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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
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
trvlrs2
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Dubuque,IA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubuque,IA
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6 reviews 6 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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

I ate here with some friends just after spending a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. We were tired, sore and hungry for some burgers. Since it is adjacent to one of the local outfitters, I had expected the place to cater to backpackers and canoeists. This was not the case. Most of the clientele seemed to be women... More 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stopped for a quick lunch, the place was packed so figured we made a good pick. Was not disappointed. Just had a cup of wild rice soup and wish it would have been a bowl! Also had the corn bread which was an awesome treat. Only complaint was the acoustics in the facility are terrible. Because it was so busy,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Spent a week Up North, came to the Chocolate Moose three times. Have to say, very impressed with the selection and quality. Had Yum Yum Burger, Walley Sandwich and Wild rice Meatloaf Sandwich; all three were very flavorful and different. My husband ordered different salads, was happy with them as well. Ingredients always looked fresh and were different from what... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Always a must stop while in Ely, MN. Delicious food and pleasant staff. Pick anything on the menu (I've tried numerous items) because you will be pleased and remember dessert.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We tend to get lunch here on our annual trips to Ely because it's what the group can agree on. The menu is broad and has good vegetarian options. But the service can be slow and often a wait for tables because they are always so busy/

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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?