Google Reviews

Owen Meisel

Haven?t been to many restaurants in Ely but Insula has probably been one of the best so far. Great service and a beautiful restaurant all around. The Hawaiian hamburger is a must try and a juicy treat. Only downsides of the place is that some of the tables are very high and there aren?t many big tables for big families. Also, if you decide to go there at a busy hour it can become quite loud because of how open spaced the restaurant is. Your order can also take a very long time if busy. Thank you either way Insula!

Russell Milles

Would be five stars if prices where a bit lower. Clean bathrooms, fast and friendly service. Great location. Atmosphere is good but would be better with music ( I was there for lunch). Food is very well prepared and displayed.

Eric Kettunen

Good reviews caught our attention. But on a Saturday at noon with the place half full and both front and rear entrances with signs stating "Please wait to be seated"... we waited, and waited, and waited. No less than 4 different staff walked by a half dozen times or more and either made eye contact or ignored us completely. After standing around trying to get a seat for about 5 minutes we left and walked down to the Boathouse and got great service and great food!

James Ellingson

Take out , quick easy. Kids loved the walleye and fruit. Muffeletta was spicy and great and bah mi was savory. Good portions

Melissa Lock

Rave reviews from parents and kid on the food, service and feel of the space. Not too noisy, friendly, casual, cozy, artful. Chicken pot pie, daily soup, fries and chicken strips all really good. Thank you Insula staff, chefs, servers!

Pam Norby

BEST FOOD in Ely! BEST SERVICE in Ely! Started with the loaded Bloody Mary. Came with deep fried lefse, smoked Gouda, amazing potato sausage and all the other usual things. Hubby had the tempura battered walleye sandwich. Best walleye I have ever had?? The yummy bread held up to this very substantial Sammy. Extremely fresh tomato and lettuce. Homemade tartar sauce?. INCREDIBLE! And, those fries? I had the disputed island burger with homemade kimchi, homemade jalapeños, and Asian bbq sauce? INCREDIBLE! Served on a brioche bun. Service:A+ Food: A+ Ambiance: A+ Overall:OUTSTANDING ??

Margaret Alexander

Absolutely brilliant. Each dish served was an absolute treat. I would highly recommend the goat cheese appetizer and would provide a photo but we ate it all before I got a chance. I left my hat and they were kind enough to keep it in the back for me until I came back to get it the next day. Five stars easy. ??

Adam ?VisibilityV? thevisibility

The food and atmosphere here were excellent. The drinks were made well and strong. The Flatbread was very large. The Bahn mi sandwich was good though it had a lot more pork than veggies. The bison burger was delicious. Garlic aoili sauce was really good but surprisingly, so was the ketchup! The ketchup tasted very fresh like it was made in house.

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