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Britton's Cafe

5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
+1 218-365-3195
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Britton's for breakfast right before heading to the lakes and our week long canoeing adventure. The portions were large and the food was excellent. Definitely can't wait to enjoy this before my next canoeing trip.

Thank Toni Y
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Britton's was recommended to us by a couple we met on the Kawishiwi Trail from MO. Would love to return someday. Good service; large portions at reasonable prices.

Thank seckora7
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We always like to eat at Britton's when we're in Ely. They are open early (6AM, it's a breakfast & lunch cafe), have good food and friendly staff. We recommend Britton's!

Thank ReindeerMoonFarm
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Walked in, stopped and looked around to find out if we should sit or wait to be seated. Waitress yelled at as to find a table and sit. We sat while she cleaned our table. I got up and told my kids to order coffee...More

Thank janice r
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you want a great breakfast where the locals go this is your place. We had to wait for a little bit because it was busy but worth the wait. Bring your appetite and enjoy your food.

Thank janet201413
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Breakfast a specialty with LARGE portions and always comes out hot. WARNING you better be hungry if you order pancakes, they are huge and done perfectly, served hot, Omlets are great and tasty, no slat needed.

Thank Dick J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent all American food. Fast friendly service. Fun pine panelled decor. My new Ely breakfast and lunch destination. Just what you want in a home town café. Wish we had one in my home town.

Thank MaplePine
Reviewed 5 October 2017

There are two reasons why I wanted to write this review... #1 We live in Ely and LOVE eating at Britton's. Breakfast or lunch. If you want a great home cooked meal this is the place to go. This is where we go to treat...More

2  Thank pmom925
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Friendly folks, great atmosphere, solid breakfast fare! The waitress cautioned us that "this is not a fast food place." I appreciated her candor, because it does take awhile to get your order; however, why not slow down, relax and have another cup of coffee or...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

There was a huge breakfast crowd, and I ordered the loaded hash browns that were recommended. The hash browns were under-cooked, and in general, there wasn't much flavor. I would not return.

Thank Marcie556
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-3195
Open for Breakfast and Lunch
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