$-$$ Minnesota Northwoods Comfort Food
Sourdough Blueberry Pancakes Burgers Coffee Pie Pizza Salads Sandwiches Mexican Standards Soups Walleye
Hours: Summer: Daily 7-9 • Fall: Daily 8-8
Winter: Closes Early Oct Reopens May
Up North lodge cafe. Northwoods gathering place for locals & visitors. Cafe on main drag in Ely. Next to Piragis Northwoods store. Whenever we go up north to canoe country (better known as that mouthful - Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness) to get in touch with loons and our wild Minnesotan soul, we of course make sure to stop and checkout what's new and still there in Ely. We eventually end up at Piragi's and then the Moose for a meal. They have always delivered fresh solid tasty food at reasonable prices with friendly service. It's got a nice community vibe. Highlights: We like the coffee, pies, beer, burgers soups, salads and sandwiches. Dress Code: Flannel, T-Shirts, Shorts & Canoe wear
Update: July 29-30 2012 - We had another good experience here for lunch and dinner. The soup and entree salads were very good The quiche special that came with fresh fruit and a salad ($5!) was outstanding. The Soup and half Sandwich (huge) was noteworthy ($7). They serve good coffee and the perky waitresses couldn't have been nicer.
Adjacent to Piragis Northwoods Store
101 North Central Ave