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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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Bakery, Ice Cream
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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
304-343-6488
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Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Ice Cream

This little ice-cream shop is so sweet! It sits right on charming Capitol St. it's fun to visit and sit and watch the people go by. Lunch fair is also offered. I usually go for soup when I go around lunch time. The ice cream is delicious with all sorts of creative varieties.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Debbie E
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Charleston, West Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Dessert
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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This little ice-cream shop is so sweet! It sits right on charming Capitol St. it's fun to visit and sit and watch the people go by. Lunch fair is also offered. I usually go for soup when I go around lunch time. The ice cream is delicious with all sorts of creative varieties.

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Barrington, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Such a nice treat to have great ice cream but also good food as well. Casual, relaxing and just a great place to go to when you are in Charleston.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have had Ellen's cater several functions in Charleston. Not only is her ice cream so yummy the staff she sends are as good as the product. I haven't eaten in her store, but it may be better. You cannot go wrong with Ellen's.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This has been my favorite place for lunch in Charleston for almost three years.The Greek salad is my daily lunch staple, and the fruit smoothies are yummy. On cold days, the Potato Dill soup (Monday's special) and the Black Bean Burger hit the spot. And the carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are just the thing to satisfy my sweets... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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208 reviews 208 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We enjoyed some delicious ice cream at Ellen's on a week-night evening. Not only was the selection great, the flavors delicious, and the service friendly, we thoroughly enjoyed the patio tables and chairs outside on Capitol Street. How lovely to be able to sit with our cones and watch life go by as we visited for awhile. Of course, there... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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205 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped by for dessert after dinner at a different restaurant. The ice cream menu changes, and my wife had vanilla while I had the Heath Bar, each in a small cup. The service was good, the portions not skimpy, and the ice cream tasty. Coffee not very good - get your cup across the street at Taylor Books.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Read the wonderful reviews and thought we would give it a try. Not a lot of selection as they make different flavors in house. I tried a berry smoothie and it was disgusting. I managed about 3 drinks before I trashed it. My husband got a chocolate ice cream. To say the least it wasn't very appetizing either. Needless to... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very good ice-cream and lunch. Ellen employs lots of young people who are good with customers. We go there a lot. Open late in the summer.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are several good restaurants surrounding Ellen's so almost every taste can be accommodated. But once you do that there is only one place for ICE CREAM and that is Ellen's. The best home made I have had, I recommend the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. The soups and sandwiches are good as well but who doesn't think of dessert first?

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been to Ellen's many times on my visits to Capitol Street in Charleston, WV. Service is great, always with a smile. The ice cream and food so good no one cares to wait. I'm usually there during some sort of event or Arts and Craft show downtown with my grandkids. Its their favorite place. They host ice cream socials... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Ice Cream

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