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Neilsen's Frozen Custard

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144 Church St NW, Vienna, VA
7032555553
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 15
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It is so much better than ice cream

To those who like frozen dessert this is the REAL thing not that caramel bottled drink. Be aware we were told they are moving their location in the spring or summer of 2016. This product they make is so creamy. The service is great as well. I don't live close but when ever we are near here we make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Winchester
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Winchester
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

To those who like frozen dessert this is the REAL thing not that caramel bottled drink. Be aware we were told they are moving their location in the spring or summer of 2016. This product they make is so creamy. The service is great as well. I don't live close but when ever we are near here we make the... More 

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Thank beemanWinchester
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Keep it simple and do it perfectly. Yes vanilla is great. Chocolate superb but the concretes are a must.

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Thank 2Taz
Alexandria, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I came here with a friend recently. I was disappointed with the chocolate custard shake. It had no taste. My friend had another flavor shake and liked it. However, I would not return here for a shake. I understand the sandwiches here are good.

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Thank VAChuck
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Yummy icecream with very interesting flavors. I stuck to something safe and was not disappointed. Servings are bigger than I expected and I got a small. I love frozen desserts, so this is a great place to enjoy something delicious with friendly staff and nice indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank Ife S
Washington, DC
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The best ice cream in Vienna, if not all of Northern Virginia. Rich, creamy and HOMEMADE. Lots of flavor/topping options. The ice cream maker is very noisy, so I always eat outside.

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Thank travelhappy919
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Neilsen's is my favorite place for a frozen treat in the local area. I usually get a concrete, which is custard with a topping blended in. They feature a special flavor every day & always have chocolate & vanilla.

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Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

On a hot summer Sunday, nothing beats a cool creamy frozen custard. For us this means Neilsen's. It's a cute old fashioned looking creamery that sells outrageous frozen custard. It's rich, and full flavored. Very satisfying for sure. In an age when many places skimp on ingredients, it nice to find a place that still uses real vanilla pods in... More 

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Thank Mustangmary12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There is always chocolate or vanilla custard, but then they'll have a flavor of the day. Some are better than others. We've only eaten regular food here once, but we really enjoyed that!

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Thank Cubfancolleen
Washington, DC
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place sells a terrific frozen custard in several flavors. The also have sandwiches and other food items. It's closed on Sundays, I'm told because the owners are LDS. A "one scoop" cone is more than enough for the average ice cream addict.

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Thank RaoulD
Virginia
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Is it possible to have an custard dessert that is too big? This restaurant is so popular but every time we go the noisy grinder for the custard drives us out the door.

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Thank Julia C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 Church St NW, Vienna, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Vienna
  • Phone Number: 7032555553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?