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The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
+1 703-683-7767
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At Dairy Godmother, they have custard. In fact, you can see it oozing out of the machine in the back. It looks like something between soft-serve and hard ice cream, and that’s exactly what it is. It is smooth like soft-serve but feels full like...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My Tin Roof sundae was delicious. I asked for chocolate ice cream and it had fudge and peanuts. My friend had a sundae with chocolate ice cream , sour cheery and marshmallow topping.The flavor of the day was coffee chip. Lots of people of all...More

Thank 300hollyh
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went there when they had barely opened. They have a small selection of custards, and they post on their website what the flavors are, so you know when you get there. My only complaint was that the table was very sticky. Sort of surprising, as...More

Thank Kelsey1976
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Big line just like in summers past. First time there with the new owners. The chocolate custard is over salted. But they will figure it out. Had the blueberry cobbler and the cobbler was good but the blueberries were tough and flavorless. The raspberry sorbet...More

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
Reviewed 1 July 2017

You can get custard, sorbet, sherbet, cookies and more (dog biscuits!) at this small ice cream shop. Service was friendly, and there are tables to sit. And a jukebox with an interesting mix of music for the grant price of 25 cents a song. The...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The Dairy Godmother is a must stop when you are in Alexandria. Go online for the custard flavor of the day. The Dairy Godmother also has all-time standards chocolate and vanilla, plus a half-dozen or so sorbets. We ordered chocolate custard in a waffle cone,...More

Thank SuperBear2
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is the best frozen treat place in the area. It isn't ice cream. They sell frozen custard, which is richer, and sorbets. They always have chocolate and vanilla custards plus a rotating third custard flavor and five or six sorbet flavors ranging from plainer...More

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

4 stars because they don't allow toppings on the custard. Otherwise it was well priced and excellent quality. I had the special custard of the day: Mozambique (vanilla custard with clove, nutmeg and some other spice I forgot). It was amazing and quite frankly didn't...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Del Ray neighborhood has become quite the destination! Our ventures start at one of a dozen restaurants but always (ALWAYS) end at the Dairy Godmother. If you're coming from dinner, leave plenty of room! And no - there is no crack in their custard,...More

Thank JNetteDC
Reviewed 7 April 2017

All of the sad tales about the closing of DG in the late fall and early winter were fortunately dashed by a low key announcement that it was open for business once again. The rush to enjoy favorite custards and sorbets along with the scrumptious...More

Thank jeffl499
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-7767
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