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Places to Eat in Ely

Discover our favorite places to eat in Ely, MN. From charming cafes to savory diners, explore a diverse range of dining options in this Northern Minnesota town. Find your next favorite eatery and savor the flavors of Ely.

Boathouse Brew Pub

Ely’s only brew pub featuring it’s own great beers and an extensive menu with treats such as fish and chips made with walleye.

49 East Sheridan Street, Ely

(218) 365-4301

Home style cooking at this café can’t be beat.

5 East Chapman Street, Ely

(218) 365-3195
Chocolate Moose

Every spring we look forward to the Chocolate Moose opening for the summer.  They have a new menu every year and each month features a different country's cuisine for the evening.  This log cabin restuarant has been a feature of Ely's dining history for many years and visitors look forward to a meal there whenever thye come to town.

Frisky Otter

Ely's newest eating establishment is opening in April 2024.  A full menu of steaks, chops, fish , pasta dishes and gourmet sandwitches is planned.  Martinis, fine wine and craft beers are all available.  We all look forward to trying it out for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium

A great place for soup and sandwich and breakfast.

955 East Sheridan Street, Ely

(218) 365-7345
Grand Ely Lodge Evergreen Restaurant

Just a short walk from Raven’s Wing, this restaurant boasts a great view of Shagawa Lake and has some of our favorite appetizers and a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The wild mushroom ravioli is one of our favorites.  

400 North Pioneer Road, Ely

(218) 365-6875
Insula Restaurant

A great place for fine dining and our favorite place to celebrate life’s special events.  

145 East Sheridan Street, Ely

(218) 365-4855
Mitska's Market (formerly Organic Roots)

This small bistro has lovely desserts, soups and specials. It is also an organic market where you can find great healthy foods to buy.

141 East Chapman Street, Ely

(218) 365-2799
Northern Grounds

This coffee house, wine bar, and restaurant is a great place for specialty coffees, fine wines and a light menu.  They host regular wine tasting events that are great fun.

2 West Sheridan Street, Ely

(218) 365-6010
Stoney Ridge Resort

This lakeside restaurant features the largest selection of burgers you are likely to find anywhere.  Their stuffed hash browns are famous!

60 West Lakeview Avenue, Ely

(218) 235-9441