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The Nucleus

Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“crepes” (27 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Eau Claire, WI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right on Water Street, very convenient. The breakfast was wonderful, it was a little busy so on Sundays expect to wait a bit, but the food is well worth the wait. They don't have bloddys though, so be prepared. Wait staff was...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

First time in eau claire and so first time at tne nucleus, what a fantadtic surprise. Coffee is excellent, food incredible and the prices are good. On the weekend expect to wait for a table , it is very busy but you should wait because...More

Thank ll99n
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Best strawberry Nutella crepe anywhere. Food is always spot on. It's a bit iffy as to if you will have To wait a while for table and food but worth it. Highly recommend.

Thank kimeraw
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

One of all time favorite choices for breakfast/brunch. El Presidente is my favorite. Great for couples or families. Cozy atmosphere.

Thank Run4them
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The stuffed pancakes are to die for. My husband order a Rob Thomas, which was a mix of a shake and an ice coffee. It was "smooth". Must stop and try this place.

Thank ejrumphol
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The staff are angry, loud, and have better things to do than wait on customers. My very expensive breakfast arrived cold and my waitress was hostile. Not a good client experience! Try going across the street for coffee instead.

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times. The friendly service and good are both always excellent! We've tried different dishes each visit. My wife has had the stuffed French toast with sweet cream and strawberries and this trip she had an omelet...More

2  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

As others reviews have said, the service needs tweaking here. Do not go here for a quick breakfast. Not an issue for us on this leisurely morning. The staff here is very friendly. They just need more staff or the staff there needs to be...More

Thank KASK2001
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The title says it all. The food was perfect, I would have paid double for it. The service was bad, pretty sure my dad and I were ignored because we are not locals. At least 4 or 5 waitress just kinda standing around. You have...More

Thank rofldox
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Perusing the choices for the first-ever Eau Claire Restaurant Week, we came across the listing for "Nuc' at Nite". What and where is that? Turns out it's the new evening-hours menu at the renowned breakfast place on Eau Claire's Water Street "The Nucleus"! One look...More

Thank Jay B
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2018|
Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
NO, The Nucleus does not take reservations. You'll be waiting for a table if you show up after 9:00am on a Saturday morning! But, it IS worth the wait--so delicious.
Gerald S
21 April 2017|
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Response from almostretired400 | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is more than one entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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