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Red Cabin Custard

#2 of 4 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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1114 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1747
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Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great custard options and now that we have become vegan they now offer dairy free sherbert! The service is always friendly.

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Thank Allison B
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Custard is AMAZING! We actually wanted to go back, but alas, it was unexpectedly closed on a random Wednesday! It is locally-run, so it's possible there was something going on, but it would be nice if it was posted earlier that it would be closed. So that is the only reason for 4 stars.

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Thank Travelmamacita
Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was the first time I tried frozen custard and it is to die for! Soooo creamy and good! I tried the vanilla and the pistachio. I will definitely be a returning customer!

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Thank coco741
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The chocolate malt was the best ever; all frozen custard was delicious; the owner is unbelievably friendly

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Thank 423darrylg
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for the lemon custard cone and it was amazing. They have a changing flavor of the day, and custards are made fresh every day.

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Thank GPMN63
Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Delightful people greeted us and the service was fast. We ordered root beer floats and they were amazing and very filling. In fact we had them for our lunch. This is another Ely tradition we will look forward to every time!

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Thank sunlovingsnowbird
Minnesota
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Old Fashion Ice Cream, is really custard. Better for you ! A menu board that might take a week to decide what you want. Root Beer Float was always my favorite, with extra root beer, and there malts are exceptional too. They have a flavor of the Day, but it is not the only flavor they have. Worth the stop,... More 

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Thank Patricia C
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We have stopped here a few times on summer vacations to Ely and have never been disappointed. The flavor of the day is always changing - loved the strawberry! We always do the plain cones so not sure how the sundaes and other treats are but the custard itself is delicious!

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Thank emgrace4
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Frozen custard flavors are limited to 4 each day, because the mix is frozen at the store and there are only 4 freezers. But the flavors are unique and delicious. This is not your usual soft serve shop; it is frozen custard. Last night we had a flan sundae which was made with crème brulee frozen custard and topped with... More 

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Thank Daniel G
Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We love the custard! We stopped there all 3 days we were in Ely. Always something new to try with the flavor of the day and you can't beat a Dorothy Molter root beer float with their custard!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1747
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Ely

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?