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2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Description: Open from Friday before Presidents Day through Sunday before Thanksgiving. 3 flavors, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry made fresh every day. Historical landmark with huge neon cone on top. Walk up window with outdoor patio. Cash only.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Ice cream done to perfection! Always worth waiting in the line on a hot summer's day and always counting down the days to when they reopen after winter!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is an awesome home town ice cream shop with the best flavors in town!! If you are looking for some good dessert with a great atmosphere, this is the place.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Carl's is a delicious tradition......if you're in Fredericksburg, you've got to visit Carl's for creamy ice cream cones, shakes or sundaes.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Best frozen custard ever. I would recommend every one to try it once you'll be hooked.the malts at Carl's are the best I've ever had. Located in down town historic fredericksburg virgina. You can sit at Carl's and enjoy. Meet your friends or walk down to the river to enjoy every drop. O and if your not a malt person... More 

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Orange, Virginia
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134 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place to stop for shakes, malts, cones and other ice cream varieties. While it isn't really ice cream, still great and fun to sit outside in good weather. Closed from Thanksgiving until Valentine's Day.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

One of those soft serve places that people stand in line for, and these lines get long! Great people-watching as well.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Best Ice Cream in the State maybe of All! Old fashion ice cream at its best! Featured on many TV shows, and magazines. A must go if passing through Fredericksburg.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Carl's is a Fredericksburg landmark. We heard about it as soon as we moved here in 1999. From the way the locals talked about it, I was expecting to be transported to bliss on waves of exotic creamy flavors. When Carl's is open, it doesn't matter what day you go, expect a line. My wife and I went with friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must visit place in the Fredericksburg area. They make a very special soft ice cream that has a unique taste and texture. Only open in the Spring and summer months and always a line waiting for service. The service is very, very fast so don't let a long line discourage a visit. The line moves very fast.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No matter how long the line, it moves very very quickly. Before you know it the scrumptious ice cream custard is all yours. We drive 54 miles one-way to get Momma a genuine MAPLE NUT SUNDAE. She'll skip lunch and order the biggest size. And murmur happily to herself while she eats it all up. I love their strawberry. No... More 

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Additional Information about Carl's

Address: 2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare

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