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“A perfect example of a 1940's ice cream shop”
Carl's Ice Cream (also known as "Carl's Frozen Custard" or, most often, simply "Carl's") is a roadside ice cream stand located at 2200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Since 2005, the stand, with its Art Moderne architectural facade, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, the 1940s era Electro Freeze machines have produced the frozen treat. When served, the ice cream is hand scooped, with a signature “twist” added to the top by the disher. Carl's sells only four flavors (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and pineapple), but also offers sundaes, shakes, malts, frozen slushes and slush floats. The stand has what can only be called a devoted following, to the point that the line of customers often stretches around the building, even in bad weather. Carl's is closed each year from the Sunday before Thanksgiving until the Friday of Presidents Day Weekend. This is because Sponseller would close the shop each year for hunting season, and the current owners (also Sponseller family members) have continued the tradition. - from Wikipedia
Am I getting old and cranky, or is this not quite as good as I remember? The custard is good, and it still has those old-time vibes that I found endearing on my last visit. I suppose it's worth... Read more
Carl's Ice Cream
- Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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