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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%
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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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41 - 50 of 752 reviews

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard so much about Carl’s from my sister who grew up in Fredericksburg and now lives with me in New York. Carl lived up to my sisters hype. Was delicious. Very thick and tasty. One of the best ice cream cones I’ve ever had.

Thank Barbarawit
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! Their pineapple shake is absolutely wonderful, especially on a hot summer day! I recommend everybody to try it out!

Thank dmeadors85
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The way a custard stand should look. The way custard should taste. The way you should feel when you are next in line and the anticipation is hotti g it's peak. Just WOW!

Thank Brad R
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Carl’s is a must do if you are in Fredericksburg, VA. The ice cream menu is the customary one you would expect at an ice cream restaurant. What is so special is the history behind the building and equipment. Carl’s is synonymous with Fredericksburg and...More

Thank tdiannekelly
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The best place to end a great night with a classic custard shake or cone. It’s a tradition and is well worth any line. Price is reasonable as well.

Thank James C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is not your ordinary ice cream, it is smooth, creamy frozen custard. I am sure it is loaded with sugar, fat, and calories but worth the indulgence. This place isn't cheap but it is the best taste sensation for your buck. Whenever we have...More

Thank robbiejayne
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

People flock to Carl’s it is so popular & loved. It only accepts cash, and the lines go around the block. But I never cared for Carl’s. The only ice cream is soft— comes out of a machine. You decide...

Thank bethknows2016
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Carl's is the go-to place after dinner (or anytime you need a refreshing treat)! Carl's frozen custard is simple yet delicious. It's so smooth and full of flavor. My personal favorite is a simple chocolate shake, though the pineapple shake is refreshing on a hot...More

1  Thank Kyle B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

I wonder how many desserts are sold in downtown Fredericksburg, since many people count on Carl's for their dessert. I know our family rarely orders dessert if we're anywhere near Carl's. I stopped in last weekend with our daughter, or course we couldn't pass it...More

Thank Feelin_Irie
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Nothing new to be said. I’ve been coming here since 1976. Although the prices have increased, the quality is still outstanding. Try the root bear float. Heaven.

Thank queenmarylou
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$2 - $7
Cuisine
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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