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The Chocolate Moose

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American, Healthy
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101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
218-365-6343
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum

Fun cozy spot. We ate in the "attic". Tomato Basil fantastic and Moose chocolate cake to die for. Super friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Carol S
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nisswa, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did not have a great experience. It was very busy and we were seated outside. It was a very windy day and everything, including our silverware, was blowing off the table. The food was okay but not great. The servers were not very friendly.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fun cozy spot. We ate in the "attic". Tomato Basil fantastic and Moose chocolate cake to die for. Super friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I lived in Ely for several years in the mid 1990's and the Chocolate Moose was the highlight for anyone visiting. After being gone from Ely for twenty years I finally had a chance to visit with my wife and kids. So needless to say I was really looking forward to showing everyone this little gem on the edge of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The menu was very small and limited from the online menu I had seen. The portions were large enough, it was pricey in comparison to the quality of food you got.

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Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wife had cobb salad that was excellent. Good fresh water fish dishes. Lots of fellow diners ontheirbin or out of the Boundary waters.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So we were a large group on a Saturday morning, and apparently we overwhelmed the kitchen because the hostess was turning away customers even though there were many open tables. What's up with that? I strongly suggest that the kitchen beef up its staff--both in numbers and in efficiency. The food was good- I recommend the Scrambles, but this place... More 

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely place to eat, on your own or with family and friends, the food was great especially the burgers. There are lots of places to sit both inside and out, the staff are all very friendly too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My canoeing buddy and I had supper at this restaurant when we arrived in Ely. Good food but nothing special. I did think the local beer was good. I found the service to be slow and folks who arrived and ordered after us were served first. We had nothing special but couldn't understand why the service was slow.

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Ely, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I always love a visit to The Moose, but was surprised at the wait time for breakfast. Just so you know, you may wait a bit for your food--thankfully, while you wait, the coffee is delicious...

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent food and waiting staff. We had a variety of different menu items at our table since there were 7 of us. We all loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-6343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?