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Ely Steak House

216 E Shreidan, Ely, MN 55731
218.365.7412
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Ranked #8 of 21 restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited here twice during our stay in Ely and enjoyed our experiences. the first time i had a steak that was the special and it was done good but it was the service that made us go back again. The second time I had their famous Bucky Burger and it was quite good. Much better than... More

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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ely Steakhouse has the best walleye I've ever had! They fix it several ways and every time I've had it, it's wonderful! The staff are great. We had the best waiter the last time we were there! He was fun, provided great service and tolerated a bunch of crazy women. In fact he seemed to enjoy it as much as... More

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Forest Lake, mn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I recommend calling ahead or you'll wait a long time as this is a very popular spot. Worth every penny. Went with a group of six and our waiter Wes was very personable and efficient. All were very satisfied and raved about our food. Don't miss this restaurant!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

you can have whatever you want at the Steakhouse. They are famous for their "Bucky Burger" which is so large I always take part of it home. The walleye is wonderful! I just had Cajun walleye fingers as an appetizer and I would love it in a full meal. Lots of late night entertainment for those who want that too.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I read a lot of reviews for Ely Steak House and we decided to give the place a chance. Going to this steak house is like a step back in time to the old supper club days--a different era. We were seated at a table by the windows, which I appreciated. Our server was efficient and timely (though repeated her... More

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had dinner here during our stay in Ely. My husband and I are foodies and appreciate good food. Neither of us finished our meals and we regretted spending the money to eat here. My husband had ribs he said they tasted frozen. I had a steak that tasted like they had used meat tenderizer on it. Maybe other items on... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lunched here today with my husband, two kids and a nephew (all teenagers). My husband and I both thought the prices were quite high. I had the walleye fingers, and considering we were in northern MN, I was expecting something really yummy. They were the least tasty walleye fingers I had ever had. I didn't even like the tartar sauce.... More

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Macomb, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are annual visitors to Ely, MN, principally to "do" a trip into the Boundary Waters and secondarily to poke around Ely and surrounding area. We generally eat at the Ely Steak House once a year. Generally the food quality has been excellent in the past. Our waitress, Katie, was charming, friendly and tastefully attentive. I think the menu has... More

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Manteno, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here twice on our last visit to Ely. I enjoyed the food but they are very pricey: steaks around $25 in a bar-like atmosphere. Our first visit was ruined by a really loud, rude table next to us watching soccer. Sports bars are quieter. I was disappointed the staff didn't say anything. On our first visit I got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have spent the last 6 summers in Ely and visiting the Ely Steakhouse is a must. The burgers are absolutely incredible, in particular their special Bucky Burger, certainly hits the spot! The drinks menu has something for all, but many of my friends go for the 'toe sucker'! Highly recommend visiting this place, even if it's just for a... More

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