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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” (95 reviews)
“sundae” (76 reviews)
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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and was told they had "the best" ice cream...sooo, after a 20 minute wait (I've been back with the kids and the wait has been even longer during the summer...please note, I sit in the car...js)...it was just regular ice...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This place has been here forever and I have the same fond memorials that most locals so of visiting for a milkshake or sugar cone at a very early age. Grab a cone or a shake and find a curb to plop down on to...More

Thank Her09
Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of Fredericksburg's iconic landmarks and best soft custard ever! Cones, cups and milkshakes are delicious!

Thank 7113Roberta
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This place was BUSY but the line moved quickly. Great custard. We tried the pineapple sundae & the maple nut sundae both we delicious! Check it out!

Thank wag1012
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Carl's is not to be missed! If you find yourself on I-95, in the Fredericksburg area, Carl's is about a 10 minute detour off the interstate. The menu is short and simple (see photo), but the custard is oh-so-good! We find the best deal to...More

Thank VABuckeye_Girl
Reviewed 21 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 16 June 2018 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 12 June 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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