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The Chocolate Moose - CLOSED

101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
+1 218-365-6343
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute place in the middle of town easy to walk to or from. The service was very pleasant and the food good, if a little pricey for what you get. We were glad we stopped here after coming out of a week...More

Thank montanapescado
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My husband and I eat here every time we are in Ely. All of the food has been very good. The chocolate moose cake is very good!

Thank Angela W
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I saw this restaurant recommended in an Eat This, Not That magazine article combined with fun trips to take. This was recommended in conjunction with paddling in The Boundary Waters. My extended family all enjoyed our food. There were lighter choices like salads, local favorites...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We were here for a late lunch, and it was moderately busy. There was some delay in service, but not bad, I had never had a walleye sandwich, so I decided to try one. Wonderful. The smoked chicken quesadilla was reportedly good also. I would...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Chocolate Moose for years was our favorite place to eat in Ely, but boy things have changed. Food and service is what it use to be not to mention there barely open most of the time. They close early and I believe there closed completely...More

Thank Adventurerr
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The food was very good and plentiful. Service was slow but it was close to the end of their season. We had stopped there for a late lunch the day we arrived and learned they were planning to close by 3:00. They are not open...More

Thank Hoosie254
Reviewed August 27, 2017

After visiting and going into the Soudan Underground Mine near Ely, we stopped and ate at the Chocolate Moose as my wife's cousin's husband had eaten here before and thought it good. There were four of us and we waited quite awhile to get menus...More

Thank John J
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We always eat at the Chocolate Mousse when we visit Ely. The menu is inventive with really tasty food with great service and craft bears all set in a real log cabin.More

Thank suzi j
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the menu. We try to have a nice blend of choices that cover the preferences for the variety of appetites of our guests. Thank you again and hope to...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped there around 5:30 on a Wednesday evening and they were closed. There was no sign to indicate what was going on, but there is a "for sale" sign on the side of the building. Too bad. We had loved the place on our previous...More

Thank thomascorrigan
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

We are actually open. Our hours are Sunday thru Wednesday 7 am to 4 pm and Thursday thru Saturday 7 am to 8 pm. The building is for sale as many buildings and business around town are for sale but we still operate the business....More

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We stop here every year! The staff is friendly and it's conveniently located amongst the shopping in town.

Thank kkmaz7
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for stopping in when you are in Ely. We are always happy to hear when people are enjoying themselves year after year. Sincerely, Steven Neff

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $30
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-6343
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