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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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542 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Nucleus focuses on breakfast and brunch with a menu loaded with pancake, crepe and French toast options in addition to the egg and omelet dishes. When we got there, fairly late on a Saturday (they close at 2 pm.), they were already out of the day's brunch specials and lemon ricotta pancakes which are apparently widely loved. The Nucleus... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here numerous times and the lady in the red shirt is the hostess and is the most unapproachable worker I have ever met. She is very unfriendly. The setup of the restaurant is interesting as you have to chase the hostess to get a table. Menu is so broad and the food is delicious. It's unfortunate how... More 

Thank Wanda B
Somerset, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rated #1 for a reason - no, make that reasons. Fantastic food - the crepes are monstrous and delicious, the Lemon Ricotta pancakes are deservedly high-rated, and the Parmesan garlic pepper hash browns are the best I've ever had. Great breakfast bagel too. Consensus is you can't go wrong no matter what you order!

Thank NickNewton36
Cameron, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pesto, bacon, egg sandwich. The fresh squeezed OJ was great and all the food was To die for!! Everything was absolutely delish.

1 Thank femalenomadperu
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We been there multiple times over the past several years. The omelets are always outstanding. The Bluebucks are also "hard to beat".

Thank stonebarn2015
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This place is busy every time I go. I ordered the Strawberry and Nutella Crepe. It usually comes with a lot of whipped cream, which is delicious but somewhat overwhelming. This time I asked for a little whipped cream and the result was perfect! I also highly recommend the fresh squeezed orange juice.

Thank IvaMae
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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211 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A different place to eat. Prices seem a little high and I think service is sometimes slow. Nice to try new place.

Thank JohnF1949
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The Nucleus is a wonderful combination of delicious food and intriguing atmosphere. I have yet to have a bad meal there but be prepared to wait for a table.

Thank Wisconsinatty
Madison, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small and very simple cafe with an excellent menu. The food choices are modern and you can find some nice light options in addition to more hearty fare. I had lunch there and my grilled chicken salad was quite good. It's fairly inexpensive for the quality of food. It might be difficult to fit a large group... More 

Thank MadtownChris
Madison, WI, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

So, I'm not a "big" reviewer - but this place deserves a write up. I was asked to go to this (what I thought was a small) restaurant by my track / college kid. Thinking "this is not going to be my kind of place" (College daughter said it had the best pancakes - & not a pancake guy), I... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, 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?