Old School Ice Cream Shops in Tampa Bay Area


Who doesn't love an old school ice cream parlor? We wanted to showcase some of the most popular "Mom & Pop" ice cream shops in the Tampa Bay area

Bo's Ice Cream was founded in 1954 and has been committed to serve the community and quality ice cream since the beginning.

7101 N Florida Ave., Tampa, (813) 234-3870

Campbell's Dairyland has been popular with Brandon families since 1985, when it was called Dairy Isle. In November 2002 a fire closed Campbell's down for a little over eight months but in 2003 they came back stronger than ever.

200 S Parsons Ave., Brandon, (813) 685-1189

Dairy Joy A 50s / 60s era ice cream drive up shop in South Tampa! Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Dairy Joy. 

3813 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa, (813) 839-5485

Larry's Ice Cream & Gelatos is a family owned and operated ice cream parlor established on St. Pete Beach in 1984. We are known for our homemade waffle cones, premium ice cream, and authentic gelato in an olde fashioned parlor atmosphere.

6595 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, (727) 360-4259

Old Farmer's Creamery. A locally owned scoop shop on 4th street in St. Petersburg that creates and manufactures it's own ice cream. Cash only, no credit or debit.

2531 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, (727) 896-2827

Strachan's Homemade Ice Cream Inspired by their lifelong love for old-fashioned homemade ice cream, Bill and Susan took a leap from the corporate world and opened the first Strachan’s Ice Cream & Desserts in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1999. Word spread quickly about the new mom-and-pop shop with ice cream made from scratch, old-fashioned friendly service and a homemade carrot cake that would rival mom’s.


105 Alt. US 19N (NW corner Tampa Rd & Alt 19)Palm Harbor, Florida  (727) 733-3603
310 Main St.(NE corner of Main St. & Alt. 19)Dunedin, Florida (727) 733-3603
2332 FL-580(N side of 580, west of US HWY 19)Clearwater, Florida (727) 351-7260


Twistee Treat You know the building. It's shaped like a giant vanilla twisty soft-serve. It's so visually arresting it stars briefly in the movie Spring Breakers! There are MANY other Twistee Treats all over the Tampa Bay Area, Get them all here