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Red Cabin Custard

#2 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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1114 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1747
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This locally owned custard place was across the street from the motel we stayed in so walked across and enjoyed super good root beer floats on the final day they were open for the season. Big styrofoam cup with custard and served with an entire bottle of Dorothy Molter Root Beer (which was very good). Plenty of custard for the... More 

Thank CJ M
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Caught the last weekend of the season - mid September. Totally yummy sundae, artfully assembled with love. Special flavors daily and a treat of a treasure!

Thank jesseMN
Clearwater Beac
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We finally had a custard from this charming place. Of course we went with vanilla but it was terrific. The flavor of the day was Georgia Peach and that was what everyone else in line seemed to order. I was even able to order our dog a small cup and they topped it with a milk bone. We all loved... More 

Thank Brenda B
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The ice cream was delicious! They have flavors that change daily and some that remain the same. I had lemon custard that was tasty. Hubby had a chocolate milk shake that was thick enough to use a spoon. Portions were nice sized.

Thank Barbara H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

They have the best, home made frozen custard around, with a new flavor every day. Last month tried the blueberry and love it! And our dog enjoys the doggie cup with vanilla frozen custard topped with a dog biscuit. My husband and I find excuses to go to Ely, just to stop here. You won't be disappointed!

Thank tdrynelle
Ely, Minnesota
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have been here a number of times over the summer and it has always been good....I usually get the strawberry sundae which is delicious but the last time I got the Strawberry shake and it was delicious and thick...don't like a watery shake and this was very very thick....great place!!

Thank MerryBanilow
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Several times during the week family stopped in to have the flavor of the day frozen custard. We've been to other ice cream shops throughout WI that offer custard but this one is the bomb! Can't even compare it with a chain place that serves custard. (hint has custard in their name and logo is blue & white) So delicious!!... More 

Thank switallawe3fish
Norman, Oklahoma
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I don't love ice cream, but my husband LOVES it. Custard is a great compromise for us. Red Cabin Custard is fresh, creamy, flavorful in a natural way (not chemically) and delightful. There are usually 3 flavors that are made fresh every day (chocolate, vanilla, and a third, which seems to be strawberry or pistachio or something like that). Many... More 

Thank SoonerLater
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stopped with the kids,very reasonable prices. Had a great raspberry shake. Very small building on north end of Ely.

Thank craig k
Shoreview, Minnesota
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We eat here every time we go to Ely. It's deliciousness never changes. Ate here three nights out of the four nights we were in Ely. Two sons got the malts which they never had before and they were the best malts I ever tasted. Was jealous of their malts but then I wouldn't have my custard either.

Thank Duluth21

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1747
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely

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