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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
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ellen's from out of town while staying at a hotel nearby. The walk was a bit questionable, but the area where Ellen's is located was super cute. The shop itself is also cute and fun. The ice cream was just ok for me. I asked the ingredients in the special of the day as I am 100% gluten... More 

Thank KIM S
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love trying the different flavors of ice cream Ellen's offers! We always look forward to the fall when she offers her special pumpkin ice cream!!! The coconut ice cream is one of our favorites! A scoop of chocolate and a scoop of coconut go well together!!!!

Thank Terry Debbie H
Charleston, WV
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ellen's not only offers homemade ice cream, they also have terrific coffee and great daily lunch specials. Always a treat!

Thank Mrubin1203
Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Excellent home made ice cream and soups. Good place to stop for a light lunch or ice cream--anytime!

Thank James D
Lynchburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I have to say Ellen's has a variety of flavors but they are lacking in flavor. Perhaps because I was recently at Jeni's ice cream in Columbus Ohio that it clouded my experience. We didn't finish our smalls here because it wasn't worth the calories. Also they charge an extra 5% for credit. I guess I get this but come... More 

Thank julie57919
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of ice cream places in Charleston WV area - pretty much the only competition is Baskin Robbins and Tim Hortons (chains). Ellens is the best (also only) fresh homemade local ice cream place in town, run by a nice lady (Ellen) and is excellent. In addition to great ice cream they have cofffee, sandwiches, salads and soups... More 

Thank Todd G
Daniels, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Ellen's has a great lunch with special soups of the day. All are homemade there and salads are wonderful. Best lunch in Charleston, WV

Thank ljernigan
Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Ellen's has great homemade ice cream in several different flavors. There is salad and soup as well. The staff is excellent. Be sure to check out her paw paw ice cream only available a few weeks a year.

Thank Karen S
Kihei, Hawaii
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I'm kind of a snob when it comes to ice cream, especially hand dipped. They have a good combination of classic and unique ice cream flavors. I enjoyed cinnamon ice cream on a cinnamon waffle cone and my husband had the best cookies and cream he's ever tasted.

Thank acain92089
Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The ice cream at Ellen's is wonderful! Always something different to choose from & a treat for everyone. Ellen's is a little pricy considering it costs you $3-4 to park if you aren't lucky enough to find a meter (which is likely you won't). Then another $3-4 for an ice cream is a little extreme. But if you can get... More 

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?