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Insula Restaurant

145 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1214
+1 218-365-4855
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • 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

Love this place - daily special are amazing and the pork chop was superb! Ínsula is a must visit dining experience- service is great and friendly. The meal options and preparedness is really good.

Thank mmaldo71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Insula on a very busy night in September. The service was a bit erratic but the place was slammed and the wait was absolutely worth it. We had fried walleye which set the bar really high for any other restaurant. It...More

Thank zanzara64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. I had a great spinach salad with candied walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Added a grilled chicken breast and it made for a lovely combination of flavors. If we had been staying in town longer, I would have wanted...More

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had never been to Ely before. Stayed at the lovely Grand Ely Lodge and enjoyed dinner at Insula the for night. Not only do they make great drinks but their food is really wonderful, too. By far, the best food in town. And a hip...More

Thank Holli J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pork chop with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus! Fantastic jalapeño margarita. Overall great meal.

Thank Tricia Velure N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there 3 times because it was so good. Breakfast hash had house made corned beef, tender and delicious, with perfectly cooked eggs. Oatmeal was steel cut oats, which take extra time, nutty, tender, and delicious. Since that was so good, we came back for...More

Thank XRP756
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with a group of 8. Our group had a variety of menus items including Pork Chop, Halibut, beef ribs, beef pot pie, and Reuben sandwich. Every items was described as excellent by the person eating it. The salad was unique...usually salads are...More

Thank tottercop
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I had the Nashville fried chicken and asparagus. It was perfectly prepared and excellent. The server warned me that the chicken would be spicy, it was and it was outstanding. I would order this again in a nanosecond.

Thank liketotravel167
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I had breakfast at Insula twice during my stay in Ely. Because it was so good the first time, I got the same meal the second time: The spinach frittata, with tomato, wild rice and goat cheese. Delicious combination! The menu includes many options for...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My husband and I were recently in Ely for a canoe trip. Before leaving we had dinner at Insula and loved everything about it. The decor is interesting and upscale for Ely. The cocktails - Cosmo and Old Fashioned - were outstanding. We had the...More

Thank Nancy O
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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