Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA The Dairy Godmother


Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray

Cuisines: American

Opening Hours:
Sunday through Monday 12 PM to 9 PM; Wednesday through Saturday 12 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town, Braddock Road

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Door County Cherry Sundae; custard flavor of the day; fruit shortcakes and cobblers; sorbets.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Dairy Godmother

Marvelous Wisconsin-style frozen custard and fruit sorbets on Del Ray's main drag.

From April 2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

Door County Cherry Sundae at the Dairy Godmother. Yes, the pecan pie is dreamy, and the Tollhouse cookie rocks. But at this Wisconsin-inspired frozen-custard shop (formerly known as the Del Ray Dreamery), these specialty flavors come around once in a blue moon. The Door County Cherry Sundae ($3.75 to $4.50)--named for the Midwestern provenance of the sour cherries--is a bowl of vanilla custard cloaked in ultra-sweet marshmallow sauce, then balanced with a mess of tart, soupy cherries. Thank goodness owner Liz Davis keeps it around all the time.