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Cell Block Steak House

211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
+1 775-289-3033
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (68 reviews)
“spinach salad” (11 reviews)
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211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
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Reviewed yesterday

Obviously for being in the small town of Ely the options for fine dining are going to be fairly limited. Still, the food here was decent and the cuts of meats better than expected. The steaks come with salad or soup and a choice of...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service is very good, and interesting to tuck into good quality fare in converted prison cells, do go here if in Ely.

Thank cag65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice venue. Tables located in individual cells. Steak was very good. Fun place to visit. A little smokey due to the adjacent casino,but not overpowering. It's a steakhouse so vegans should chose another restaurant.

Thank zxz21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not real hungry - they let us split a steak dinner and even give us separate sides. The time to get drinks and refills was on the long side - the waitress had to go to the bar in a different room.

Thank travelsbyrail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and seems to constantly be a good spot to eat an above average steak. Your tables are set in a jail cell with real steel bars, a true western environment. Servers are nice, but a little slow getting drinks,...More

Thank Pjveetwin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it says, the restaurant is in the cell block of the old jail, so each table is its own cell. Cute. Service was excellent and the food was quite good and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, we had a loud and badly behaved brat in the...More

Thank LadyJLasVegas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time to eat here, particularly if you're in the mood for a good meal. A bit more speedy than other places in Ely but well worth it.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The young waiter didn't get it...said the server would bring the bread out later. Anyway, the decor is Barred Jail Cells...but, it ends there. The Basque lamb chops were good, salad, stuffed potato looked and tasted like it was from Costco. The Tri-Tip with peppers...More

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need a good steak in ELY ~ Here's your place .. .. Right on the ELY 'High Street' across from the HOTEL NEVADA ~ Did you know it's six stories were the highest in the State before Las Vegas built out? I regress .. .....More

Thank Sammy N
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Charming restaurant with a jail house theme, each table in its own cell, bottles for light fixtures... Large portions, we split a full track of ribs and it was still too much... but we ate dessert anyway!

Thank Liza W
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Traci M
17 June 2016|
Response from Traci M |
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8 January 2016|
Response from ElyTraveler | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free options as well as vegetarian dishes. Our Chef has been trained in food allergies and understands special needs preparations. Please call ahead to allow us to make the most out of your visit. Thank... More
Shirley S
3 February 2015|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
no, they are not putting in a Thai restaurant that any of us have heard. We eat there about every other friday night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-3033
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The Cell Block Steak House is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. Until 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
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