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Nelson Brothers Restaurant & Bakery

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950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
+1 320-558-2261
05:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in with our daughter for bunch before she headed back to Minneapolis. The place was packed at 10:30am, however we only had to wait about 10 minutes. Excellent staff and the food is fantastic. I had the seafood omelet, it was the best ever. Staff is very attentive and friendly. Great place for whatever you are craving.

Thank LaVonne D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I stopped on the way to the airport. He had no idea there was even a bar at this HUGE coffee, bakery, restaurant, truck stop. The young lady bartender was great! The cheeses & the sausage huge and delicious!! We will be back! Cheers!!

Thank KKLMinnesota
Clearwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service; good food with reasonable price. Diverse menu. Pasta bar great option on Wednesday evening.

Thank cpa176
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Wanted to take my wife out for supper, she chose Nelson Bros. Our son used to work here before joining the Marine Corps. I had the walleye dinner, broiled. It was fantastic! Our waitress was awesome too!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Clearwater, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lots of travelers stop here. They have a great bakery; they have their famous fritter bread. You can eat at the restaurant, or bar area, or get a made-to-order sub or pizza. They have a refrigerator/freezer section to buy their soups and take home with you.

Thank vickintom
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Always have to stop here whether we need fuel or not. They have the best bakery goods in the Midwest. Donuts and rolls as big as your head! And all are delicious. Their pies and breads are to die for too!

Thank Randy H
Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is always busy as it is right off 94 but there is good reason: the food is amazing. The portions are enormous, especially the pancakes. I always hit the bakery for the amazing carmel rolls to take home - one easily feeds 4 people.

1 Thank THEJetSetGirl
Clear Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Toast or pancacks with most breakfasts. With pancakes you will have enough to share one meal. Wild rice sausage is their best breakfast meat. If you order a cinnamon roll before breakfast be prepared to get a bag to go. Rolls are large. And if you are ready for a drink, try their Bloody Mary. That might be all you... More 

Thank Joan F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Located near our home so we eat there fairly frequently. Can not say we have ever had a bad meal there. Breakfast is always great, fritter bread French Toast, Crab Bennies, wild rice sausage........all excellent. Huge Bloody Marys and great pasta on Wednesday night. Bakery is fantastic and people come from miles away to stop there. Fresh bread is delicious,... More 

Thank Larry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food tasted great. Try the wild rice sausage or the fritter bread.

Thank Seth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 320-558-2261

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