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Ella's Deli

2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
+1 608-241-5291
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2902 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5195
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The place is decorated inside and out, top to bottom, with animated figurines from today and decades past. Each table has a different diorama under glass. We each thought our sandwiches were good to great but we all thought the homemade soups were incredible. I...More

Thank ilovebruce
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in the Madison, WI area stop by Ella's Deli and you will be so glad you did. It was a unique dining experience due to the wonderful atmosphere and the great food and wonderful service. We had just left the House on...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only overpriced but not good tasting. Carousel outside was way overpriced as well. I would not recommend.

Thank IndigoIce8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Ella's for 25 years. I have taken my grandchildren there and they love it! The characters moving about the ceiling and the collections under the table tops are always a hit. We always get motza ball soup. The menu has many...More

Thank Shellysudan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Supposedly they have the best Midwestern Reuben for the last 55 years. So, I order the turkey version. Granted I probably should have tried their beef but anyway the turkey version had to fairly thin slices of turkey. I've never seen a kosher style Reuben...More

Thank 250mindyn
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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 1 September 2017

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 27 August 2017

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 11 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
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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