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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (104 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
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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...More

Thank Todd G
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
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
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I'm kind of a snob when it comes to ice cream, especially hand dipped. They have a good combination of classic and unique ice cream flavors. I enjoyed cinnamon ice cream on a cinnamon waffle cone and my husband had the best cookies and cream...More

Thank acain92089
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The ice cream at Ellen's is wonderful! Always something different to choose from & a treat for everyone. Ellen's is a little pricy considering it costs you $3-4 to park if you aren't lucky enough to find a meter (which is likely you won't). Then...More

Thank marker218
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great place for the family and good ice cream in historical down town Charleston, WV. In the summer they are located at the Farmer's Market too. Yum Good.

Thank slwhite74
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was here with a large group and we stopped by for dessert after dinner. It was a cute little ice cream store and it certainly didn't disappoint. I had the chocolate chip ice cream in a cup and it was awesome! The prices weren't...More

Thank travelgirl179
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We usually forgo desert at the restaurant and stop here instead. Great flavors. It's always hard to choose, so we end up getting multiple scoops. And I'm ashamed to say we sometimes get a second round. Soooo good.

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had the Ginger/Pear Sorbet and my companions had a variety of the other offerings. Good enough that one of our party went back and ordered a second serving. Everyone here feels like this is just another part of home. Friendly patrons and then of...More

Thank Terri G
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Three flavors of waffle cones. All the great homemade flavors you love. Excellent healthy options for lunch soup salad and sandwiches.

Thank Stephen D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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