Our Short Story
Ellen's was founded in 2012 by Joe Groves, Chef Russell Mertz and partner Andrew Chooljian. The restaurant was named Ellen's in honor of Joe's mother Ellen Groves Corlee of Fort Worth. From the very beginning, our goal has been to provide exceptional, homemade comfort food inspired by the rich traditions of Southern cuisine.
All our dishes are made with fresh ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible and delivered to the kitchen several times each week. We love the idea of having breakfast for dinner, so we offer brunch all day every day. Brunch is America's favorite meal, and Ellen's has become the local favorite place to get it. After nearly 9 years of service and hosting more than 1 million guests, we think you'll agree.
L-R: Co-founder Joe Groves, Ellen Groves Corlee (Joe's mom), and Co-founder Chef Russell Mertz