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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not sure if it was open. Parked outside and saw lights, so went in. A pleasant greeting from the lady behind the bar. Ordered our drinks. Had viewed the on-line menu so made our decision for food quickly. It was prepared well, presented...well for pub food. Fresh and delicious. Our waitperson ( the person who greeted us) was exceptional. One of the best we have had in many years. She was spot on and extremely efficient as things go busier. The drinks were a bit more than expected in price but everything has gone up. The atmosphere, staff attention and food were definitely worth the price. Also was very impressed by the cleanliness and lack of clutter, even behind the bar and as you could see into the kitchen. If and when we come back to Ely, we will visit again! Thank you!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in Ely! Great meal, friendly and very attentive service and fun atmosphere. The pulled pork is absolutely amazing! Loved it! We highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here both nights we stayed in Ely. Very good burgers, fries and specialty drinks. Try the Nevada Blue Bird. The chorizo sandwich on pretzel roll is also very tasty, but a little salty. Most of the diners were locals and the service...was excellent. Food prices were comparable to what we pay in Massachusetts.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022

We were stuck in Ely due to a surprise snowstorm- used yelp to find this place. Jam packed with patrons- hunters- outdoor types mainly . $15 cheeseburger was good Beer also $ Suppose part of it is this is remote and things are hauled in....Nevertheless seemed pricey for what we triedMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

It's extremely tough for me to find a good place with a food allergy (gluten) while I'm on a long drive. This spot was very friendly, helped me figure out what I could have and had it ready to go in 15 minutes. There is...a patio out back or a small park right next door to eat as takeout if you're on a time crunch like I was. Would stop again without hesitation.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

Ask to sit outside on the patio. We sat under a giant tree and had a beer and some appetizers for an early dinner. It was obvious that there were regulars, and that most of the folks knew each other. Even so, they treated us...like valued regulars as well. The food was hot and came out quick. Onion rings were very good, beers were cold. A great place to chill out for an hour or so. For a real treat, grab a shave ice at the park next door on your way out.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

Great bar and grill. Right down the street from our hotel & casino. The food was excellent as was the beer on tap! Many hunting mount on the wall. Bartenders were friendly and did a great job. We definitely would stop again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

We were traveling with our 2 dogs so were delighted to be able to use the rear entrance to walk into the patio (which is larger than it looks from the street). We were immediately greeted, seated and attended to by several different wait staff...through our experience. Shared a Mushroom Swiss Burger with Onion Rings and a side salad that came with an amazing, large crusty crouton that we soaked in balsamic & vinegar dressing, yum! The burger was made to order, medium rare just how we like it. Never even stepped foot inside the restaurant so can't comment on that part. Despite not having a large selection of craft beers, we had an 805 and a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoyed our pleasant evening watching the sun set as we finished our beer on the patio.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

We were in town for the night and had dinner here, but it was just ok. We tried a pizza with cauliflower crust which was really expensive and just not that good. Same for the salad we had..

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

My dad and I were in town to ride the Nevada Northern Railway and landed here for a bite to eat one evening. I had the “big racks burger” and enjoyed it, but took 1 star off because it was advertised to have some 1000...island secret sauce on it, and while I could see it I couldn’t taste that it added anything to the burger. All in all, it was a solid dinner and I have no doubt you could, too, have your own good food experience here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

Given pandemic, we prefer to eat outside and this place has a nice patio space for this purpose. Unfortunately a storm was coming so it was extremely windy; waitress and busboy had to take down all the umbrellas. Consequently she was distracted (also on end...of her shift, she told us) and messed up my order--got a pulled pork sandwich instead of HB with pulled pork. However next server brought HB patty so all was well. Subsequent servers were cheery and helpful. Food was good and good beer options on tap.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

We ate lunch in here and had a great time. The spicey bloody Mary was over the top. Karah, our waitress was awesome. The burgers were very flavorful with locally-sourced beef. The atmosphere and decor is very comforting and relaxing. I would highly recommend this...place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

Overnight stopover in Ely on our way to Utah national parks braved the wind and snow to have dinner here. Packed with locals, full beer selection and varied menu. Chose the safe option of burgers and fries. Equaled the flavor and juicy ness of best...burgers anywhere. Hey if you’re driving across northern Nevada, stay at Hotel Nevada and eat at Racks for a delightful change from packed chains.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

We walked up and down downtown Ely and checked out the places for diner and this one came out on top. There is an Italian place that was amazing, beautiful, but we wanted casual and here we had pulled port nachos and salads and a...great $5 top shelf drink. Service was great, lots of locals and worker types and couples galore. Can't go wrong here.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 25, 2021 via mobile

Very tasty food but quite high in price. I had a bacon cheeseburger and my partner had the garlic chicken sandwich. Not massive portions but enough to fill the belly. The staff were professional and courteous. Good atmosphere in the bar and the patio looked...lovelyMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Carole G
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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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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
They could probably seat 25 to 30 people with enough notice.
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RACKS BAR AND GRILL, Ely - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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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