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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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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Homeade

Ice Cream is great. I usually get a scoop or two at the events they attend during the summer. My kids love it. Give it a try you won't be sorry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Robin T
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  • Families with children
  • Dessert
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Ice Cream is great. I usually get a scoop or two at the events they attend during the summer. My kids love it. Give it a try you won't be sorry.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The short story is that 5 Californians found themselves in Charleston West Virginia in the middle of a crippling snow storm in early March on a sojourn to visit family. The roads were basically closed and there wasn't much going on...even the mall was closing early. We decided to trudge through the snow and cold, a novelty for us drought... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are in Charleston having lunch/dinner and you are in the mood for dessert, look no further than Ellen's. Their ice cream is better than any dessert you will get at the restaurant and you will not be sorry! This is definitely a must-do if you are in Charleston. The atmosphere is adorable, and did I mention the ice... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the only ice cream my family will eat in town! They skip Dairy Queen, Baskin Robins, Yogurt Mountain & Maggie Moo's. The ice cream is truly homemade of the finest ingredients. There are so many flavors to pick from dutch chocolate, raspberry chocolate chip, banana and vanilla. It's a little more pricey than most but every bite is... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is an institution in Charleston. Everybody goes there for the best possible ice cream experience. They also have sandwiches and soups, and it is a focal point for people to meet and greet. The place is an iconic restaurant in a 100+ year old building on the main street in downtown Charleston. Everybody knows and loves Ellen's Ice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This ice cream is not as tasty as the cost. Pint run u round 9/10 dollars not worth it. Ingredients are less than quality pure cheap ice cream

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The ice cream was amazing, had it recently when it was below freezing outside. The line went quick and the flavors were almost too many to pick from but they give you samples of each. The problem was selecting a flavor. Bring cash or you will have top pay a 5% premium for using a credit card.

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Barrington, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you want ice cream this is the place. Also serve light meals. New flavors daily, ice cream home made. We love going there to have some and hand out

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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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