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The Dairy Godmother

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The Dairy Godmother
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2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
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2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703 683-7767
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5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Jack B
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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McLean, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After moving to the area a few months ago, I started hearing and reading about this place. On a Saturday night out, my husband and I headed here after dinner. The line moved fast indeed, and I panicked and just went with vanilla custard in a cake cone. It was creamy and delicious, but next time I'd like to try... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When you approach, don't be surprised if you see people crowding the benches outside, enjoying their frozen treats with their dogs. The Dairy Godmother has has treats for everyone, including a snack for our four-legged friends. Great for kids, couples, or singles. (To go cups yield more ice cream.) Be sure to check their website to see what special flavors... More

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Alexandria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Can you really go wrong with homemade custard? Sure you can! but not Dairy Godmother! I love this place. There is always a line; i like that - you know it is good. The line moves fast; just know what you want. Serving size is perfect; price is right and my dog loves their dogie ice cream. If you are... More

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

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