front entrance of Grand Ely Lodge in Minnesota
sunset over the water near Grand Ely Lodge resort


Our Guide to Ely Restaurants

Explore the Local Flavor

Whether you’re just passing through or in Ely for a longer trip, you won’t want to miss out on some of the great dining experiences offered in the community. With a focus on American cuisine, Ely restaurants bring their own unique flavors to the table. Ranging from casual to more upscale, there is no shortage of incredible food to be found.

Check out some of our favorite restaurants in Ely:

Insula Restaurant

145 East Sheridan St., Ely, Minnesota 55731

Since it’s opening in 2015, Insula Restaurant has become a popular local spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine, with vegan and vegetarian options available.

Britton’s Café

5 E Chapman St., Ely, MN 55731

The best breakfast in Ely can be found at Britton’s Café. With huge portions and an old school diner feel, this café is a must stop spot in Ely.

Boathouse Brewery

47 East Sheridan St., Ely, MN 55731

For a fun evening out on the town, look no further than the Boathouse Brewery. This small local brewery serves a variety of custom ales, stouts, and more.

Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company

343 E Sheridan St., Ely, MN 55731

Known for their delicious coffee and desserts, the Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company is a favorite among locals. During the summer season, stop by on Tuesday evenings for live music.