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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 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

CARL'S is a family favorite and has been for ages. The best soft serve ice cream in town and the local favorite. My favorite is all of them

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Thank oldnp
Virginia
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love stopping by during summer hours for a quick chocolate ice cream cone. Watch out for long lines on the weekends and I believe it's still cash only!

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Thank LizzieAckiss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful holiday weekend in VA. Weather was awesome and store just opened this weekend from taking the winter off. Soft serve ice cream at its best. Line forms out front with no indoor seating. Great to see the smiling faces both young and old as they line up. Fun just talking to folks in line. When in the area it... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Apex, North Carolina
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First in line when they opened on Day 2 of the 2017 season!! Luckily came home to Fred'burg to visit and was able to go to the best frozen custard joint I've ever been!! Grew up on Carl's and I make every effort to visit whenever I'm in town. Kudos to Carl's for keeping up the small town tradition. If... More 

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Thank Janet G
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is great, and even with the line circling the building the service is fast!! A gem in a kinda ugly part of downtown Fredericksburg

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Thank margaretkh
Culpeper, Virginia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have only been to Carl's a couple of times, one of those times being today. They just opened on Friday, and the line must have been fifty people deep. The wait wasn't that long as they serve fairly quickly. I ordered the maple nut sundae, and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend.

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Thank joeandchristine09-05
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

part of the normal summer fare - the vintage frozen custard machines make for a increasingly unique treat. we are local and still go as often as is prudent

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Thank Karen J
VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old fashion 50's style soft ice cream shop. Also have shakes, hard packs, sundays, slushes, etc. Open basically Feb 14 thru Oct 31.

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Thank Bones2
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent ice cream line moves super fast! Don't let the long line scare you it's always super fast!

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Thank Molly D
Locust Grove, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have three flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. All flavors are wonderful. They also have shakes, malts and sundaes. Did I mention they handpicked pints for you to take home and eat later, oh yes.

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Thank Tresea W

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?