Where You Can Find the Best Milkshakes in Spartanburg

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Love a good milkshake? We here at Kidding Around were tasked with the difficult (self-imposed) job of seeking out the best milkshake in the Hub-City.

To make this task more adventurous, we sent our lactose-intolerant team member Melanie to confirm our findings. So you know if she’s giving it a thumbs up – it’s GOOD. Here are her favorite locally owned places to grab a milkshake in Spartanburg!

Rocky Moo

100 East Main Street – Suite R4
Spartanburg, SC 29306

This local ice cream shop may be known for their custom created ice cream sandwiches, but we are here to tell you their “moo-shakes” are addictive. Don’t worry that you are going to miss out on getting to be creative, like with their custom sandwiches. You can customize that shake with toppings and syrups, too!

Hub City Farmacy

3087 East Main Street Extention
Spartanburg, SC 29307

This place receives the Kidding Around award for the most Instagramable milkshake! Okay, that’s not actually a thing, we just made it up. But when you see what the milkshakes look like from Hub City Farmacy, you’ll take a picture for your IG feed and then wonder why this wasn’t already a thing. The whipped cream is made in house! How does this sound –  Belgian Dark chocolate ice cream, organic pretzels, chocolate chips, and chocolate drizzle turned into a milkshake? It’s called the Sweet and Salty and if you’re having a bad day in the school car line, this will turn your mood from salty to sweet.

Big Ben’s Desserts

297 Spartanburg Highway South
Wellford SC 29365

Fans of Kidding Around already know how much we love this former NFL player and his awesome treats. The milkshakes are no different. If you haven’t been to see Ben yet, you are not living your best life! If you aren’t familiar with Big Ben’s yet, go now and thank us later.

Hub City Scoops

158 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

There are over 2 dozen different flavor possibilities for milkshakes and floats at Hub City Scoops! If you factor in toppings and ice cream flavor combinations, you’d have a billion different options.

Yes, I did the math and it came out to a billion.

Math aside, this favorite with the locals also offers cool deserts like ice cream nachos and a flight of ice cream. As some of you know, I’m still working on local restaurants to offer a flight of side dishes, so this gets a thumbs up from me. Hmmm, what about a milkshake flight???

Cribbs Kitchen

226 B West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Did you know Cribbs Kitchen had milkshakes? Did you know you can get the milkshakes upgraded to “adult” status with a shot of complimenting alcohol? Neither did we!!! Now that you know, you can go and enjoy one of their Kahlua/coffee/oreo, chocolate/peanut butter/banana/bourbon or white chocolate/nilla wafer/vodka creations.

Dillard’s Ice Cream

504 South Buncombe Road
Greer, SC 29650

This local farm stand in Greer offers over 2 dozen different flavors of ice cream made in North Carolina. That means a lot of choices when it comes to milkshakes. Plus you can get a malted, which is one of my mom’s favorites to order there!

Cook-Out’s Milkshakes

While this article was dedicated to small, local shops – we’d be amiss if we didn’t include the number one spot for milkshakes according to readers. With several locations around the Upstate, Cook-Out was the reader favorite for milkshakes. 

MMMM, Yummy! I love that there are so many flavors to choose from!


We hope you get out there and try all that Spartanburg has to offer when it comes to milkshakes!

We love supporting local small business owners! Which mom ‘n pop place is your favorite to grab a frosty dairy treat?

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom
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1 year ago

It’s definitely good to know there are great choices for Milkshakes in Spartanburg!

1 year ago

Thanks for this. I’ve been looking for good ice cream in Spartanburg and this group will give me lots of adventures. Love a good shake.