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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
218-365-3195
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Ranked #3 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
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English first
Chicago suburbs, Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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

Valparaiso, Indiana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Reviewer
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!

Forest Lake, mn
Senior Reviewer
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.

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!

Rochester, Minnesota
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

huge portions of classic American café food - love the blueberry pancakes and homemade cinnamons rolls. The omelets hang over the edge of the plate!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I hadn't been to Ely since the mid 1970's. It was our family vacation destination every summer. Britton's cafe was the a must. The food was the best home cooking away from home. I traveled to Ely last summer (2013) and found Britton's was still there. The food still out of this world. It brought tears to my eyes and... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the Best Breakfast you will find anywhere. The pancakes hang over your plate, And you never know how might walk in they have had a few supper stars in. But get there early they are not open all day.

Mpls MN
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A local Ely resident recommended this place for breakfast. Nice little diner and they did a fine job with breakfast. Would return.

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