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Cell Block Steak House

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$$ - $$$
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211 5th Street, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-3033
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal was excellent. We had steak and shrimp. The steak was done to perfection. Our waitress was great.

Thank Donna708
Calgary, AB, Canada
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Oh, so sadly "Average"... But this is Ely, NV, I'm being generous, and anywhere else (read: civilized) this would be "Poor". We picked this restaurant based on its reputation here on TripAdvisor as the top of Ely restaurants... but don't expect much. From the disgusting cigarette smoke hanging in the air (it's attached to a casino, and apparently Nevada hasn't... More 

Thank CalgaryAlphan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Considering the price you get your money's worth. Been there twice, doubt I'd go back. Don't go thinking you'll get great food, steak or ribs, very mediocre. But full meal for $20, whatever. Theme cute, but a smokey place.

Thank Icancook2
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It was fun to eat in jail but the real story was the great food. The soup was homemade and very good and the filet was made perfectly. This was my first trip to Ely and I hope to be back soon.

Thank Ed B
Wenatchee, Washington
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329 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

All the table are in jail cells, fortunately they don't lock you in. It was fun, the service great and the food very good and reasonably priced. We had steak and scampi that was excellent. .

Thank iluvta2
Ely, Nevada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you live here or are just passing through, this is the best restaurant in town. Good ambiance, fun setting "behind bars", nice wine selection, full bar. Try the chorizo stuffed mushrooms or jumbo prawn cocktail. For dinner, the steaks and prime rib are signature but the barbecue, chicken with crabmeat and the Basque lamb chops (my fav) are also... More 

Thank Angela D
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed in Ely after a soccer tournament in Vegas. We were exhausted and starving. After asking around a gas station attendant recommended the Cell Block Steak House. This was perfect since we were staying at the Jailhouse Hotel. With not high expectations we went to get dinner. The hostess was also our waitress and we offered to order our... More 

Thank Idmama23
Wautoma, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

With such an unusual draw, you have to try the Jailhouse Cell Block Steak House. You get a jail cell to yourselves & we were lucky enough to get immediate seating. Our server came promptly & was very friendly. I had a glass of Cabernet & hubby had a Zinfandel both were very good. With our waters, came a basket... More 

Thank Maralyn T
Alberta, Canada
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation of TripAdvisor, we chose this restaurant for the reasonably priced prime rib. On arrival, the maitre d indicated that all individual cell tables were full, but the dining room had tables available. Yes, the restaurant has individual private dining rooms in replica period jail cells. As we were escorted to our table, all cells looked comfortable and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and food were terrific. The host was a "hoot" and even though there was a mix upon our reservation he took care of us and got us seated. The waitress was wonderful and extremely attentive without being annoying. We enjoyed the meal so much we went back a few nights later. Quite possibly the best place to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th Street, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-3033
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?