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The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
703 683-7767
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad I live 10 miles away or I would be 50pounds heavier. Everything is good. Love the special ice cream flavors but mostly LOVE the Soberts. So many choices.

Thank krewerka
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid, full fat, dense ice cream that just tastes really good. Not a super-huge selection of flavors, but what they do have is spot-on. Pretty much a take-out joint, take a walk, sit on a bench, and try not to make a mess. Note that parking in the area is sometimes difficult to manage, so you may have to park... More 

Thank iccohen
St. Petersburg, Florida
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good ice cream, at reasonable price. Nice location , and they have small portions for the kids, which is always nice.

Thank movtcharova
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We have three kids - 16, 12, and 3 - they can all be having a bad day and we mention going to Dairy Godmother and "poof!!!!" Everyone is happy! The custard is amazing (my favorite is the toasted almond)! The kids size sorbet is perfect for a preschooler and doesn't melt before she can eat it. According to... More 

Thank Ashley D
Vienna, Virginia
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Love their frozen custard, especially the chocolate. It is so rich and creamy with just the right amount of chocolate flavor. The sorbets and ice-pops come in a great variety of fun and gourmet flavors. Too many to choose from so I stuck with the basic custard in a cup. I've been to Wisconsin where there is an abundance of... More 

Thank Eileen S
Bethesda, Maryland
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our son and his wife invited us to have dessert at the Dairy Godmother. We had never heard of this establishment, which specializes in various types of desserts: bakery, ice cream, and so forth. I was intrigued by the sign that said only "Custard - small, medium, large". So I ordered a small chocolate custard out of curiosity. Wow! Never... More 

Thank APM_01
Springfield, Virginia
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

They have the basic Flavors but also a special custard of the day. My favorite was a "Oatmeal Cookie Custard." A combination of an oatmeal cookie with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Yummy!!

Thank Richard H
Raymore, Missouri
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The custard is great here. They offer vanilla, chocolate and a flavor of the day. In the evenings, it can sometimes be pretty busy, so be prepared to wait, but it's worth a bit of a wait. You can check the flavor of the day on their website, or if you'd like to try something else they always have other... More 

Thank rlgrhb
Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Read a lot about their custard. I didn't know this type of ice cream. It was oke, but didn't found it really special, in the Netherland we have better I think.

Thank sjoerd1965
Chapel Hill, NC
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152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wow! One of the best custards I have had in a very, very long time. Vanilla, Chocolate and a Flavor of the Day are you options. Hazelnut cookies were also excellent. Love the local flare and the generous portions! We went 3 times in 24 hours, just well, because we could :-)

Thank Jen J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703 683-7767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?