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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Ginger/Pear Sorbet and my companions had a variety of the other offerings. Good enough that one of our party went back and ordered a second serving. Everyone here feels like this is just another part of home. Friendly patrons and then of course there was Ellen. We left delighted to have found this hidden gem.

Thank Terri G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three flavors of waffle cones. All the great homemade flavors you love. Excellent healthy options for lunch soup salad and sandwiches.

Thank Stephen D
Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place! A must visit to support local businesses. Friendly staff. Great, healthy, organic choices.

Thank Carrie B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend this place if you love Ice Cream! I had the Mocha Almond it was fantastic. They have a wide variety ice cream and smoothies.

Thank cpat1318
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We came to visit Charleston during an extended weekend and heard that Ellen's has the best ice cream around. Seriously, that is an understatement - it is probably the best ice cream we have ever had! The homemade cinnamon waffle cones are simply to die for!

Thank Erica W
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Just walking in Charleston. WV and discovered this place. The Guinness ice cream was delicious. As well as a lot of the other flavors I sampled. We had no complaints and were very satisfied. I highly recommend this for homemade ice cream lovers.

Thank MWH6721
Springfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great ice cream (and I'm serious about my ice cream) and great customer service. An oasis in Greater Charleston. Go!!

1 Thank wendyrful
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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272 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

lovely, charming bistro on a quiet street in charleston...AMAZING ice cream!...we shared 3- pumpkin, cinnabean and butter pecan...all 3 were delish!...hat's off to ellen's!...

1 Thank mjpk25
Waterloo, Canada
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307 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream is a comfortable little shop offering Ice Cream but so much more. Sundaes, unique creations, coffees etc and a range of special limited time creations. Unfortunately they did not carry a sugar free variety but my wife assured me that if they had it would have been as good as the one she was enjoying.

1 Thank Aegiss1
South Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to visit. Their ice cream is wonderful! I always bring my friends and family from out of town to visit here and they love it! They have a nice variety of flavors and you can sample any flavor you want!

Thank tiffanyannln

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-343-6488

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