Life's a little sweeter with a good milkshake to end the day, or start the day, we’re not here to judge! That's why we've put together this guide to the best over the top milkshake options in the Syracuse area. See what's shakin’ at these local spots around Syracuse, NY.


Daily Diner

Having only opened up in 2023, the Daily Diner has made a big entrance into the Onondaga County diner scene. Located in Manlius, NY their milkshakes change with the seasons and the holiday’s. Peep their Spring Fling milkshake before summer rolls around.


Modern Malt

With two Modern Malt locations you have double the opportunity to feast on their retro diner style milkshakes. They also offer fun seasonal twists like pumpkin spice in the fall, and holiday options throughout the year. Don’t forget the cherry on top!


Rise and Shine Diner

Offering a fun, upbeat, and diverse menu options, Rise and Shine has piled high pancakes, colorful mimosa flights, and decadent milkshakes. Sometimes using glitter, sparkles, cake, and props just to prove you can have your cake and drink it too. OR

Just to prove that you can actually play with your food. 



Everything’s bigger at Loded including their milkshakes! This groovy diner will leave you feeling so full you’ll need a nap. When you’re there next, discover the art they call milkshakes where they top them using cookies, whip cream and sometimes even cannolis. 


Fifi’s Ice Cream

A staple ice cream shop of the Eastwood Neighborhood, this place knows ice cream and does it well. They use Perry’s Ice Cream and visitors will get to choose any flavor they offer and turn it into a giant milkshake… Yum!


Strong Hearts

This 100% vegan restaurant takes a creative spin on classic American food…including the beloved milkshake. With over 40 different flavors to choose from you’ll find yourself returning for another one each time you’re in town. 


Cake Bar

Located in downtown Syracuse, Cake Bar offers a variety of sweets, bubble teas, cakes, cookies and more. Next time you’re in, try one of their fresh milkshakes. The Strawberry cookie is made with fresh strawberries and will be good to the last drop. 


Next time you enjoy a milkshake somewhere in Onondaga County, be sure to use the hashtag #VisitSyr for a chance for your photo to be featured on our page.

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