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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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English first
ely, mn
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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Babbitt, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
Phone Number: 218-365-3195
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
Cuisine: American

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