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Insula Restaurant

145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1214
+1 218-365-4855
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1214
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast as we usually eat dinner here and love it. My husband had the Belgium waffle with apples and sausage and and I had the French toast and bacon. Yum! Fast service and both breakfasts were decent portions. Glad we tried it...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lunch on a Friday afternoon and Sunday Brunch/ Lunch. Both times the service was good, Sunday maybe a little slower- but they were busier. The food was excellent both times and I love the emphasis on local sourced ingredients! Stop in once or maybe more...More

Thank Lisa1098
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to Ely for 6 years now and by far, this is the best food we've had in town. Highly recommend the Nicoise Salad, Chicken and Waffles too. Great beer options and a fun environment. Great location right on main street. Only wish...More

Thank candacel462
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much better than you would expect to get from a small town. Nice variety of menu choices. Very clean with contemporary/rustic decor. We will definitely go back.

Thank Amy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not try to eat here if you are on any sort of schedule. They took our phone number and called us when the table was ready. That part was fine. Once we were seated, we waited 20 min for someone to take our drink...More

Thank northstar36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great place..very fresh, delicious, atmosphere. .lots of locals, farm fresh..we would go here again..best corn beef hash, buffalo burger. .the place to be seen..locals

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My oldest son was married in Ely. It seems the only and best choice to host this dinner was at Insula. sometimes what people say about a restaurant and what your actual experience is differs. This was actually the case. I had heard good things...More

Thank reyhijo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first night we dined at Insula we had an excellent meal of walleye and a top notch waitress. The next night it seemed like we found ourselves in a different restaurant. We loved the walleye so much we ordered it again. This time there...More

Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad we stopped here for lunch. Modern flair for Ely. Great Lunch. Quick service. Friendly staff.

Thank hmdaily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read other reviews before trying this restaurant and we found out for ourselves that this place is awesome! Great food! I loved the sweet potato vegetarian sandwich and highly recommend it! Insula has a really nice ambiance. Look forward to going back next time...More

Thank Happy2Journey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-4855
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Insula Restaurant opened June 2015 in the old Vertin's cafe located in Ely, MN. Our goal is to responsibly serve the community and invest in local products- while providing service excellence in an inviting atmosphere.
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