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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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best breakfast!

Bring your appetite and your cash. The portions are huge and most people can easily share a meal. But what delicious food! It was just the thing to fortify us for a trip into the Boundary Waters. They open at 5 am so you can still get out on the water early. The service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Reba100
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Lilburn, Georgia
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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bring your appetite and your cash. The portions are huge and most people can easily share a meal. But what delicious food! It was just the thing to fortify us for a trip into the Boundary Waters. They open at 5 am so you can still get out on the water early. The service was excellent.

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The place was packed when we went for breakfast. Had about a 10 minute wait. The food was delicious and there was a large amount. I had the veggie stuffed hashbrowns which came with eggs and toast. I had to get a to-go box for most of the hashbrowns. My son had the breakfast burrito which was HUGE. It also... More 

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Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent breakfast, portions, service, all around great place. Staff is friendly. Quick service. You definitely get your moneys worth at this place. Stuffed hashbrowns are a favorite as well as blueberry pancakes. Pancakes are massive in size - you probably only need one. This is definitely a place I come to often.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great food, fast service, down home menu.. remember, no credit cards. The best breakfast in Ely. Stumbled upon the restaurant by accident and came back the next morning for breakfast again. Little place, close tables but well worth it. Nothing fancy but the food was good and a reasonable price.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You know it's a good place when it's full of locals. Ate breakfast there twice during our stay and it was super busy both times. Waffles and french toast were both delicious. Big, hearty portions that keep you going all day. Best breakfast in town.

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Northern Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Don't come here for anything fancy, but if you want excellent breakfasts of any type, this is your place. Beware of the pancakes, which are so huge you really only need one! Service is great, and folks are friendly year round, but this place gets pretty busy in the summer time! Highly recommended and very reasonably priced.

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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great service and great food. My son and I came here for breakfast and we both left with our bellies full....loved the stuffed hash browns!

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Siren, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at Adventure Inn and the owner recommended we eat here. I am glade we did. The place was very busy so the service was a little slow. We were in no hurry so that was fine. The wait was worth it. Very good food. More food that I could eat. I had the stuffed hash browns with cinnamon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

A must go to place if your in town, plenty to choose from and great people. Seems to be the place to be in the a.m. the biscuits and gravy are great with the thick cut bacon,

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Rush City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went there for breakfast huge portions with a reasonable rate. If you eat it all you we not leave hungry!!!!

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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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  • 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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