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Looking for for a fun friendly place for a meal or drink! Racks is Ely's best choice for great food, ice cold beer and spirits. We offer a clean smoke-free environment in our bar and restaurant. Our decor consists of trophy mule deer mounts along with photos of our local hunting enthusiasts and area wildlife. We do allow smoking on our outdoor patio. Well mannered pets are welcome at our outdoor venue. Racks has free WI-fi, Hi-def TV's, Touch Tunes Juke Box, video poker and an outstanding staff to serve you. Make Racks Bar and Grill your first choice when dining out or out for a drink!
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

went their sept 11, 2021. sign on door said masks mandatory. i put mine on. once i sat myself at bar, 5:30 pm, i then noticed all those that then came in, no one wore a mask. staff didnt wear masks. overpriced menu, for instance...6 wings for 12 bucks, thats 2 bucks a wing. the sierra nevada pale ale draft was 8 bucks for a pint. ive been around pubs, restaurants, cooked and poured drinks, and was stunned by the dizziness in the air, no management. the first bartender, said be right with u. left the bar area, and became a waitress somehow, because the 2 waitstaff teenagers with the glassed over, what should i do look, where cleaning glasses, getting in the way. another bartender came in and gave service to people seated after me. she got dizzy with the dizziness, and after 20 minutes, i finally got a beer. at the end of the bar i was able to observe the kitchen. the guy in the white chef shirt didnt wear a mask, or gloves, was poking food in the pans with his fingers, wiping them on a towel, cross contaminating everything, with disregard for proper sanitary cooking protocols. one in 5 in that kitchen wore gloves. i left and got better, happy, congenial service at the chinese place beside the discount liquor place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Team Racks R, Owner at Racks Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2021

Jeff, These are challenging times for everyone. For those choosing to dine with us we have an amazing outdoor patio. This is an option open to anyone. Perhaps something to look at when dining out in the future. Our prices are easily available online prior...More

Reviewed September 8, 2021 via mobile

Good pub food...sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Nice selection of brews. Service was good and nice outdoor seating area.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021

Great eatery with friendly staff and excellent service! Prices are very reasonable and food selections are adequate!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

Of the dinning options in Ely this one is high on my list. We sat on the patio out back which was very inviting. The pulled pork on pretzel roll was outstanding and the Nevada cheese steak was yummy. Definitely heading back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021 via mobile

Very nice food. Quick and friendly service. Inside is more of a bar setting, but they had outside dining. Service very good.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021

Our hotel clerk recommended this place for a good meal where we could go in and sit down. It was basically a bar with tables inside and out on a patio. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was good and generous portions. The...interior decoration is full of mounted deer and antelope heads, thus the name "Racks". The bar is a favorite of the locals as they occupied the entire bar seating area.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 23, 2021

We ate there last night and the food was very subpar. No BBQ items available at all. Their excuse, “not enough staff” working. Burgers we had were overdone (we ordered medium) and patty hard like it was frozen not “fresh” meat. Fries were good. Won’t...eat here again when passing through.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2021

We ordered the ribeye and the beer-battered calimari. The steak was well done, not medium rare, they forgot the ketchup for the fries, the fries were tasteless. The calimari were as advertised and the sauce that came with them was very tasty. The steak was...a very thin cut for a ribeye which is probably why it was overcooked. They were very prompt, however. The place was very crowded on Friday night so it's likely the food is better when served at the table.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2021 via mobile

Great food! Pleasant and friendly staff! The Southwest Burger with grilled red peppers and green chiles was phenomenal flavor. All their burgers are on pretzel buns. Would return on next trip through town!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 23, 2020

My favorite place in Ely. Always good food -- very consistent unlike some Ely restaurants. Service is really fast and nice. Recommend the Chorizo or Pulled Pork sandwiches, both of which are made to the owners recipe. Wraps and salads are also always good and...perfectly fresh. Don't overlook the back patio (now enlarged) when its seasonally available. Family appropriate environment with a nice bar.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Carole G
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Team Racks R | Property representative |
Racks does allow well behaved dogs on our patio. Sorry outdoor seating only during the summer season.
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Natsumi O
September 2, 2015|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
They could probably seat 25 to 30 people with enough notice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Racks Bar and Grill

Yes, Racks Bar and Grill offers takeout services.

Racks Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5