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Cell Block Steak House

211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
+1 775-289-3033
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“stuffed potato” (17 reviews)
“prime rib” (39 reviews)
“steak” (78 reviews)
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211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten here several times. They do a good job. Very friendly and attentive staff. Not a big fan of they layout. It feels closed and confined but that is on purpose... hence the name! But the quality and portions of food make it...More

Thank Dan-n-Wanda
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to dine here on a Saturday night, on the recommendation of someone from the area and found it to be an interesting concept that offered good food. Imagine having a meal (certainly not your last) in a jail cell! My companion and I...More

Thank Daggmar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a different hotel but ate here. Service was fast and friendly. We had rib eye steaks and they were great---a little chewy but perfectly spiced and full of flavor. Nice salad and great bread. Service was first class. Highly recommend.

Thank asfem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super long wait to get in to be seated and even longer to get food. Decent food for the price and kind of cute motif but could use more severs.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Had rib-eye (large) and filet with shrimp. Steaks we're cooked perfectly. Both house salad and spinach salad were better than average. Stuffed potato could have been a bit hotter, but very tasty. Creme brulee was a bit soft but very flavorful. Photo thru the cell...More

Thank Lee0812
Reviewed 4 March 2018

What an awesome place to eat! You are in a jail cell! The food was excellent. We had the special of Halibut and Steak. Both were done to perfection and the server was exceptional. Will definitely eat here again, even if just passing through.

Thank Jan O
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Fun eating in a mock-up of a jail cell! Visited twice and on both occasions our steaks were great and the service excellent. Recomended.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great restaurant. A diamond in the rough. We all loved our meals, the service was great, they catered to my allergies, and the decor was fun!! Eating in a semi-private setting (inside a pretend jail cell) was unique and quiet. We will...More

Thank Josie W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you're traveling HWY 50 you're probably someone who appreciates local flavor. the Jail House Casino and Cell Block Steak House are delightfully preserved. We had fantastic, friendly dinner service. We enjoyed a locally brewed beer, prime rib and a ribeye. The spinach salad was...More

1  Thank Suzie H
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were staying down the road at The Prospector but weren't crazy about Mexican food, so came here twice to eat. Both times we had a great meal with good service. The steaks were perfectly cooked. I like mine medium rare although usually ask for...More

1  Thank mummar4
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Traci M
17 June 2016|
Response from Traci M |
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8 January 2016|
Response from ElyTraveler | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free options as well as vegetarian dishes. Our Chef has been trained in food allergies and understands special needs preparations. Please call ahead to allow us to make the most out of your visit. Thank... More
Shirley S
4 February 2015|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
no, they are not putting in a Thai restaurant that any of us have heard. We eat there about every other friday night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-3033
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The Cell Block Steak House is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. Until 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
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