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The Chocolate Moose

#3 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
+1 218-365-6343
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped in early for lunch. Had tomato soup which was very good, because of the name, thought I would try a dessert. It was very hard and crumbling. Very disappointed. With a name like the chocolate moose, I thought the chocolate would be excellent.

Thank CarolS1641
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Good views on the outdoor patio. Not sure if the food's locally sourced or even organic for the matter but they pack enough calories to last you a few days I the wilderness of the Boundary Waters.

Thank nbuzz
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped at an old favorite post-season and was delighted to have delicious food, perfectly prepared. I will keep going back to this landmark - never disappoints.

Thank jesseMN
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered the walleye sandwich, only complaint I had was that they serve it on a round bun when it should be a different style bun. Also the coleslaw was nothing to write home about. I would eat here again though.

Thank soost2
Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Received our food after quite a wait on Labor Day weekend. Our waitress never returned to check on how we were enjoying our meals. My daughter ordered the vegetarian burger and it was burned on both sides. After waiting for quite some time for the waitress, my husband brought her burger up to the host and asked for a new... More 

2 Thank ddsmom2003
Ely, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience with great menus for all - vegans, gluten free and regular dining. Every dessert is to die for! Wonderful service in real log building with seasonal outdoors seating!

1 Thank 623jerryf
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I just finished an excellent meal at the Chocolate Moose in Ely. The "honey garlic pork loin" was moist and tender as well as being a thick generous serving. It came with a crisp salad, fresh asparagus and rice pilaf. All were delicious. My server, Mia D, was excellent checking frequently to ensure I was well taken care of. Overall... More 

Thank Carol K
Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really great lunch with the family here. A bit of a wait on the kitchen but the atmosphere was good and food was amazing!

Thank BethBeth26
Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family stopped by here for dinner and drinks, and all enjoyed what they had ordered. The portions were very generous and we took food home. The Chocolate Moose Cake was excellent. THe variety of beers (local and otherwise) were also very good.

1 Thank poskoog
Vienna, Virginia
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stopped here with three hungry boyscouts on the way to the northern tier canoe base. All the boys found something they enjoyed, and the atmosphere was perfect. We ate outside. They have great sandwiches and salads, and the desert menu was filled with homemade pies and other treats. The service was a bit slow, but it was a busy summer... More 

1 Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Central Ave, Ely, MN 55731-1273
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 218-365-6343

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