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Nelson Brothers Restaurant & Bakery

950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
+1 320-558-2261
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fritters” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The bakery items alone are worth the visit... each is enough for 2 or more people! They have great fritters and fritter bread. There is a sandwich section, fudge, ice cream, and snack area. The restaurant offers a nice selection of foods for every meal....More

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When I went to school in bemidji we always stopped in the baker's their apple bread is out of this world. All the bakery is large but very worth it. If you drive by do not hesitate

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been here before for lunch and supper but this time we met a friend for breakfast. Our friend suggested the fritters and they were great. Service was very good (as always) and we had a good time getting caught up.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always busy and rightly so. We got in right away, just beating rush on a Saturday morning. Within 15 minutes had our oversize portions of breakfast and lapped up every bit of it. Course we had to have some fritter bread for...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Clearwater and eat there all the time. They have an great variety of menu choices and their food is excellent. The Bakery has crazy huge rolls and fritter bread . The Ultimate Bloody Mary (The Pub) is a meal in itself. Highly...More

Thank Mark_Lori2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have stopped here many times in the past but neve eaten in the restaurant. It was late supper hour but still surprisingly busy. They have a fairly complete menu and good selections for kids we had the pizza and it was quite good for the...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here on my way back home, based on my son telling me it is a pretty good place to eat. Well I was not real hungery, but wanted something to grab quick and go. I had heard that the bakery was good,...More

Thank Tom v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nelsons is one of my favorite stops. Dining in the restaurant I recommend the fritter bread french toast with wild rice sausage and they are always well stocked so you can take some home with you. Their sandwich shop makes its own artisan bread and...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so there's a gas station attached to this restaurant and that always seems a bit sketchy for a restaurant to be decent, BUT Nelson Brothers was a great find! Thanks Trip Advisor! Once inside, there were lines going half way out of the building...More

Thank Winnie J
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't mind the 30 minute wait since this place had such good reviews. That's the good news. The bad news is the eggs were over cooked and cold, as were the hash browns and pancakes. This could possibly be attributed to our server who...More

Thank Shelley M
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16 January 2017|
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Response from Sunshine1050 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer this question as I was a customer. You would need to contact the restaurant's bakery directly for your answer. They do not review these comments at the restaurant or bakery.
19 March 2015|
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Response from Paul K | Reviewed this property |
No but allow time for being seated. They are always busy and Easter would be a bit more of a wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 State Highway 24, Clearwater, MN 55320-1610
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 320-558-2261
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