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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: Late Night, Lunch

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Great Ice Cream

The Godmother has staked out a claim on the Mount Vernon Avenue with the best ice cream in the area. At least three choices of custard-based ice cream (Toasted Almond the special last night) and five sorbets (raspberry special) every night. The star of the evening was fresh peach cobbler with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
jeffl499
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Godmother has staked out a claim on the Mount Vernon Avenue with the best ice cream in the area. At least three choices of custard-based ice cream (Toasted Almond the special last night) and five sorbets (raspberry special) every night. The star of the evening was fresh peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla, which was hard to pass... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If I could only eat out at one place this would be a serious contender. No "real food" but baked goods and ice cream/ ices. Soft serve ice cream , vanilla, chocolate and the flavor of the day. The ices are interesting fruit flavored such as lemon lavender, blackberry merlot, blood orange, lemon ginger etc. best ingredients make the best... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Dairy Godmother is like heaven to my kids. With their standard and specialty flavors there is no way that they could come home unhappy. Also, plenty of treats for us adults (and even our canine friends).

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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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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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
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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