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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%
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“donuts” (119 reviews)
“ice cream” (30 reviews)
“yummy shakes” (7 reviews)
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160 S Palm Canyon Dr, Suite A, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ltroy2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mika M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank marciehmay
Douglas N, Owner at Great Shakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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 !

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!

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.

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a stop as all the reviews said. This was my first time there. We had the walnut date shame with the whip cream topping and the little mini donut! So yummy!

Thank D1559UXmichellem
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Great shakes. Had the date shake with whip cream and small donut. It was yummy! Definitely worth a visit!!

Thank wherespiratejay
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Easy-to-find location within walking distance of most things on the main road through town. They had the famous date shake here, but I still went for a mint chocolate version and loved it. Perfect treat on a hot day - and they are filling! The...More

Thank GoBlueTeacher
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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

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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
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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