The 6 Best Milkshakes in South Dakota!

Nothing goes better with a wonderfully greasy burger than a cold milkshake! Milkshakes prove that ice cream is best consumed in a liquid form. Treat yourself to a shake at the 6 best milkshake restaurants in South Dakota!

Phillips Avenue Diner, Sioux Falls, SD

This retro diner serves up creative milkshake concoctions called “Crazy Shakes.” These shakes include strawberry cheesecake, the “Elvis,” which includes peanut butter, honey, and bananas, s’mores, “Chocomint Crunch” with chocolate, crushed Oreos and mint, “Emmanomnom” which combines chocolate, M&Ms, and cookie dough bits, and the “Whatchamaycallit” with chocolate, caramel, Rice Krispies, and peanuts.

Nick’s Hamburger Shop, Brookings, SD

This joint has been a staple of Sioux Falls since the early 20th century, and they have perfected their craft in those decades. Celebrate Sioux Falls history and grab a shake with your burger! Milkshakes come in six flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, and caramel.

B&G Milkyway, Multiple locations

Opened in 1954, this old-fashioned ice cream shop has expanded to four locations across Sioux Falls, a Brandon location, and a Tea location. The expansion across the area is due to the exquisite ice cream and top-notch service. In addition to ice cream, hot foods are available such as burgers, tacos, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Milkshakes are available in a huge selection of flavors such as root beer, peppermint, pineapple, mint bon bon, black walnut, hot fudge, coconut, maple, and many others. 

Wall Drug Store Cafe, Wall, SD

Hundreds of signs across South Dakota and the world all lead to the small town of Wall. But they should be pointing to the milkshakes instead of the Wall Drug Store! These super thick shakes come in a variety of flavors including espresso, chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and more. This cafe is also known for their five cent coffee, free ice water, and freshly made warm doughnuts! The menu also has traditional American fare such as burgers, hot dogs, steak, baskets, sandwiches, and breakfast options. At this store, customers eat the delicious, homemade food while learning about the inspiring store of how this store survived the Great Depression and turned their sleepy little town into a profitable tourist attraction. 

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., Custer, SD

This small town burger restaurant was named the best burger joint in America by the Huffington Post in 2014. They have only improved in the recent years. Who knows, maybe they’ll become the best in the world? The burgers aren’t the only thing drawing in customers—the milkshakes are to die for! The best milkshakes is butterscotch, but plenty of other flavors are available. Of course, make sure to enjoy a burger with the shake. There are 11 burger options, two of which are vegetarian, so there is something for everyone.

Mustang Sally’s, Deadwood, SD

Mustang Sally’s is a Deadwood must-stop. This unique restaurant features a delicious menu, a warm atmosphere, friendly service, and thick milkshakes. The menu has options like hamburgers, veggie burger, shrimp, sandwiches, chicken strips, nachos, hot wings, hot dogs, and alcoholic beverages. The shakes can be ordered as small or large and come in fascinating flavors like butter pecan, chocolate swirl, and caramel.

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