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Ely Steak House

#10 of 24 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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216 E Shreidan, Ely, MN 55731
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Get the Walleye

We had the Walleye Basket and it was delicious. Fun bar scene with ballgames playing. Service was really good and they were accommodating to my food allergies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Laguna Hills, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit frequently so I can say that the Steak House is consistent and reliable. Always good service and the steaks make the cut. Be sure to get a reservation when you wish to eat at normal times. It is usually busy.

Thank Roger R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Ely Steak House is a must for visitors in Ely. Good food, nice service for northern Minnesota. I have gone to the steakhouse many times but have just never written a review. If you are coming out of the BWCA or just travelling to Ely for vacation don't pass up on eating here.

Thank kgrotenhuis23
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Got the Bucky Burger on a recommendation from one of the workers at Piragis. One of the best burgers I've had. The beer selection was good and the taps were ice cold. Great meal after spending a few days out in the woods. Definitely coming back!

Thank Chris S
Chaska, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Interesting place - fast and fun atmosphere. We ate at the bar and the bartender set us up as if we were eating at a table. Had prime rib and a parmesan-bacon encrusted steak butt....both were fantastic. Salad was great and the French onion soup is to 'die for'. Would definitely go back. Recommend making reservations as the place fills... More 

Thank Dee7112015
Laguna Hills, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had the Walleye Basket and it was delicious. Fun bar scene with ballgames playing. Service was really good and they were accommodating to my food allergies.

Thank WolfFood05
Wyoming, MN
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we go here every year about the same time and this is an absolute must place to eat. the steaks are the best and they know how to cook them. The service was wonderful and they make a great Golden Cadillac.

Thank Dick J
st. catharines
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298 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Good food and great service. We ate in the dining room once and the bar area once and service was very good both times. A little pricey perhaps but the food was fresh and perfectly prepared. The menu selection had a good spread of choices without losing focus. A good choice for a meal out.

1 Thank rodney01
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We were exploring restaurants on sunday evening and our resort owner (marie from northern lights resort) suggested this place. It turned out to be a very good place . My kids enjoyed the food. Walleye was good here. And the ambience was good too. It was a good change for us to see the warm smiles we received from local... More 

Thank salim a
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210 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Had a NY strip, salad and cheese curds, All good. Steak cooked just right and tasty, good beef, med rare, cheese curds, good sauce for them, good, salad good. Aside from the price, a bit pricey but it was good. Had it to go and all was included in the meal, forks butter, everything I needed. I'll be back

1 Thank bulldogtwo
Tower, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and had dinner herebon Sunday night. The place was busy. They have a casual atmosphere and a good steak menu. Prices were fair. Full bar. I had the ribeye medium rare and it was great, cooked just as ordered and served with a hot baked potato. Service was friendly and went smoothly. We will be back.

Thank J H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 E Shreidan, Ely, MN 55731
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218.365.7412

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?