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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” (98 reviews)
“sundae” (78 reviews)
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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is always a line every time i go, but it moves very fast. The ice cream is so delicious, it’s with the wait!

Thank V8392KTtinas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ice cream was just OK... taste was bland & totally overpriced!! NO FLAVOR in comparison to REAL CUSTARD from Wisconsin. You're better off with Haagen Dazs.. & it's cheaper!!

Thank gloriamachelj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carl’s is a Fredericksburg institution that remains a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Be warned they only take cash. The line is usually pretty long but it moves very quickly. I almost always get the chocolate malt. It is great.

Thank Darren F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this establishment. Service was great. family Atmosphere Banana split is great. a lot of parking

Thank T5780TGpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't get better..the long lines move like lightning... and air is filled with tingling anticipation ..Carl's Ice Cream is a yester-year gem maintaining lifelong quality and service.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The best custard around! The strawberry is my favorite flavor. The sundaes are good with hot fudge and all the toppings.

Thank 1204winnie
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Best ice cream cones in Fredericksburg my grandkids love this place! Great place to go on a hot summer afternoon for some great tasting cones shakes or sundaes.

Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is my husband’s favorite summer location. His entire family fancies them selves as ice cream aficionados.

Thank scottpY9978IS
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Decent place but a little pricey. I'd prefer the ice cream made in Latin America. The ice cream is more natural. They have a lot of natural flavors like soursop.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Old fashioned soft serve ice cream in an old fashioned walk up. Friendly and quick. A Fredericksburg institution. If you like soft serve, definitely worth a visit.

Thank mjoyce1111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 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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