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Ella's Deli

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

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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
It IS magic especially for the 4 to 7 year olds

The kids don't stop moving their heads looking at all there is to see. A great place for an hour and then take a spin on the carousel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
358jimz
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We used to love visiting Ella's Deli in Madison, Wisconsin until our recent visit. Ella's Deli has been known to have wonderful food with generous portions and exceptional service and was a high point on traveling with our 11 year old child. All of us were always willing to wait up to an hour to eat here. Last week we... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

. . . Great service and fun atmosphere. We had 3 adults and 1 child (11). The three adults had been there at some point or another before, but it was fun seeing all the new additions. It was amazing to watch my daughter see it for the first time as well. Our food was excellent. My daughter had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food, great service! Large portions! Lots of things to look at. Like the antique feel of the place. Our server was spot on. Will definitely return!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The kids don't stop moving their heads looking at all there is to see. A great place for an hour and then take a spin on the carousel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This is my third visit to Madison in a year, I am trying to visit some place different with each visit. Ella's is a fun and crazy place to eat. It was crowded and loud. This, of course, is part of the fun. The ceiling and walls are covered with spinning, flying and swinging toys. There isn't much reasoning for... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We enjoyed this place when I lived here 22 years ago and it was so fun to take my 3yo niece here for a special lunch during our vacation. She was full of wonder and excitement at all the surprises there were. Even the table was fun and interactive, with "magic" pens which allow you to "draw" with the metal... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

It's ok. I've grown up going here and feel that it's a little trashy. I think that it needs a remodel and am scared to order their food. The ice cream though with all different flavors and options is a must. I generally get the pound cake with ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream. The decorations are cool. But... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great spot for kids especially in the warmer months because it has a working carousel of riding animals. The inside is also geared for kids to keep them entertained. Food is also geared for kids. I don't like the food but I'm not a kid.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We wait all winter to take the grandkid to Ella's, because he really loves the carousel. Once the cover is off, he will spot it as we drive by, so naturally we stop. Food is OK, ice cream very tasty. Actually, we go for the fun eclectic interior.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My family went to Ella's Deli yesterday.And what a fun place! It's definitely a great place for kids.We had ice cream and it was reasonably priced and lots to choose from. The tables had fun things in each one. The ceiling was filled with flying characters like Dora,Mighty Mouse,SpongeBob,Thomas the train ect..Lots for kids to explorer and see..They even have... More 

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Additional Information about Ella's Deli

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

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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: 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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