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The Chocolate Moose

101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
+1 218-365-6343
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I eat here every time we are in Ely. All of the food has been very good. The chocolate moose cake is very good!

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I saw this restaurant recommended in an Eat This, Not That magazine article combined with fun trips to take. This was recommended in conjunction with paddling in The Boundary Waters. My extended family all enjoyed our food. There were lighter choices like salads, local favorites...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were here for a late lunch, and it was moderately busy. There was some delay in service, but not bad, I had never had a walleye sandwich, so I decided to try one. Wonderful. The smoked chicken quesadilla was reportedly good also. I would...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Chocolate Moose for years was our favorite place to eat in Ely, but boy things have changed. Food and service is what it use to be not to mention there barely open most of the time. They close early and I believe there closed completely...More

Thank Adventurerr
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The food was very good and plentiful. Service was slow but it was close to the end of their season. We had stopped there for a late lunch the day we arrived and learned they were planning to close by 3:00. They are not open...More

Thank Hoosie254
Reviewed 28 August 2017

After visiting and going into the Soudan Underground Mine near Ely, we stopped and ate at the Chocolate Moose as my wife's cousin's husband had eaten here before and thought it good. There were four of us and we waited quite awhile to get menus...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We always eat at the Chocolate Mousse when we visit Ely. The menu is inventive with really tasty food with great service and craft bears all set in a real log cabin.More

Thank suzi j
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the menu. We try to have a nice blend of choices that cover the preferences for the variety of appetites of our guests. Thank you again and hope to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped there around 5:30 on a Wednesday evening and they were closed. There was no sign to indicate what was going on, but there is a "for sale" sign on the side of the building. Too bad. We had loved the place on our previous...More

Thank thomascorrigan
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We are actually open. Our hours are Sunday thru Wednesday 7 am to 4 pm and Thursday thru Saturday 7 am to 8 pm. The building is for sale as many buildings and business around town are for sale but we still operate the business....More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We stop here every year! The staff is friendly and it's conveniently located amongst the shopping in town.

Thank kkmaz7
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for stopping in when you are in Ely. We are always happy to hear when people are enjoying themselves year after year. Sincerely, Steven Neff

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise to find a place that has friendly service reasonable prices and great daily specials and really good food in a clean and nice restaurant

Thank James1895
Steven N, General Manager at The Chocolate Moose, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review and for your patronage of our restaurant. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Sincerely, Steven Neff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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