Bites Nearby: Milkshake Delight
When you feel like abandoning your diet, where do you go for the best milkshake in town?
If veins aren’t popping out of my forehead when I try to drink out of a straw, my milkshake isn’t thick enough.
It takes a certain level of commitment to finish the perfect milkshake, and I’m not afraid to pop a blood vessel if it means enjoying the sweet sugary goodness of a chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake.
My all-time favorite milkshakes come from Roy Rodgers Restaurants (the Butterfinger milkshake) but since those aren't available locally, Chick-fil-A takes the crown for south county. At “the Chick,” they put whipped cream on top of the shake, making it sweeter and thicker than other food establishments.
Here are recommended milkshake destinations, provided by fellow Patch editors throughout the county.
Severna Park— The Peanut Butter S'Moo at Maggiemoos is simply unforgettable any time of year and the choice of toppings can make you dizzy with delight. The Bruster's Real Ice Cream shop in the Earleigh Heights shopping center is the new kid on the block and becoming more popular each day, fresh ice cream, thick shakes, waffle cones and a convenient walk-up window makes it a deliciously fun family destination. Pick two homemade gelato flavors to make a custom shake at Annette's Cakery. Rita's of Severna Park will be open at the end of February serving up all type of frosty treats, including the popular blendini. For a taste of the good old days, we are lucky to have a neighborhood Baskin Robbins.
Pasadena—If you are looking to treat yourself to a good milkshake in the Pasadena area, look no further than Chick-fil-A. They have delicious milkshakes that are hand-spun the old fashioned way. My personal favorite is the strawberry milkshake, but they also have chocolate, vanilla, and cookies and cream. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry, a Chick-fil-A milkshake is the perfect treat.
Glen Burnie—With a few locally-owned ice cream shops to choose from in Glen Burnie, Ann's Dari-Creme has stood the test of time—including having customer support stop them from being bought out by Marley Station mall. Stop by the lunch counter that's known just as well for its shakes as its footlongs. Choose from flavors including vanilla, chocolate, orange and banana. They don't take credit cards, but they recently added an ATM in case you forget some cash.
Annapolis—Normally I find it difficult to sit down and pinpoint something as my favorite. That is, until I was asked about milkshakes. This is an easy one—Annapolis Ice Cream Co. on Main Street in downtown Annapolis. This is the best milkshake around and my wife will attest to the fact that I routinely declare it the "best" I've ever had.
Crofton—Head to Bruster's, located at 1125 Route 3 North in Gambrills, where you can get a thick shake made from your favorite ice cream or hit the Nautilus Diner where the extensive menu includes milkshakes along with egg creams (that don't have eggs or cream in them).
Odenton-Severn—A few weeks ago, I named Expressway Pit Beef on Piney Orchard Parkway as the best place to grab a sandwich. Well, it also happens to be the best place in Odenton for a good milkshake. They're thick, they're handmade and priced right at $3.