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Great Shakes

160 S Palm Canyon Dr, Suite A, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
+1 760-327-5300
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (122 reviews)
“ice cream” (30 reviews)
“yummy shakes” (7 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
160 S Palm Canyon Dr, Suite A, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a well located ice cream parlor and vendor of old/older candies. I go to Great Shakes when I can't make it to Kreem.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brad74008
Reviewed yesterday

Research told me this was one of the best places in the Palm Springs area to get the famous date shake. We ordered one plus a butter pecan and really couldn't tell the difference between the two. The mini glazed donuts on the shakes were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BonnieLeeW
Douglas N, Owner at Great Shakes, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi. Sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. What you had was a "real" date shake. We make them the way they were made in the beginning. Most date farms are using "date crystals" which are dehydrated dates, non fat milk and some unremarkable...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great treat for an afternoon snack on the main strip! It was hard to just choose one flavor, but the Birthday Cake was delicious - loved the mini donut as a special touch :).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bigrednyc
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We found Great Shakes on our second day in Palm Springs. The shakes are incredible and the service is friendly and fast. We enjoyed our experience so much we came back every day for the next three days. We also brought our friends along and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ltroy2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is the go to place no matter how hot or cold it is outside. The flavors and quality are out of this world! My favorite is the cookie butter. And just because there is a long line, don’t let that discourage you. The line...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mika M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were so excited to try the date shakes that they seem to be famous for. We were a bit sad when we found out that they have not been serving them because they do not have any dates. They said they will start them...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marciehmay
Douglas N, Owner at Great Shakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We only buy fresh dates from a local farm. Dates are harvested Sept or Oct. Sorry, but the newest crop hadn't come in at the time of your visit. Dates in the stores are from the last crop. Next visit for sure. Sorry you were...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This place makes some pretty mean milkshakes. I ordered the cookie dough and my wife ordered a banana chocolate malt (dairy free); yes, that is an option. The shakes even come with a little donut, which I later found out is optional. Next time I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Grant L
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Actually the sign should read The Greatest Shakes ! Don’t know what to do in my hometown then go to great Shakes then start walking downtown you’ll be amazed what kind of Great Ideas you’ll get after Great Shakes !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ty A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We try to eat local vs change places when traveling. This little gem is delicious and staff super friendly. Everyone loved them shakes and they’ll make you a new one if you don’t. Good stuff!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Everything you ever want a shake to be. We would go back again and again if only we didn't live in Ohio. Had the strawberry, chocolate and chocolate banana versions. Thick enough to eat with a spoon all the way down to the last bite.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Katie K
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Brock P
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Response from Douglas N | Property representative |
Yes we welcome dogs anytime and will gladly get them water and a treat!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 S Palm Canyon Dr, Suite A, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-5300
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We make gourmet shakes, malt and floats using premium ice creams and only the finest ingredients including house-made salted caramel, fudge, butterscotch, whipped cream and marshmallows. We stress world-class customer service and the highest quality possible
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