May 2, 2022 - Food and Drink

Try the mother of all milkshakes at The Yard

A red milkshake topped with whipped cream and buckeye candies on a stick

A 16-ounce Buckeye milkshake, topped with the iconic candies on a stick. Photo: Alissa Widman Neese/Axios

If you're looking for an absolutely over-the-top treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, head down to The Yard Milkshake Bar, newly opened in the Short North.

What's happening: This is the first Midwest location for the chain since its 2019 "Shark Tank" success.

The intrigue: The chain's specialty shakes served in a keepsake glass jar are $17 apiece, with several topping 2,000 calories. These milkshakes don't mess around.

My take: I had to try the Columbus-exclusive Buckeye, a mix of peanut butter and brownie batter ice cream with scarlet and gray sprinkles. It was rich but not syrupy sweet.

  • Admire the meticulously drizzled toppings. This is an edible art form.

Yes, but: The Yard also offers hand-dipped ice cream, edible cookie dough and normal-sized shakes too.

The bottom line: The eye-catching, Instagrammable specialty shakes will draw customers in but aren't meant to be an everyday treat. Your wallet and waistline will be grateful.

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