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Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
(703) 518-5374
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Amazing and unique ice cream flavors. You may have to wait in an insane line but it is well worth the wait. Personal favorite is the Bailey's Mint Chip.

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Thank Jeanette W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

There is lots of flavors to choose from, but of the 4 I sampled and the 3 others my other two friends sampled - we were stuck between a rock and a hard place to choose one that was somewhat desirable. Their selections lack authentic flavoring as they seem quite tasteless and bland. If you're in need of a sugar... More 

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Thank cooffwego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Hi went here after dinner. We didn't think it was anything special. I did get two scoops and one was really good, but the other scoop was not good. It tasted old and had ice chips in it. Also, two small scoops cost $6. Go to Ben and Jerry's!

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Thank pgharrison
West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Delicious home made ice cream with an endless choice of toppings. The service was friendly and patient despite being super busy. I especially loved the old-fashioned mom and pop feel to the place.

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Thank Shauna M
Wright City, Missouri
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Was a hot day and ice cream sounded good. Stopped in service was good and ice cream was better. If ever in Virginia again will definitely go back.

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Thank nkab66
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Love love loved it!! Some of the best Ice cream I'd ever had. Sorry I discovers it on our last day...

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Thank Ruben C
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Pops is a great old place and has a great feel as an old ice cream parlor. Plenty of choices that range from the standards to more exotic combinations. The portion sizes aren't very large though, especially for the price you pay. I'd suggest going with a two scoop as you get double the ice cream for $6 rather than... More 

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Thank GMGTMGWM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a great little shop right in the heart of the town. Be sure to stop in if you are out and about on King Street!

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Thank Michele83MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was told the soft ice cream was not custard. I found it to be watery. I would not recommend the soft ice cream. I can't speak for the hard ice cream. I returned the cone. Lock the bathroom door behind you!

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Thank JASPhilly
Eden, North Carolina
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best icecream around. They have (what seems like a million) flavors made in house daily. Well worth the wait in line.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (703) 518-5374

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