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Blatz
07/14/2020 08:41AM
 
DQ is open
 
HowardSprague
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.
 
Nigal
07/15/2020 10:31AM
 
I thought Ely didn’t want tourists coming for fear of spreading the virus?
 
Nigal
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”.
 
Pinetree
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
 
okinaw55
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?
 
podgeo
07/13/2020 10:52PM
 
The Steakhouse is open. Had a Bucky yesterday...Yum


Better make reservations though.
 
JimmyJustice
07/14/2020 08:07AM
 
Unless it has changed its open policy, I ate at Britton's (inside) the third week of June.
 
Pinetree
07/13/2020 08:10PM
 
Is Britton's in Ely open now? i thought they were going to be open?
 
schweady
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.

 
MikeinMpls
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
 
arm2008
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.
 
3Ball
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.
 
Pinetree
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.
 
Pinetree
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.
"



Thanks
 
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
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
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.



 
Savage Voyageur
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.