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Rockwood Bar and Grill

#12 of 21 Restaurants in Ely
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302 East Sheridan Street, Ely, MN 55731-1454
(218) 365-7772
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretty Good Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
MNBonefish
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MN
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
MN
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ely is full of restaurants and you can't visit them all. But this is one I can truly recommend. It's rare to find a place that really pays attention to small details that make a dining experience special. The food was excellent and it was apparent that someone is paying close attention to ingredients, from the choice of greens to... More 

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Duluth MN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food was good, the prices were a bit steep. I had the classic flat iron steak and it was really nicely cooked and I enjoyed it. I'd certainly order it again. The service was friendly, we weren't rushed, but management needs to turn up the thermostat. We would have stayed longer in the bar watching a football game, but... More 

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Saint Paul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After shopping up and down the street we decide to rest and have a beverage. The bartender was fun and helpful taking pictures of our group. Will stop again next time we are in town.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our server was very nice. When our food arrived it was bad. Sandwiches were greasy and thrown together. Soup tasted like it was from a can

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a great dinner and great service! The salads were fresh and meatloaf husband was crazy over. Thanks to all!

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Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Seems they have slipped a bit, we have been there in past and very happy. Seems we hit the Labor Day slump heading into their down time, not much for specials, and most they were out of. the Walleye, wild rice patty put on a sandwich was way too much filler on a large bun with a tasteless sauce. The... 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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