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Carl's

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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Monroe, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Family in the area said we had to stop here, they had the best malts. I got a chocolate malt and it was OK but I should have ordered extra malt I guess. The ice cream was good, but I don't understand the long lines that we saw when driving by there the previous evening. I guess there aren't other... More

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have serviced this area for over 25 +years on my work schedule. This is must stop for Ice cream. A little step back in time to more of the simple times in life. A night out for good ice cream & good family time .This place is a landmark with good old fashioned ice cream & someplace to mark off... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Although I think their ice cream is overpriced, we keep going back. We like the ice cream cones the best, and the root beer float slushy. Only the chocolate malt is a disappointment. Everything else is always good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I don't like waiting in line but the ice-cream was certainly worth the wait and it was a fun thing to do on a first visit to Fredericksburg.

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Lake City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Step back in time to enjoy Carl's frozen custard a Fredericksburg, Virginia landmark. Best frozen custard I've ever had, reasonably priced, refreshing, and fun! The building is an old-fashioned ice cream take-out which always has a line wrapped around the building. The young girl taking our order looked like the "girl next door" which made the experience even more nostalgic.... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of Fredericksburg's most popular stops for ice cream. A must place to visit for a cone or cup or malt.

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King George, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No, the ice cream at Carl's is not the best you'll ever have in your life--but it's very good. And no, it's not frozen custard--which requires that eggs be used to make it. It's old-time soft-serve ice cream, and it hits the spot ... hot day or not. It's our region's tradition. When you go near Carl's, or you have... More

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DanPeg, Owner at Carl's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time and writing a great review for us. I too am concerned about that odd review about us being discourteous. When we are busy and have a line, we work as hard and as fast as we can but we never rush the customer and are always happy to answer questions. We really appreciate your comments.... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Whenever I come through this area I make sure to stop at Carl's! Awesome ice cream and great service!

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MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

From the moment I pulled down the street I knew this was the place to be. The line stretched along the street and seemed to move along fairly quickly. Service is fast, selections are simple and in order to ensure the line moves quickly know what you want before you get to the window. The ice cream is great! As... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was very excited to try this Fredericksburg landmark after I checked out a bunch of positive reviews. There was a long line when I got there, but that was to be expected. What I didn't expect was the disappointing taste to the soft serve ice cream. It was actually really thick and heavy, unlike any soft serve that I... More

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