Top 10 restaurants in Ely, United States

April 14, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Ely (/ˈiːli/ EE-lee) is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,460 at the 2010 census. It is located on the Vermilion Iron Range, and is historically home to several iron ore mines.
Things to do in Ely

1. Northern Expressions Ice Cream Parlor

48 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1257 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 218-365-5550
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 112 reviews

Northern Expressions Ice Cream Parlor

Reviewed By Tipper M

Once again I stopped in this fine place, the level of service is outstanding. The blueberry pie shake is back. Stopped in earlier this week and no pies but I came back and more pies were ordered. That level of customer care is scarce.
I walked and said hello to the owner who then offered to mske my perfect shake for me. Perfect is the not word but out of this world comes close.
Saw a similar offering at a different location but did not try it. Once you have the best your search is over so just come here and get spoiled.

2. Insula Restaurant

145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1214 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 55 +1 218-365-4855
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Insula Restaurant

Insula Restaurant opened June 2015 in the old Vertin's cafe located in Ely, MN. Our goal is to responsibly serve the community and invest in local products- while providing service excellence in an inviting atmosphere.

Reviewed By kanders21 - MN

The pork wonton tacos and chicken and waffles ordered by our group were excellent. Other items were tasty and well seasoned.

We were unhappy because one of our party ordered the French onion grilled cheese and after two of us tasted it and another smelled it, we were certain the bread was on the edge of turning moldy.

After informing the server, she came back and said the kitchen had just received a bread order and that it was thyme they used to season the sandwich that was the cause. Either their bread company is not being careful or they are overseasoning, because it tasted of mold.

This negatively impacted our experience. We are not unreasonable people - I think this may be the first less than positive review I’ve ever left on trip advisor. I was a little flabbergasted at this response to a customer concern.

That said, the ambiance was appealing and the service was fine.

3. Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company

343 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1453 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 218-365-2326
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company

Reviewed By 507adventurelover - Port Washington, Wisconsin

The Front Porch is primarily a coffee shop with some quiche options available. The muffins, cookies and quiches are good, but do not expect a full sit-down breakfast. The coffee is well-rounded. This was my kind of breakfast.

4. Crapola World Headquarters

16 N 1st Ave E, Ely, MN 55731-1473 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Cafe SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 218-235-6161
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Crapola World Headquarters

Crapola World Headquarters is a bustling production bakery with a cafe attached. We make premium quality granola in-house, and serve parfaits, smoothies made from scratch, coffee and juice drinks to go. Our bakery case features a rotating display of artisan sourdough breads as well as bulk granola and energy bars. Indoor seating is available with free wifi. Sometimes we play the music kinda loud.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Just a few loaves of this excellent bread are produced each week; get there on Thursdays at 2:30-3:00pm for sourdough artisan loaves hot out of the oven; each loaf is hand kneaded individually, has dense texture and a distinct sour flavor. Some of the best bread I've ever eaten.

5. Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 218-365-3195
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Britton's Cafe

Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Reviewed By BearManNorth - Ely, Minnesota

I live just outside Ely, and this is my breakfast place! Here you get more than you`d expect, and it`s great food. Just a couple "heads up though"......
#1 It is a cash only place, no checks or credit cards.
#2 When the town is full of visitors from spring through fall, expect it to be crowded. The early birds headed fishing to start with. But at about 9-10 am the place can get down right packed, and there is good reason for that. BUT, even if you have to wait a bit, you will be glad you did. There is not one thing on the breakfast line up I`d turn you away from. Bonnie, the owner and cook, is the best there is! The place is small, but hay, it`s a small town anyway.

6. Red Cabin Custard

1114 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1747 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Red Cabin Custard

Reviewed By thomascorrigan - Maryland

Great place to have desert in Ely after dinner. I had a chocolate malt and my wife a chocolate shake, our friends had cups of frozen custard. All were really good. Well worth a stop.

7. Log Cabin Coffee Drive-Thru

1340 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1751 Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout American SGD 3 - SGD 7 +1 218-235-4034
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Log Cabin Coffee Drive-Thru

Log Cabin Coffee is a new drive-thru coffee shop in Ely, MN serving specialty hot/cold espresso drinks, smoothies and baked goods.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Log Cabin Coffee offers quick drive-through service on our way to work. The staff know our names and Marolyn's homemade pound cake is so yummy rich! Oh, did I say the coffee is uber-excellent, too? It is. Great addition to the coffee scene in Ely.

8. Ely Steak House

216 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1452 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 218-365-7412
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 325 reviews

Ely Steak House

Reviewed By Dick J - wyoming, MN

While traveling in Northern Minnesota you will not find a better place for an excellent meal. the Steak I ordered was done to perfection. The others had Burgers and some sea food, all excellent. the desert tray was so inviting I had time passing it up but the diet won't allow such indulgence. The Service was great without hovering and very concerned the food was prepared properly.

9. Dairy Queen

1441 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1834 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Dinner, Lunch +1 218-365-5101
Excellent
69%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Buskahhh - Pittsfield

The weather was hot when we were there, and this DQ delivered the sweet , cooling reward . During the 4th of July parade, the staff there marched around with buckets of ice cream bars . Good advertising and made us feel good.

The staff at this location are friendly and courteous, attentive. The location was clean and up to date.

What's not to like?

10. Boathouse Brewery

47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 218-365-4301
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 290 reviews

Boathouse Brewery

Reviewed By Barry D - Superior, Wisconsin

Stopped in with the intention of having the duck wings. Somehow I got swayed into choosing the Gun boats instead. Gunboats are split jalapeños stuffed with cheese and sausage. These may have been the hottest jalapeños I've ever eaten. Holy mouth on fire. I know...MoreThanks for the review, Barry! Sorry, that our end of the road Jalapenos got ya good.

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