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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

A must stop on a sunny afternoon in Fredericksburg is Carl's Ice cream; a great place after a paddle down the Rappahannock, a bike ride on the Heritage Trail, or an afternoon at Old Mill Park. This soft ice cream is claimed to be one of the best. They offer frozen custard, shakes, and and sundaes. You can't beat the... More 

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Thank Ron M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Carl's is an establishment in Fredericksburg; serving ice cream (frozen custard) for 3 generations from the same family. This is a must-do if you go to Fredericksburg!

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Thank Hallamander
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Very popular in town, this they have been in business for a long time. Out of all of the ice cream shops they are definitely the busiest. All of my visits have always been average. Pineapple shake is nothing special, doesn't have much flavor. Ice cream Sunday is one tiny scoop filling up half a small styrofoam cup, whipped cream... More 

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Thank Rachel R
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and stop by Carl's! Been around for a long time and only gets better. From the iconic neon sign to the fact that they only have 3 flavors of ice cream, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry it doesn't get any better. Be prepared for a crowd on summer night.

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Thank Barry B
Fredericksburg
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The ice cream is fantastic simple menu but great product. The slushies with the scoop of ice cream is the best around.

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Thank Andrea S
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Eating frozen custard (that's what we called it back in Hagerstown, MD where I grew up) was a delight and brought back memories of eating this delicious treat in the 50's and 60's in my hometown. Good frozen custard is hard to find and Carl's is the place to get it.

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Thank Pickleballfan
Quincy
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Carl's has a widely known reputation and it does not disappoint. A trip to Fredericksburg isn't complete without a stop at Carl's. Well worth the calories!

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Thank MargaretW758
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Driving through for work And I walked over to Carl's after having dinner at the Mason Dixon Cafe. Walking up I thought it was 1950. The place is great I got vanilla I. A cup. The kids working were nice polite and great, tried to tip and they would not take it. The custard out of this world I am... More 

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Thank moggy2728
Fredericksburg
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

One of the best ice cream places in the world. Great homemade ice cream. The is no indoor seating and the lines are long but move quickly. If you are in the Fredericksburg, VA stop in and enjoy.

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Thank Edward R
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

First of all, it's overrated. The ice cream is nothing more special like any other place or ice cream. They scoop more or less at different times of the day and for different "kinds" of people, I'd noticed. The teens are working there. They charge extra for little things I consider to make customers happy. No thanks. I am local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $7
Cuisine
American
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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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