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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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  • 75
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum! Treat time!

Ellen's provides an unbelievable list of ice-cream flavors! This is a great place to treat your kids, friends, family or yourself! Ice-cream is locally made and always fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ellen's provides an unbelievable list of ice-cream flavors! This is a great place to treat your kids, friends, family or yourself! Ice-cream is locally made and always fresh.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We come to Charleston every few months & we always stop at Ellen's for the ice cream & milkshakes. Sometimes a longer line forms but the workers serve everyone as quickly as possible. My kids love it - so do I.

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South Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ellen's is a great place to have desert after dining downtown. Quality ice cream that comes in the standard flavors as well as some very unique offerings. The lunch menu looks interesting too!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we stopped here after lunch for dessert and it had great ice cream. The tea was also great. Nice to see an non-chain ice cream store like this one.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 40 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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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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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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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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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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