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Rockwood Bar and Grill

302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
(218) 365-7772
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Ranked #9 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
Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Okay. I'll be honest. How I'm treated in a restaurant impacts my impression of everything; the food, the atmosphere, and whether I want to return. I don't care how good the entree is. Here's a pet peeve: When I'm the first one seated in the server's area but the last one to get water, take my drink order, return with... More

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ely is a reluctant tourist town. This place is a classic example. After two visits I would say the food is very good and the service is average at best. The servers are very pleasant and work hard, but either need a bit more training or, more likely, better support from management. Menu choices are what you'd expect in this... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Had drove past here earlier in the week and decided to stop off for a drink and sit outside in the sunshine, listening to the small waterfall, lovely touch. Asked a young waiter if we could sit outside and he said yes, a shame we see him being reprimanded a bit later for allowing us to. As we are from... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We looked forward to trying Rockwood's again in the New Year, and we were not disappointed. We were greeted and sat very quickly, and upon our order being taken we were told that there was a new chief from DC in for the summer and there were a few new things on the menu. We were then thank for being... More

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Ely, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Big, fresh burgers; behemoth burritos; wonderful soups; gluten-free options; cool, quirky, local decor; outside seating. What's not to like? My only knock on the Rockwood is that it's closed from mid-October until early May.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Spent a week in Ely this summer with our two teenage boys. Had such a great dinner here, sitting outside on the patio -we returned the 2nd time before having to come home. Great good -reasonable prices -great happy hour prices -and fabulous service! Good for carnivores, vegetarians, and even vegans!! Heard it was a newer place in town! Hope... More

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Wildeye Cake appetizers were good, service was great. The Red Velvet Cake was the best I have ever had at a restaurant. Stay away from the Northwoods Nachos the chicken was dry and chewy like a rubber band, we actually could not eat the chicken.

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st paul, mn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

sat outside and had appetizers, good service and friendly waitress. we went back for dinner and the fish was excellent. thanks to you all!

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Plymouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Jerk pork sandwich is very good. The Blueberry Martini was perfect. The restaurant is on a busy corner but the landscaping makes you forget that it is

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our group of five ate here on a recent visit to Ely. We tried several different entrees and everyone liked what they got. Good food but our service was a bit slow. Would try it again.

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