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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
08:00 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Goldendale, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I had a great meal hear when visiting UWI for the World Flute Society convention a couple of years back. I just wish I had found out about the Nucleus earlier before so many unmemorable meals in the cafeteria.

Thank Kenneth H
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is our go to place for breakfast. The choices are awesome and unique. The coffee is also topnotch. The service and atmosphere are great also.

1 Thank MikefromEC
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Asked for a recommendation for breakfast from the food Co-op cashier and he sent me here. It's in in the Water Street district, a nice, hip shopping and dining area near campus. Lots of sandblasted brick but the large windows keep the space bright. The menu is nicely arranged with several choices of breakfasts. I was there on a Friday... More 

1 Thank lietuva_9
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The ONLY downside to this restaurant is the eait times. They can be upwards of an hour for brunch on a weekend. The hours are frustrating themselves. But the best breakfast/brunch food in the city!

Thank Katy M

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?