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Nelson Brothers Restaurant & Bakery

950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
+1 320-558-2261
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fritters” (14 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
“donuts” (19 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was a truck stop which had a great breakfast so we decided to drive there and see for ourselves. My sister and I were very surprised upon arrival. The restaurant and bakery spotless and had a wonderful atmosphere. All the staff...More

Thank MarkBrenda40728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast with the wife for her B-day. We live pretty close and I’ve only been here one other time. Extremely busy on a Sunday morning, waited about 25 minutes. From what I remember the portions used to be huge however they were quite small this...More

Thank Todd H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We started going to this restaurant when we first moved into the area in 1990, and it's still a go-to for any meal of the day. Their bakery is unbelievable! Huge rolls and doughnuts that are both delicious and inexpensive! They're so big, we have...More

Thank deblight54
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We stopped here for breakfast on our way home from Stillwater. We thought maybe we might have a long wait as the parking lot was full. IN LUCK. We were seated immediately. Waiter was prompt. I enjoyed my coffee as we waited for our food....More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I stop here whenever I pass through this area on the way up north for hunting or fishing. The bakery has monster donuts and pastries, and I have yet to be disappointed. This is an idea road trip stop, whether you need a quick break...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We met business contacts here for a meal and received a disappointing service and food. My food was cold but served on a hot plate. Our hot side dishes were cold and look like they had been sitting for sometime before coming out. We didn't...More

Thank PTW_MN
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I like this place. The meal was good as usual. The service a little slow. But all in all it was good. Grab a donut from the bakery on your way out.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love gems like this. You have to stop by and check it out, has a real nice feel here, freindly staff and tasty food. I recommend a stop off here 😀

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Nelson’s has a very special place in my heart. My family often comes here after church. The food is amazing and they have huge portions, so bring your big appetite! Very friendly staff and a cool, woodsy environment to eat in. Their bakery is also...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We have never eaten at the restaurant. We stop for the bakery which is fantastic. I have never seen fritters and other items so big. They also taste great. This is a must stop for us no matter what time of day we drive by...More

Thank Frank C
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31 August 2017|
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Response from KKLMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
We are customers/guests on a travel site. We are not the baker for this establishment. Sooooo my answer is.....I have no idea. Expand your palate and try something different!!
17 January 2017|
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Response from Sunshine1050 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer this question as I was a customer. You would need to contact the restaurant's bakery directly for your answer. They do not review these comments at the restaurant or bakery.
20 March 2015|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
No but allow time for being seated. They are always busy and Easter would be a bit more of a wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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