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.
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.
Grab a cold beverage, enjoy a savory sandwich, and take in the view of Shagawa Lake indoors or from the deck—it’s a great place to converse with guests and locals alike. Antlers Lounge is a relaxed Ely, MN bar that serves up the town’s best wine list, specialty drinks, and most impressive lake views.
Order one of our four beers on tap or choose one of our wide range of bottled brews, including local favorites like Iron Range Amber, James Page and Nordeast. Add one of our specialty sandwiches – try the Caesar Prime Rib Sandwich, Shagawa Combo, or Fish In The Weeds and nine flavors of wings to create the perfect lakeside experience. For our sports fans, munch on free popcorn and watch your favorite team play on our four flat-screen TV’s, while for all families, children under the age of ten eat for free from our kids menu.
Antlers Lounge is a place to enjoy great company, beautiful views and a good time—join us soon at our bar in Ely, Minnesota.
Antlers Lounge Hours: 11:00am – 1:00am* Daily
*Closing time may vary without notice based on business demand.
For the safety of our valuable employees, we will only be doing Curbside Pick Up at this time.
Please call 218-365-7412 to place your order.
Credit Card payment is required when order is placed. Now offering Mix ‘n match 6 packs of beer to go and bottles of wine to go.
OPEN Daily 12pm-8pm
What does someone coming from a paddle around the Boundary Waters want, sometimes more than a shower; of course a cold beer and a great steak!
Established at the top of Sheridan street in 1997, the Ely Steak House provides that and much more. There are however, if you look around the dining rooms and lounge, a lot of people enjoying the food, who have never taken up a paddle.
The “Kick Butt” steaks do exactly that. You will find yourself comparing any future steak or burger to what you had at the Steak House. Everything else on the menu lives up to those standards, and everyone has a favorite. From the famous “Bucky“ burger, and giant walleye sandwiches, to the great desserts and fresh coffee.
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
Insula restaurant features American fare with a twist served in a cool setting with industrial accents & a sizable bar.
Owned and run by Executive Chef Daniel Vollom and Sarah Wigdahl-Vollom, Insula has captured the imagination and enlivened the tastebuds of the eating scene in Ely, Minnesota.
Northern Expressions is a combination ice cream parlor and gift shop in downtown Ely. Try to choose from among the many flavors in the freezer case and then go for a homemade waffle cone, or skip the cone part altogether and opt for a highly rated root beer float. A local favorite.
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!