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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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  • 77
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  • 37
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
old fashioned breakfast

Wonderful breakfast with friendly service. I had a vegetable omelet and it was excellent. Our server was welcoming and interested in what our January -13 degree plans included.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
96pamela1956
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast with friendly service. I had a vegetable omelet and it was excellent. Our server was welcoming and interested in what our January -13 degree plans included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that you'll find lots of locals here in the morning tells you that Britton is the go to spot for breakfasts that are plentiful and very good. I had the breakfast sandwich with American fries and my friend had the vegetable omelet. Both were very good. Attentive staff and good coffee,too.

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Thank Patricia O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Breakfast! My family went there last Sunday! My husband had the stuffed hash browns! Very good, great coffee!

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Thank Robin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the best meals we had on the 3 days we were in Ely! Very large portions for the price. The food was excellent and the waitress was very attentive. We will stop here every time we come through Ely.

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Thank Sherene W
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The portions are so big that you will have enough for lunch if you take a doggy bag. Reasonable price for great quality. I have never seen pancakes as large as what they serve. The whole family of 9 was impressed. Thank you Briitton's.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff great service especially since they always seem to be busy and everyone has to hustle. The omelets were wonderful, light tasty and filling. Fresh ingredients and perfectly prepared. After eating here it left do doubt why they are so busy. The only bad part was being on a diet after I saw the fresh made in house doughnuts.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

On a recent trip to Ely, MN - we found a hidden treasure - Britton's Cafe! Wait staff was pleasant, food was delicious and plentiful!! This was a great alternative to eating at the local Dairy Queen (not that the DQ isn't delicious, too). We will definitely eat there again on our yearly visit to Ely.

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1 Thank BobandMunda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

If you love breakfast and you love a breakfast atmosphere, check this place out! The food was "Oh, so amazing!" The coffee however wasnt so good. It tasted a bit burnt. But besides that We loved the place.

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1 Thank Matt E
Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Always good food, always great service, large portion sizes! What's not to like about Brittons Cafe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friend and I have been going to the North American Bear Center in Ely for about four years now. We always stop at Brittons. The food is all fantastic, be it breakfast or lunch. The have ridiculously large portions and very reasonable pricing. Add great service to the mix and you have a must go to. captainbu@gmail.com Facebook: Mike... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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