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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not been to the Nucleus before. Absolutely outstanding. Service very good, price point is reasonable, BREAKFAST WAS GREAT!

Thank jeans7491
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You may have a wait if you don't hit the right time, but they're very good at getting you seated. The food is so good, it's worth the wait. Super nice wait staff!

Thank Diane E
Wausau, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for brunch. It is a fun "happening" place. The brunch menu is diverse and interesting. The portions were large. Everything from the sandwiches to the pancakes to the omelets was delicious.

Thank WisconsinGail
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look this little restaurant up when visiting. People are awesome and the food is great. Unique menu with many choices.

Thank weliketoeats
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This eclectic little diner, has outgrown its ability to serve customers promptly. While I have no complaints with the quality or quantity of food, a customer should not have to wait over an hour for breakfast to be served from the time it was ordered to the time it was delivered to the table to eat. The staff was friendly... More 

Thank Maders2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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549 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Nucleus focuses on breakfast and brunch with a menu loaded with pancake, crepe and French toast options in addition to the egg and omelet dishes. When we got there, fairly late on a Saturday (they close at 2 pm.), they were already out of the day's brunch specials and lemon ricotta pancakes which are apparently widely loved. The Nucleus... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here numerous times and the lady in the red shirt is the hostess and is the most unapproachable worker I have ever met. She is very unfriendly. The setup of the restaurant is interesting as you have to chase the hostess to get a table. Menu is so broad and the food is delicious. It's unfortunate how... More 

Thank Wanda B
Somerset, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Rated #1 for a reason - no, make that reasons. Fantastic food - the crepes are monstrous and delicious, the Lemon Ricotta pancakes are deservedly high-rated, and the Parmesan garlic pepper hash browns are the best I've ever had. Great breakfast bagel too. Consensus is you can't go wrong no matter what you order!

Thank NickNewton36
Cameron, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I had the pesto, bacon, egg sandwich. The fresh squeezed OJ was great and all the food was To die for!! Everything was absolutely delish.

1 Thank femalenomadperu
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We been there multiple times over the past several years. The omelets are always outstanding. The Bluebucks are also "hard to beat".

Thank stonebarn2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 715-834-7777

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