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07/13/2020 08:10PM  
Is Britton's in Ely open now? i thought they were going to be open?
 
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schweady
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07/13/2020 09:10PM  
For now, Britton's is takeout only.

I've been badgering the Ely Chamber to make their weekly COVID businesses update list available online. It's a decent spreadsheet of information, updated each Monday, and can be found in printed form in various places, such as outfitters. But it would be most beneficial for visitors planning their time in Ely to be able to find it ahead of time.
 
07/13/2020 09:41PM  
schweady: "For now, Britton's is takeout only.

I've been badgering the Ely Chamber to make their weekly COVID businesses update list available online. It's a decent spreadsheet of information, updated each Monday, and can be found in printed form in various places, such as outfitters. But it would be most beneficial for visitors planning their time in Ely to be able to find it ahead of time.
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Thanks
 
podgeo
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07/13/2020 10:52PM  
The Steakhouse is open. Had a Bucky yesterday...Yum

Better make reservations though.
 
Sineeg
 
07/13/2020 11:57PM  
Brittons, Ely Steakhouse, Grand Ely Lodge, and Boathouse Brewpub all are open and have indoor seating. Most have shortened their hours of operation mainly in the evening. Insula is currently curbside only.

 
Gaidin53
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07/14/2020 12:53AM  
I’d done some research on this. Would love to eat breakfast at Britton’s the morning we head in. We were told it had an awesome breakfast last year but didn’t get to partake. My wife is concerned about Covid and doesn’t want to eat in restaurants. My daughter is a celiac so we’ve decided to not eat in restaurants on the way up for sure. Might do some curbside night we come off the water since we stay in Ely that night. Just can’t risk glutening her before we go out for 7 days.

Does anyone know if Semers Park has grills in place? Where I could just bring charcoal with and use a permanent grill in the park. I was told Whiteside park does not. We’re thinking we’ll just make brats or burgers at the park the night prior.

Ryan
 
inspector13
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07/14/2020 08:05AM  
Gaidin53: "Does anyone know if Semers Park has grills in place? Where I could just bring charcoal with and use a permanent grill in the park. I was told Whiteside park does not. We’re thinking we’ll just make brats or burgers at the park the night prior.
Ryan"

The street view on Google maps shows lots of picnic tables and a large fire pit, but I see none of those grills there.

 
JimmyJustice
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07/14/2020 08:07AM  
Unless it has changed its open policy, I ate at Britton's (inside) the third week of June.
 
07/14/2020 08:41AM  
DQ is open
 
Savage Voyageur
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07/14/2020 08:45AM  
We were in the Boathouse Brewpub last week. Only 5 to a table and spread out so might need to split up a larger group.
 
Nigal
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07/15/2020 10:31AM  
I thought Ely didn’t want tourists coming for fear of spreading the virus?
 
MikeinMpls
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07/15/2020 12:35PM  
Nigal: "I thought Ely didn’t want tourists coming for fear of spreading the virus? "

Where did you hear that?

Mike
 
07/15/2020 12:38PM  
MikeinMpls: "Nigal: "I thought Ely didn’t want tourists coming for fear of spreading the virus? "


Where did you hear that?


Mike"
That was 3 months ago, things have changed
 
Nigal
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07/15/2020 01:17PM  
MikeinMpls: "Nigal: "I thought Ely didn’t want tourists coming for fear of spreading the virus? "


Where did you hear that?


Mike"


Seems like the last three months on the fb group was “stay away” and “don’t come here”.
 
arm2008
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07/15/2020 02:22PM  
Gaidin53: "I’d done some research on this. Would love to eat breakfast at Britton’s the morning we head in. We were told it had an awesome breakfast last year but didn’t get to partake. My wife is concerned about Covid and doesn’t want to eat in restaurants. My daughter is a celiac so we’ve decided to not eat in restaurants on the way up for sure. Might do some curbside night we come off the water since we stay in Ely that night. Just can’t risk glutening her before we go out for 7 days.


Does anyone know if Semers Park has grills in place? Where I could just bring charcoal with and use a permanent grill in the park. I was told Whiteside park does not. We’re thinking we’ll just make brats or burgers at the park the night prior.


Ryan"


You could use one of those disposable grills, buy or make your own. Then you have many options of where to cook.
 
07/15/2020 07:53PM  
arm2008: "Gaidin53: "Does anyone know if Semers Park has grills in place? Where I could just bring charcoal with and use a permanent grill in the park. I was told Whiteside park does not. We’re thinking we’ll just make brats or burgers at the park the night prior.



Ryan"



You could use one of those disposable grills, buy or make your own. Then you have many options of where to cook."


How about the Fall Lake park? It s not to far out and might have grills.
 
HowardSprague
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07/17/2020 10:07AM  
Sineeg: "Brittons, Ely Steakhouse, Grand Ely Lodge, and Boathouse Brewpub all are open and have indoor seating. Most have shortened their hours of operation mainly in the evening. Insula is currently curbside only.


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Insula, by the way, has excellent breakfasts.
 
07/17/2020 03:48PM  
Speaking on this, We're heading up to Fall Lake in early August. Is Dorthy Molters museum open? The wolf or bear parks? Outfitters?
 
07/17/2020 04:17PM  
okinaw55: "Speaking on this, We're heading up to Fall Lake in early August. Is Dorthy Molters museum open? The wolf or bear parks? Outfitters?"

I know the wolf center is, but with restrictions-better check.
 
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