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Ella's Deli

2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
+1 608-241-5291
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“ice cream” (115 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (12 reviews)
“pound cake” (10 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit an ice cream shop that is sort of magical and circus like, then go to Ella’s Deli. When I stepped inside, I expected Bozo the Clown to greet me. That’s how crazy, fun and unique this place is. Since I...More

Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter and grandkids here to eat. The grandkids loved the old fashioned displays and games, it kept their attention the whole time we ate there. They also loved riding the old fashioned carousel afterwards.

Thank robertgH3359RG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly special. Not only is the food amazing but the scenery & decor is old school entertaining for kids of all ages. Love the matzo ball soup & specialty shakes.

Thank Adrienne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love real N.Y. style deli food. This came close. Ordered matzo ball soup and tje corned beef and pastrami sandwich. The soup base tasted like real chickens were boiled with veggies but was not too salty. The matzo ball was large and spongy like...More

Thank WIsconsinTravelerToo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to UW Madison 30 years ago and used to stop here. Nothing has changed and that is special to see. Matzo ball soup still same great tasting comfort dish. Try the Pound cake with chocolate fudge and ice cream. Will be a sad...More

Thank JulieMorgantown_WV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove by & glanced over at Ella's several times during our recent commuting around Madison on a long weekend, before our local B&B proprietor recommended that my wife & I stop in to see the amazing interior. Her recommendation was based on the vast...More

1  Thank JMCSTL
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This fun restaurant, with a historic, working carousel, greeted us when we first moved to the area, has been great for lunch or dinner with family or friends and even has been great for friendly (casual) business meetings. The old-fashioned animatronics include some updated characters....More

1  Thank foreverlearningTC
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

They got a lot of stuff for kids..Great service too. The food is ok though they have tons of options.

1  Thank julzmith
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Food is good, menu is extensive ...you pay extra for dinners-not much included very a la carte menu, nothing special about the place, very high priced, i believe your paying for the decor, Service is always good when me and my friends visit, its best...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The place is decorated inside and out, top to bottom, with animated figurines from today and decades past. Each table has a different diorama under glass. We each thought our sandwiches were good to great but we all thought the homemade soups were incredible. I...More

Thank ilovebruce
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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