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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“frozen custard” (96 reviews)
“sundae” (75 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Everyone who visits Fredericksburg between February and November should get some delicious soft serve ice cream at Carl's. They're closed in the winter. 2. When you line up, don't let the line meander out into the parking lot where cars can't see you and...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carl's is a local must do! They keep is simple and old fashion - just the way I like it! Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry - simple! Hot fudge sundae with nuts - perfection! Have to do it just to say you have done it!

Thank angelacF7094VF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve heard so much about Carl’s from my sister who grew up in Fredericksburg and now lives with me in New York. Carl lived up to my sisters hype. Was delicious. Very thick and tasty. One of the best ice cream cones I’ve ever had.

Thank BarbaraWit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Their pineapple shake is absolutely wonderful, especially on a hot summer day! I recommend everybody to try it out!

Thank dmeadors85
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The way a custard stand should look. The way custard should taste. The way you should feel when you are next in line and the anticipation is hotti g it's peak. Just WOW!

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Carl’s is a must do if you are in Fredericksburg, VA. The ice cream menu is the customary one you would expect at an ice cream restaurant. What is so special is the history behind the building and equipment. Carl’s is synonymous with Fredericksburg and...More

Thank tdiannekelly
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The best place to end a great night with a classic custard shake or cone. It’s a tradition and is well worth any line. Price is reasonable as well.

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is not your ordinary ice cream, it is smooth, creamy frozen custard. I am sure it is loaded with sugar, fat, and calories but worth the indulgence. This place isn't cheap but it is the best taste sensation for your buck. Whenever we have...More

Thank robbiejayne
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

People flock to Carl’s it is so popular & loved. It only accepts cash, and the lines go around the block. But I never cared for Carl’s. The only ice cream is soft— comes out of a machine. You decide...

Thank bethknows2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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