Welcome to Peterson's Ice Cream Depot

Hours of Operation

Open: FCPS School Days: 4 PM

Open: Weekends and Holidays: Noon

Closed: One Hour after Sunset


We are excited to announce our grand re-opening on Friday, March 28th at 4 PM.  We thank our valued customers and looking forward to serving you in the new season. 

Please note our weather policy is always to close with a lasting steady rain or when the temperature or wind chill factor falls below 50 degrees. If the weather is ever ugly, please call the shop (703.830.7898) or visit Facebook (Peterson's Ice Cream Depot) for information.


We are a family owned and operated business serving the finest Gourmet Ice Cream, Food products and Specialty Drinks in the area. Peterson's is open from the end of March to the middle of November each year. Please come and enjoy a truly unique experience, with an atmosphere that is festively decorated for every season and special Holiday.

Our mission is to provide delicious ice cream treats and food products, at a fair family value, and give away a smile and some fun in the process. Start your family tradition at Peterson's!

Try our FANTASTIC FRIES!! Handcut right here and each order made just for you with 6 different types of seasonings to choose from and more dipping sauces than you'll find anywhere else. We have been told by more than a few customers that our fries are the best they've ever had.