Ice Cream Parlor
Worth driving from anywhere!

At 11am, Mary Leopold unlocks the door of her family’s ice cream parlor and steps outside to welcome a throng of customers eager to get in and enjoy Savannah’s favorite scoops. Her greeting is a warm one, thanking us for coming and explaining that what we are about to eat is made in small batches using recipes that date back to the beginning, in 1919.

It is wonderful ice cream: silk-smooth, rich but not fatty, sweet but not cloying, ranging from the purest-of-pure vanilla to a marvelous flavor called Savannah Socialite, which is milk and dark chocolate speckled with pecans and ribboned with bourbon-infused caramel. What all the flavors share is confident dignity. None are outlandish or silly or over-the-top intense. Each is just what it’s supposed to be: fully satisfying, and a reminder that ice cream can be supreme comfort food. There are cones and cups, sundaes and banana splits, made-to-order ice cream sandwiches, floats, shakes, sodas, and parfaits.

The place is old-fashioned ice-cream-parlor charming, with an eager, uniformed staff who take good care of customers, including the presentation of little cups of water that taste buds are so happy to welcome between spoonfuls of rich ice cream.

While ice cream is Leopold’s raison d’ĂȘtre, there also is a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches, espresso drinks, and freshly squeezed lemonade.

What to Eat
Leopold’s, Banana Split
Banana Split
Definitive banana split (whipped cream omitted for photo's sake)
Leopold’s, Savannah Socialite
Savannah Socialite
Savannah Socialite is milk & dark chocolate, pecans, and bourbon-infused caramel.
Leopold’s, Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are made to order.
Leopold’s, Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are made to order.
Leopold’s, Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Silk-smooth, cream-rich vanilla
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday12pm - 10pm
Monday12pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday12pm - 10pm
Thursday12pm - 10pm
Friday12pm - 10pm
Saturday12pm - 10pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 12 MILES | 49 min

The city of Savannah is a profoundly colorful swirl of Low Country flavors that taste of old-time Dixie, of the Low Country, of African-American soul, and of the modern South. This roster of Roadfood favorites is only a start to savoring a city that is an eater's dream.

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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