniently located in the park by the fountain, and it delivers a solid, satisfying glass of ice cream goodness. Of course, as this is Atlanta, you can find a peach milkshake among the standard flavors. It’s not as fancy as the other options, but it gets the job done.

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