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Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia

I love dessert! A staple in Savannah is the infamous Leopold’s Ice Cream. After having dinner at The Pirate House I was in a rush to get over to Leopold’s before they closed. I was very happy that I got there and with enough time to spare to really check the place out.

Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia www.hollydayz.com ©2016 HollyDayz

From what I have heard from many others, there is usually a very long line at Leopold’s. Typically the line is out the door. When we arrived there was a fairly short line so it seems we lucked out. There was no menu until you got to the counter to order. Unless you frequent there I can assume that may end up creating a longer line.

Upon entering I also noticed a bunch of movie posters on the wall. Leopold’s Ice Cream has a great history that dates back to 1919. My favorite aspect of this history is that one of the founder’s youngest son, Stratton Leopold, went on to follow his dreams of working in Hollywood. He served as a producer on several movies including The General’s Daughter and Mission Impossible 3. This is my favorite part of the history seeing as I too produce and have an entertainment industry background so this is excited me. Movie memorabilia outfitted the entire place.

Movie Props Leopold's Ice Cream ©2016 HollyDayz
Movie Props ©2016 HollyDayz
Old Panasonic Camera ©2016 HollyDayz
Old Panavision Camera ©2016 HollyDayz

While waiting on the line I noticed a bride and groom come in and get on the line. I thought it was cute and special that they came to Leopold’s in their gown and tux. I let them go in front of me and asked them was this a place they had met or something. They both said no they just heard so much about the infamous place and had to come get some ice cream. I thought that was pretty awesome!

Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae ©2016 HollyDayz
Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae ©2016 HollyDayz

Once I was finally able to order the choices were on overload. I opted to go with my favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip, and had them back it a sundae. As I sat down to indulge, I began to notice more and more of the movie memorabilia. The ice cream was really good. They gave me a lot and I honestly couldn’t finish it all. After I couldn’t eat any more I began to walk around taking it all in. We even found an old phone booth and working jukebox!

Me playing with the rotary phone ©2016 HollyDayz
Me playing with the rotary phone ©2016 HollyDayz
Jukebox Leopold's ©2016 HollyDayz
Jukebox ©2016 HollyDayz

There are ample places to sit, tons of flavors to choose from, and great prices. Clearly my favorite touch was all the movie stuff, from the movie posters, old set props, and so much more. I would certainly return next time I am in Savannah. I would highly recommend to visit this piece of history and indulge a little….or a lot.

Have you ever been to Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia? What did you order?

52 Comments

  • robinhardeman

    Sounds like a cool spot in Savannah, must check it out on my next visit!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is. And the ice cream was good.

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  • Indya

    I haven’t been to Savannah but hear it’s beautiful. I will make sure to check this out if I am ever there.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is beautiful. I would like to go back.

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  • patricemfoster

    Wow, talk about old world Ice Cream shops and the dessert would satisfy my sweet tooth. Savannah is on my bucket list this summer. I’ll make sure to stop be Leopold’s Ice cream spot.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh awesome you must go. I want to go back. Yes go to Leopold’s. Great spot. I am sure the lines will be longer in the summer.

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  • Bijee

    How dope is that! I love places that have history woven into it and its more like an exhibit than just and ice cream stop! I dont know if I will make it to savannah but i will have to put this on the list if i ever go! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Me too! I loved looking around at everything. The ice cream was great too.

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  • staciesayzso

    OMG, I love a good ice cream shop! I’d love to visit this place.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Me too. I think you would enjoy it.

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  • ChangesInLongitude✈ (@Changes_Long)

    I loved visiting Leopold’s when I was in Savannah. I tried the Lemon Custard, which is apparently one of the oldest flavors–delicious!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Ooo that one sounds good. I will have to try that out next time.

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  • Jo

    This looks so cool. I LOVE me some ice cream. Can’t wait til it’s warmer out.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was beautiful weather so I enjoyed indulging.

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  • Mimi Green

    This sounds like my kind of place. I love ice cream and I love a spot that is known for their ice cream. It looks delicious.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was. I would love to try some more flavors.

