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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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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Read the subject thats all i can say best frickin place to get ice cream and not pricey at all the get 4 people ice cream is around 20 bucks

Thank Dylan L
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Locals referred us here. This nondescript ice cream shop looks like it fell out of the 1950's. The long line moved relatively quickly revealing menu items listed above the ordering window. Costs were reasonable. Seating was limited and outside and I didn't hear anyone crying...More

Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

The best ice cream in town!!!! Every time I go up north I stop And get a cone from Carl’s!!!! The line is long but it’s worth the wait!!!!!

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and was told they had "the best" ice cream...sooo, after a 20 minute wait (I've been back with the kids and the wait has been even longer during the summer...please note, I sit in the car...js)...it was just regular ice...More

Thank kimnjess
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This place has been here forever and I have the same fond memorials that most locals so of visiting for a milkshake or sugar cone at a very early age. Grab a cone or a shake and find a curb to plop down on to...More

Thank Her09
Reviewed July 9, 2018

One of Fredericksburg's iconic landmarks and best soft custard ever! Cones, cups and milkshakes are delicious!

Thank 7113Roberta
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This place was BUSY but the line moved quickly. Great custard. We tried the pineapple sundae & the maple nut sundae both we delicious! Check it out!

Thank wag1012
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Carl's is not to be missed! If you find yourself on I-95, in the Fredericksburg area, Carl's is about a 10 minute detour off the interstate. The menu is short and simple (see photo), but the custard is oh-so-good! We find the best deal to...More

Thank VABuckeye_Girl
Reviewed June 20, 2018

When the heat sets in Carl’s is the place to cool off. Rich creamy ice cream and shakes. Simple basic menu that doesn’t overwhelm with a thousand different options.

Thank 906lugoff
Reviewed June 19, 2018

With summer full bore and sweat a constant reminder that weather in Virginia has a humid hot season, it is refreshing to sweat waiting in line for the delicious creaminess of Carl's Ice Cream. The lines move fast as you have some time to decide...More

Thank BK M
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Restaurant Details

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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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