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Late Night
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Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

We came here for dessert and a walk in rejuvenated downtown Palm Springs after dinner. This is a cheerful place with polite helpful staff. And so many choices! The shakes we had: salted caramel, strawberry and pistachios, were just fantastically rich and yummy. It’s our...reward for a long day of sweaty grueling golfing in supper hot weather.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 June 2021

These are the best shakes ever, made with premium vanilla base which you can also get lactose free, made with care and patience, a short wait that is worth it. I had the date shake with walnuts; they put a cute little mini doughnut around...the straw! You would not believe how many flavors they have. You can also get cookies and such. Tiny place next to a souvenir and clothing shop. Local family business. Support it!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

Stopped in and snagged a date milk shake and a almond joy shake. They were both great. The best I think I’ve ever had!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 April 2021

Amazingly delicious! The lactose free option is terrific. Banana Caramel Graham, Smore, Mint Oreo and French Blend..all equally delicious. The staff is very efficient and super friendly.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

Great shakes - the wait was a little long, but it was definitely worth it! We tried classic strawberry and chocolate malt - and they were both delicious!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021

Great Shakes is a Palm Springs and Coachella Valley landmark. These are the best shakes and malts I have experienced since I was a kid, I also think these shakes and malts are better than I remember as a kid. As a business owner and...resident of Palm Springs, I must applaud the owners, the Nelson family, for keeping this wondrous tradition alive with not only great shakes and malts but with great staff and creative curbside. We have friends from all over the world visiting all year and this is one of the traditional stops at Great Shakes...I love to see all my friend's and relative's faces after that first taste, priceless! To all visitors of Palm Springs, this is a Palm Springs tradition, a must-visit. PS- Small doughnut is the best with every shake, what does that mean you ask? Trust me, visit and see for yourself ~More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

Had a really great caramel shake - they make their own caramel sauce, and that made a difference. They obviously use good ice cream, as it was very rich and creamy! Lots of flavors and combinations to pick. Go back the next day!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020

Huge selection of shakes from basic to you name it. Very helpful and friendly staff. However, price a bit expensive for what you get.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

This is a must!! Never been overly into malts and shakes but this is well worth it. Best shake i have ever had. Great Shakes is busy but worth the line up.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

If you are in the area, be sure to grab a shake! So delicious! And they were served with a tiny donut on top. Too cute!

Date of visit: February 2020
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No, sorry. We had a no sugar added for some time, but there was insufficient demand..
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Yes we welcome dogs anytime and will gladly get them water and a treat!
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Yes, Great Shakes offers takeout services.

Great Shakes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5