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302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
(218) 365-7772
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'll love the beanburger.

It was nice weather to sit outside, but the band there music was too loud. You couldn't talk to each other. Nice place to sit and eat. In or outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It was nice weather to sit outside, but the band there music was too loud. You couldn't talk to each other. Nice place to sit and eat. In or outside.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife an I were in Ely for a long weekend. Neither of us have ever been before. After visiting the wolf center we decided to try Rockwood after it was suggested to us. Boy were we happy we did! First off they have an outstanding beer collection! I did not expect to see Surley on tap way up in... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate at Rockwood for our first meal after six days in the Boundary Waters. It's very pleasant, with a nice outdoor seating area. We had a big lunch and enjoyed it throughly. The burgers are inventive and huge - really hit the spot. The beer selection was excellent, lots of local brews, and coming from Colorado, most I haven't... More 

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Ely, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We always have great food and a good time at Rockwood. Very friendly staff and super local owners. The burgers are great and the meatloaf is awesome. Drinks are cold and generous.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Rockwood was our first stop after 6 days in the BWCA. Their burgers were outstanding, and hit the spot. The beer was ice cold, and we enjoyed a late afternoon sitting outside. Definitely going back when we get to Ely again.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

After an afternoon of touring and shopping in Ely, we saw the Rockwood's 'Happy Hour' sign. Were delighted to discover a true "two for one" deal. You order a drink, and two are delivered! A couple can split the order, or you can just save time and have two drinks each! We then decided it would be a good idea... More 

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MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have eaten here numerous times and have seen the restaurant go through it's growing pains. They have done a good job at responding to their customers concerns and requests and have changed their menu accordingly. Great service and atmosphere as well as a nice bar. Definitely one of the best places in town and worth the stop.

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We celebrated Thanksgiving at this restaurant. It was just three of us including my mother in law who is in a wheelchair. Sadly, my father-in-law is in hospice so this Thanksgiving was difficult to make definite plans. I called ahead to check availability for reservations and also to share the importance of making my mother-in-law feel comfortable and welcome. I... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Next summer when in Ely, Minnesota try Rockwood Bar and Grill for an excellent dining experience.Theirs is a varied menu featuring burgers and sandwiches and a great selection of entrées. My favorite this season was the seared salmon - my all-time favorite among restaurants around the country. Dining can be either indoor or outdoor, covered or uncovered depending on your... More 

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Mishawaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We ate here late on night before heading out into the BWCA to fuel up for a long day of paddling. The appetizers were plentiful (one of the few places I have found stateside that offers poutine) and the burgers were all great. A little more expensive than your standard casual sit-down places, but it was a good value none-the-less.

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Address: 302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
Phone Number: (218) 365-7772
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: (218) 365-7772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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