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Cell Block Steak House

211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
+1 775-289-3033
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (39 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
“spinach salad” (12 reviews)
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211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant. A diamond in the rough. We all loved our meals, the service was great, they catered to my allergies, and the decor was fun!! Eating in a semi-private setting (inside a pretend jail cell) was unique and quiet. We will...More

Thank Josie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're traveling HWY 50 you're probably someone who appreciates local flavor. the Jail House Casino and Cell Block Steak House are delightfully preserved. We had fantastic, friendly dinner service. We enjoyed a locally brewed beer, prime rib and a ribeye. The spinach salad was...More

1  Thank Suzie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying down the road at The Prospector but weren't crazy about Mexican food, so came here twice to eat. Both times we had a great meal with good service. The steaks were perfectly cooked. I like mine medium rare although usually ask for...More

1  Thank mummar4
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Food was good and servers were friendly. Nice choice of steaks. Would be good place to visit with family or small group.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A fun and unique place for dinner. You'll have your very own jail cell with a small table and bench chairs. Very flavorful food. Just don't complain or they might lock you in 😀Prime Rib dinner comes with salad & baked potato. Sourdough bread comes...More

Thank Devin231
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The restaurant was clean and easily found to travelers who do not know Ely. A novel seating idea with booths set out like jail cells, which was appealing and secluded. We liked that. I had the filet mignon which was tasty and tender . My...More

Thank jeng126
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Since being in the west we wanted a good steak. We had the prime rib that was also grilled and it was very good. Great food, and good service.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Overall fun place with good food. They ran out of steak the day we were there but let us know ahead of time. It's on the loneliest road so it can get busy. Neat tables. Good portions. Chicken and ribs were good. Waited 40 min...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Obviously for being in the small town of Ely the options for fine dining are going to be fairly limited. Still, the food here was decent and the cuts of meats better than expected. The steaks come with salad or soup and a choice of...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The food and service is very good, and interesting to tuck into good quality fare in converted prison cells, do go here if in Ely.

Thank cag65
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Questions & Answers
Traci M
17 June 2016|
Response from Traci M |
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8 January 2016|
Response from ElyTraveler | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free options as well as vegetarian dishes. Our Chef has been trained in food allergies and understands special needs preparations. Please call ahead to allow us to make the most out of your visit. Thank... More
Shirley S
4 February 2015|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
no, they are not putting in a Thai restaurant that any of us have heard. We eat there about every other friday night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 120
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th St, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301-1581
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-3033
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The Cell Block Steak House is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. Until 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
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