We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Chocolate Moose

#3 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
+1 218-365-6343
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 288: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food in downtown Ely! Enjoy the time with family and friends. Great shopping in the summer! Fall is fun as the crowds are st school. Main Street is where there is music. During the summer months.

Thank Becki K
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I like my annual meal at the Moose. Staff is friendly enough...and the portions are nice. The dessert menu (pies!) are top notch.

Thank dobynsj
Montevideo, Minnesota
Level Contributor
137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped in early for lunch. Had tomato soup which was very good, because of the name, thought I would try a dessert. It was very hard and crumbling. Very disappointed. With a name like the chocolate moose, I thought the chocolate would be excellent.

Thank CarolS1641
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Good views on the outdoor patio. Not sure if the food's locally sourced or even organic for the matter but they pack enough calories to last you a few days I the wilderness of the Boundary Waters.

Thank nbuzz
Level Contributor
124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped at an old favorite post-season and was delighted to have delicious food, perfectly prepared. I will keep going back to this landmark - never disappoints.

Thank jesseMN
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the walleye sandwich, only complaint I had was that they serve it on a round bun when it should be a different style bun. Also the coleslaw was nothing to write home about. I would eat here again though.

Thank soost2
Woodbury, Minnesota
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Received our food after quite a wait on Labor Day weekend. Our waitress never returned to check on how we were enjoying our meals. My daughter ordered the vegetarian burger and it was burned on both sides. After waiting for quite some time for the waitress, my husband brought her burger up to the host and asked for a new... More 

3 Thank ddsmom2003
Ely, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience with great menus for all - vegans, gluten free and regular dining. Every dessert is to die for! Wonderful service in real log building with seasonal outdoors seating!

1 Thank 623jerryf
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I just finished an excellent meal at the Chocolate Moose in Ely. The "honey garlic pork loin" was moist and tender as well as being a thick generous serving. It came with a crisp salad, fresh asparagus and rice pilaf. All were delicious. My server, Mia D, was excellent checking frequently to ensure I was well taken care of. Overall... More 

Thank Carol K
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really great lunch with the family here. A bit of a wait on the kitchen but the atmosphere was good and food was amazing!

Thank BethBeth26

Travellers who viewed The Chocolate Moose also viewed


Been to The Chocolate Moose? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-6343

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Chocolate Moose and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Chocolate Moose staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?