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Cell Block Steak House

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211 5th Street, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301
+1 775-289-3033
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dine in a replica cell of the original jail. Excellent wait staff. Fine food with good wine selection. It is in a casino so slot machines right there for you. Parking is on street but convenient. Easy to find downtown

Thank Jerry M
Everett, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the prime rib special and a couple of margaritas. Our experience was excellent. The gentleman that seated us and took our drink orders was very friendly and helpful. Lori, our waitress, was top notch. The food itself was very good. Not too much dressing on the salads and the prime rib is some of the... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of tables that are set up inside a fake jail cell. It is different and fun. The food is average. The steaks are ok but were cooked to the correct temperature. The food was good, not great, but good. Its also attached to a hotel but you can enter without having to walk through the hotel.... More 

Thank Dave B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our meal was excellent. We had steak and shrimp. The steak was done to perfection. Our waitress was great.

Thank Donna B
Calgary, AB, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Oh, so sadly "Average"... But this is Ely, NV, I'm being generous, and anywhere else (read: civilized) this would be "Poor". We picked this restaurant based on its reputation here on TripAdvisor as the top of Ely restaurants... but don't expect much. From the disgusting cigarette smoke hanging in the air (it's attached to a casino, and apparently Nevada hasn't... More 

Thank CalgaryAlphan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Considering the price you get your money's worth. Been there twice, doubt I'd go back. Don't go thinking you'll get great food, steak or ribs, very mediocre. But full meal for $20, whatever. Theme cute, but a smokey place.

Thank Icancook2
Eagle Mountain, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It was fun to eat in jail but the real story was the great food. The soup was homemade and very good and the filet was made perfectly. This was my first trip to Ely and I hope to be back soon.

Thank Ed B
Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

All the table are in jail cells, fortunately they don't lock you in. It was fun, the service great and the food very good and reasonably priced. We had steak and scampi that was excellent. .

Thank iluvta2
Ely, Nevada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you live here or are just passing through, this is the best restaurant in town. Good ambiance, fun setting "behind bars", nice wine selection, full bar. Try the chorizo stuffed mushrooms or jumbo prawn cocktail. For dinner, the steaks and prime rib are signature but the barbecue, chicken with crabmeat and the Basque lamb chops (my fav) are also... More 

Thank Angela D
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed in Ely after a soccer tournament in Vegas. We were exhausted and starving. After asking around a gas station attendant recommended the Cell Block Steak House. This was perfect since we were staying at the Jailhouse Hotel. With not high expectations we went to get dinner. The hostess was also our waitress and we offered to order our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 120
American, Steakhouse
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th Street, Jailhouse Casino, Ely, NV 89301
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-3033
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?