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Ella's Deli

2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
+1 608-241-5291
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“ice cream” (106 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from the Dakotas. It is FANTASTIC! Totally kid friendly restaurant. All the tables are see through and have switches to turn on the animation. (Ours was a space theme). Animated superheroes and cartoon characters were floating around the...More

Thank ndrose7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish they would completely redo their menu, but who cares - this place is AWESOME! The carousel and the décor is just the best!! I hope the next owners keep it (clean it and restore it a little and revamp the menu) and keep...More

Thank Kari A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is unique for sure and has lots of stuff going on. I thought food was good but portions were small. I ordered corn beef which was tasty but was eating mostly bread. I was expecting a monster sandwich but was disappointed in amount of...More

Thank 407edv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and entertain, especially the kids! I was impressed with the food- very tasty! Instead of dessert ended our outing by taking a ride on the classic carousel

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by after going to the capital. Been there a few times food been always good. Will come back again

Thank txpackerfan10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ella's. A long time Madison stop for hungry children and adults who still have that child within. In the warm months, there is a carousel outside inviting riders whose parents and grandparents rode before them. Since 1927. The food is good, the decorations simply fascinating...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

One things for sure is that this place is definitely family friendly. There are so many fun decorations and foods that are all sure to excite. The carosuel is very nice in the summer. Definitely has diner/deli fare such as sandwiches as the main items...More

Thank joseph356
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stopped in here on our way back from LaCrosse to Milwaukee, just to get the experience. We didn't have a meal, but just grabbed a scoop of ice cream, which was good but very expensive. The decor here is what you come for, it...More

Thank Kyla V
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh food and tasty! Easy to access. Quick service. Good prices. Fun place to visit!! Would recommend for families also.

Thank Vbelly01
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We felt like we were on an episode of Twin Peaks. This place is just creepy and rundown and gross. We went on a recommendation for dessert. The minute you walk in, the place smells like a grease trap - like the midway of the...More

Thank tinleyparktraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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