Carl's Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop
2200 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dessert
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 106 votes

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  • ice cream
  • milkshakes
  • delicious ice
  • malts
  • hot fudge
  • great value
  • root beer
  • good service
  • landmarks
  • slushies
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • chocolate
  • sugar cones
  • vanilla
  • nuts
  • dog-friendly
  • cash only
  • Jonathan B.

    a Staple Fredericksburg establishment. Personally, I like the Pineapple shake.

    Jonathan Burke · March 13
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  • Jenna

    Best ever soft serve ice cream. They do not have whipped cream for sundaes.

    Jenna · September 7, 2014
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  • Elizabeth T.

    Even if you're a vanilla or chocolate ice cream die hard usually, try the strawberry- so good.

    Elizabeth Terrell · September 22, 2013
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  • Chris B.

    Giant Hot Fudge Sundae with dry nuts. Worth the wait.

    Chris Brooks · September 11, 2013
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  • Astasia C.

    This place is overrated. The ice cream tasted mediocre.

    Astasia Clayborne · September 8, 2013
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  • Steve P.

    If you're passing by Fredericksburg take a detour and give Carl's a try.

    Steve Phifer · July 24, 2013
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  • Stacey H.

    Malt chocolate shakes!!! I haven't had one in years!!!

    Stacey Hill · July 21, 2013
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  • Erin W.

    Always get the strawberry milkshake! The best around! Can't go within 30 miles of Fredericksburg without stopping at Carl's. even if there's a line, wait! And have cah!

    Erin Wilmoth · July 21, 2013
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  • Green J.

    Carl's is a Fredericksburg institution

    Green Jellybean · June 16, 2013
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  • Heather C.

    A must for anyone visiting the area! We joke by saying we use my husband's family, who live in Fredericksburg, as an excuse to visit Carl's once a year lol

    Heather Cov. · April 5, 2013
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  • Karly G.

    Vanilla + sugar cone = heaven!

    Karly Gaffney · March 30, 2013
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  • Rachel

    Only open from right before valentines day to the Sunday before thanksgiving. The long lines move fast and they only take cash. Try the root beer slush float - worth its weight in gold!

    Rachel · November 18, 2012
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  • Stephanie G.

    I drive all the way from Richmond just to have the delicious ice cream here. It's the best ice cream ever!

    Stephanie Garritson · November 9, 2012
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  • Melissa

    Love Carl's! It's the best ice cream in the region. You may have to wait in line but it is well worth it.

    Melissa · August 23, 2012
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  • Anthony C.

    The food network was right ... this local ice cream joint has it going on. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.

    Anthony Caponiti · August 11, 2012
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  • Jasmine C.

    Best ice cream around! Yes the line is long but it is worth it!

    Jasmine Cook · August 8, 2012
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  • Holly S.

    Must do, if you are in the 'Burg! The line looks long....but it moves fast. :)

    Holly Squares · June 23, 2012
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  • Theresa A.

    The ice cream is delicious!

    Theresa Amos · May 14, 2012
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  • Amanda S.

    Best Ice Cream (frozen custard) ever!!!! :-)

    Amanda Stephenson · April 30, 2012
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  • Amanda S.

    don't mess with a wonderful thing, I'm a 4th generation in my family going to Carls, still the best in the world!!!!

    Amanda Stephenson · April 30, 2012
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  • Danielle L.

    Root Beer Floats taste just like the ones my Mom made for me when I was a child. Yummy!

    Danielle Lewis · April 17, 2012
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  • Amanda F.

    Love the pineapple shake! Line goes very quickly.

    Amanda Fagan · April 6, 2012
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  • William H.

    get a chocolate malt blended with hot fudge. hell yeah.

    William Hacker · March 16, 2012
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  • Margie G.

    We take all our out of town relatives here! It's the best!

    Margie Griffin · March 9, 2012
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  • Joe R.

    Pretty good soft serve...

    Joe Reuille · February 27, 2012
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  • Trish F.

    Get a chocolate shake! (You can also have them make it with chocolate syrup)

    Trish Foley · December 12, 2011
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  • Lynette S.

    Cash only--ask for a Hot Fudge Milkshake -- super yummy secret!!!

    Lynette Stewart · November 12, 2011
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  • DC After Five

    Get the vanilla malt!

    DC After Five · October 23, 2011
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  • Princess Genevieve @.

    My standard for ice cream!

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  • Deablo R.

    Carls has THE best ice cream in VA!<3

    Deablo Reyes · September 4, 2011
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  • LB

    A must stop if you are in the Frederickburg area... Cash Only!!!

    LB · August 19, 2011
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  • Ben

    Cash only!

    Ben · April 23, 2011
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  • Matt R.

    Signature twist is the best

    Matt Robo · April 16, 2011
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  • Megan G.

    Definitely worth the wait in the long line. My favorite local place, and a local landmark!

    Megan Gaskill · March 19, 2011
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  • Kenny F.

    Try a light chocolate malt.

    Kenny Franklin · February 19, 2011
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  • annette

    chocolate sugar cone or maple nut sundae :) worth the wait in line!

    annette · September 21, 2010
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  • Bob Paul K.

    The locals will tell you, "Go to Carl's!" and they are right. Delicious ice cream and clean too. Worth the wait no matter the line!

    Bob Paul King · September 1, 2010
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  • Ryan M.

    Mmmmmmmmmmm!

    Ryan Mayton · July 17, 2010
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  • Gretchen W.

    Delicious!

    Gretchen Winterer · June 24, 2010
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  • Thom J.

    If you drive by Carl's Ice Cream and the line is really long- not to worry the line goes quick. Plus worth the wait.

    Thom Jones · February 25, 2010
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