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“We take all our company here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carl's

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: Dessert, Late Night
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“We take all our company here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

When we first moved to Northern VA, a neighbor took us here. Now, when we have company come in town, this is the place we take them! The drive is worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond VA
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It wouldn't be a right to go to Fredericksburg and not stop at Carl's. Carl's is a landmark and the fast service is mind-blowing. No matter how long the line, you never wait long. And even with a wait, it is worth the time!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Iconic ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Carl's is a Fredericksburg landmark which operates between March and November. They offer a variety of sundaes, a couple flavors of slush floats, and vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry cones. The machines which make the ice cream are antique and operate in view of the customers adding to the charm.

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Falmouth, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Carl's ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Old time hand packed ice cream. Maple nut sundaes are the best. A bit pricey but in line with what you would pay at DQ.

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Wiehle, VA
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248 reviews 248 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Some of the Best Ice Cream in the U.S.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've been going here for 35 years and it's as good as it ever was. They still use same doorknob to hold your money down while the get your change! I'll take a "giant hot fudge nut" anytime! Only downside is the usual line!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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