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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: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lots of yummy goodies!

What a fun, yummy dessert stop. Great cookies to compliment your generous sized ice cream. Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
LovinLifesJourneys
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a fun, yummy dessert stop. Great cookies to compliment your generous sized ice cream. Delicious!

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Thank LovinLifesJourneys
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Dairy Godmother has been a Del Ray neighborhood landmark since the president visited with his daughters a few years back. They feature a limited menu of "made on the premises" ice cream and frozen treats, as well as a few baked goods. There is even a tasty frozen treat available for the family pooch! Seating is very limited but don't... More 

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Thank Sheree2009
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Their frozen custard is fantastic! Whenever I'm in the neighborhood, I have to stop for a treat. Sometimes I just get Dairy Godmother on the brain and have to go there. Just don't go on a Saturday night because the line can sometimes go half way down the block.

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Thank rover-va
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dreamy, creamy custard! The Vanilla goes with fresh fruit in the summer and on Holiday pies in the winter, and makes an awesome root beer float. I love to try the different, unique flavors-of-the-day. The line can stretch out the door around peak holidays and summer evenings, but it moves and the vibe is friendly...after all, the best custard waits... More 

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Thank Arlene B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went here with friends for a girls night out, which was sadly at a time when I could not have any dairy at all in my diet. I was very pleasantly surprised to find they have several non-dairy treats! Their sorbets were very flavorful and enjoyable. Thanks Dairy Godmother for a great night out with friends!

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Thank Patrice N
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This little shop always has a crowd because the custard ice cream, and sweets are fresh, unique and super delicious!

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Thank Carmen O
Alexandria, Virginia
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you could have your dream frozen custard, this would be it. Not the swirly stuff out of a machine that's white or brown, this is thick with color and taste. This time of year, try Gift of the Magi if you can get it (available 12/24). Worth waiting for all year.

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Thank Kathykayc
Alexandria
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The Dairy Godmothers sorbets are exceptional but I have a really difficult time not getting the chocolate custard in a large waffle cone!

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Thank Rose Mary C
Elkridge, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We went here for dessert after eating at the Holy Cow next door. I was looking forward to trying the flavor of the day, pecan pie, but quickly changed my mind when I saw they had a dusty sundae, something I haven't been able to get in many years. It was everything I remembered with hot fudge, malt powder, and... More 

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Thank eeyore13
Leland, North Carolina
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407 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We stopped here for dessert after dining at a restaurant nearby. Three of my group had ice cream sandwiches, which had a delicious cookie sandwich packed more than an inch high with ice cream. They were delicious. I had a cup of their custard of the day, which was drumstick. I loved it, and was surprised at how creamy it... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?