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The Chocolate Moose

#2 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard of the Chocolate Moose so had to try it. The first day we just tried the pie. It was GREAT. My wife had the best piece of blueberry pie she had every eaten. I am a pecan pie fan so had to try their pecan chocolate pie. I might never go back to regular pecan again. The... More 

Thank Dbl321
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like other reviewers, I have been a regular and vocal supporter of The Chocolate Moose for as long as I can remember, but its time to move on. After exiting the BWCA late afternoon, we decided to try for a quick early dinner before the long trek back to MSP. When we arrived, most of the tables were empty or... More 

Thank sadie0412
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food there is always good. I've never had a bad meal there yet. I go once a year during my BWCA trip and it's always been good. A little spendy but it's right next to Paragis, which is where I also buy my yearly souvenir, so it convenient.

Thank Boardgames
Mulvane, Kansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate indoors, but still bothered by flies. They were out of some of the menu items, so I had to settle for the pasta primavera. I asked for the mushrooms to be left out, and all I ended up getting were a couple strips of green pepper, a couple strips of red pepper and a few grape tomatoes. Primavera in... More 

1 Thank Nancy4Jayhawks
Ames, Iowa
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am SO disappointed with this restaurant. We stopped here after a great recommendation from friends who had been here about a year ago. Earlier that day, we had spent 5 hours pulling out of the Boundary Waters and after cleaning up, we were starved. We were happy to see they had plenty of open tables and it didn't seem... More 

1 Thank Gabrielle K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Ely MN. for years. Our trip always includes a breakfast at The Chocolate Moose in Ely. When we arrived in Ely for breakfast, we learned that the Moose was no longer serving breakfast only lunch and dinner. We came back again at lunch. The menu was nothing like what we had before, no breakfast items at... More 

1 Thank sunlovingsnowbird
Chaska, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took nearly an hour to get PART of our order... Another 10 minutes to get the last sandwich. The waitress wasn't communicative at all and never did explain the reason for the delay. Then the bill took nearly 15 minutes to process and we did not get the to go box we requested. I am shocked that this establishment has... More 

1 Thank Michellereneelove
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traditionally have a late lunch at the Chocolate Moose after exiting our back country trip to the BWCA. Always good food and service, and they don't mind that you're a little crusty from your BWCA adventure.

Thank B-and-FMpls
Manhattan, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not disappointed as usual during our 2016 Ely visit to Timber Trail Lodge. We always eat at the Chocolate Moose. See ya nexy year!

Thank Carrie M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Wed afternoon for lunch and the place was fairly crowded so perhaps service would be better at less busy times whenever that might be. We waited for 15 minutes before a server even greeted us and then another 25 minutes for our lunch. Others who came in after us got served before us so I'm not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 218-365-6343

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