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1809 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44312
+1 877-620-4402
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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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
Home, Sweet Home!!

20 years later and a wonderful welcome home!! We came for the All American Soap Box Derby, and this is the ONLY place to get great homemade custard. Todays flavor was grape and my all time favorite! Make sure to also get photos of the airdock, Derby downs, and the defunct rubber bowl.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Citrus Springs, Florida
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Citrus Springs, Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

20 years later and a wonderful welcome home!! We came for the All American Soap Box Derby, and this is the ONLY place to get great homemade custard. Todays flavor was grape and my all time favorite! Make sure to also get photos of the airdock, Derby downs, and the defunct rubber bowl.

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Akron, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Maple has always been my favorite. Been living in Akron and frequenting Strickland's for over 40 years. They are slowly raising prices, and the quality is poorer than ever. The maple tasted like plain vanilla. When we asked if they gave us vanilla by mistake, the manager tried it out of their machine and said it tasted fine to him.... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Stricklands has been one of my family's favorite for over 10 years. The flavors are outstanding and there are so many to pick from. The wait however, takes at least 10 minutes or more for 1 scoop! This was disappointing but compared to some other ice cream stores, this is definitely one of the best!

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Strickland's

Address: 1809 Triplett Blvd., Akron, OH 44312
Phone Number: +1 877-620-4402
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
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
Average Prices: USD 5

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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 5

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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