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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
304-343-6488
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Ice Cream and Great Service

Ellen's Ice Cream has been recognized as the best ice cream in West Virginia, and it lives up to that billing. My family and I stopped for an afternoon snack, and there were between 12-15 flavors to choose from including Oreo, Espresso Oreo, banana, and black raspberry. My wife ended up with peach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Ken B
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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  • Families with children
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Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I'm not normally the kind of guy to brag, but I'm old and I like ice cream, so I've been to quite a number of ice cream places in my life. As such, I am a "9" on the ice cream experience life scale. I suggest that the people who love this place so much should get out more often,... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Ellen's Ice Cream has been recognized as the best ice cream in West Virginia, and it lives up to that billing. My family and I stopped for an afternoon snack, and there were between 12-15 flavors to choose from including Oreo, Espresso Oreo, banana, and black raspberry. My wife ended up with peach, my daughter with mint chocolate chip, and... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ellen's is a must visit for your dessert tastes. I have never had a negative experience and neither have any of our out of town guest or family that visit. The service is great and the ice cream is top notch. Sit out side if you can for the whole Charleston experience.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is always a great treat when we are visiting Charleston. Ice Cream is a hit on a summer day and Ellen's has some great homemade ice cream. Many flavors to choose from and if you don't like variety - you can't go wrong with the vanilla! Yummo!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Right in the center of the city, Ellen's is on a nice good vibe street with restaurants and shops... every time we pass through Charleston we make a point to stop and have some home made ice cream... great flavors...

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Friendly servers, tasty ice cream! Great finish to an evening of trying establishments in Charleston.

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Asotin, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We came here for ice cream after being at the State Museum. My cousin comes here every day for coffee. Great atmosphere, good iced latte, and delicious ice cream. Don't miss this local favorite.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Ice cream was okay, nothing special. Kids cup (1 small scoop) is 3.05. Too much $ We won't be back, too many other places to get sweets that are better and cheaper.

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've had better ice cream, this one is okay. Is good that they serve food too, although did not try it. My only pet peeve is that they charge an extra 5% to use a credit card, no matter the amount. Which is usually something most businesses pay for themselves, and do not charge their customers. Don't think I 'll... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

As a local, I like the nicely of the quaint and cute downtown homemade ice cream shop where the namesake herself is always there with a smile to greet you. The ice cream is delicious and the food options are healthier and more creative than you can find anywhere else in the area. However, it's very expensive and is, for... More 

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Additional Information about Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

Address: 225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
Phone Number: 304-343-6488
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304-343-6488

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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