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2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
608-241-5291
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
took my kids here

On a visit to Madison we made a stop at Ella's. My parents took us here as kids and I wanted to do the same for mine. The loved all of the decorations everywhere. We enjoyed some dessert and a ride on the merry go round after. A cool place to stop with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Lisa M
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

On a visit to Madison we made a stop at Ella's. My parents took us here as kids and I wanted to do the same for mine. The loved all of the decorations everywhere. We enjoyed some dessert and a ride on the merry go round after. A cool place to stop with kids.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

ate here on a trip in January and wanted to return when the carousel was running. Great food and so much to see. Worth another visit on our next trip though Madison.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We love Ella's! It's great ambiance for kids & the food's good too. Don't forget a carousel ride & ice cream cone after your meal!

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wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Took grandkids to lunch-they are toddlers, so lots of eye candy for them to see. Merry go round was fun for them too. Food was average though-expected a better reuben for the price, I mean a reuben, fries and small cole slaw for $13? not the best reuben I have ever had, but not the worst. Average at best. Other... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with kids, and everyone else seems to think so too as there were plenty of loud kids. But that did not take away from our experience. The kids were entertained at our booth due to the train set inside of it. There was also a ton of other visual stimulation. The food was... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place for families especially with young children 😀 lots of mechanical moving characters Popeye , superman, Thomas the train, Bart Simpson, Mighty Mouse just to mention a few! Generous salads and good burgers, soups and sandwiches Even the older characters are fun for the mature crowd too! If in Madison with the kids or grandkids this is a fun... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Ella's has a lot going on on the inside of this, mysterious merry-go-round place. The outside looks fun, yet, also needs to be updated. The paint is old, and could be much more attractive and appealing with a new coat of paint. Unlike the outside, the inside is loaded with nostalgic, fun toys, all moving around and doing something neat.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's been there for longer than I have. A great place to take the kids. The sandwiches are superb. If you walk away any less than stuffed you missed something on the menu,

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Has very cool decor with some fun, historical items. Food is also good - esp. ice-cream related stuff. Reasonable prices for what you get.

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Margate, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat! There's tons of decorations and a very big deli menu which is also vegetarian friendly. Some of the ice cream is made fresh in the store and you can tell (yum yum!). Some of the tables have little models built underneath the glass top. A great place for a quick bite and the kids would love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-241-5291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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