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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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Just as good as they say!

The custard and other frozen treats here are fabulous! People stand outside in line for as long as it takes to get in. The employees work quickly and are friendly. It's a bit small inside, but well worth a visit, especially on a pretty day or warm evening!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,060 reviews 1,060 reviews
508 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The custard and other frozen treats here are fabulous! People stand outside in line for as long as it takes to get in. The employees work quickly and are friendly. It's a bit small inside, but well worth a visit, especially on a pretty day or warm evening!

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The place is always. Busy but the line moves very quickly. This is the best ice cream anywhere. Try the muddy sneakers, frozen chocolate custard with chunks of browned and bits of pretzel. We walked there from Kig street in Old Town after locals recommended it to us. It's over a mile out but you feel even better about eating... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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