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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
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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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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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's more of a landmark than anything else. If you're in the area you might as well stop by for some good 'ol fashion ice cream!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I don't have to say much about Carl's this place has been featured on the food network and travel channel. If you ever go through Fredericksburg, this is a must see/stop.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Always a must for a dessert when we´re in Fburg! Absolutely tasting and of a perfect consistency. But take your time, the queue might be long. Even our two years old grandson knows where to get the best soft ice cream when asking for "baby baby icecream"

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I am a big time soft serve freak and didn't miss the opportunity to sample famous Carl's while visiting in Fredericksburg. Although the vanilla cone flavor and texture was very good, the serving size was laughably small. I've had kid cones at Martha's in Lake George that were bigger. If you want to experience a truly old time ice cream... More

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FREDERICKSBURG
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just good ice cream that has a custard-like quality that is unlike any other. It's not unusual to see dozens of customers waiting in line to order this timeless treat. Folks enjoy the whole experience as they chat and laugh and take a step toward frozen delights. There's nothing overtly fancy about Carl's - just several simple, but delicious, ways... More

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virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Plan to stand in line and people watch if the weather is pretty. Enjoy the Neon lights at night . Great malts and hot fudge sundays.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A bit pricey for a Nana with 6 grand kids. But worth saving up for a special treat. Line moves quickly even if it's wrapped around the building. Worth the wait.

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Ruther glen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Carl's is a must when you're in the Burg! Been the best frozen custard - not to be confused with ice cream - for decades. And for a good reason. Be prepared for a wait, almost any time of day or year. Also, be aware that Carl's is only open February to November.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been going to Carl's for longer than I can remember. Certainly the prices have increased and the portions decreased since the 70's, but the flavor and the consistency has remained the same. Always worth a trip there!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There is a limited menu but in this case that just means that everything is done right. The last time I was here was years ago but the flavor of the frozen custard made it seem like it was yesterday.

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

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