Carl's is an old standby of a place just up the street from another Fredericksburg food titan, 2400 Diner. Both places dot the avenue with stunning neon signage and hometown vibes.
At Carl's, making a decision is easy. You have limited options and all at a low price. Everything tastes good and everyone is happy. In front of the ice cream counter, little white cement rectangles make a good seat for a child and an old water fountain is there for hydration. Let's be real, ice cream can make one very thirsty.
Make sure you go in the warmer months; they close up shop in the winter.