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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“frozen custard” (96 reviews)
“sundae” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30 Hours
2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When the heat sets in Carl’s is the place to cool off. Rich creamy ice cream and shakes. Simple basic menu that doesn’t overwhelm with a thousand different options.

Thank 906lugoff
Reviewed 4 days ago

With summer full bore and sweat a constant reminder that weather in Virginia has a humid hot season, it is refreshing to sweat waiting in line for the delicious creaminess of Carl's Ice Cream. The lines move fast as you have some time to decide...More

Thank BK M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The custard machines were made the same year I was born-1947. they still work well. The custard can be served in a cone or sundae .It is an experience to go there. No seating except concrete blocks outside where people gather.

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For all the yers I’ve been eating this custard, I’ve never been disappointed. Returning brings a bit of my childhood back and now that I take my daughter, I remember all the trips with my dad. There is nothing more exciting about Valentine’s day than...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream was good. We were staying downtown Marriott and decided to walk to earn the ice-cream. The size was decent but the favors seems limited. Cone choices were vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Only cash is accepted.

Thank leolite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for 20 years. Like a small time machine. Check it out you won’t regret it. Don’t be surprised if the line is around the building but they move it so fast you won’t notice.

Thank VFRSteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife can spot an ice cream cone from outer space, and we were there in a minute. Despite just having a huge dinner, we had to have the cone. The yogurt was very creamy and delicious, and I can only imagine this place on...More

Thank kganley626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see everyone with these 5 star ratings and must stop but I was not as impressed. While the ice cream was good, the prices were high for the little bit of ice cream you get. And the biggest issue is they only accept cash...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old fashioned churned ice cream that you can't find anywhere else. The line can get ridiculously long but their limited menu helps to keep it moving pretty fast.

Thank Latanya B
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I have heard about this place for years. It is fun... old time, outdoor, ice cream place, but expensive for what you get. I can’t understand the hubbub about it.

Thank djfisher1212
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-372-4457
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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