It doesn't take an expert to figure this one out. There is a difference, a huge difference, between machine milkshakes and those made the old-fashioned way. And Steak 'n Shake hasn't changed the way they've made shakes for decades going back -- before most of us were born. But here's the deal: You can have all the variety you want, but it won't place No. 1 in our poll unless you begin, in this category, with real hand-dipped ice cream.
1. Steak 'n Shake 2. Crown Candy Kitchen 3. Ted Drewe's 4. South City Diner 5. Fitzs