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“Best Old Fashion Soft Serve”
Review of Carl's

Carl's
Ranked #1 of 23 Dessert in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Carl’s has the best soft serve ice cream in town made by an old fashioned ice cream machine. It is the oldest working one in the nation. A must try. Cash only.

Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Maybe not the best ice cream ever, but probably the best ice cream experience ever. Chose from 3 flavors, and move along.

Thank OJ1961
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Locals rave about Carl's. It is clean and service was friendly and prompt. Ice cream was pretty average. Flavors were bland. Item priced high. Hubby purchased hot fudge sundae. It came only with ice cream and sauce. Sauce was runny, not hot fudge, more like heated chocolate sauce. The rest of us purchased shakes. The flavors were very bland. Parking lot is free, but limited.

Thank Sharon S
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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.

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Thank ptajack
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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 town and decided to go. Unfortunately for them it must have been a bad day. The custard was just above soup constancy and I had to eat it so quickly before it melted everywhere. I got a smaller sugar cone but my wife opted for a bigger cone that became a mess before getting back to the car in the back of the building. I realize money is money but there's a long tradition that is possibly tainted from giving out poor product. Hopefully this day was just a fluke. I'm giving 3 stars because I don't want people not to go and try for themselves. Again, it could have just been an off day.

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Thank Steve S
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