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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 good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (66 reviews)
“spinach salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As indicated in its name, Cell Block Steak House « jails » you for the time of the diner in one of the cells that compose the restaurant room. Menu is based on steaks, BBQ and seafood. We went for the New York Strip and...More

Thank llagonne66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat décor...individual jail cell. Fast seating and quick service. Had the prime rib ordered med well. Good flavor but more like med. rare.

Thank Eddie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner at The Bristlecone Motel recommended the Cell Block and dinner was great. The building is on the site of the old county jail. Each table is in a small "cell" complete with bars and an iron bar cell door. The decor is western...More

Thank BlueTangFan
Reviewed 18 May 2017

An old jail cell was a nice setting for the area. Staff was great. Prime rib had a good flavor but not as tender as we are used to. The price was a bit high .

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The set up is cute because the tables are all in individual cells. We were seated and served quickly. One of us had the spinach salad, the other had tossed with blue cheese dressing. Both were excellent. For entrees, we had steak -- one bone-in...More

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the setting but the food was the king! Ribeye was outstanding with great salad and good service. Would come again!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

After reading the number of glowing reviews from fellow travellers/reviewers, I decided to treat myself for my birthday dinner. The experience of dining inside a knock off jail cell reminiscent of the wild wild west is definitely unique. Seated quickly in "Cell #1", waitresses appeared...More

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Ely, NV, could hardly be called a busy town. It is charming in an Old West sort of way, but upholds its existence as an afterthought on 'The Loneliest Highway in America'. An interesting place to overnight on the way between Carson City and Salt...More

1  Thank Catboy66
Reviewed 10 April 2017

this is our second time at this restaurant, last time about a year ago coming home from Yuma.. and a year later we came back from Yuma... it was so good last year we just had to try it again, and it didn't disappoint us.....More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Dine in a replica cell of the original jail. Excellent wait staff. Fine food with good wine selection. It is in a casino so slot machines right there for you. Parking is on street but convenient. Easy to find downtown

Thank Jerry M
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Traci M
I'm having a hard time finding the menu?
17 June 2016|
Response from Traci M |
found it
do you have gluten free options?
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
I heard they were closing and putting in a Thai restaurant. Any truth to that rumour?
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, 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 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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