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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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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (162 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
“scones” (15 reviews)
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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nelson's will open again for the season this month. It's a must-stop. Just a joint, no place to sit down, and almost always a line (it moves pretty fast!). Tons of flavors, and great value for the $$. They have a kiddie sized cup/cone that...More

Thank milesandmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into Nelson's with the expectation of some tasty but a bit more expensive ice cream. We were wrong. I ordered the smallest ice cream. They allow you to mix different flavors together. The best of all is how massive even the smallest ice...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give this place a whirl after reading good reviews. The ice cream is heavenly!!! We weren’t prepared for the generous portions so will definitely get the smallest portion next time. It’s a cute place to stop in for a cool treat!

Thank Davina J
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The ice cream is a delicious old school hard ice cream. The flavours are endless and newer. The service is fast but the line is crazy long. Plan for an hour or more on a nice day.

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Lines out the door and around the building. All for average ice cream you can buy at any local grocer. And yet people ask us directions to the place throughout the summer. If they made their own ice cream maybe, but they don’t. Just don’t...More

Thank jwcutler
Reviewed 3 January 2018

A favorite local place for delicious ice cream. It's a must visit place for locals and visitors to Stillwater alike! In the summer months, be prepared to stand in line! It's worth the wait.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Consistently the best ice cream, biggest cones (order the "child" size, really), and best value in Stillwater. Worth the drive, worth the wait in line. Cash only. Ask for a cup, too.

Thank Kirsten S
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A trip to Nelsons is like going back in time when the old time ice cream shops over filled your cone.

Thank Rick Sandy W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were told to stop here for dessert. My wife got a cone stacked high. They put a paper cup on top to keep it from tipping over. I’m not a big hard Ice cream lover so I ordered malt that was made like the...More

Thank Dennis Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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