Leopold’s

Ice Cream Parlor
legendary
Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | September 11, 2019
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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
Must-Try
Definitive banana split (whipped cream omitted for photo's sake)
Leopold’s, Savannah Socialite
Savannah Socialite
Must-Try
Savannah Socialite is milk & dark chocolate, pecans, and bourbon-infused caramel.
Leopold’s, Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich
Must-Try
Ice cream sandwiches are made to order.
Leopold’s, Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich
Must-Try
Ice cream sandwiches are made to order.
Leopold’s, Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Must-Try
Silk-smooth, cream-rich vanilla
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 12am
Saturday11am - 12am
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 12 MILES | 50 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.

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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