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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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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 515 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 

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

We are not closed. More 

san diego
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89 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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99 reviews
50 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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118 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 85 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
Alexandria, Virginia
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I am glad I live 10 miles away or I would be 50pounds heavier. Everything is good. Love the special ice cream flavors but mostly LOVE the Soberts. So many choices.

Thank krewerka
Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Solid, full fat, dense ice cream that just tastes really good. Not a super-huge selection of flavors, but what they do have is spot-on. Pretty much a take-out joint, take a walk, sit on a bench, and try not to make a mess. Note that parking in the area is sometimes difficult to manage, so you may have to park... More 

Thank iccohen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?