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  • Onica (MommyFactor)

    What a fun place to enjoy a treat. I can image how cool it is to be surrounded by all that history.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really cool and a lot of fun.

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  • Moms 'N Charge (@MomsNCharge)

    You had me at ice cream! Never heard of it, but will surely add it to my list whenever I get to visit the area! And I like to indulge a lot so it’s rare I can’t finish a dessert LOL

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    • Holly Dayz

      Oh well then you will love this place. I was full so I couldn’t finish it.

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  • Miss Jamila

    That ice cream looks so good. I love the way the ice cream shop is decorated.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Me too and it was really good.

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  • Dana

    I’ve been to Savannah so many times and have never been here. Next time, the kids and I will have to stop by for a treat.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Really? You need to go. You and the kids will enjoy.

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  • Nisha

    Sounds like a cool place to enjoy & hang out. How was the ice cream? 🙂
    We also have a Leopolds and I love the ambience. Something similar to this. But it’s always very crowded.

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    • Holly Dayz

      Ice cream was good.

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  • Sara Broers (@TravelWithSara)

    Looks like another awesome ice cream shop! I love shops like this and it sounds like they have great ice cream to accompany the fun they offer.. On my list when I visit Savannah!

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    • Holly Dayz

      I love places like this too. Very nostalgic.

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  • WyldfamilyTravel (@wyldfamtravel)

    wow what a shop. The ice cream looks amazing we love a good Ice cream shop. My wife loves visiting Haagen Dazs stores in Europe and you can get it in Australia.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a pretty cool ice cream spot. Haagen Daz has some good ice cream too.

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  • anna

    Perfect side trip! The icecream looks amazing.. which flavors did you enjoy the most?

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    • Holly Dayz

      I had my fav, mint chocolate chip.

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  • Karla | karlaroundtheworld

    I would definitely wnat to visit this

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    • Holly Dayz

      I would go back so I don’t blame you.

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  • Bernard Tan

    The Ice cream looks delicious and heavenly! Would definitely try it when I am there.

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good. If I wasn’t so full I would have finished it all.

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  • Alina Popescu

    That is one huge and tasty looking ice cream! Leopold’s sounds amazing, I love places with movie memorabilia and the opportunity to indulge with creamy sweetness makes it all even better 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was really good, if only I could have finished it. I do too it is one of my fields of work so I enjoyed the movie aspect.

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  • Andrea Leblang

    Oh I love Savannah! Haven’t been in so long.. your post made me really nostalgic. Never been to Leopold’s but I’ll definitely be popping in the next time I visit!

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    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great city. I have to go back. Oh you must go next time you do visit.

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  • Kanika Kalia

    You had me with the first photo…. Leopold does sound amahzing and if I ever go to Savannah I am not going to miss it for sure 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was and you would enjoy it.

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  • Megan MacNee (@Traveling9to5er)

    Yum. Gotta love a good classic ice cream shop. Looks delicious will have to keep it on my radar for whenever i make it down there.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I wish there were more around. Yes keep it on the radar.

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  • Winederlusting

    In that first picture is that french vanilla!? I don’t eat a lot of sweets these days, but if a shop like this crosses my path I’m always down for a change of pace :). Will have to keep it in mind!

    -Greig

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    • Holly Dayz

      Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. I had to try it, it is such a staple.

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  • Elaine Masters

    Such a colorful and tasty place. I’d get in line in a heartbeat.

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    • Holly Dayz

      I don’t blame you.

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  • Trisha Velarmino

    Damn, that looks really, really great! I’ve never been to this part of the world! I would really love to get the chance to see Savannah someday. Preferably in spring! I recently saw pictures of the place and it’s beautiful! Glad to see you are having fun, Holly!

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    • Holly Dayz

      Hopefully one day you will get to this side. Savannah is a beautiful city that I will have to make my way back to.

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  • UYC

    Talk about presentation! The whole things seems fun and tasty 🙂

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    • Holly Dayz

      It was I enjoyed myself.

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