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Leo's Homemade Ice Cream

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Dessert, Ice Cream
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816 W High Street, Side, Carlisle, PA 17015-9718
+1 717-960-0000
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Leo's Ice Cream

This is an amazing ice cream store! Everyone I know wants to go to Leo's for dessert. The ice cream is superb! The coffee ice cream is a must! The restaurant itself is perfect! You can sit inside or out. I've been there with family, friends and even just with my husband and it's great for every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing ice cream store! Everyone I know wants to go to Leo's for dessert. The ice cream is superb! The coffee ice cream is a must! The restaurant itself is perfect! You can sit inside or out. I've been there with family, friends and even just with my husband and it's great for every occasion. It's decorated... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great ice cream. Love the different flavors. All home made. I have never been disappointed in my selection.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Leo's isn't much to look at, but don't let that fool you. We have been fans for several years and have never been disappointed by the quality or the variety of the ice cream. Having moved to a more spacious location but no more scenic, the somewhat larger venue still provides quick and friendly service. Ignore the railroad embankment and... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not a meal-serving restaurant, although you could happily make a meal out of their fabulous ice creams. Can't say enough good about all of their flavors! All of them are displayed and free samples are happily provided. Service is friendly and quick. There is ample seating inside but the real attention getter is the very nice outdoor seating... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have frequented Leo's for many years, and it's our favorite ice cream shop in Carlisle. Their new location is very handy, spacious, bright, and very clean.

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Northern Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My mother in law introduced us to Leo's in November and we had to make a return trip when we were in town again for Christmas. It is some of the best ice cream we have ever had! So many unique flavors, each one delicious! My family loves the salted caramel the most, but I have enjoyed cherry chocolate and... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The absolute best ice cream ever! Tom Leo (owner) is a friendly and community-oriented businessman. He aims to please every customer and his employees do likewise.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I along with our dog visit Leo's often and thoroughly enjoy the ice cream. It's a pleasant walk for us now that they have moved their place of business closer to Dickinson College. It's very well maintained with plenty of seating inside and out. The staff is always friendly, willing to assist and patient while you decide... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Now the the local crowd may argue that Massey's is the best ice cream in town. I agree that they are good also but mostly based in soft serve products with very little variation in flavors. Leo is an ice cream artist. You can walk in and get a flavor on Monday and come back to a different flavor 2... More 

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Maryland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My family and I were camping near Carlisle and we all wanted some ice cream. The whole pack of us (11+) went to Leo's and it was awesome! The service was great and they even allowed free tastes since some of the flavors are so unique. I sampled the cornbread ice cream which was very tasty. They had so many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 816 W High Street, Side, Carlisle, PA 17015-9718
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 717-960-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

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