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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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Hartselle, Alabama
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Ok...wow! This place is awesome! Where to start....ok, if you like pastries and such, you are going to think your in pastry heaven! Huge variety and huge in size...OMG! So yummy. As for the restaurant, very nice, and what a menu! There is a great selection on the menu that is sure to satisfy your hunger. I was very impressed,... More 

Thank Michael A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

After a day on the river kayaking with CW Outfitters, we stopped in for dinner. Our server was funny, knowledgeable, and courteous. Our meals came out very quickly for a busy Father's Day and all in our party were very satisfied.(Which doesn't happen very often in this group of kid's thru seniors) Thanks Much

Thank jjacein
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Took my parents here for Father's day. We had to wadi a half-hour for a table, buy was worth the wait. Greet omelettes and a cinnamon roll big enough to feed a family of 4. Great value!

Thank Scott D
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Four adults and two children's menu types ordered a variety of items. A melt, a burger, kid's items. I had the "prime rib kicker." The food was all good. The disappointing part was that that basically we weren't eating together. After a long but not unreasonable delay, the lady brought out the kid's food, assuming correctly they might be impatient.... More 

Thank je_stcloud
Big Lake, Minnesota
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444 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you are a breakfast eater this place is a home run. Big portions, reasonable prices and homemade food. You won't go away hungry and if you do stop by the bakery counter on the way out and grab a giant donut or muffin.

Thank Jonathan F
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

EVERY time we travel on 94, this is the stop we make. First, the coffee is the best. My personal favorite is Highlander Grog. So much so, that I now buy it by 2 dozen bags and have them ship it to me. The pastries are huge and since I'm not in donut stuff, I like the fritter bread. My... More 

Thank Vicki L
Plymouth, Minnesota
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We routinely stop here on our way to and from our lake home in Brainerd just to grab a sandwich. They have very creative bread choices such as the spinach Parmesan I had yesterday. Be sure to order a full sandwich instead of just 1/2 as the price difference is very minor. Their bakery makes oversized and delicious treats. I... More 

Thank tdwallst
Elk River
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We always get the Brothers Choice from the menu. It is Fritter French toast with different flavor options. I've been going there for years but never get anything else. I always pick up fritter bread to take home. I just got strawberry rhubarb and a loaf of blueberry, awesome

Thank avashock
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

My husband and I were on our way back to Canada on a trucking trip. It was getting late as we approached the St. Cloud area - almost time to stop for night - and we were wanting to get in a nice supper to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary (yes, nothing says "happy anniversary" like 50 hours in a... More 

Thank neenieburger
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went for the recommended bakery- loved it!!! The donuts are simply amazing, priced great (4 massive donuts & one big choc chip cookie for under $8, wow!!), and so delicious! It's organized pretty well and efficient, didn't wait long at all. Glad a friend recommended that we stop on our family trip! Bathrooms are also large and clean, but a... More 

Thank Rochelle M

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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?