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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 2 weeks ago

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 March 5, 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 January 30, 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 December 4, 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 August 11, 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 March 6, 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 February 27, 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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Reviewed February 15, 2020

I usually treat myself to a date shake (or 2) while in Palm Springs. This is one of the best (I think the street fair in Palm Desert may have them beat) Be sure to stop in while on your walk around town.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Stopped in on a Friday evening for a couple of shakes. They were very good. My wife enjoyed her date shake but has had some equally as good around Palm Springs.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

It has been a long time since I have had the kind of shake that my memory creates of my childhood experience. Did Great Shakes ever deliver! I will probably not try another until I go back to Palm Springs, it was that good. I...had the vanilla bean with no whipped cream and it was delicious...the finishing touch with a very thick straw and a donut flourish were delightful.More

Date of visit: January 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Shakes

  • Yes, Great Shakes offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Great Shakes offers delivery services.

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