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Rockwood Bar and Grill

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get the walleye ragoons!

Nice place to eat with the whole family. The walleye ragoons are my favorite thing on the menu. If you get fries or chips with your meal, be sure to get their sour cream to dip them in!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice place to eat with the whole family. The walleye ragoons are my favorite thing on the menu. If you get fries or chips with your meal, be sure to get their sour cream to dip them in!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Our family went to dinner on a Friday night early so there was no waiting to be seated. Items ordered included pretzel with cheese appetizer and main courses included stuffed avocados, burgers, and the blueberry salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The blueberry salad was really good and recommended. It had nice greens, candied pecans, and feta cheese. If you love... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We did lunch here one day- we tried the walleye Rangoon- not great. Husband did the walleye tacos, tasted mostly of cole slaw in a tortilla. I had the chicken sandwich on pretzel bun, chicken was dry and almost burnt. We both water and our bill was nearly 40.00 $.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here on vacation with extended family. Saw that it was busy and slow during prime time hours so thought we'd go at 4:30. Service was still really slow. I'm talking like an hour and a half. Service was also sparse. On the other hand the receptionist was extremely helpful and inviting. Food was Ok. Lots of variety. That being... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was the best place we ate while in Ely! The service was good, we sat inside after reading outside service wasn't so great, our waiter did a good job no complaints. If you love nachos, THIS is your place! They offer up a trash can lid sized plate of nachos and they are really great, no squeezed cheese here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We came here for dinner after enjoying the day in beautiful Ely. The walleye sliders were very good. Our server was very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

High quality food, with variety that will please both carnivores and vegetarians. This place has become our must-stop after the BWCA - get a huge plate of nachos and some cold beer after that last portage. Good burgers and fish, plus a great list of MN beers. Outdoor seating is pleasant.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visit Ely every summer and have eaten here each year since they opened. At it's best, it offers very tasty Minnesota north woods themed food with lots of local/regional microbrews and wines--served in a pleasant setting that includes a large shaded patio area. This year we had a great meal, drinks, and service. Enjoyed foods from a blueberry salad... More 

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pulled pork sandwich was excellent. Service was good. You can eat inside or outside. Nice restaurant with good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A very busy night. Waited for over half an hour for a table outside to hear the live band. We were able to sit at the bar and order our meal with the promise of a table as soon as our turn came up. That didn't happen and after others were seated who had arrived well after us, we prompted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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