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“You need the line to have time to see the flavors and menu”

Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 32 Dessert in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Old Town
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Old Town
Frederick, Maryland
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“You need the line to have time to see the flavors and menu”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate at an Italian restaurant up the street (reviewed) that was not filling, so dessert was in order. The line was pretty long, but moved and the place was cool looking. The staff are not dressed like an old ice cream place back in the day, but were nice enough.

There are many choices in ice cream flavors and ones that you are not going to find at your typical places to get ice cream.

You are able to ask for samples and help narrow down what you will be devouring in a short while.

The prices are a little more than Cold Stone, but you don't get these flavors there.

This place was what we needed after that meal.

We will be back here when in the area again.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Mistake”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I had considered others but decided this ice cream place looked great. After paying for our ice cream and going up the street we quickly discovered that 3 out of 4 (all different flavored) had severe freezer burn and were not edible not even for a 5 year old who loves ice cream.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Must Be Summer”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful ice cream, friendly service and lots of flavors to choose from. Perfect stop when out for a stroll on King Street.

Visited July 2014
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Key West
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun ice cream shop”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The experience in itself is half the fun. You wait in a long line that goes out the door anticipating choosing your flavor when it's your turn. Many, many flavors to choose from. Large portions and creamy texture. Don't miss out...try it you'll like it :)

  • Visited July 2014
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182 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Similar to Edy's”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

So if you have tasted Edy's then this is what you can expect. Very overpriced. Don't let the long line fool you. People line up because they think someone else knows something about the quality. They are all tourists just like you thinking this is going to be a treat. It's ice cream, yes, but that's about it. Take it or leave it!

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