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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Auburn, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely environment and the best homemade ice cream I've ever had! I would visit again for sure! This place was very charming and had a lot of options for ice cream and more!

Thank kshuth
san francisco, california
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. There's a lot of choices and the cinnamon waffle cone is delicious. The people who work there are very nice and the portions are generous.

Thank onshapiro
Greenville, South Carolina
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Ellen's from out of town while staying at a hotel nearby. The walk was a bit questionable, but the area where Ellen's is located was super cute. The shop itself is also cute and fun. The ice cream was just ok for me. I asked the ingredients in the special of the day as I am 100% gluten... More 

Thank KIM S
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We love trying the different flavors of ice cream Ellen's offers! We always look forward to the fall when she offers her special pumpkin ice cream!!! The coconut ice cream is one of our favorites! A scoop of chocolate and a scoop of coconut go well together!!!!

Thank Terry Debbie H
Charleston, WV
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Ellen's not only offers homemade ice cream, they also have terrific coffee and great daily lunch specials. Always a treat!

Thank Mrubin1203
Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Excellent home made ice cream and soups. Good place to stop for a light lunch or ice cream--anytime!

Thank James D
Lynchburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say Ellen's has a variety of flavors but they are lacking in flavor. Perhaps because I was recently at Jeni's ice cream in Columbus Ohio that it clouded my experience. We didn't finish our smalls here because it wasn't worth the calories. Also they charge an extra 5% for credit. I guess I get this but come... More 

Thank julie57919
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of ice cream places in Charleston WV area - pretty much the only competition is Baskin Robbins and Tim Hortons (chains). Ellens is the best (also only) fresh homemade local ice cream place in town, run by a nice lady (Ellen) and is excellent. In addition to great ice cream they have cofffee, sandwiches, salads and soups... More 

Thank Todd G
Daniels, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Ellen's has a great lunch with special soups of the day. All are homemade there and salads are wonderful. Best lunch in Charleston, WV

Thank ljernigan
Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Ellen's has great homemade ice cream in several different flavors. There is salad and soup as well. The staff is excellent. Be sure to check out her paw paw ice cream only available a few weeks a year.

Thank Karen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-343-6488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?