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“Maybe I ordered the wrong thing...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chocolate Moose

The Chocolate Moose
Ranked #3 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
West Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Maybe I ordered the wrong thing...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

but my entree wasn't that great. I ordered the special, which was salmon with a pineapple salsa. My piece of salmon was small, and the "pineapple" salsa had very little pineapple in it --was mostly yellow and red pepper. The pineapple was at least fresh. My husband said his entree was nothing to rave about either. His prime rib was a little overdone, and the salad was nothing special. The server was a pretty, young blonde, who did not ask whether we needed change back, just assumed it was all hers. We didn't mind giving it to her, but we expected better.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Pipestone, Minnesota
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Slow service, good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Was told by others that we had to eat here while in Ely. It was pretty busy when we stopped, but we were quickly seated. It seems as if we were forgotten at that point, as we waited 10 minutes before our server came to our table. It seemed as though they had no real system for how servers were assigned to tables as we saw our server helping tables outside, inside and upstairs. Once we were served our experience got better. The food is very good, but you pay for it. Nice place, just avoid if it seems too busy.

Visited August 2012
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Hartford, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Enjoyed sandwiches and flatbreads here after our canoe trip. Very good food - sandwiches, drinks, desserts, pizzas, etc. Right next door to Piragis Outfitters.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious Ice Cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Chocolate Moose is a favorite stop for ice cream in the summer when in Ely and the BWCA! Homemade ice cream is creamy & delicious. During the summer, this place is bustling with people - locals and tourists. Can feel crowded due to space size, but worth the wait each time. Love the log cabin building!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best pre-trip breakfast in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Situated right next to the Piragis Northcountry Outfitters, this restaurant is the most convenient, never mind delicious, for pre- or post- Boundary Water trips in town. New ownership in the last year has upped the standard even more, and the lines for seating attest to its popularity. Make a reservation and avoid the wait - and make sure you get to your shuttle on time and with a happy stomach!

Visited August 2012
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