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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” (150 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
“child size” (53 reviews)
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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 13 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
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I used to live in the area, but had never heard of Nelson's before. A friend took me. The size of the child's was unreal--maybe a quart. And for the price! I couldn't believe it. The ice cream was wonderful. I had raspberry white chocolate...More

Thank sanjuanisland
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You have to have ice cream here. Be prepared to wait in line.Busy all day . Opens 11;00-10:00. All ages enjoy this spot.

Thank Larry C
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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

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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