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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: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Home Cooking

This is a "regular" kind of place - where the locals would direct you to find a good meal, because that's where they eat. We have mainly been there for breakfast, but that seems to be there specialty. Huge portions and always satisfying. This last visit we stopped during the lunch hour, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Anthony M
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a "regular" kind of place - where the locals would direct you to find a good meal, because that's where they eat. We have mainly been there for breakfast, but that seems to be there specialty. Huge portions and always satisfying. This last visit we stopped during the lunch hour, but breakfast was still available. I had the... More 

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Hixton, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had super service and the way you want it! No food request was denied. The stuffed hash browns are awesome. Don't worry you will not leave hungry. There is a reason this restaurant has been active in Ely for so long great food and super friendly service.

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Ely, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Always great service and good old fashioned diner food! The go to place for a quick meal or cup of coffee.

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ely, mn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Breakfast to huge to eat! Local restaurant with plain home cooking. Order the veggie stuffed hash browns (crispy please) and you won't need to eat the rest of the day. The French toast made with homemade bread is really great, too. Everything on the menu is affordable. If you're I going during the winter, wear layers, as it has a... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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130 reviews 130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

When I lived in Ely, Britton's was a favorite restaurant. Very good home cooking. It still has the same Mom & Pop atmosphere, but the food is not quite as good as it was. I'd recommend it though. The specials are still real food. I had the hot turkey sandwich and it was actually real turkey and not lunch meat.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A great local establishment with small town charm. Loved their veggie stuffed hashbrows. Their breakfast #9 is also very good (biscuits and gravy/eggs/meat). Their donuts are really good too. They were out of pie when we were there.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you're hungry and looking for a classic American breakfast, Britton's is the place to go in Ely. It may be busy on weekends, but it's definitely worth the wait. HUGE portions and friendly service have made it our favorite place for breakfast in Ely. They don't accept plastic, but an ATM is across the street.

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Breakfast platters are enough to feed more than one and are the absolute tastiest! The coffee was fabulous too!

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Duluth MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a classic café/dinner. It was packed with locals and tourists alike. We hit on a Saturday morning and waited about 20 minutes. Service was friendly, food was good and the coffee excellent.

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Jerseyville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, food was good, but if you are not a local or a regular customer be prepared to WAIT Locals that came in WAY after us got served their food WAY before us Not good for repeat business from out of town customers

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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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