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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
+1 540-372-4457
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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2200 Princess Anne St, 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3330
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Carl's is a charming, summery restaurant with oodles of charisma. I have had ice cream there twice so far, and I've enjoyed both experiences. The prices are reasonable, and although there can be long lines, the staff move pretty quickly, and handle it well.

Thank Abby P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a Fredericksburg landmark. It's a must do if only for historical reasons. Oh yeah, the ice cream is awesome too.

Thank wellschr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been stopping to get Carl's ice cream ever since I was a little kid. My parents used to take me when I was young and now I take my husband and friends there. A true Fredericksburg staple and always worth a stop!!!

Thank lilspunkyb25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long lines for something that is not even ice cream. Besides, it's over priced! Location is very good yet parking stinks.

Thank Ksakalik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strawberry ice cream, root beer slush float, pineapple milkshake, hot fudge and wet nuts. You can't go wrong here unless you just don't like ice cream.

Thank JEConrad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first moved here 4 months ago, we noticed that no matter what time of the day or night we passed by this iconic ice cream store that there was always a line. Fortunately, the line moves quickly. The ice cream is soft serve...More

Thank fairwayBarbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since 1989 I have many times been one of the crowd standing in line at Carl's for some great ice cream. This year we were very disappointed because we believe the product quality has gone down, so much so that we stopped going. Another fun...More

Thank dmckenrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids for ice cream and a good cool off on a hot day. A little pricey but it's worth it.

Thank 786laurieh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has ample free parking in lot. There is always a line but service is fast. We thought we would have lunch there, but it is ice cream and custard only, no hot dogs, fries, hamburgers, etc. It was a great snack. They need...More

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

experience is good but must bring cash. Ice cream is good, only outdoor seating which is very limited

Thank MaWags87
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Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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