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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“frozen custard” (96 reviews)
“sundae” (76 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

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 August 27, 2018

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 August 27, 2018 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
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Carl’s has been our go to place every time we’ve been in the area but something has changed , we were both disappointed , change the recipe back , please 😟

Thank Teri W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I’m from the mid west I know custard. This is the next best thing to being in Milwaukee. Don’t worry if you see the line around the corner, the line moves fast and it’s worth the wait.

Thank Liz22407
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Fredericksburg has been my hometown since 1972, and Carl’s has been the best place to get ice cream for all these years. Love the strawberry milkshake!

Thank Mudhouse53
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Large maple nut sundae. $6.75 They do taste good but you can get 2 butter pecan sundaes at DQ for that. Go for the local nostalgia not for the custard treats.

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This place is iconic for its custard ice cream in Fredericksburg. It’s a great stop to get some of the frozen goodness. Just expect a line and know it’s a seasonal. So it will close for the Winter.

Thank John G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We stopped here after dinner across the street and it was very good! Simple menu but very very good! I recommend the strawberry milkshakes.

Thank Meg K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$2 - $7
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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
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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