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Eats and Drinks

Best Milk Shake

Bel-Loc Diner

Jefferson Jackson Steele

1700 E. Joppa Road, Towson, (410) 668-2525

Posted 9/21/2005

What makes the Bel-Loc Diner’s milk shakes the best in town comes down to one word: tradition. Big mounds of ice cream are scooped into a stainless-steel container as foundation, followed by a liberal amount of whole milk from those upright, stainless-steel dispensers that used to populate elementary schools and seem to operate on some supersecret 1950s technology that that keeps milk super-duper cold without freezing it. Then, if you’re going the chocolate route—and we seriously recommend going there—they add enough chocolate syrup to choke a pony. Slide the whole unblended goodness onto one of those old-fashioned vertical shake-erator blenders, and in a few moments, presto—one fabulously thick, supercold, and lusciously whipped chocolate brain bomb (beware the urge to inhale the whole thing in less than a minute). And at only $2.95, such nostalgic soda-fountain goodness comes with a price affordable enough to buy one for yourself and your sweetheart—because who wants to share?

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Other Awards for Best Milk Shake:

Bel Loc Diner, 9/19/2007

Cold Stone Creamery, 9/20/2006

Rita’s Italian Ice, 9/22/2004

Mint Chocolate Chip Milk Shake at Sylvan Beach, 9/17/2003

Gallery Sandwich Shoppe, 9/13/2000

Coney Island, 9/17/1997

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