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Britton's Cafe

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5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
218-365-3195
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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  • 60
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  • 6
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Every time I eat here I always get omelet or French toast it's so good !! There is very good service and last time I went it was very cheap

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Every time I eat here I always get omelet or French toast it's so good !! There is very good service and last time I went it was very cheap

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Big plates, full of the type of breakfast you think only existed in the past. For many Ely visitors, Britton's is a "must stop," but if you go later in the morning you might miss out on the homemade bread!

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Small cafe with great food! Show up early to get a seat. We had wonderful service and the portion size was huge. Good coffee.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

CASH only. This place is an Ely treasure. The food was so plentiful that I started ordering off the side menu so I could finish my meal. It is a great place to eat if you are hungry.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While visiting Ely we stopped into Britton's for brunch. We wanted blueberry pancakes but were told that they quit serving pancakes at 11am. (It was 11:01) The food we ordered was basic breakfast food, nothing special. Would we go there again? Probably not.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We enjoyed the stuffed hash browns for breakfast. Our waitress was excellent and very helpful. A cute little cafe.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Eight of us came for breakfast and immediately lived the ambience of the place. Warm wood panelling, funny signs and local artifacts on the wall. Service was super friendly, patient and fast. The food was delicious and plentiful. The stuffed hash browns were a potato lovers dream come true and the homemade wheat bread was fresh, perfectly buttered and toasted... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friendly service, large portions, and a nice slice of Ely culture. A must-visit prior to leaving for your entry point to the BWCA.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Every summer we are in Ely and making at least several stops at Britton's. Breakfast and lunch only, but what a great job they do with both. Breakfast always served, enormous portions--try an omelette, or the incredible stuffed hash browns piled high on the plate. Ask about the daily special plate and soup--great home-style choices. Then, there are the huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Anything on the menu is good!! Friendly service, cute, clean, its our fav place to go when we are in town. You have to stop here for sure!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-3195

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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