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Britton's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was prepared excellent,and always taste great. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The best place for breakfast.

Thank Vicky M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast! Pancakes the size of a dinner plate. Friendly and fast service even though the place was packed! Great coffee and food!

Thank Brianna F
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place in town for breakfast. Worth the wait if there is a line. Stuffed hash browns are fantastic!

Thank Gabbie06
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place for breakfast or lunch. Only open till 2pm and you need to get there early as normally the place very busy. Staff is excellent and the food is even better. Everything is homemade. Well run family business. One note is they don't take credit cards.

Thank Rich56601
Branson, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I make it a habit to eat here at least once and sometimes twice when I am there for a week. It's the local favorite, small off -the-main-street hide away, One block off of Sheridan, its a great early morning breakfast stop. They open at 5:30 AM. The food is PLENTIFUL. Don't doubt me on that. One pancake is bigger... More 

Thank Jim T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a rainy day to get out of the cabin. The place was packed, we had to wait a couple minutes for a table to get cleaned off. Service was great, and the food was delicious. Great portions for a reasonable price. I will definitely return the next time I'm in Ely.

Thank mikeschaa
New Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a small town breakfast place, family run. Very fast paced and during tourist season very busy, be prepared to wait but worth it. Tourist stop by too and from camping and canoeing trips at the cafe for breakfast so a good mixture of tourist and locals. Conservative portions, not big like Ihop put not skimpy either, rather filling.... More 

Thank kobiku13
Macomb, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never been disappointed in our visits to Britton's Cafe over the past 20 years. If you are looking for huge portions and decent American "comfort food, then this is the place. On our last visit, my husband ordered breakfast for lunch. There was enough food for at least two people!! I ordered a basic hamburger; it was overcooked... More 

Thank maiagaia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely easy to split, the breakfasts are huge and everything is homemade. The service was excellent and very friendly staff. Be prepared for a bit of a wait , when we went , the line was out the door, but worth the wait!!

Thank Clayton and Sha... S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions, but not a big price! Would come back again, but don't be in a hurry, because the place is packed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-3195
Open for Breakfast and Lunch

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?