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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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 38
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  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
A mainstay of Ely.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
LouGerzin
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Ely, Minnesota
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Ely, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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318 reviews 318 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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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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