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Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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Old Town
Ice Cream
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109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 518-5374
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fantastic old-fashioned ice cream shop with an array of choices. Great visit on a summer night after dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2013
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Macomb, Michigan
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Macomb, Michigan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic old-fashioned ice cream shop with an array of choices. Great visit on a summer night after dinner.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Judging by the crowd, i thought this place was going to have amazing ice cream. I would say it was average, it was homemade but it didn't have anything special about it.

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Carolina Girl
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a smorgasbord of delectable ice cream flavors. I went in thinking okay I'll just get a scoop until I saw the sundaes. Scoops were around $3.50 and sundaes $7. I figured shoot I pay that much at Cold Stone anyway. It was well worth it. I got a Old Town Turtle-real pecan pie pieces, caramel butter ice cream,... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Very good ice cream with a fantastic selection. Great service - I always like when an employee in a tourist location can do a great job of relating to someone from another region.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice choices, worth waiting for in that long line. Wish there were some more summer choices such as fresh fruits like mango and peach.

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Minneapolis, MN
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This place is great for charm, but the flavor was just average. While I would go back again, it’s not something I’m going to crave when I get back home. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. While there were a lot of fun choices for flavors, they weren’t any better than a quality grocery store brand.... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I've lived in this area for over a decade and always wanted to try Pops in Old Town. Unfortunately, the hype did not live up to the product. I tried to different scoops (Rum Raisin & Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel). The taste wasn't as flavorful as I hoped and my Rum Raisin was completely freezer burned. *boo* The good thing... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

No-frills ice cream right near the water in Old Town. Friendly with kids. Awesome flavors and waffle cones!

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The flavor selections are great. I got a chocolate chocolate chip milk shake and thoroughly enjoyed. My daughters each got a cone and though they said the flavors were good (one got mint M&M and the other some sort of crazy concoction) they both had some freezer burned spots on their ice cream. That surprised me as the lines are... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great ice cream place and please don't take this review as negative... I only feel that there's nothing old fashioned about the ice cream here. Very average ice cream that you can buy anywhere else. The one thing good is the location right close to the harbor on King street in Alexandria, VA. The ice cream is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (703) 518-5374

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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