Voted as number 1 ice cream in Sacramento for over 37 years, our commitment to excellence has remained the same. The warm and dignified treatment of our guests, the highest quality ice cream and food, and giving back to the community that helped us become who we are today.
Ice Cream brings joy and happiness to all.
It was that simple truth that led Dave Leatherby (Daddy Dave), and his wife Sally to open their first Creamery in 1982. Dave Sr had grown up in Iowa and worked in a small town café that was owned and operated by his parents. He remembered fondly how the “Main Street Café” had been a “gathering place for the whole community,” and hoped to create a business that would offer the Sacramento community this same warm environment. Dave Sr and wife Sally approached their son David Jr and his wife Jennifer with the idea of starting a business together, a real family business in which all 10 of their children might be able to work together.
Fast forward 35 years …
The Leatherby family now owns and operates 3 restaurants, all whilst the same goals in mind. Since 1982 customers from all over Northern California have flocked to Leatherby’s for enormous sundaes, great food, and a fabulous family atmosphere. Many people young and old have fond memories of devouring a Daddy Dave’s Sundae. In fact, Dave Sr. is now affectionately known around town as “Daddy Dave.”
Leatherby’s Family Creamery has become an integral part of family life for the entire Leatherby family.
A family that now has over 100 people, many Leatherby family members, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and other relatives still work at Leatherby’s today. To us, the ice cream parlor is our home away from home. It has allowed us to enjoy what is most important in life…family and friends…and serving others.