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Outer Clove Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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536 Stanley St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
+1 250-354-1667
11:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 20:30
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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Nelson for the first time. Went here for lunch. Great food. Very interesting and diverse menu. Friendly knowledgeable server. Sweet Potato wedges were super.

Thank love2travel33388
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and prices are fine. Actually, the salad was completely awesome. Nice place for an inexpensive meal

Thank Peter T
castlegar bc canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience at the Outer Clove on Friday night. Great food, service, prices and the live music was an added bonus. Would highly recommend as a casual date night choice.

Thank lstrel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal and fantastic service. The flavours of garlic are subtle and refined. Try the giant garlic chocolate chip cookies! I'll be back next trip. Thanks to the chef and staff.

Thank Patricia S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for years, but my boyfriend hasn't been yet. I usually get the quasar burger for a treat but decided to go for something new. I ordered the cordon clove (chicken stuffed with Brie) and the man ordered the special which was a curry braised lamb dish. We also had calamari to start. Well, to... More 

Thank Steph M
Kelowna, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 couples. We booked early, it was busy. Enjoyed the meal,wine and ambiance. Bonus points for the live musician, the volume was not overwhelming in such a small place.

Thank jano12345
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Nelson for Valentine's Day this year and decided the outer clove would be a good place for dinner (based on our good experience there 2 years ago). The whole place is dedicated to garlic. Don't come here if you're not a fan of garlic... But if you are, you'll love it... Even all of the wall art... More 

Thank Callie B
Spokane, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, local spot. Loved the creativity and care behind the sandwiches. Service was brilliant. Would come back any day.

Thank MattTimBell
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, whatever you choose off the menu. I fell in love with the salads, and can hardly wait to go again...and you feel so healthy, and full, when the meal is done. Yummy!

Thank Caitlin O
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

It was fine -- food was decent, service was good -- but for a garlic-focused restaurant, I was expecting a higher level of garlic. We looove garglic, and I found the food a bit bland, surprisingly. Though there was always a garlic element in each dish, you'd expect the burger, for instance, to be packed with the good stuff. Maybe... More 

Thank lorien_i

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
International, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Stanley St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-354-1667
Outer Clove Restaurant is a full-service, casual dining restaurant in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada that serves lunch and dinner. A long-time Nelson favourite, we offer contemporary and classic dishes from around the world. Garlic infuses the food-from a subtle hint to a more intense flavour explosion-while the service is warm and friendly and the vibe is casual. Everything on the evolving menu is freshly prepared from scratch and there are daily lunch and dinner specials. The dining room seats 38 patrons with a further 10 seats available on the seasonal patio.

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