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Britton's Cafe

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5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
+1 218-365-3195
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We came to Britton's for brunch after a week in the BWCA. It was pretty busy on a Sunday morning. Definitely a local restaurant with some character. It's really casual with friendly staff. The portions are huge. The coffee is basic. The stuffed hash browns...More

Thank jrunner0786
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Tiny place but huge portions. Definitely a local favorite. The food was all American, hot and good but it does take a while because the kitchen is small. Just go with a patent attitude as you will leave satisfied. I did not think the loaded...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

If you like breakfast you have to stop here. You won't need to eat again until early afternoon. Make sure you have the loaded hash browns but you may want to make it a half order and the biscuits and gravy are better than any...More

Thank camperman_scott
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Good heavens, I don't know how they even manage to flip these pancakes! Huge, yet very light and fluffy. We enjoyed seeing all the regulars taking their place at the counter and everybody seems to know everybody else's name. A true local gem.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Britton's was recommended by many folks in town but I made the mistake of stopping here before a BWCA trip to get a good breakfast fill before departure. That didn't work. This really isn't a criticism of the restaurant but rather a review of reality....More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed August 27, 2017

We are resort owners in Bemidji MN, and came to Ely for the week. Had a wonderful time on a rented houseboat and decided to go to town. Brittons was recommended and we went and sat at a longer table with another couple. Great people,...More

Thank tfrasier1121
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Wonderful home cooked meal. Huge amount for mother and I.Splitting was a must. Very good coffee and nice service.

Thank krischerne
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We end up eating at Britton's almost everyday for breakfast while visiting Ely. Huge portions, great coffee and service with a smile.

Thank suzi j
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Good food, large portions. Very reasonable prices. Service was fast and good. Tolerate of my rambunctious 2 year old.

Thank Lizzie0113
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Group of eight stopped here for breakfast on the way home from the Boy Scout Northern Tier canoe base. First of all, get there early. Portions are HUGE so bring a big appetite and think about what you are ordering. The stuffed hash browns are...More

Thank Amistad1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 218-365-3195
Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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