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Carl's

2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“frozen custard” (94 reviews)
“sundae” (76 reviews)
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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Every time I visit family in Virginia, I make a point of swinging by Carl's frozen custard stand. Only three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry), but the consistency is unlike any other "ice cream" I've had. There's usually a line, but it moves fast. Oh, and...More

Thank 567travelrn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a misty Friday night and we’d been cooped up (thanks, Hurricane Florence!) for most of two days. So we ventured out for some frozen custard, as my husband had never experienced Carl’s. Many others had the same idea as, between those standing in...More

Thank LynneandWoody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

would stand in line for freezer-burned ice cream. You can strike up a conversation with any of the local royalty and the many carpetbagger yankee libtards who defile this city but are too cowardly to live where they work in Washington, Nigeria.

Thank LtRogerWilco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carl’s has the best soft serve ice cream in town made by an old fashioned ice cream machine. It is the oldest working one in the nation. A must try. Cash only.

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe not the best ice cream ever, but probably the best ice cream experience ever. Chose from 3 flavors, and move along.

Thank OJ1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals rave about Carl's. It is clean and service was friendly and prompt. Ice cream was pretty average. Flavors were bland. Item priced high. Hubby purchased hot fudge sundae. It came only with ice cream and sauce. Sauce was runny, not hot fudge, more like...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carl's offers a variety of ice cream - Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry. Don't go for variety, go for the experience. Made to order cones, shakes and sundaes. Dog friendly out door dining.

Thank ptajack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've heard about this place from a friend that used to go there a lot but hasn't in the past couple years due to medical issues. He told us it was spectacular. We were excited to go and finally found ourselves in that part of...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carl’s is an iconic spot for treats in Fredericksburg. The menu is limited to basic flavors of ice cream and sundaes. Paying by cash is required to keep the long lines moving. It’s worth the price!

Thank tabw74
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Carl's is always a must do when in Fredericksburg. It's been there forever and no matter what you just need a cone and picture at Carl's!

Thank Tamilee68
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cuisine
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-372-4457
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.
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