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Britton's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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5 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731-1227
+1 218-365-3195
05:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 14:00
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Clayton, Georgia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huge portions of breakfast comfort foods. The 6 of us visiting Ely together ate breakfast here every day. The omelettes and French toast are especially good....but the hash browns are a must. Phenomenal wait staff, even with the place overflowing our waitress remembered everything, was attentive and still friendly.

Thank beebabe
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very busy on a Friday morning. Great service! The portions are huge! I had the asparagus omelette. It was delicious and huge! Have been coming here since I was a kid. Stop here for breakfast or lunch if you can.

Thank tamstu
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

They prepare the food with a lot of care. Whatever you order tastes great and the prices are very reasonable. Staff are friendly and we just kept going back for breakfast. Bring a good strong appetite, because they serve you a lot of food. The amount they give you is actually for two people.

Thank Tom S
Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very busy breakfast place, we got a table immediately but shortly after we sat down there was a line out the door. Solid breakfast food, nothing amazing but tasty, large portions, and fairly inexpensive. Breakfast potatoes were good, biscuit gravy was a little cold. Service was friendly and quick. Do keep in mind they only take cash and check here,... More 

Thank EJ414
Wyoming, MN
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place came recommended by another restraint in town as they did serve breakfast. It is not a place you might stop at if driving by as it is a small store front very nondescript. the food was great, the selection for breakfast was pretty average but the food was tasty, hash browns were top notch and the 3 kinds... More 

Thank Dick J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have breakfast here every time we are in town. Pancakes bigger then your plate. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. Because the food is always good and plenty of it. You could fish all day on breakfast. I did. Mmmmm

Thank Carol A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

: The place is open for breakfast and lunch. It is truly a down-home place with a counter and a few booths and tables. The décor is hard to describe, lots of signs with cute sayings, you can imagine the place. We have had breakfast here a few times. What the food may be missing in quality, it makes up... More 

Thank jes22
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little breakfast place we stopped at on our way out of Ely, MN. This is a scratch kitchen so food to table takes a little longer. I got the feeling a lot of locals eat there. We got there around 8 a.m. and there was a wait, but not a long one. Tables were crowded but passable walking sideways... More 

Thank CJ M
Daly City
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I stopped by for breakfast on the recommendation of a local canoe trip outfitter. We were new to the area and didn’t have a clue on where to go for breakfast. We aren’t into fancy places. We just wanted to find a place with your standard breakfast fare. It must have been a popular place as there... More 

Thank henryonatrip
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They have awesome home cooked food here. We had the best breakfast. Service was wonderful too. The waitress said they sometimes have people waiting on the sidewalk to get in.

Thank Colleen O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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