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Business Description
Based in Ely, Minn., Boathouse Brewery is a micro-brewery with a pub and a restaurant. It specializes in a variety of micro-brewed beer, such as the Entry Point Golden Ale, the Pilot Pub Ale, Hasselhopp Rye Pale Ale, Eelpout Oatmeal Stout and the Boathouse Seasonal. The pub also offers beer in 64 oz. take-away growlers. Additionally, Boathouse Brewery provides a menu with a variety of items, including breakfast combos, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, appetizers, dinner meals, grilled dishes and signature beer battered specialties, to name a few.
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Bars, Brew Pubs, Seafood Restaurants, Night Clubs, Taverns, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
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Bike Parking: No

Parking: Street

Price Range : Average


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We went to Boathouse Pub and Restaurant in Ely, MN. Overall, we all give it a B-. Some good, some bad.

Jodi had Nachos Grande that looked like a school science fair project...very greasy, and the lettuce was all wilted.

KayMarie had the "Motorboat" burger that she said was very good.

Jonathan had kids mini tacos..he says "It was burnt and gross." They did look like hockey pucks cut in half.

Christopher had fish sticks, about which he says, "These are the best fish sticks I ever had."

I had the ribeye steak which was really good. Along with it, I had cheesy broccoli, which was stone cold, and a side of chipotle rice ("WHERE'S THE RICE?") It was like 2 tablespoons. I'm not asking for a heaping mound, but throw some more on!

Also, now this is funny...this place is a micro brewery, and the waitress was not knowledgeable of the beers they brew. And, she asked if I wanted more water. Why not ask if i wanted another beer. I would have had another.

And, not until we were leaving did the waitress ask the rest of the family if they wanted refills...(sigh) we may give it one more try



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If you have a lot of time to wait, then stop in

3 of us went to the Boathouse on a Tuesday mid- afternoon. First drawback, they had run out of blueberry wheat beer so my husband had to settle for something else not so 'special' in terms of a beer. OK fine- that happens. Second, all we ordered was chicken wings and cheese curds. We waited easily 25+ minutes which is entirely too long. Looking around the restaurant, we noticed that everyone else also had been waiting a very long time for the same type of food, as well as burgers, etc. (we were one of the last tables to be served) When I asked about the long wait, that person had conveniently just started their shift and had no clue but we never got any explanation from the server as to why we had to wait so long. We were pretty close to leaving, paying for just our beverages. The chicken wings were good, the cheese curds we OK. Nothing like at the fair.

I heard from a co-worker who went there a week later that they were out of another beer when they went.

If you have nothing better to do but wait for food, then go ahead and try this place. If you are there for the microbrews, I suggest you ask if they are out of anything first before plopping down on a bar stool.

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