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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
218-365-3195
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Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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English first
Duluth MN
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The first time we ate there the waitress said you'll never leave here hungry if you do its your own fault. we then both ordered the biscuits gravy and sausage breakfast it was served on a platter and seriously we could have just split one order we didn't leave hungry!!!

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The place was packed with the early morning regulars, tourists, and the like. The breakfast is what you'd expect from a small town cafe. Service was great and the value was unmatched. Good spot for a meal in Ely.

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Chicago suburbs, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When I ordered the "Stuffed Hash Browns", I got a little more than I bargained for. Have an appetite if you order this. It's a couple eggs atop hash browns which are filled with a ham and cheese mixture and it's very good and very large. The coffee could have been a bit stronger. Bring cash, as I understand they... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

OK, it is a tiny lunch counter. It is open at 5AM. The prices are reasonable. The American fries were good. The eggs were cooked right. The homemade wheat braed and homemade cinnamon raisin bread were WORLD CLASS. The coffee is strong enough. Place was busy at 6AM. Construction worker/road crew at the table next to us. Lots of older... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews 174 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great stop off the main drag to get your fill of calories before entering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Generous portions with quick and friendly service. Only drawback is that this is a cash only establishment so make sure you have some in your pocket before sitting down. I enjoyed a nice size breakfast sandwich and my dining buddies... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our 6am breakfast before we headed out to the BWCAW for 5 days was a yummy and satisfying start to our trip. Service was fast (and the place was packed!) and our server was friendly and pleasant. Will eat there again!

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Forest Lake, mn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

They serve breakfast all day, very friendly and quick service! The food was delivered surprisingly fast and was perfect.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Casual atmosphere, great food and service! I will definitely make Britton's a stop each time we're in Ely!

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