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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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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow - what a great dining experience. We were meeting friends from Minnesota and wanted a "midway" point. They selected The Nucleus (sight unseen) and we found it. The best thing I can say is "every time" they are in the twin cities area we will be meeting them at The Nucleus. A great and patient wait staff, good food,... More 

Thank Wayne P
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saturday morning, 8 am ish, this place was BUSY!!! Luckily we were seated quickly. Food is great, and service is good. The white hot chocolate is YUMMY!

Thank almostretired400
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We frequent the nucleus and look at it as an experience given often times there is quite a wait for food and sometimes even a table. But there are limited good/different breakfast options in town and this is one of the best. Upbeat servers (typically) and personable. We enjoy the space as it is quite retro and cozy.

Thank Mrstewart
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tremendous atmosphere. Amazing staff. Magnificent noshes! Head to toe, the best place to get a cup of joe (or specialty coffee), and the best breakfast in Eau Claire. Reasonable prices for the portions and quality of cuisine. Great place for a first date (breakfast or brunch) or meeting with friends.

Thank Rorey P
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-done, classic breakfast food with crepes too! I've been eating here for years, but the last two visits began with rude, pushy interactions with the tall manager guy in boots and other wait staff. Sunday morning is obviously a busy time but there is no need to bark at customers trying to find a four person table. Seriously! I get... More 

Thank Ryan L
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after a group fitness class. We got a table right away and our food didn't take too long. Friendly service and very good food. I had the Real Housewives of EC. It was delicious!

Thank tatormae
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful sandwiches and brunches are a very special treat. Food is made to order, so everything is fresh tasting and nicely presented.

Thank PJ5329
Osseo, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an occasional treat, I take my girls to the Nucleus. It's menu is fabulous. I especially suggest Saturday morning lemon ricotta pancakes--limited supply, so get there early!! Prices are on the higher end but the food is certainly worth it.

Thank Wisconsinbuffalogirl
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place based on reviews here and it's close location to where we stayed in downtown Eau Claire. The food was very fresh and it's presentation was a work of art. My fiance had The stuffed French toast with fresh strawberries and chocolate syrup and fresh whipped cream was incredible. I had the breakfast burrito with chorizo and... More 

Thank Greg M
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

On the last leg of our trip from North Carolina to Duluth MN, we stayed overnight in Baraboo WI. After reading ads for the Nucleus, we let our GPS guide us off US-51 into the old town part of Eau Claire. The front of Nucleus looks like a main street furniture store or hardware store with apartments above it. We... More 

Thank Dennis L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?