Milkshakes are an indulge-worthy dessert any time of the year. Do you agree? Whether you’re a classic vanilla type, want all the fixings, or have some dietary restrictions, there’s a perfect milkshake for you in Chicago. Read on for our top picks for milkshakes in the city.
You won’t be disappointed by these handmade milkshakes that come in four classic flavors and generous servings. DMK Burger Bar also has seasonal flavors that are sorely missed once gone, including the s'mores. Make it boozy for just five extra bucks.
Three Chicago locations:
- DMK Lakeview (2954 N. Sheffield Ave.)
- DMK Soldier Field (open for Chicago Bears games)
- DMK Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)
This popular brunch and club spot has killer ‘adult’ milkshakes. 25 Degree's flavor options include key lime, salty caramel, and bananas foster.
- 736 N. Clark Street
Griddle 24 is open 24/7 for all your late night milkshake cravings, and is best known for their boozy concoctions (are you starting to notice a trend?). Their unique flavor creations include Kahlua cookies & cream, White Russian, and their cinnashake (Fireball, chocolate ice cream).
- 334 W. Chicago Avenue
If you’re looking for the best vegan milkshake in the city, The Chicago Diner
Two Chicago locations:
- Logan Square (2333 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
- Lakeview (3411 N. Halsted St.)
Starting your New Year’s resolutions early? Try a slightly “healthier” skinny milkshake at one of Epic Burger’s locations for 30% less calories. We couldn’t tell the difference! You can make any of their flavors skinny—but peanut butter is recommended.
- River North (407 N. Clark St.)
- Streeterville (227 E. Ontario St.)
- Lincoln Park (1000 W. North Ave.)
- South Loop (517 S. State St.)
- Gold Coast (40 E. Pearson St.)
- West Loop (550 W. Adams St.)
Public House Chicago is famous for their decadent cake shakes—a milkshake topped with a giant slice of cake. Bring a friend to share with, unless you’re feeling ambitious. You can choose from classic chocolate or vanilla, and their new gingerbread cake shake is currently available for the holidays.
- 400 N. State Street
Have you tried any of the best milkshakes in Chicago? Leave a comment with your all-time favorite, and explore more dessert destinations across the city.