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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” (76 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

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carl’s is by far the best custard you can find anywhere. I have eaten ice cream and custard all over the U.S and nothing compares. Not to mention it may as well be a historical landmark. We travel almost an hour at LEAST once a...More

Thank chavonej
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carl’s is so special. The ice cream is very good and my friends and I love going there. Good food and good friends.

Thank crashat280
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very expensive ice cream. We ordered chocolate and to be honest. It did not even taste like chocolate.

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Car's is a treasured institution in Fredericksburg for a reason. If you like soft serve cones you won't be disappointed! Try the root beer float too!

Thank Piscophile
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Carl's is a staple of Fredericksburg. If you visit you have to go. Although the prices are more expensive every year, the ice cream is still amazing!!!

Thank djdrake12
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Grew up in FXBG going to Carl's. I love the chocolate malt. Keep in mind it is closed between Thanksgiving and Valentine's.

Thank MissSherlock
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Carl’s was the place we visited as kids as a special treat. Back then the ice cream was actually a rich frozen egg custard (yes, raw eggs) but eventually they were told they could not use raw eggs in their ice cream anymore. So now...More

Thank VickiT1247
blamona, Owner at Carl's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Vicki, thanks so much for your review. I would like to clarify, the recipe has never changed, same amount of egg content we've always used, same vendors, supplies, measurements, etc. We've always used eggs, it's always been frozen custard. Years back Virginia law decided that...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I had not been to Carl's in over 10 years but was pleasantly surprised to find the strawberry frozen custard was still some of the best I've eaten!

Thank mountainlvr52
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Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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