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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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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 67
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  • 28
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  • 16
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  • 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
Unbelievably good frozen custard!

This place had a 30 person line, so we almost left, but people leaving told us it wouldn't take long, so we stayed. It was not a long wait (less than 10 minutes) and the frozen custard was well worth the wait. We had a vanilla custard, special custard (that day it was toll house cookie), and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place had a 30 person line, so we almost left, but people leaving told us it wouldn't take long, so we stayed. It was not a long wait (less than 10 minutes) and the frozen custard was well worth the wait. We had a vanilla custard, special custard (that day it was toll house cookie), and a rice krispie... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you love frozen custard, and I do, this is the real deal. I'm a purist, so only had the vanilla, but was told the chocolate is also excellent. Although there was a long line, the staff is efficient, so I was served quickly. They are also lovely to deal with.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have Dairy Godmother custard about 10 times a month. No kidding. It is delicious. The proprietor is from Wisconsin, and she's brought all her dairyland experience to the east coast. This place is well know in the area, and you'll see long lines in the summertime. But don't be discouraged! It moves quickly. Go for the flavor of the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Dairy Godmother (TDM) Is always packed warm summer night. It seems that people will wait any amount of time for TDM ice cream. We recently decided to try their ice cream. We were not disappointed. Other dairy desserts like sundaes can be had also. It is well worth the wait to have your dairy dessert needs filled on a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped in for an ice cream treat and what a treat it was! Wonderful custard ice cream with smooth, creamy texture. I couldn't believe the large size of my small cone-I couldn't finish it!! My husband got a sundae and loved every bit of it, none left :) We loved the small town feel of the store. Definitely crowded,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm a lover of all things sweet, especially ice cream. This may have been the best I've had! Nice local feel and they have good puppy pops!

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Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This custard place is popular amongst the folks in northern Alexandria. Be prepared to stand in line for a little while after dinner, but the custard is worth it.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Decided to try the Dairy Godmother solely because of the name and I work nearby. Although I didn't try any specialty flavors I did purchase my favorite which is chocolate and it was fresh and delicious as was the cone. My friend had the heath bar frozen custard which too was outstanding. The ice cream shop is cute and quaint.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very tasty but not open on Tuesdays. Great place to walk to after dinner at the Sushi Bar or Holy Cow (best burger place on the planet)

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm not sure what the hype is about. It is okay, but I wouldn't make a special trip for it. The ice cream is almost to fresh and melts instantly.

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Additional Information about The Dairy Godmother

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