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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 good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (157 reviews)
“waffle cone” (6 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nelson's is an icon in Stillwater. Bringing big crowds in the summer with many varieties of ice cream and over stuffed ice cream cones. God value and a must visit while in town. Not available in the winter.

Thank Dixiewixie
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Every spring we locals look forward to Nelson's opening. So many flavors of ice cream and such a good value. If it is a hot day, prepare to stand in line.

Thank Kari U
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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 8 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 29 August 2017 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 28 August 2017 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
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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