If you've never had it don't stand in line. Go in the fall/ spring. Then the line won't bother you :) it's a local tradition and we don't mind the lines!
Old school soft serve that's amazing. Even when the line is really long, it moves fast.
Everything is incredible
Worth the wait. Typically a 30 minute wait on busy days. I absolutely love their custard.
a Staple Fredericksburg establishment. Personally, I like the Pineapple shake.
Best ever soft serve ice cream. They do not have whipped cream for sundaes.
Even if you're a vanilla or chocolate ice cream die hard usually, try the strawberry- so good.
Giant Hot Fudge Sundae with dry nuts. Worth the wait.
This place is overrated. The ice cream tasted mediocre.
If you're passing by Fredericksburg take a detour and give Carl's a try.
Malt chocolate shakes!!! I haven't had one in years!!!
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!
Carl's is a Fredericksburg institution
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
Vanilla + sugar cone = heaven!
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!
I drive all the way from Richmond just to have the delicious ice cream here. It's the best ice cream ever!
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.
The food network was right ... this local ice cream joint has it going on. Perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.
Best ice cream around! Yes the line is long but it is worth it!
Must do, if you are in the 'Burg! The line looks long....but it moves fast. :)
The ice cream is delicious!
Best Ice Cream (frozen custard) ever!!!! :-)
don't mess with a wonderful thing, I'm a 4th generation in my family going to Carls, still the best in the world!!!!
Root Beer Floats taste just like the ones my Mom made for me when I was a child. Yummy!
Love the pineapple shake! Line goes very quickly.
get a chocolate malt blended with hot fudge. hell yeah.
We take all our out of town relatives here! It's the best!
Pretty good soft serve...
Get a chocolate shake! (You can also have them make it with chocolate syrup)
Cash only--ask for a Hot Fudge Milkshake -- super yummy secret!!!
Get the vanilla malt!
My standard for ice cream!
Carls has THE best ice cream in VA!<3
A must stop if you are in the Frederickburg area... Cash Only!!!
Signature twist is the best
Definitely worth the wait in the long line. My favorite local place, and a local landmark!
Try a light chocolate malt.
chocolate sugar cone or maple nut sundae :) worth the wait in line!
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!
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.