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506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
218-365-7502
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Great food at a very reasonable price. They have what you are looking for and at times will even deliver. Had the Mongolian beef and it was very tasty. If and when you are in Ely, give this place a try. They are located on the Main street and have hours to meet your needs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Chisholm, Minnesota
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Chisholm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great food at a very reasonable price. They have what you are looking for and at times will even deliver. Had the Mongolian beef and it was very tasty. If and when you are in Ely, give this place a try. They are located on the Main street and have hours to meet your needs.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the chicken lo mein, vegetable fried rice, and sweet and sour chicken. Food was very fresh and hot when we got it back to our cabin. Liked it so much we ate there twice on the trip.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We always eat here once while up north. Great food. We love this place. Very friendly and helpful the first time we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Not bad for up north near the wilderness. Went last year and took off and order was wrong. This time the food was good, very hot, fried rice stayed hot for at least an hour after we got it. A bit pricey but considering they are so far away from a distro center it was pretty good, good selection of... More 

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I should have ordered a vegetable centered dish but ordered sweet and sour chicken/shrimp. It was typical "american-asian" heavily breaded with a rather bland pink sauce on the side. The serving size was generous, the rice was tasteless. So, all in all --- a filling meal but not especially tasty. It seemed busy when I was there, so others must... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

So yesterday my wife and I walk into the Oriental Orchid at 1:57 PM. It was empty. The guy behind the counter quickly pushed a menu at us and asked what we'd like. My wife and I took a couple of minutes to scanthe menu then looked up at the white board and found the $4.95 daily specials. We had... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We tried the Oriental Orchid and were pleasantly surprised by the Vietnamese noodles, but the Mongolian beef was way too salty. I did enjoy having the option for ethnic food while staying in Ely. We would enjoy another meal there when we visit Ely again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We needed food for 12 people, and they prepared everything perfectly. The young man at the counter was friendly and helpful, telling us where we could find a birthday cake on short notice. Really good flavor in the chicken curry dish. The combo Lo Mein was packed with meats and they used an angel hair noodle. Not what we are... More 

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Gladstone, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We called late and they made us everything we asked for. Easy to find, easy to pick up. All tasted good and fresh, nothing overcooked or old. Not overly salty, they also use non MSG products if you request that. We stated we needed paper plates and silverware because we were at a motel, they gave us extra everything. We... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The only reasonably priced food we found in Ely (I don't know how the locals make it.) We enjoyed the food -- nothing on the menu was adventurous, but we weren't expecting it to be. We picked up beer from a nearby liquor store and dined "in" under the awning next to the building.

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Additional Information about Oriental Orchid

Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
Phone Number: 218-365-7502
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 506 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1458
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-7502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?