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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 good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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225 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2205
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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
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is the best ice cream in WV. It is homemade right on the premises . Lots of flavors to choose from . Seasonal flavors that are hand dipped and can be made into sundaes, milkshakes, banana splits, waffle cones or in a bowl ....More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

No other words - this place has great ice cream and a nice roomy and bright place to eat. Inside and outside seating availab.e

Thank TinkerbellWv
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ellen's is one of the rare places where authentic home-made ice cream is served, made in-house from propriety recipes, in addition to light luncheons and a range of coffee choices similar to Starbucks. The ice cream is widely considered, including this writer, to be the...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Another unpopular opinion here, but I think this place is good at best. I really like the decor and the staff is great, but ordering and paying is always awkward. I've never had anything bad, but I've never had anything I wanted to go out...More

Thank maynards05
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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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