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The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703 683-7767
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Room for Good Ice Cream

Coconut, salted carmel, pumpkin - tried all three and loved them. Also some less common, more experimental flavors that I wanted to try as well but couldn't have everything! Hard to go wrong with this place no matter the weather. They didn't want a tip which was weird, but I tipped anyway - this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Maureen F
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Coconut, salted carmel, pumpkin - tried all three and loved them. Also some less common, more experimental flavors that I wanted to try as well but couldn't have everything! Hard to go wrong with this place no matter the weather. They didn't want a tip which was weird, but I tipped anyway - this rich and delicious ice cream, flavors... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I live nearby this place and wasn't so sure about when friends told me about it, but it lived up to the hype. Their flavors of the day are not always so delicious, but their standard vanilla is the creamiest thing I've ever had, and their sorbets are all pretty darn good. We usually get their smallest cup with half... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I live down the street and have stopped here a couple of times. The staff is very unenthusiastic and when I've asked "What's good today?!" they've been very "umm....this is pretty good i guess". They don't sell the product. The place definitely has some interesting flavors but not a lot of variety each day(at least not when I asked the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

There is a reason why there are always long lines - -even in cold weather. They have the best custard and fabulous choices

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Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Dairy Godmother is one of the best dessert spots in the DC Area. They have great Wisconsin custard, excellent sorbet, and an assortment of seasonal fruit crisps that go great with a scoop of custard or sorbet. Right now they have an apple cider sorbet that is incredible. Additionally, they have a small baked good section - my recommendation: the... More 

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EC, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

He actually did....and there is a chair with this sign painted on it - a good picture opt if you are "for" or "against" him. This is the only place that has old fashioned custard "ice cream" - you can't go wrong with the plain vanilla, but there are many other options that change daily. A great family outing -... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you want a really tasty frozen treat and don't mind a limited selection of flavors, this is the place. If you need 31 or more to choose from, it is not. "Dairy Godmother" does frozen custard and sorbets. We stopped by in the fall and there were three custard flavors and about six different sorbets. I had Apple Cider... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you can bring yourself to not eat the frozen custard, you can have real hot chocolate or even Butter Beer (for you Harry Potter fans). Other homemade treats are also available. It's all good. (forced to choose "were you here for" - real answer "a treat" is not available.)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Leave your calorie counter at home. Owner brings in everything fresh from Wisconsin, makes homemade cobblers, cookies. FRESH cherry toppings and more. Line can wind around the inside but moves fast. It is THE Best. Don't miss it!

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Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Dairy Godmother is located in the Del Rey section of Alexandria. The vanilla custard is heavenly. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other varieties, and maybe some cookies too. As other reviewers mentioned, the place is entirely dog friendly and has treats they will love. Friendly staff and customers made it feel like a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703 683-7767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?