The Phillips Avenue Diner is one of the most popular spots for Instagram photos in Sioux Falls. Why? Their classic shakes. Bring Instagram-worthy treats home with these two recipes. But, really, if it wasn’t taken at the malt-shop-inspired restaurant, did it happen?

S’mores Shake


1 Spoon Graham Crackers

3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

2 Oz. Milk

1 Swirl Hot Fudge

1 Spoon Mini Marshmallows

1 Maraschino Cherry


Put all of the ingredients except the marshmallows into a shake mixer.

Add more milk if you want a thinner shake.

After adding marshmallows to the top, toast at discretion. Top off with cherry.

David Raymond
General Manager

“It has a campfire smell to it and is a nostalgic dessert.”

Banana Bread French Toast

Banana Bread Ingredients:

1 ¼ Cup Sugar

⅓ Lb. Butter

3 Eggs

4 Bananas

1 ½ Oz. Milk

½ Tbsp. Cinnamon

2 ½ Cups Flour

½ Tbsp. Baking Soda

½  Tsp. Salt


Using a hand or stand mixer, cream butter with sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mash bananas and mix in milk and cinnamon.

Add in all ingredients until all is moist.

Pour batter into one well-greased loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for approximately one hour and 15 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

Let cool. Slice into thin slices.

Batter Ingredients

½ Quart Beaten Eggs

½ Quart Half and Half

⅓ Cup Sugar

¼ Tbsp. Cinnamon

¼ Tsp. Nutmeg


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Heat griddle to 350 degrees. Dip sliced banana bread, and cook on griddle until golden brown. Top with bananas and whipped cream.

Katharina Bohrer
Line Cook

“I had never heard of it before. I love quick bread, but I never thought of frying it or grilling it, and I love the mix of the hearty and the sweet.”

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