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“Fun!”
Review of Ella's Deli

Ella's Deli
Ranked #4 of 28 Dessert in Madison
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I love the food and the pound cake sundays are to die for... atmosphere is fun and for kids very entertaining. .and who doesn't love a carousel. .. its perfect for juvenile bday partys or just to stop for ice cream... easy on off for East Washington and plenty of parking. .I love Ella's!

  • Visited August 2013
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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sad”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

I grew up with Ella's Deli. It was the best place ever as a kid. I took my own kids there because it was such a wonderful treat. the food was great and the decor was entertaining. Sadly, it's really gone downhill. The food is now less than average and the decor is looking worn and tired. The many mechanized toys that were always so fascinating are falling apart. Someone, please, rescue Ella's and restore it to it's former greatness!!!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Cindy N
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Wisconsin, USA
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“NOT The Real Deal!!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ella's isn't a real deli by any stretch of the imagination. The food is mediocre, the portions skimpy and the prices outrageous. And the last time I was there - with two children, ages seven and eight - it took a full hour between being seated and lunch being served. When the situation was brought to the attention of the manager, we were met with cool indifference and tokens for a couple rides on their carrousel.

Ella's is a wonderland for small children, but its abundant negatives far outweigh that positive. Add to that their ever increasing prices and indifferent attitude of management. It has become clear to me that it's time to take my business elsewhere - and I shall.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ThePenguinGuy
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Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent for kids”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Ella's Deli is a "Madison Original" and lives up to that title. An excellent deli serving delicious sandwiches. Also excellent for going out for ice cream. Kids will love all of the decorations everywhere!! You'll see notice something different everytime you go. PERFECT for a birthday party!! Prices are a little more than your $4.99 kids meal...but the atmosphere makes it worth the higher prices...

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank mitchell m
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Deerfield, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great for kids, families”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is by far the best family, kid restaurant in Madison. The store is decorated with all sorts of nostalgic toys and things to grab their attention. In the summer there is a carousel. The menu is diverse and there is ice cream/dessert shop too.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank BadgerFan09
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