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Boathouse Brewery

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
+1 218-365-4301
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Estes Park, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in Ely about 9:30PM after a long drive from Hot Springs, SD. We looked on the internet for a restaurant that was still open so we, 16 of us, could eat. We were tired and hungry. Because google stated that the Boathouse was open until 1AM, we stopped in. The barmaid refused us service, stating that their kitchen... More 

Thank Terri M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us stopped here for drinks and appetizers on a Saturday afternoon. Great, fast service and excellent appetizer choices. We enjoyed duck wings with a tasty sauce, cheese curds and onion rings. Large choice of beverages, beers and cocktails. I'm not a beer drinker but the chocolate peanut butter beer tasted liked dessert.

Thank Subes6701
Vernon Hills, IL
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the mood for a evening snack. The bar at our resort was packed, and even though the restaurant had empty tables, we were told that without reservations we would wait at least an hour. We hit the road in to town, a few blocks away and found immediate seating at the Boathouse Brewery. The staff was friendly... More 

Thank mashaddict
Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be one of our go to spots while in Ely. Last year they decided to go to bar type food, which is ok but they used to be creative and try new options. The beer is not as good as it used to be, don't know if they are skimping on ingredients or rushing the beer.

Thank Logsmn
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up North to go camping, found this restaurant. I liked the fact that they brew all their own beer so they do not have "common" beer on tap. I tried the chocolate peanut butter porter, and yes it was actually tasty, but my favorite was def. the blueberry blonde!! If your taste buds are not already excited by the... More 

Thank Danielle B
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was tasty but small portions. I ordered a hamburger with cheese and it came out 40 minutes later. I had to ask for lettuce and tomato and other us condiments. None came with it but she brought them. Atmosphere was fine but found better places to eat in Ely.

Thank Shari T
Chisago City, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for lunch after visiting the Bear Center. One of the guides recommended the Boathouse. It was perfect for us! Great selection of burgers and sandwiches to suit pretty much anyone's taste--classics, classics with a twist, vegetarian, and gluten free options. The sides were classics with a twist as well--both the broccoli slaw and the... More 

Thank Prairie_Walker
Duluth, Minnesota
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beer was very good and the guys who work there couldn't be nicer. The food was good, but the portions were a bit big. The prices were reasonable.

Thank silvy1013
Westlake Village, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with a large group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, but the beers were uninspiring. One, "mutt" something, was pretty bad. Advise getting a sample of beers first. Apparently, they experiment a lot, change their offerings, and not all work out to everyone's satisfaction.

Thank Jef K
Kansas City, MO
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265 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed eating and drinking here. The walleye was very good as were the beers I tried. I think I tried all but the blueberry. They were extreamly busy when we were there because the night before a huge storm came through knocking out power throughout town and countryside. People without power were coming in to eat. Even though they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-4301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?