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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food. In ELY.

Everyone I know who has ever been to Ely raves about The Chocolate Moose, and now I know why. We ate lunch on an absolutely frigid day and got the warm fuzzies. I had a salad that was to die for, my kids were happy with their meals, and they have actual tea. Good, tasty, hot tea. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
ALTSwiss
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Everyone I know who has ever been to Ely raves about The Chocolate Moose, and now I know why. We ate lunch on an absolutely frigid day and got the warm fuzzies. I had a salad that was to die for, my kids were happy with their meals, and they have actual tea. Good, tasty, hot tea. What a treat.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good food, lovely restaurant but a bit expensive for what you get but there is a lack of options available.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good food and decent service. Only one men's and women's bathroom available for store customers and restaurant customers. If you are toilet training a kid, don't bring them here (long wait for bathroom).

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Comfortable place with a good menu and reasonable prices. Nice wines. Food is fresh and tasty. Service is very good and friendly. Variety of tables and "booths" to seat groups of all sizes in spite of the small appearance of the place from the outside. I recommend this place!

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My boy and I went here for lunch on a Saturday in Ely. It is a small restaurant with a small bar within. It has a cozy Northwoods feel and is a very welcoming establishment. I am trying a loose a few pounds, so I order the toasted Brussels sprout salad with avocado dressing and grilled chicken added on while... More 

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Dubuque,IA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here so much the year before that we returned in 2014. The food is good and varied and the atmosphere is pleasant and cheerful. The staff is efficient and pleasant even when they are very busy.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a meal when when coming in off the trail! Hearty soups and sandwiches and good desserts. The place is very busy and very popular therefore the service is a bit slow, but the food is worth the wait!

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Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local and we were very happy with the meal. We sat outside on the patio which was very relaxing and comfortable. The food was very good but a little pricey. The pie was delicious. The location was convenient to shopping for last minute supplies since there is a great gear store attached... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Interesting name, nice place. Overloaded with old junk hanging from the ceiling and walls, you are entertained while waiting for service. A nice place, good food, but the service is just not there. The hostess that met us gave us the impression we were bothering her. We protested when she tried to sit us in a room full of families... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I realize my only other review on Tripadvisor is for the Lemon Wolf in Beaver Bay. These two places have a lot in common ... great ingredients, homemade-from-scratch food, friendly service and pleasant surroundings. So, if you like one of them, you'll probably like both — and I do.

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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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