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Carl's

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2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 540-372-4457
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Carl's is a small ice cream shop that serves custard style ice cream. They keep it simple at vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and then sundaes or shakes - no fancy flavors but the ice cream is made with the best ingredients so delicious! The pineapple shakes are my go-to with chunks of pineapple in every last bite! The stand is a... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carl's is a small homemade ice cream shop. They sell ice cream from February to November. The ice cream is fabulous.

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fredericksburg,va
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a fan since I was akid and my father would bring us by here to purchase I soft serve ice cream in the ride up from Grandparents home back to Washington, DC. This place in an institution and has ALWAYS offered fair treatment to customers to my knowledge. It has remained popular to this day; continues to serve... More 

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Thank woodibvirginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Fredericksburg, VA, Carl's should be on your to-do list. This frozen custard has been here forever and is a tradition. On any day, there's no better way to spend a day with family or friends than with some of Carl's custard. It's so smooth and creamy. My favorite is the vanilla, in a cup, with maple and... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Good old fashioned frozen custard. Well worth the stop and a little wait for a soft cone or cup. Family friendly, but only seasonal. A step into one's youth, there isn't much better than Carl's in the summertime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Still marvelous ice cream. The 'ice cream' shop is coming back. But, this is an original, and still great.

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Best damn place to get that frozen treat period. Quick service makes the line move quickly. Great tasting ice cream and the chocolate Malt is outstanding. A go to place when visiting the burg

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Thank Stanley K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's a hometown favorite! We visit Carl's when it starts getting warmer. The line would go around the building to avail the best soft served ice cream in town. It's a staple whenever I have out of town visitors. It's a always a treat to visit Carl's with its creamy, yummy ice cream!

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Thank Christine H
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

What can I say? Carl's is the most famous landmark in Fredericksburg. It is worth going there for the cool original neon sign alone. The people that work inside wear those old fashioned white paper caps and white smocks. They have soft serve ice cream in all the basic flavors. But the main reason I like it is because the... More 

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falmouth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great soft serve ice-cream made on premises. Closed in winter, reopens in spring - fall. So, put this on your "treat" list when in Fredericksburg, VA. (Note: it is NOT a restaurant...only serves ice-cream products.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Princess Anne Street, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • 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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