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Carmen's Italian Ice

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1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

It's been here for years, but we only started coming this summer. Now, it's at least once/week. Great frozen custard and lots of ices flavors. Reasonable and delicious.

Thank RonFG
Crestwood, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

My friend who lives in Rockville took us here after dinner. Kids really enjoyed the custard as did I.

Thank ThomasT
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Had a mango gelati here and it was amazing. You can taste the true difference between here and other places. The custard was very good too! Had to wait long but hey it was a Saturday night in the summer and it was worth it! Line moved pretty quick as they have a good system!

Thank Matt K
College Park, Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I didn't think custard could be so good! There really is no real great way to describe this without eating it. Its right off I-270, 30 minutes from DC!

Thank Travelling_Terp27
Potomac, Maryland
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266 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Custard/ices/custard--how great is that?! Delicious custard. Lots of flavors of ices. Large portions. Reasonable prices.

Thank RonFG
Marietta, Georgia
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best dessert venue I have ever seen. Everything we had was the best. If you don't go you won't know what you're missing!

Thank Jwvv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

A local favorite for our family! There is something for everyone! We love going on the 8th of the month for JAYDEN's day which gets you half of gelatis!

Thank Darasl
Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Having had fozen custard in Wisconsin, I am spoiled. Hard to find custard in teh Mid Atlantic, but stumbled across Carmen's. Unlike most places, they serve Jersey style custard which is a little less rich and lighter in texture. They also had 5 flavors to choose from as opposed to 3 in most other places. They also have Italian ices... More 

Thank lee510
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am not a huge fan of ices but I know that people love them here. Their custard is beyond amazing. Great flavor selection and very delicious!

Thank Josh S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Worth your trip I came all the way from Florida so you cannot miss with this local place. I had custard and Ice mixed -pineapple is my favorite.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-545-1154

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