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“Worth the wait”
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 16, 2018

Every time I visit family in Virginia, I make a point of swinging by Carl's frozen custard stand. Only three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry), but the consistency is unlike any other "ice cream" I've had. There's usually a line, but it moves fast. Oh, and cash only.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It was a misty Friday night and we’d been cooped up (thanks, Hurricane Florence!) for most of two days. So we ventured out for some frozen custard, as my husband had never experienced Carl’s. Many others had the same idea as, between those standing in the line that snaked round the building and those enjoying their orders already, the number exceeded 20 people. The line moved quickly and we got our hot fudge sundae (his) and vanilla cone (hers). The price was reasonable and we enjoyed our items.

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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.

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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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