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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Kihei, Hawaii
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank acain92089
Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank marker218
Madison wv
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for the family and good ice cream in historical down town Charleston, WV. In the summer they are located at the Farmer's Market too. Yum Good.

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Thank slwhite74
Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here with a large group and we stopped by for dessert after dinner. It was a cute little ice cream store and it certainly didn't disappoint. I had the chocolate chip ice cream in a cup and it was awesome! The prices weren't bad at all!

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Thank travelgirl179
Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually forgo desert at the restaurant and stop here instead. Great flavors. It's always hard to choose, so we end up getting multiple scoops. And I'm ashamed to say we sometimes get a second round. Soooo good.

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Thank Chuck H
Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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.

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Thank Terri G
Danville
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Stephen D
Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Carrie B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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.

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Thank cpat1318
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: +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?