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Boathouse Brewery

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
+1 218-365-4301
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11:00 - 01:00
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Webster, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were in Ely the weekend of their winter festival. Stopped here for lunch, and the food was excellent. Came back in the evening for the Beardfest judging. So much fun!!

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Thank Aerogami
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a couple different beers here and I think the blueberry and the stout were my favorites. The blueberry wasn't too sweet and the stout had a nice malty, chocolate flavor.

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Thank K2M
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!!! Our Blueberry is our best selling beer and for the exact reason you described, beautiful descriptions and much appreciated! More 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My family stopped in for lunch. Very nice wait staff and good food. Good atmosphere and a large bar area.

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Thank rwd1342
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review! More 

Ely, Minnesota
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I took my husband here for his birthday and we really enjoyed our time. He tried a raspberry beer off the menu on the wall and he liked it a lot! He said it was a little bitter with a strong flavor of raspberries. We had steak bites as an appetizer and they are so juicy and flavorful. I love... More 

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Thank angiebaby007
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed everything! Unfortunately, our Raspberry Belgian was just us having a bit of fun with some flavor additives so there is no guarantee that it will be back anytime soon, but glad you enjoyed it while it was here! BTW, the sauce for your Steak Bites was a Tangy Carolina Gold BBQ... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great place to kick back and take a load off. I recommend the mushroom burger. Very juicy! The hot apple cider was also great!

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Thank sboardr4
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This isn't fine dining, but the burgers are good, and also the fish. They have some local beers on tap, and had different selections the two times I was there within a week! Friendly servers who genuinely care about the customers.

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Thank xyzsail
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Your review tells us we are doing exactly what we are trying to accomplish! Thank you for your input and feedback and especially for your positive review! More 

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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for the beer. We tried a flight and although it was ok, there weren't any that were memorable. The esb was pretty good and the stout was also good. We heard the chili is fabulous but we didn't try any as we weren't hungry. If we are in the area again maybe we will stop and try... More 

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1 Thank Erin W
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

We apologize for your experience with our beer but glad you enjoyed your service and general ambiance of our establishment. Your feedback is much appreciated as well for without it we would not know where we need to better ourselves. Thank You! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stop here every time we are in Ely. And we remain in awe of the fact that this WONDERFUL place is in Ely. Amazing food - literally everything I've ever eaten here has blown my mind - and awesome beers. The service is great as well. A must stop in Ely.

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Thank Cate N
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Wow!!! Thank you! We take a lot of pride in our products and service and customers like you who let us know how we are doing bring smiles to our faces and only encourage us to keep up our good work! Thank you for your feedback and repeat business! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We dined here after a days fishing,looking forward to some good walleye. The service was good but the Walleye had a heavy crust that retained too much cooking oil and was not crispy as it should have been. The beer was OK but nothing special.

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1 Thank BOOBOO47
Minnetinka
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good comfort food. Nice tap beer selection. Nothing stands out, only eat there once but the food was fine and service was good. Noticed a fair number of locals, most seemed to order the sandwiches.

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Thank michaelandcaroll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-4301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?