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The Best Place to Get a Shake in Every State

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31. New Mexico: Shake Foundation
> Location: Santa Fe

This Santa Fe favorite may be “dedicated to the preservation of the original green chile cheeseburger,” as its website declares, but it’s also known for its thick, creamy Adobe Mud Shakes. Made with organic Taos Cow ice cream, the possibilities range from standard vanilla to lavender, piñon caramel, or Mexican chocolate.

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32. New York: Harlem Shake
> Location: New York City

This Harlem hotspot — its Wall of Fame includes autographed photos of such notable customers as Samuel L. Jackson, Janet Jackson, Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Fallon — serves shakes made with organic Blue Marble ice cream. Besides vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, the menu offers such alternatives as salted caramel, peanut butter, double chocolate bacon, and the eponymous Harlem Shake, made with red velvet cake.

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33. North Carolina: Tony’s Ice Cream
> Location: Gastonia

Homemade ice cream is the basis for the shakes at this family-run establishment just west of Charlotte. More than 25 choices are offered, including such uncommon flavors as chocolate Butterfinger, banana pudding, Almond Joy, and cherry cheesecake.

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34. North Dakota: Kroll’s Diner
> Location: Fargo and other locations

A 50-year-old, 1950s-style German-American restaurant with locations in Fargo and three other North Dakota cities, Kroll’s is known for its All Shook Up Shakes, served in metal canisters. Among the flavors are brownie, cappuccino, hot fudge, M&M, and pineapple.

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35. Ohio: Tommy’s
> Location: Cleveland Heights

Not long after Tommy’s opened as a seven-seat soda fountain in 1972, Rolling Stone hailed it for having the “Best Milkshake East of the Mississippi.” Today, in its current location, it seats 125 people and continues to produce excellent milkshakes in flavors including peach, cherry, root beer, and black raspberry chip, as well as seasonal flavors. Tommy’s also offers yogurt milkshakes and two flavors (chocolate and vanilla) of vegan Tofutti shakes.

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