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Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream

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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
+1 304-343-6488
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Madison wv
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great place for the family and good ice cream in historical down town Charleston, WV. In the summer they are located at the Farmer's Market too. Yum Good.

Thank slwhite74
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was here with a large group and we stopped by for dessert after dinner. It was a cute little ice cream store and it certainly didn't disappoint. I had the chocolate chip ice cream in a cup and it was awesome! The prices weren't bad at all!

Thank travelgirl179
Charleston, West Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We usually forgo desert at the restaurant and stop here instead. Great flavors. It's always hard to choose, so we end up getting multiple scoops. And I'm ashamed to say we sometimes get a second round. Soooo good.

Thank Chuck H
Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had the Ginger/Pear Sorbet and my companions had a variety of the other offerings. Good enough that one of our party went back and ordered a second serving. Everyone here feels like this is just another part of home. Friendly patrons and then of course there was Ellen. We left delighted to have found this hidden gem.

Thank Terri G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Three flavors of waffle cones. All the great homemade flavors you love. Excellent healthy options for lunch soup salad and sandwiches.

Thank Stephen D
Charleston, West Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great little place! A must visit to support local businesses. Friendly staff. Great, healthy, organic choices.

Thank Carrie B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I highly recommend this place if you love Ice Cream! I had the Mocha Almond it was fantastic. They have a wide variety ice cream and smoothies.

Thank cpat1318
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We came to visit Charleston during an extended weekend and heard that Ellen's has the best ice cream around. Seriously, that is an understatement - it is probably the best ice cream we have ever had! The homemade cinnamon waffle cones are simply to die for!

Thank Erica W
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Just walking in Charleston. WV and discovered this place. The Guinness ice cream was delicious. As well as a lot of the other flavors I sampled. We had no complaints and were very satisfied. I highly recommend this for homemade ice cream lovers.

Thank MWH6721
Springfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great ice cream (and I'm serious about my ice cream) and great customer service. An oasis in Greater Charleston. Go!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?