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The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
+1 703-683-7767
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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Centennial, Colorado
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nostalgic ice cream parlor with great frozen custard and sorbet. They have a daily special. Closed on Tuesday and portions of January.

Thank HoneyvilleTraveler55
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The custard and sorbet are both delicious. My husband said that the apple cider sorbet was outstanding. I had the sandwich made with ginger cookies and pumpkin custard. Yummo!

Thank Rene' S
Washington, DC
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I love, love, love their sorbets particularly the lemon/lavender. My nephews are a huge fan of their ice cream. Terrific place to bring out of town visitors. The chair where Obama sat is always a hit. The counter help, no matter how long the line, is always efficient and pleasant.

Thank WorldTraveler026
Alexandria, Virginia
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 17, 2016

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 October 14, 2016

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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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56 reviews
38 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 703-683-7767

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