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Britton's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the main drag, it's obvious that this is the place to be if you want a real breakfast. It was crowded with friendly people. We had awesome cranberry and blueberry waffles. There is a long menu and great prices. This is the place to check out before you set out on your ely area adventure!

Thank HeyBuffalo
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed an amazing brunch after our dog sled Adventure. Great food and service in a cozy environment.

Thank Tanya B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to fill up before dog sledding and we're not disappointed. The eggs were prefect! The bacon crisp and the massive pile of hashbrowns were hot and buttery. Loved it.

Thank K2M
Geneva, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off the main street and a nice place for breakfast of lunch . Very consistent quality breakfasts.

Thank Jack4225
Ely, Minnesota
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a Sunday morning with my husband and a few friends to get some brunch. The service was fairly slow but it was very busy in there. I had chicken strips and onion rings which were nothing special but still tasty. My husband had a breakfast burrito with potatoes and the burrito was huge! My cousin had... More 

Thank angiebaby007
Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband's favorite spot for breakfast is Britton's. Definitely a favorite for the locals too. The portions are huge and you'll be stuffed when you leave.

Thank jenharrigan64
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We enjoyed a big beautiful breakfast at Britton's Cafe last week....so good and so fulling. Every time we go to Ely, we make it 'a must" to stop there for a least one meal. You won;t regret....ENJOY!!

Thank Trina T
Gilbert, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Met co-workers here for breakfast the day after our Christmas party. Is one of those places that when you see your plate coming out, you think H--- S---!!! How am I going to eat all that. It was great and staff was as well. Don't pass this place up!

Thank Grannybecks1960
Baudette, Minnesota
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I am not a big fan of french toast. Wait, I never used to be a fan of french toast. I have changed my mind. The Cranberry French toast I had this morning was amazing. My wife had the vegetarian stuffed hash browns and the taste(s) of them I snitched off her plate were also very good. With so many... More 

Thank Brian H
Clayton, Georgia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?