The 10 Best Places for Milkshakes in Tennessee!

Milkshakes are arguably one of the most versatile sweet treats you can get. No matter what your ice cream flavor preference, there’s a shake for you. Tennessee’s culinary scene has given this classic American icon new life by offering some of the most unique concoctions imaginable. From inventive toppings to imaginative glassware to experimental flavors and beyond, you can find your new favorites at these 10 best places for a milkshake in Tennessee. 

1. Sofa King Juicy Burger, Chattanooga, TN

Burger might be in their name, but their milkshakes aren’t to go unnoticed. They have their own homemade ice cream, which makes all the difference in taste and quality. You won’t find concoction like this anywhere else: Himalayan pink sea salt, olive oil, and Moon Pies are just a few of the surprise ingredients in their arsenal.

🙌 Perfection #NitroShake

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2. Elliston Place Soda Shop, Nashville, TN

This old-timey soda shop will send you straight back in time. They’re dishing out fresh milkshakes at their counter, along with other tasty desserts and a full food menu.

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3. Miccos Sno Cones and Shakes, Collierville, TN

This fun family business knows its way around sweet treats. They have just about every flavor of milkshake you can imagine, like pumpkin, Nutella, turtle, chocolate cherry, and way more. Their menu is nothing short of inventive, offering other fan favorites like hot fudge nachos, sno ball pie, and their coveted cookie dough sundae. It will be hard to choose just one.

4. Smoky Mountain Shakes-N-Dawgs, Gatlinburg, TN

This out-of-the-way, no-frills eatery is humble in appearance but heavy on quality. Pair your shake with your favorite hot dog to make your visit a true home run! 

Happy #nationalhotdogday! #pretzeldog

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5. Cardin’s Drive In, Knoxville, TN

This simple diner has been a favorite spot for milkshakes for decades, and they just don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Offering drive-up diner-style service, you can sip your shake in the comfort of your car or enjoy it alfresco at one of their picnic tables.

Life changing! Best milkshake on the planet #cannotpassitby

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6. Big Shake’s Hot Chicken and Fish, Franklin, TN

Known for their hot chicken, Big Shakes is their name for a reason. They keep it simple, offering only the classic vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry options. But simplicity is bliss, right?

Southern Style Chicken Dinner.

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7. Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts, Gatinlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN

Whichever location you choose, you can’t go wrong. Maddog’s has a full suite of shakes—24 flavors to be exact. Feel free to bring your four-legged friend along for the trip, as they’re quite accommodating to the furry.

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8. Twisters Shakes and Sundaes, Corryton, TN

This isn’t just a dessert haven. Inside you’ll find a full food menu alongside their offering of delicious, creamy goodness. Locals say they have the best ice cream in town, so make sure you save room for it after your meal.

9. The Grilled Cheeserie, Nashville, TN

With a name like The Grilled Cheeserie, you know this place has to be good. Filled with melts of all sorts, you can polish off your meal with a trip to the milkshake bar. Hand-scooped and hand-spun (and even a vegan option), these shakes are hard to beat.

10. Burger Republic, Mount Juliet, TN

This local chain (four locations total) is the burger expert, but you won’t want to miss a chance to slurp one of their shakes. Inventive flavors like raspberry cheesecake and cookie butter, along with an array of spiked shakes, make this your go-to stop for all things dream dairy drinks.

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