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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (121 reviews)
“waffle cone” (7 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vegetarian options for lunch; soup, salad, wraps, etc. Also plenty of choices for meat eaters. I didn't try the ice cream but Co-workers told me it's great. Great location downtown.

Thank mimimsp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably best homemade ice cream in all of West Virginia! My wife and I usually ask for their chocolate milk shakes, where we request vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and malt— delicious!! There is always a line, usually 3-4 persons deep. Most popular place to...More

Thank Swlogan29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ellen’s ice cream is a must!! They have several flavors to choose from and you won’t be disappointed with any of them! They have special flavors that are creative and delicious. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Ellen herself even pitches in to help...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Cute little ice cream shoppe in the heart of Charleston, West Virginia. All the ice cream is homemade and you can definitely tell

Thank searchbroward
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Very good homemade ice cream with large portions. They add 5% on credit card transactions, which was annoying. Pleasant and friendly staff.

Thank H L
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this review as a regular customer who buys Ellen's ice cream by tbe quart to take home. The ice cream is great but the TOPS of the containers are flimsy. They're unfit for the job. Ellen knows this but she's too cheap to...More

Thank jeffreyrh2016
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious ice cream made on the premises. Tastes of flavours offered prior to purchase. Reasonably priced. Coffee ice cream excellent. Pleasant service. Perfect.

Thank Xxxxxxxxoi
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Ellen's Ice Cream is a business that every town needs. Everyone knows it, everyone loves it. Ellen Beal, the owner, is a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and also owns this fantastic ice cream shop which also serves up delicious lunch specials which...More

Thank grover3d
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This little shop is located on a beautiful street. A true hidden gem. Best ice cream we ever had. We live 80 miles away and just happened to be in the neighborhood and walked by but we will definitely return. Next time gonna try a...More

Thank billy m
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We come here often. Our favorite is the expresso Oreo ice cream. Cozy and charming setting. Beautiful pictures. We enjoy the daily specials and seasonal offerings as well.

Thank wvkcjames
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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