Madison, Wisconsin: Ella's Animatronic Deli (Closed)

A place where everything seemed to be spinning or whirring or chattering gears at once. Owners retired; closed the place on Jan. 21, 2018.

Hours:
Jan. 2018: Closed forever
Status:
Closed

Visitor Tips and News About Ella's Animatronic Deli

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Ella's Animatronic Deli

Ella's owners are reported to be retiring, and the fate of the restaurant is unknown. Fingers crossed for a buyer who can keep it awesome.

[Kitsa, 06/12/2017]

PEZ Table.

Ella's Animatronic Deli

Totally bonkers inside. All of the tables have different themes in them (I sat at one that was like a giant Wooly Willy board, complete with magnetic wands to play with). If you go at the end of the night, before closing when it isn't too crowded, you can avoid being the weirdo looking at the tables while people are trying to eat.

[Dave, 08/14/2015]

Clock.

Ella's Animatronic Deli

Very loud and busy. Went on a Sunday afternoon about 1:30. Cool place to look around.

[4theboys, 07/27/2015]
Ella's Animatronic Deli

Creeped our youngest out a bit. It's pretty loud and $30 for 4 ice creams.

[Rob Slaven, 06/27/2015]

Animatronic orchestra.

Ella's Animatronic Deli

My daughters used to go to ride the carousel with their high school friends on memorial occasions like Homecoming or Prom. Now they meet friends there for a meal and carousel ride when they come back to visit. It is a Madison tradition!

[cathie, 08/13/2011]

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Wisconsin Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Art Cartopia, Trinidad, Colorado (Jul 26-Aug 1, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now