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Rockwood Bar and Grill

302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
(218) 365-7772
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Ranked #12 of 21 restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On August 10th three of my friends and I visited rockwood for lunch. It was a lovely day and we got a nice table outside in the sun - that was the only positive part of the experience. We ordered our lunch which was 4 burgers and drinks. The drinks arrived after 20 minutes and the food took a full... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our family of four ate outside in the covered patio area for lunch. There was a breeze running through the patio and we enjoyed the landscaping complete with a stream and flowers. Our server was a lovely girl yet service was a bit on the slow side. We ordered a walleye appetizer (like a crab cake but with walleye) which... More

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very good place to have an evening meal or lunch. Had entertainment every evening we were there. Meal was good and not over priced for the time of year. Steak salad and soup and salad was well worth it.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here a few weeks ago before heading out for a couple days of paddling. It was a great place to stop for a last meal before our trip on the lakes. I had one of the excellent soups and a salad; a nice simple meal. My husband had a huge burger, which he described... More

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Walldorf, Germany
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179 reviews 179 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This place would rather get 3,5 - I put 4, as food quality and service were good. We had the meat loaf and the flat iron steak. But: they didn't deliver exactly what was ordered (mistake made in the kitchen), portions were smallish (which means very small by American standards), prices quite high. All in all, we had a nice... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very very happy find! I told my husband that I now have a favorite restaurant in Ely. We were just looking for burgers, since Ely activities usually leave us protein craving. This place was excellent. I had something in the half pound range, delightful involving a whole grain mustard & truffle oil fries. Will happily go back next time I'm... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've been coming to this establishment since it was a Hardee's. Much better now. I usually get the "wildeye" burger which is a mixture of two north-woods staples; wild rice and walleye. A good choice, but it could use a bit more walleye if you ask me. The wild rice soup is also very good. This place is always busy,... More

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Monticello, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in Ely with friends for a long weekend. We tried to get into two other places and ended up at Rockwood. The interior was nice and quiet as we were there after lunch rush. The burgers were good and the sever was friendly but not around that much and was slow offering refills and bringing the bill. Maybe... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The beer selection is fantastic. Food was ok. But for some reason the service for receiving our food was very slow considering it was a Sunday evening and the place seemed less than half full.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This wasn't the first visit here but it had been a while. The staff was nice and friendly but the food was just OK for the prices they charge. My wife and I were there with a big group so that may have had an effect on the kitchen but they know we were coming so they should have been... More

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