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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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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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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here after dinner at The Block restaurant, also very good. I had a cone with strawberry cheesecake and my wife had a Carmel maple. Awesome!

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Thank Chuck H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good ice cream for Charleston, not very many fruity flavors in Icecream but their fruity sherbets are light and refreshing! They also have lunch options and coffee drinks, though I've never sampled them. On a nice summer day, it's wonderful to grab a cone of ellen's, window shop on capital street and hope over to Taylor's books to find... More 

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Thank Kate H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always the freshest, creamiest ice creams. Seasonal offerings worth trying and the regulars are perfect for those who can't make a decision.

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Thank Alexfranklinltd
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ellen's ice cream is made with superior ingredients, creative flavor combinations, local favorites and holiday treats. She has a small lunch menu and those foods are good too, but if you have to pick choose the ice Cream!

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Thank Sharon W
Charleston, West Virginia
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ellen's is more than just ice cream, never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try a new treat or one of their unique flavors. My wife and I always plan to finish our date nights by sharing anything Ellen's.

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Thank Coach T
Carrboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped here after dinner for an ice cream cone and it definitely hit the spot. Plenty of great flavors, friendly staff, seating inside and out. Only drawback was seeing the word 'Oreo' on the menu . . . for a place with a mission "to delight customers with all-natural, high-quality ingredients and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere", it seemed out... More 

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Thank OHgaNC
Spring Hill, WV
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

their ice cream and daily specials are great their soups are so good whenever we are in Charleston we have to have some of the home made ice cream it is really good

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Thank Judith R
Dover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Service Great atmosphere amazing selection of ice cream lavender ice cream is amazing offers outside seating. good selection of coffee

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Thank wbrent01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best ice cream in CHARLESTON. They offer a variety of special ice creams and cones. If you are thrifty, bring cash as they give a 5% discount for paying with cash as opposed to a credit/debit card. Very friendly workers

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Thank Robin T
Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat lunch at Ellen's a lot. The home made soups are great, and the salads are fantastic. All made daily. The ice cream rocks. My grand children visit and their number 1 wish is to go to Ellen's.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?