Coffee + Wine Bar located in Downtown Ely, MN.
Northern Grounds, a long time Ely favorite has come back to life in downtown! Located at the intersection of Central Ave. & Sheridan St., the former VFW has also experienced a revival of its own. Recently remodeled, the brick and tin work is swoon-worthy.
We welcome guests to enjoy fine wines, craft beers and on-site roasted coffee as well as the baked goods and accompaniments guaranteed to please. Some of the most noteworthy additions are pour-over single origin coffee, nitro coffee, 47 wines by the glass, and craft cocktails!
Start your morning right with a hearty breakfast, take a break for lunch, or finish a busy day with a satisfying dinner at Evergreen Restaurant, a full-service dining establishment. Among the most popular options in Ely, MN dining, Evergreen provides a relaxing place to settle in for authentic Minnesota cuisine with a dash of creativity. As you enjoy your meal, take in stunning views of Shagawa Lake.
Our distinctive brand of Ely dining is available all day, and our chef has carefully crafted menus to suit every taste. Enjoy an Outfitters Breakfast, a stack of Wilderness Blueberry Pancakes, or Grand Stuffed Potatoes. For lunch, savor one of our Border Lakes Burgers or a local favorite like the Walleye Land of 10,000 Lakes sandwich. The expansive dinner menu boasts an array of delectable dishes, like Caesar Prime Rib Sandwich, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Chicken Florentine, Apple Cognac Grilled Pork Chop, or Bacon-Wrapped Pistachio Chicken Breast. Prime Rib and Walleye are also available nightly. Reward yourself and finish off any meal with a sweet selection of cheesecake, pies, and specialty cakes.
Settle in with friends and family and enjoy a taste of Minnesota at Evergreen Restaurant with our grand menu options.
The Boathouse Brewpub is a place to gather with friends and enjoy great food and drinks. We brew a variety of beers in our in-house brewery and offer “to-go” beer growlers in glass and plastic (BWCA Approved).
Restaurant Hours: 11am-10pm
Tavern Hours: 11am-11pm
Growler Hours: 11am-10pm
Photos by Chris Ellerbroek
Gracious hospitality, fine dining, comfortable & casually elegant log cabins & a pristine, island-dotted lake combine to give you a treasured vacation experience in the Minnesota Northwoods.
Nestled among the pines on the southern shore of Burntside Lake, Burntside is a summer resort which has been welcoming guests since 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Early information shares stories of guests enjoying hospitable lodging in accommodations at what would become Burntside Lodge as early as 1911…over 100 years ago.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling us at (218) 365-3894. You may also email requests with your phone number and we will confirm by telephone.
Our story began innocently enough, out in the fields of produce that my wife and I were tending during our time as farming apprentices. We learned some great life lessons out there, stuff you can’t learn from a book.
One day I said something like “wouldn’t it be funny if we made cranberry apple granola and called it Crapola?”.
I say lots of things like that, but for some reason, this idea actually became a reality. The next thing I knew, a business was born. Be careful what you say in front of your wife. It could change your life forever.
Since our humble beginning almost ten years ago, we have grown our product line and our distribution area. We have put the “fun” in “functional” food, and reminded scores of people about the importance of fiber in their diet, in our own signature style.
We have had a lot of fun marketing our granola, but we’re serious when it comes to quality. Just like we learned in farming, it’s worth taking extra time and effort to do things the way we believe is best. Running this business has been far more work than we imagined, but we learn as we go and take pride in our accomplishments. We have grown the business, but the business has also grown us. Each day brings new opportunities and we’re excited about the future. We want to sincerely thank our “regular” customers for supporting us all these years!
Organic Roots was created as a reflection of my true passion for wholesome foods and nutrition.
In our fast-paced, fast-food society, we seem to have lost the connection between our health and foods we eat. At ORGANIC ROOTS, we are committed to produce and serve the most pure, organic and artfully crafted slow foods and to provide a friendly place of thoughtful and healthy eating and gathering.
Our food is hand-crafted with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients and we make a conscious effort to practice sustainability in our business efforts.
Our dedicated team of staff cares about your well-being and is here to help you maintain good health.
Visit our new and expanded natural food market and feed your body & soul with our delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. Menu changes daily. Many gluten-free and vegan options. Dine-in or take-out!