We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Strachan’s Ice Cream and Desserts

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
105 ALT 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-5307
17277810997
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Strachan’s Ice Cream and Desserts and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Parking Available, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Strachan's Ice Cream & Desserts is just like the old-fashioned...
Strachan's Ice Cream & Desserts is just like the old-fashioned mom-and-pop ice cream shops of yesteryear. We touch memories from the past and create memories for the future. Everything in our shop is made in-house! We have something for everyone -homemade ice cream, award-winning carrot cake, creamy and delicious homemade fudge, sorbet, key lime pie topped with swiss merengue, key lime pie dipped in chocolate on a stick. coconut cake, homemade brownies, old-fashioned banana splits and much more. Visit us at our other location in Palm Harbor! Same delicious ice cream and desserts!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream and car at cake

excellent quality ice cream, shakes and carrot cake. a bit pricey for ice cream but quality makes up for it. great shakes and malts too. ask for doggy cone for your dog. would have rated it a five if they had rocky road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
uhmwpe
,
Palm Harbor, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Palm Harbor, Florida
Level Contributor
72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent quality ice cream, shakes and carrot cake. a bit pricey for ice cream but quality makes up for it. great shakes and malts too. ask for doggy cone for your dog. would have rated it a five if they had rocky road.

Helpful?
Thank uhmwpe
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
460 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seems always to be crowded, but the ice cream seems almost identical to Stone Cold ice cream; neither of which suit my taste.

Helpful?
Thank wacotx46
Colfax
Level Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Homemade ice cream and desserts - a little pricey but usually very good - bought brownies with marshmallow sauce - brownies were dry - supposedly carrot cake is best

Helpful?
Thank Richard L
Sheffield, UK
Level Contributor
123 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly, the cows have gone. But you still get the most awesome ice cream, milkshakes & pies here. Mmm.....and fudge. Delicious!

Helpful?
Thank fisherpl
Level Contributor
68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Strachan's ice cream is one of the jewels of Palm Harbor. There always seems to be a line there with more flavors than you;ll see almost anywhere else. The ice cream is creamy and flavorful and the cones are just as good! You can't go wrong by treating yourself to some of the best homemade ice cream I've ever had.

Helpful?
Thank Ken G
Marion Center, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great variety of hard serve ice cream either served in a dish or variety of cones. Sundaes are also great

Helpful?
Thank Stingers2015
Palm Harbor, Florida
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a staple in the Palm Harbor community, but there are more family-friendly places, with more delicious ice cream, than Strachans. Been here numerous times, when family and out of state visitors want ice cream, and it never improves.

Helpful?
Thank Judith M
Hilton Head Island
Level Contributor
62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We have the home made brownie Sunday. They put there own special sauce on it what is what really makes this so good. My parents had some of the homemade ice scream and they said was quite good I have read several of the reviews talking about the staff and don't forget these are kids working here. On our visit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Todd W
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Great ice cream selection, friendly smiling employees happy to serve you, great waffle cones with chocolate sprinkle made on site.

Helpful?
Thank NevisLover
Palm Harbor, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very best. The very BEST anywhere in the area. Been coming here for 20 yrs. when people come in town Chicago, California, Indiana, Atlanta, New York this is a must trip for dessert. carrot cake doesn't get any better. Don't miss this great experience.

Helpful?
Thank Judi H

Travelers who viewed Strachan’s Ice Cream and Desserts also viewed

 

Been to Strachan’s Ice Cream and Desserts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 ALT 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-5307
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Harbor
  • Phone Number: 17277810997

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Strachan's Ice Cream & Desserts is just like the old-fashioned mom-and-pop ice cream shops of yesteryear. We touch memories from the past and create memories for the future. Everything in our shop is made in-house! We have something for everyone -homemade ice cream, award-winning carrot cake, creamy and delicious homemade fudge, sorbet, key lime pie topped with swiss merengue, key lime pie dipped in chocolate on a stick. coconut cake, homemade brownies, old-fashioned banana splits and much more. Visit us at our other location in Palm Harbor! Same delicious ice cream and desserts!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Strachan’s Ice Cream and Desserts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?