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1809 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44312
+1 877-620-4402
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Stricklands(R) Frozen Custard was founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence...
Stricklands(R) Frozen Custard was founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence Strickland. During his years as an Akron Pure Milk employee, Bill developed his own rich recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients. With his formula perfected, Bill turned his attention to developing an ice cream machine (called a "batch freezer") that would quickly freeze the ice cream, while limiting the air whipped into the product. The result is Stricklands' award-winning ice cream and frozen custard. Bill and Florence built the first Stricklands Frozen Custard stand on Triplett Avenue in Akron, Ohio, and the Stricklands' legend was born. The original ice cream store is still in operation today (and so are the original batch freezers!), Run by the third generation of the Strickland family, and serving the same fantastic ice cream and frozen custard that made Stricklands a local landmark.
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  • 43
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
TRY ALL FLAVORS!

This is a legend in Akron, Ohio. I have family that moved away years ago. When they return home for a visit, Strickland's is a must have. The banana is my favorite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Carrie G
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a legend in Akron, Ohio. I have family that moved away years ago. When they return home for a visit, Strickland's is a must have. The banana is my favorite!

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Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Strickland's is an Akron landmark. Nothing says summer like enjoying a cone on a muggy night. Be sure to check online because their flavors change. Vanilla and chocolate are consistent, but otherwise the flavors change.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A trip back to our old home town. This means visiting many places we enjoyed while living there Stricklands was a favorite evening outing. We always try to stop there when we are in the area. We feel it is the best frozen custard anywhere. On this past trip we were able to get there twice out of the three... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is just not summer until your first trip to Stricklands for there creamy cold ice cream. From plain vanilla to rainbow sherbert to the special flavors of the day. Never been disappointed. Now they have franchised with year round stores, it is best to go to the original by the circle and watch plans takeoff and land. The best... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Growing up in Akron, stricklands was a staple in the summertime. love the flavor selections. Needs more seating but was worth it while on vacation from Virginia.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very over rated very over priced $$$$$ if it were not for the fact thst its been around for such a long time id rate as 0 --- not even close to same product it once was

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Akron, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Strickland's is a staple in the Akron area. Although I am not sure if it is even real custard anymore, or for that matter, if it ever was, I dutifully visit every summer- and it has to be the one on Triplett- just out of tradition. Back in the days when going to the ice cream stand was a special... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Go to their website for flavor of the day. Butterrum is my favorite! More outdoor seating would be perfect.

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OHIO
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been here forever and has great daily flavors, you can buy your favorites by the pint or quart. In summer the lines can get long but they go fast. And it is worth it!

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Akron, Ohio, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I love the atmosphere of Strickland's. They have two 'flavors of the day' and they are always tasty and made right there. You can watch the machine cranking out the ice cream. After you get your choice, you can sit and watch the small engine planes take off and land at the airport right across the street. Great family atmosphere,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1809 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44312
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 877-620-4402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 5
  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

Description

Stricklands(R) Frozen Custard was founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence Strickland. During his years as an Akron Pure Milk employee, Bill developed his own rich recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients. With his formula perfected, Bill turned his attention to developing an ice cream machine (called a "batch freezer") that would quickly freeze the ice cream, while limiting the air whipped into the product. The result is Stricklands' award-winning ice cream and frozen custard. Bill and Florence built the first Stricklands Frozen Custard stand on Triplett Avenue in Akron, Ohio, and the Stricklands' legend was born. The original ice cream store is still in operation today (and so are the original batch freezers!), Run by the third generation of the Strickland family, and serving the same fantastic ice cream and frozen custard that made Stricklands a local landmark.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?