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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (102 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. There's a lot of choices and the cinnamon waffle cone is delicious. The people who work there are very nice and the portions are generous.

Thank onshapiro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ellen's from out of town while staying at a hotel nearby. The walk was a bit questionable, but the area where Ellen's is located was super cute. The shop itself is also cute and fun. The ice cream was just ok for me....More

Thank KIM S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We love trying the different flavors of ice cream Ellen's offers! We always look forward to the fall when she offers her special pumpkin ice cream!!! The coconut ice cream is one of our favorites! A scoop of chocolate and a scoop of coconut go...More

Thank Terry Debbie H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Ellen's not only offers homemade ice cream, they also have terrific coffee and great daily lunch specials. Always a treat!

Thank Mrubin1203
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Excellent home made ice cream and soups. Good place to stop for a light lunch or ice cream--anytime!

Thank James D
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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....More

Thank julie57919
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...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank acain92089
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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