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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the food - the ice cream is a bonus!

Ellen's Ice Cream is a terrific place to get high-quality ice cream, but before I retired I went there regularly for lunch. Wednesday was a Thai lemongrass soup paired with a wrap that was delicious - coconut ice cream goes nicely with it. Ellen's is an intimate place where staff take good care... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kent H
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ellen's Ice Cream is a terrific place to get high-quality ice cream, but before I retired I went there regularly for lunch. Wednesday was a Thai lemongrass soup paired with a wrap that was delicious - coconut ice cream goes nicely with it. Ellen's is an intimate place where staff take good care of you, and it's located on Capitol... More 

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Thank Kent H
Charleston, West Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ellen's is the real deal. Made on premises, excellent ice cream. It is absolutely delicious, with a wide variety of flavors - some constant, some seasonal - be always well made and generously scooped by a knowledgeable and friendly staff (Ellen is often there, too). Other food items - for lunch, are made fresh and really good. From soup to... More 

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Thank Michael V
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream was good. I hated paying extra to use my debit card. Otherwise, a nice spot! They have several very tasty flavors.

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Thank Emily J
Charleston, West Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I always enjoy visiting Ellen's. Yes, the prices are a little steep but the service is always wonderful and the ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, etc. is fresh. I like the unconventional flavors Ellen's offers like rosemary lemon sorbet and pawpaw flavored ice cream. Ellen's also has nice little lunches of salads, soups and sandwiches. The atmosphere is cheery and bright.... More 

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Thank mtnsugarmagnolia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Great people, un-conventional but excellent food, and amazing ice cream! Many different flavors, one of my favorites is the paw paw.

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Thank candiedick
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Little pricey not impressed. For what they charge I feel the service should be better and ice cream not freezer burned. It should taste home made.

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Thank Hljones70
Charleston wv
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A great little ice-cream shop in the middle of the historic district. Near Taylor Books and Pies and Pints. They also have lunch food. The ice cream is made on site and is of the highest quality.

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Thank RickLeePhoto
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Yes, you read right! Homemade ice cream that tastes just like the famous draft, only without the foam! You won't find better ice cream in Charleston, WV.

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Thank Robert A
Hurricane, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The flavors are unique the ice cream fresh and the staff is helpful. What more could you want in a hometown ice cream joint. Go check it out

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Thank chadwick s
Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Ellen's is eclectically decorated and offers a warm atmosphere. The espresso oreo icecream is my particular favorite. You do get a 5% upcharge when using a credit card, but it's worth it! It's particularly adorable during the summer; you can eat your treats at picnic tables outside.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?