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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 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 

Thank marker218
Madison wv
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

Thank slwhite74
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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!

Thank travelgirl179
Charleston, West Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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.

Thank Chuck H

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?