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Nelson's Drive Inn Dairy Store

920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
+1 651-439-3598
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (153 reviews)
“waffle cones” (3 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will get a huge double scoop in a jr. size cone ,What a deal,go for it! They have over 20 flavor's of ice cream ,great malts and Sunday's>

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nelson's is an icon in Stillwater. Bringing big crowds in the summer with many varieties of ice cream and over stuffed ice cream cones. God value and a must visit while in town. Not available in the winter.

Thank Dixiewixie
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When you buy ice cream at most places you always feel a little ripped off! Ice cream isn't gold and when you buy ice cream at Nelsons you never EVER feel anything but delicious ice cream going down your throat. They give you more than...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop while in Stillwater. The ice cream is really good too. Staff is very busy and so friendly.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Great ice cream and a great value too. We have visited the St. Paul store and finally made it to Stillwater. Same great ice cream with huge portions. A child size is PLENTY! Love all the choices!

Thank softail19
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nelson's has more flavors of ice cream than you could even imagine. And your cone or cup is filled higher than anywhere else by smiling young people. A must visit for yourself or with kids or grandkids!

Thank inga246
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We love making Nelson's an annual tradition. Here's a tip: get a kid's size. Also, they let me get half a kid size and that was just the perfect amount. Will be back again next summer.

Thank LovingNewAdventures
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a ice cream treat. Great experience and good fresh tasting ice cream. Workers are great at serving groups of people. Better than the soft serve at DQ

Thank Eldoradolovers
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A long-time local favorite for ice cream. Careful ordering more than a single scoop. Two scoops looks like two Ben & Jerry's on top of a cone. Most times I order the Child size -- just enough for me. Also ask for it in a...More

Thank stillH2OMinnesota
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoy ice cream and clearly this is where everyone goes. After ordering a child size serving it was evident that two, of not three of us, could EASILY have shared. I guess it depends on what flavor you like. All sorts of flavors of...More

Thank cdog612
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30 October 2015|
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Response from DavidC1029 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but they just closed for the season. Their end of season sale is really special; lots of ice cream at bargain prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: +1 651-439-3598
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