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The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
703 683-7767
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Alexandria, VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you can bring yourself to not eat the frozen custard, you can have real hot chocolate or even Butter Beer (for you Harry Potter fans). Other homemade treats are also available. It's all good. (forced to choose "were you here for" - real answer "a treat" is not available.)

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Leave your calorie counter at home. Owner brings in everything fresh from Wisconsin, makes homemade cobblers, cookies. FRESH cherry toppings and more. Line can wind around the inside but moves fast. It is THE Best. Don't miss it!

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Reston, Virginia
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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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Alexandria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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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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Address: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone Number: 703 683-7767
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Cuisine: Dessert

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