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The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703 683-7767
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Ranked #20 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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English first
Reston, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Dairy Godmother is located in the Del Rey section of Alexandria. The vanilla custard is heavenly. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other varieties, and maybe some cookies too. As other reviewers mentioned, the place is entirely dog friendly and has treats they will love. Friendly staff and customers made it feel like a... More

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McLean, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After moving to the area a few months ago, I started hearing and reading about this place. On a Saturday night out, my husband and I headed here after dinner. The line moved fast indeed, and I panicked and just went with vanilla custard in a cake cone. It was creamy and delicious, but next time I'd like to try... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When you approach, don't be surprised if you see people crowding the benches outside, enjoying their frozen treats with their dogs. The Dairy Godmother has has treats for everyone, including a snack for our four-legged friends. Great for kids, couples, or singles. (To go cups yield more ice cream.) Be sure to check their website to see what special flavors... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Can you really go wrong with homemade custard? Sure you can! but not Dairy Godmother! I love this place. There is always a line; i like that - you know it is good. The line moves fast; just know what you want. Serving size is perfect; price is right and my dog loves their dogie ice cream. If you are... More

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Nantes, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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