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Boathouse Brewery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
+1 218-365-4301
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11:00 - 01:00
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1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food really friendly staff, try the brisket sandwich! Price is reasonable. Unique beers brewed there.

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Thank Jennifer O
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Jennifer! We really appreciate it! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Very good especially coming from someone who doesn't care for fish. Super friendly bartender. Great beer. Go to place when in Ely.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Woo! We are glad you enjoyed our Walleye, it is what we have become known for. Thank you for the review! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Really wanted to like these beers so support the local economy, but just cant do it. Below average. Sorry.

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Thank hawki025
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your beer here. If you would be so kind as to elaborate on it a little bit via a phone call, an e-mail, or even a anonymous snail mail so that we can learn little more about what you did not enjoy. It is hard to improve when you are unsure of... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had interesting menu choices, food taste was just above average. Prices were fair, service was good. Had been there in the summer of 2016 and it was about the same.

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Thank Donna J
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you, Donna for your review. Glad you enjoyed your service and thought the food wasn't overly priced! More 

Minnesota
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We have stopped in here two years in a row in between hockey games. First time was to just have a drink with all the parents. Staff was persistent that we place every drink on one bill. We stopped in this year to eat in between hockey games. Stopped referred a store policy that every item had to go onto... More 

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Thank Ted G
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

We are sorry for the inconvenience, but our policies are in place so that our servers can better serve all of our guests instead of spending an ample amount of time on one group. This is not meant to be a direct disrespect to groups or families of this size, but as a tool to better serve all of our... More 

Webster, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were in Ely the weekend of their winter festival. Stopped here for lunch, and the food was excellent. Came back in the evening for the Beardfest judging. So much fun!!

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Thank Aerogami
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 had a couple different beers here and I think the blueberry and the stout were my favorites. The blueberry wasn't too sweet and the stout had a nice malty, chocolate flavor.

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Thank K2M
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!!! Our Blueberry is our best selling beer and for the exact reason you described, beautiful descriptions and much appreciated! More 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My family stopped in for lunch. Very nice wait staff and good food. Good atmosphere and a large bar area.

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Thank rwd1342
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review! More 

Ely, Minnesota
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I took my husband here for his birthday and we really enjoyed our time. He tried a raspberry beer off the menu on the wall and he liked it a lot! He said it was a little bitter with a strong flavor of raspberries. We had steak bites as an appetizer and they are so juicy and flavorful. I love... More 

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Thank angiebaby007
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed everything! Unfortunately, our Raspberry Belgian was just us having a bit of fun with some flavor additives so there is no guarantee that it will be back anytime soon, but glad you enjoyed it while it was here! BTW, the sauce for your Steak Bites was a Tangy Carolina Gold BBQ... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great place to kick back and take a load off. I recommend the mushroom burger. Very juicy! The hot apple cider was also great!

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Thank sboardr4
BoathouseBrewpub, General Manager at Boathouse Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1289
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-4301

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?