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Ella's Deli

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2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
+1 608-241-5291
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amusement park setting with lots of things to keep the kids busy. Deli sandwiches reminiscent of New York. Corn beef was excellent as was the chicken noodle soup.

Thank Henry R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family has been coming to Ella's Deli for almost 20 years - each time we go to Madison. They have never disappointed! Excellent food, atmosphere, and ice cream.

Thank Jennifer L
Adams, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the kids. I have many great childhood memories from Ella's Deli. Many food choices, kids stay busy and have fun.

Thank Sheena F
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't had a chance to go to Ella's Deli in a while! But it's so much fun, a lot to look at for kids of all ages!!! Very good food and lots of sweets, plus ice-cream too!!! Definite must!! On East Washington! They have a Merry Go Round that is used during warmer months!!!

Thank 13family13
Portage, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I find Ella's a once excellent deli, now over priced with average food. My ruben was dry and bread stale. Her sandwlch was also disappointing. Hadn't been for decades. Will probably not go again. My friend is new to Madison so we hit this landmark. She was not impressed.

Thank sunnydayinwis
Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to take our boys here when they were younger. I decided to come back here for lunch for my birthday weekend since its been a while. The boys still love this place and are enamored by all the decorations. Chocolate shakes did not disappoint and my roast beef and gravy was super yummy. We will be back again... More 

Thank Lisa H
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an oddball delight. Lots of old toys, gizmos, and gadgets line the walls and ceiling to entertain the minds of little ones. As far as the food goes-homestyle cooking with friendly service. Go here if you've never been, come back if you're close by or want to have fun on a date!

Thank Alex L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not your typical restaurant. They've got a sandwich or meal for everyone. Menu in a word; eclectic. Try the reuben!

Thank Matthew S
Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Probably the most unique place I've ever visited. Good ice cream, but the decor is crazy! You have to make thisnon your bucket list.

Thank jhabrock
Dixon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I got the (best Rueben) it sucked. It was maybe 4 slices of lunch meat and lots of tasteless sauerkraut and no sauce. Came with coleslaw not good. All for 9.95 if you want fries it's another 3.25. Not worth it they aren't good either. My wife got the house salad which was lettuce, cheese, and two slices of tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-241-5291

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