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The Original Strickland's Frozen Custard has been delighting Akron, Ohio residents since 1936.  Bill and Florence Strickland built the stand during the Great Depression near the Akron Fulton Airport.  In those days, with money tight, many folks would gather near the airport to watch airplanes take off and land.  It was cheap and fun entertainment.  Bill and Florence thought that, even in the midst of hard times, everyone could spare a nickel for the occassional ice cream cone.  Decades later, it is obvious that Bill and Florence were right.

Family legend is that Strickland's originally served only one flavor - Vanilla - and that customers were served by car hops.  As time went by and business grew, chocolate was added, and later the Flavor of the Day.  The store also moved from car hops to counter service.

The Original Strickland's Frozen Custard

1809 Triplett Boulevard
Akron, OH 44312

Fall Hours:

Open Daily 11:00am-10:00pm

Check us out on Facebook @AkronsBestIceCream

Strickland's Day at Jacobs Field
Slider talking over pitching stradegy with Jacob Margroff.

On August 12, 2007 Strickland's, as a proud partner of the Cleveland Indians, gave free CC Sabathia jerseys to fans 14 and under in attendance. On this special day Jacob Margroff, fourth generation Strickland's family member, had the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Pictured is 9 year old Jacob Margroff talking with Slider on the field before the game and his first pitch. Jacob then announced confidently that he would be throwing a four seem fast ball, which I believed puzzled the announcer and drew a light chuckle from the fans.



AKRON - In the spring of 1936, a skinny 17-year-old fireballing pitcher from Van Meter, Iowa named Bob Feller was starting what would turn out to be a Hall of Fame career with the Cleveland Indians.


            That same year, a young man from Akron named Bill Strickland and his wife Florence opened up a small ice cream store on Triplett Blvd. in Akron, serving fresh, homemade frozen custard.


            Now, 70 years after the start of his career, Indians Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller will help Strickland's Frozen Custard celebrate 70 years of serving fresh soft-serve ice cream.


            Bob Feller appeared at the original Strickland's ice cream store on May 28, 2006 as part of Strickland's 70th anniversary celebration.


            Feller signed autographs, posed for pictures and reminisced about his brilliant 18-year career, during which he won 266 games, threw three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters, won 20 games six times, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1962.  Baseball experts agree that had Feller not interrupted his career to serve four years in the armed forces during World War II, he probably would have won 350 games.


Strickland's in 1938

Italian-American groups parade Oct 9, 1938, around the covered statue of Christopher Columbus near the circle at Triplett Blvd.

In the upper right hand corner you can see Strickland's, who was only two years old at the time.

In loving Memory of Lawrence
My father passed away Sept 30th, 2002.  He was president of Strickland's from 1965 to 1995.  This memorial was placed in the year book at Ellet High School the year his granddaughter, Rachel,  graduated.  

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