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Here Are Readers' Favorite Ice Cream Shops

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Eater asked, you answered. Readers have been sharing their favorite sources for local ice cream over the past week or so. Suburban spots, new D.C. joints and even some gelato places all made the cut. Have another favorite? Feel free to share in the comments.


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1. York Castle

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827 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD
(301) 217-5840
This Maryland institution specializes in tropical ice cream flavors.

2. Nicecream Factory

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2831 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA
This new Arlington ice cream purveyor uses liquid nitrogen to make its ice cream.

3. The Creamery

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110 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-1151
It's not just a clever name - this Alexandria spot is known for super creamy ice cream.

4. Toby's Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee

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5849 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205
(703) 536-7000
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This ice cream purveyor in Arlington's Westover neighborhood has its fans.

5. Moorenko's

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8810 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Multiple readers like the homemade product from Moorenko's.

6. Dolcezza Gelato and Coffee

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1418 14th St. NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
(202) 817-3900
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Readers love this ever-growing empire of artisan gelato shops.

7. Dolci Gelati

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7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Dolcezza isn't the only gelato game in town. Readers are also fond of this wholesale gelato purveyor turned cafe.

8. Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.

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3214 P St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-0616
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This Georgetown shop is a D.C. institution.

9. The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 683-7767
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Even President Barack Obama has stopped by to see what all the fuss is about at this Del Ray custard place.

10. Ice Cream Jubilee

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301 Water Street, SE
Washington DC, D.C. 20003
(202) 863-0727
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It's only been open a couple weeks and some readers are already hooked on this Navy Yard place.

11. Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Company

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109 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 518-5374
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Pop's is known for its historic Old Town location and its variety of flavors.

12. Annapolis Ice Cream Company

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196 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 482-3895
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This purveyor in touristy Annapolis makes its own ice cream.

13. Moo Thru

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11402 James Madison Highway
Bealeton, VA 22712
(540) 439-6455
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It's a trek, but readers claim it's worth the hike into further-flung Virginia to check out this ice cream place.

14. Mike's Deli @ Lazy Sundae

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112 N West St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 532-5299
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This Falls Church favorite is also known for its sandwiches and vegetarian lunch options.

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1. York Castle

827 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD
This Maryland institution specializes in tropical ice cream flavors.
827 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD

2. Nicecream Factory

2831 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA
This new Arlington ice cream purveyor uses liquid nitrogen to make its ice cream.
2831 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA

3. The Creamery

110 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
It's not just a clever name - this Alexandria spot is known for super creamy ice cream.
110 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

4. Toby's Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee

5849 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
This ice cream purveyor in Arlington's Westover neighborhood has its fans.
5849 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22205

5. Moorenko's

8810 Brookville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Multiple readers like the homemade product from Moorenko's.
8810 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910

6. Dolcezza Gelato and Coffee

1418 14th St. NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
Readers love this ever-growing empire of artisan gelato shops.
1418 14th St. NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

7. Dolci Gelati

7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Dolcezza isn't the only gelato game in town. Readers are also fond of this wholesale gelato purveyor turned cafe.
7000 Carroll Ave, Ste C
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8. Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.

3214 P St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20007
This Georgetown shop is a D.C. institution.
3214 P St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007

9. The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
Even President Barack Obama has stopped by to see what all the fuss is about at this Del Ray custard place.
2310 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

10. Ice Cream Jubilee

301 Water Street, SE, Washington DC, D.C. 20003
It's only been open a couple weeks and some readers are already hooked on this Navy Yard place.
301 Water Street, SE
Washington DC, D.C. 20003

11. Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Company

109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Pop's is known for its historic Old Town location and its variety of flavors.
109 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

12. Annapolis Ice Cream Company

196 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
This purveyor in touristy Annapolis makes its own ice cream.
196 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401

13. Moo Thru

11402 James Madison Highway, Bealeton, VA 22712
It's a trek, but readers claim it's worth the hike into further-flung Virginia to check out this ice cream place.
11402 James Madison Highway
Bealeton, VA 22712

14. Mike's Deli @ Lazy Sundae

112 N West St, Falls Church, VA 22046
This Falls Church favorite is also known for its sandwiches and vegetarian lunch options.
112 N West St
Falls Church, VA 22046

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