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The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703 683-7767
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Ranked #30 of 642 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Nantes, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stayed a month in Alexandria last year and I went many time to this place. In France we do not have such places (except in bug cities). I felt in love with this place. Their ice cream is absolutely amazing and they propose a large choice of perfumes. I promised my boyfriend that the next time we go the... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love this place and their custard. It's a local joint with great custard. One flavor of the day (normally) and then several sorbet flavors. Mozambique is my favorite. Can't wait to have another cone.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I absolutely loved the frozen custard ice cream. I got chocolate and coconut cream and both were rich and fantastic. This has got to be the best I have ever tasted and I love ice cream. The long lines are well worth it. I am going to make it a point to visit this shop every time I visit Alexandria!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved the custard and the fact that they had not only the standard vanilla and chocolate, but also had strawberry custard. Doggie ice cream for sale was an added bonus. We didn't try the hard serve ice cream, but there were lots of options. The line was a little long, but it moved quickly. We will definitely visit again.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Heard a lot of good things about the custard here so decided to check it out on a weekend. There was a long line inside the store but was moving fairly quickly. They have several items on the menu, but custard and sherbet seem to be specialities. The atmosphere is very casual and you can tell the locals love this... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you like frozen custard and you know about Carl's in Fredericksburg, you will love this place. It's got everything Carl's has and you don't have to wait for over an hour to drive down 95 to get to Carl's because this place is in Del Ray. My daughter and I got the frozen custard and it was just as... More

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were staying in Old Town and we were wanting something sweet and we found the Dairy Godmother. I enjoyed it. I had a turtle sundae. Yummy! My mom and sister had Cherry Blossom ice cream sandwiches. They said they were good as well. Also bought some homemade dog treats and some cookies for humans! No complaints. Would definitely go... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've been going here for years. Love the chocolate custard. I really love the almond tuilles. Cool vibe. Can't wait to go back.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The day we visited there were two flavors of ice cream. There are sundaes on the menu but they were pretty pricey.

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minneapolis
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Located in a cute neighborhood in Alexandria, which was within walking distance from our hotel on King Street. There was an Arts and Crafts Festival, and it was hot and crowded outside, so we went into this oasis. I was amazed how quickly we were served despite the lines of folks snaking around toward the back. My husband and I... More

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