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Britton's Cafe

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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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Ely, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One street south of Hwy 169, this restaurant is a great spot to enjoy home cooking for breakfast or lunch. It opens very early in the a.m. and closes at 2 p.m. Very BIG pancakes and other great breakfast choices. The favorite spot of many visitors for breakfast.

Thank Cecilia R
Phoenix, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting menu with many choices. Yes, the portions are very large and there is something for everyone. The service is very good, but the small room is crowded because it is full of customers. Since everything is from scratch the meals are slow to be delivered, but it is worth the wait. They do not take credit cards so... More 

Thank Cherry B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Britton's is a traditional stop for our group in the fall when we make our annual trip to the BWCA. When I say come hungry I meant it!. Portions are large and taste great! Great staff and the place is always full for breakfast, so be ready to stand and take in the smells.

Thank mbeck72
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384 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The portions here are HUGE! Great local place to stop in for breakfast... obviously a spot for locals. Friendly service, fair prices and good food. A definite must before a day of outdoor adventures!

Thank Wanderlust3483
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?