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Ella's Deli

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2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
+1 608-241-5291
08:00 - 15:00
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fresh food and tasty! Easy to access. Quick service. Good prices. Fun place to visit!! Would recommend for families also.

Thank Vbelly01
Rockford, Illinois
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194 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt like we were on an episode of Twin Peaks. This place is just creepy and rundown and gross. We went on a recommendation for dessert. The minute you walk in, the place smells like a grease trap - like the midway of the state fair. It's definitely a visual spectacle with a lot to see. But, it's all... More 

Thank tinleyparktraveler
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138 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amusement park setting with lots of things to keep the kids busy. Deli sandwiches reminiscent of New York. Corn beef was excellent as was the chicken noodle soup.

Thank Henry R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Our family has been coming to Ella's Deli for almost 20 years - each time we go to Madison. They have never disappointed! Excellent food, atmosphere, and ice cream.

Thank Jennifer L
Adams, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great place to take the kids. I have many great childhood memories from Ella's Deli. Many food choices, kids stay busy and have fun.

Thank Sheena F
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I haven't had a chance to go to Ella's Deli in a while! But it's so much fun, a lot to look at for kids of all ages!!! Very good food and lots of sweets, plus ice-cream too!!! Definite must!! On East Washington! They have a Merry Go Round that is used during warmer months!!!

Thank 13family13
Portage, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I find Ella's a once excellent deli, now over priced with average food. My ruben was dry and bread stale. Her sandwlch was also disappointing. Hadn't been for decades. Will probably not go again. My friend is new to Madison so we hit this landmark. She was not impressed.

Thank sunnydayinwis
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We used to take our boys here when they were younger. I decided to come back here for lunch for my birthday weekend since its been a while. The boys still love this place and are enamored by all the decorations. Chocolate shakes did not disappoint and my roast beef and gravy was super yummy. We will be back again... More 

Thank Lisa H
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place is an oddball delight. Lots of old toys, gizmos, and gadgets line the walls and ceiling to entertain the minds of little ones. As far as the food goes-homestyle cooking with friendly service. Go here if you've never been, come back if you're close by or want to have fun on a date!

Thank Alex L
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Not your typical restaurant. They've got a sandwich or meal for everyone. Menu in a word; eclectic. Try the reuben!

Thank Matthew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-241-5291

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