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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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“stuffed potato” (17 reviews)
“prime rib” (39 reviews)
“steak” (78 reviews)
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211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The decor of the restaurant is charming. Clever and well done. The food, however, was disappointing. My friend ordered the daily steak special to be cooked medium - it arrived really rare. My prime rib was huge but not very tasteful. Stuffed potato was really...More

Thank TravelBug89523
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been awhile since we have been here so we decided to try them again. This used to be our favorite restaurant. Portions are smaller than they used to be. Medium-rare steak had a charcoal flavor with very little pink. It was awful.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we pass through Ely, our special treat is a filet mignon dinner at the Cell Block. This dinner was a disappointment. The steak was a bit tough (how can you get a tough filet???) and the baked potatoes were not hot when delivered. We...More

Thank rwwaugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Dinning Experience. Booths are in an old jail cell, Good Food , service & wine. Great community, Bartender-Crystal at the Jail House Saloon is friendly & will make you an Awesome drink

Thank mohmemuir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel a fair amount and eaten at a lot of places but I must say that was one of the best steaks I have ever had. I really was not expecting much, especially with the decor. Not that it was bad just that places...More

Thank ItalyTrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and service. You dine in Jail Cells. Next to Casino. {Plenty of on street parking before summer crowds.

Thank scoutdogheck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times. They do a good job. Very friendly and attentive staff. Not a big fan of they layout. It feels closed and confined but that is on purpose... hence the name! But the quality and portions of food make it...More

Thank Dan-n-Wanda
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We opted to dine here on a Saturday night, on the recommendation of someone from the area and found it to be an interesting concept that offered good food. Imagine having a meal (certainly not your last) in a jail cell! My companion and I...More

Thank Daggmar
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We stayed at a different hotel but ate here. Service was fast and friendly. We had rib eye steaks and they were great---a little chewy but perfectly spiced and full of flavor. Nice salad and great bread. Service was first class. Highly recommend.

Thank asfem
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Super long wait to get in to be seated and even longer to get food. Decent food for the price and kind of cute motif but could use more severs.

Thank Julie D
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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