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The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
+1 703-683-7767
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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193 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 stars because they don't allow toppings on the custard. Otherwise it was well priced and excellent quality. I had the special custard of the day: Mozambique (vanilla custard with clove, nutmeg and some other spice I forgot). It was amazing and quite frankly didn't need any toppings. Recommended.

Thank Ryan S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Del Ray neighborhood has become quite the destination! Our ventures start at one of a dozen restaurants but always (ALWAYS) end at the Dairy Godmother. If you're coming from dinner, leave plenty of room! And no - there is no crack in their custard, but it is that addictive... Do not let the long line dissuade you - it... More 

Thank JNetteDC
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

All of the sad tales about the closing of DG in the late fall and early winter were fortunately dashed by a low key announcement that it was open for business once again. The rush to enjoy favorite custards and sorbets along with the scrumptious homemade dessert has warmed the hearts of devoted customers in Del Ray. Whether seated at... More 

Thank jeffl499
Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a great frozen custard shop in the heart of the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. The line is often long on warmer days and nights. They serve Wisconsin-style frozen custard and their sundaes are dedicated to places and experiences that appeal to Cheeseheads... they also sell bottled Wisconsin sodas (or perhaps "pop") that seem to come in cherry,... More 

Thank wandermuffin
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1,670 reviews
1,038 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Generic soft serve frozen dairy product. Toppings come out of cans from Sysco. Nothing here is artisan or special.

Thank Alzor S
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The decision this fall to close Dairy Godmother came as a shock to its large cadre of loyal customers and neighbors. An early entrant into the Del Ray area rejuvenation, it stood out as a spot to enjoy great old fashioned custard-based ice cream and sorbet with neighbors and friends. The creative flavors that changed weekly drew customers (including President... More 

Thank jeffl499
Elizabeth J. D, Owner at The Dairy Godmother, responded to this review

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san diego
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had a vanilla cup while sitting in the Obama sat here chair and it was very good and made me feel closer to Obama

Thank halfretired
Centennial, Colorado
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A nostalgic ice cream parlor with great frozen custard and sorbet. They have a daily special. Closed on Tuesday and portions of January.

Thank HoneyvilleTraveler55
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The custard and sorbet are both delicious. My husband said that the apple cider sorbet was outstanding. I had the sandwich made with ginger cookies and pumpkin custard. Yummo!

Thank Rene' S
Washington, DC
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I love, love, love their sorbets particularly the lemon/lavender. My nephews are a huge fan of their ice cream. Terrific place to bring out of town visitors. The chair where Obama sat is always a hit. The counter help, no matter how long the line, is always efficient and pleasant.

Thank WorldTraveler026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1328
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-7767

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?