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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Olivia P
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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
Cuisine: Dessert

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?