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Carl's

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Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Description: Open from Friday before Presidents Day through Sunday before Thanksgiving...
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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    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must eat ice cream

Great soft ice cream! It is not cheap but it is a great treat. Locals go there all the time for a treat. A variety of favors available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great soft ice cream! It is not cheap but it is a great treat. Locals go there all the time for a treat. A variety of favors available.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kudos to them for a simple menu and pricing that keeps things to even dollars for speed and simplicity.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carl's has the best soft served ice cream! I love that it has stayed true over the years. Love to brag that I live close to a nationally awarded ice cream place.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The line is worth it, but bring cash -they don't take plastic and there is no ATM. Try the Hot fudge milkshake.

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Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is not as good as it used to be for some reason and it is very expensive but you just have do do it! They have the old machines that produce the soft serve that is amazing to watch. On the hot days, the line is wrapped around the building. I really like the pineapple malts but everyone has... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a Fredericksburg staple for the summer, and a good place to meet friends and family. Bring cash.

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Dameron, Maryland
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213 reviews 213 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had heard about Carl's before I went to Fredericksburg this past weekend. So, decided to stop in here and try the soft serve ice cream - excellent stuff!! Nice place to stop in with the family when touring Old Town Fredericksburg. Glad this was on my list of places to stop in at while foot walking around the town.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We go here all the time WHEN WE HAVE CASH because that's all they take. However, it's the best soft serve in VA!!!!!!! I always get the maple syrup and my husband gets the chocolate sundae. Always a line but worth it. You will not be disappointed.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

For at least 30 years have enjoyed the finest ice cream available. I'm stood in line in the snow with the other aficionados. My wife cannot believe can we do that. This time was no exception. the maple nut sunday always seems to win out. I can't wait for my next taste of heaven.

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Stafford, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is an awesome ice cream vendor in Fredericksburg. The machines used to churn the cream are originals from the early 1900's. There are only three flavors - chocolate, strawberry and vanilla - who needs more?!?! Go early on the weekends because the line can wrap around the corner!

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?