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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” (110 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good here but the draw is the experience. There are dozens of "displays" suspended from the ceiling and walls that are kid magnets. There is so much to see that it may be tough to get the kids to finish the food....More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this spot for many, many years. Understand it's for sale and current owners want out. Unfortunately, I believe their enthusiasm and dedicated care has slipped badly and it shows in several ways... . Many of the novel mechanical gadgets are not working.. battery...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Ella's Deli after going to the Vilas Zoo. The grandchildren loved the food and the atmosphere is for families.

Thank williammY1296TL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is the best things about Ella's. It's cool that the building has been there for so long, but the food and the service need some serious attention.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Love this place, another great stop on our way home from Wisconsin. This is mostly a 5-star place, will list a couple things at end that made it 4 stars. Been coming here a long time whenever we drive by on I90 - fun atmosphere,...More

Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Madison to rescue a daughter with car trouble. We hadn't had dinner yet, and had many choices of restaurants, but chose Ella's for its proximity, the quality of the food and for the memories. And the ice cream. We split a pastrami...More

Thank 511virginiaw
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If I had not gone to eat I would rate this 5 stars if was amazing inside with so many cool things to see. Unfortunately the service did not live up to expectations. I ordered and explained my severe peanut allergy- the food came and...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The ice cream was fine. It wasn't anything special. We wanted to eat it outside but couldn't find any tables or benches so we had to eat in our car. Inside decor was cute but unless you want to walk around tables when everyone is...More

Thank ks7600
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

When you walk in, put aside your thoughts about the place seeming dated. It is. But that is part of the charm and appeal of such a gem. Clearly beloved, the patrons all seemed as happy to be there as we were. The burgers and...More

Thank NJ_Expat
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way home from Menkenzie center in Poynette. The kids loved it. It was interesting to see all the mechanical toys on the ceiling still working. Two kids rode the carousel at $1.50 each. We ordered a Reuben, French dip, egg salad...More

Thank Darlene H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
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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