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Ely's Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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115 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland, MS 39157
6016056359
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wow!!

We've only been here in the area for about a month and Ely's was suggested as a nice evening out. Food was incredible, my steak was perfectly cooked and the scallops that came with it were like butter. My wife had the blackfish and was also wonderful. Will definitely be making this a regular stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Wohlsclagel
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've only been here in the area for about a month and Ely's was suggested as a nice evening out. Food was incredible, my steak was perfectly cooked and the scallops that came with it were like butter. My wife had the blackfish and was also wonderful. Will definitely be making this a regular stop.

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Madison, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While the price is high for this area, the food is phenomenal. In my opinion Ely's has eclipsed a long time Jackson favorite for the best steak in town. The sides are for sharing, and are as good as the beef. Hit it tonight, you will be glad you did.

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful food and a nice, quiet atmosphere. The service is exceptional. This is a great place for a top notch steak, although the menu offers a number of other options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful place in Ole Town Ridgeland. I get my hair cut across the street at Raymond's and Raymond and I sometimes walk across the street afterwards and partake of the fine food, appetizers and beverages. Ely has great ambiance, friendly atmosphere and is a beautiful area of Ridgeland.

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Steaks are some of the finest I've found in a local restaurant. They also have some excellent appetizers, including some of my favorites, the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and the Fried Green Tomatoes with the Remoulade Sauce. I haven't tried everything here, but nothing I've tried has been bad.

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Madison, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I dropped in on a Friday night without reservations and were greeted by a hostess who seemed shocked that we had the gall to arrive without prior notice. She said all their tables were reserved, yet managed to find us a table in a corner. Funny, when we were left the restaurant there were plenty of empty... More 

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Richard S, Manager at Ely's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to accept walk-ins whenever tables are available (and as you mentioned, we will do everything we can to make room for our guests!) Our restaurant is small, so reservations are always a good idea, especially on weekends. We are sorry to hear that some of the food wasn’t to your personal preference, but glad to hear that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Steak was excellent!! Blackened Tuna was disappointing!! Bread pudding that waiter described as "Best in Mississippi" was terrible.

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Richard S, Manager at Ely's Restaurant, responded to this review

We’re glad you enjoyed your steak! We’re sorry to hear you did not enjoy the tuna or dessert. Without more information about your visit, we simply ask that you communicate with your server any changes needed based on personal taste preferences and we will be happy to accommodate. More 

Ridgeland, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place has its roots in the Mississippi Delta, going back to the famous Greenville steak place, Doe's. The Signa family started that restaurant, but the Shapley family started a great tradition in Jackson. First, there was Shapley's, the creation of Mark Shapley, then there was Ely's, the creation of a nephew, Richard Shapley. However, their sense of excellence has... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We just had a wonderful meal at Ely's, to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday. The food, service, and atmosphere were perfect. You cannot beat Ely's for a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On our way South to get away from the cold North we stayed in Ridgeland MS for a few days. Ely's was not only listed as one of the best, the moment we walked in the door we knew it would be a special evening. The service and food was above expectations to the point of wondering if it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland, MS 39157
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: 6016056359

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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