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The traditional shake

Double T Diner, 4140 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall, 410-248-0160, It's no surprise that the milkshakes are delightfully old-fashioned at these eight family-run diners, around since the late 1950s. A bygone era is celebrated with fountain-made ice cream floats and soda pop, egg creams, banana splits and sundaes. But hands down, chocolate shakes are the favorite, says manager Mark Elsaid. "We use three scoops of French vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and milk." Whipped cream and sprinkles complete the nostalgia. Handout photo