Madison, Wisconsin: Ella's Animatronic Deli

A place where everything seems to be spinning or whirring or chattering gears at once. The most unique Ice Cream Parlor and Kosher Deli in our experience.
2902 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI
I-90 exit 135. Take US 151/Washington Ave. south about three miles. Cross under Hwy 30, and the Deli will be a quarter-mile south, on the right, at Johnson St.
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Ella's Animatronic Deli.

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Ella's Animatronic Deli: Video by tipster Bryan shows a deli decorated with too many restless figures and contraptions. Watch Video.

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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]

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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]


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]

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