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Ely Steak House

216 E Shreidan, Ely, MN 55731
218.365.7412
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Ranked #7 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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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited the Ely Steak House for lunch on our 50th anniversary. We spent the day driving from Two Harbors to Ely, visiting the attractions in and around town, and looking for those "something special" things to see and do. Because of other reviews we decided on the steak house for our noon meal however did not want a steak... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Four friends visited the Ely Steak house. We each purchased different menu items and all of us enjoyed our meals. Although the food is not quite as good as a big city steak house, it is much better than typical fare in a small town restaurant. The waitress was attentive and pleasant. We enjoyed the experience and would come back... More

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Ely, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went here last weekend for our anniversary and the Steak House did not disappoint. I had the Butt steak and it was very very good and my wife had the Filet Mignon and hers was excellent. Love the variety in their salad and the bread is always very good. One of our favorite places to eat in Ely! Wes... More

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Gordon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We ate at the Steak House our last trip to Ely and found the food to be good, so this is where we chose to eat out on our anniversary. Once again we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and the service was wonderful. Even though the place was very busy, we were served in a timely fashion. Our... More

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