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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (137 reviews)
“bon bon” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nelsons is an institution here in Stillwater. The most ice cream for your buck of anywhere else. Lines are usually out the door but move quite fast. Seating areas outside. It's a 10

1  Thank repauk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for as long as I can remember which is a long time! The ice cream servers have great customer service. When we were there he struck up conversation asking us how we were doing, this did not seem fake, he...More

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Stillwater many times but did not know about this place. It is a little ways off of Main Street, but worth the trip. Many wonderful flavors to choose from and you do not need anything more than the child size.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

...and that is the children's size 😊 Just a great iconic spot in the community. Plan to wait in line and get one of the biggest, yummy cones you have ever had!

Thank Elmo3566
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My wife and I headed to Stillwater for a date night dinner. For dessert, we stopped at Nelson’s. This was our first time at this location. The line was 40+ people deep from the front door to the corner of the street and about 15...More

Thank Procomp
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is by far the cheapest & largest ice cream scoop you will find anywhere. They have ever flavor & one scoop is massive. You don't need any more than 1. Line gets really long on a hot day so be prepared. Bring cash because...More

Thank hherrig
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Best deal in the area. Expect long lines as the local residents enjoy a good deal. Order the smaller size and get plenty.

Thank Eagle_watcher_10
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful small shop filled with many wonderful flavors of ice cream. Lines are long on warm days. Serve size is huge. Bring with a cup or small container in case those first two scoops want to fall off your cone!

Thank Rubybird123
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an old fashion ice-cream shop the kind of place you will tell your grand kids about. Located in the neighborhood it draws kids of all ages 1-100. I have never ordered anything larger that a kids size and at that I usually tell...More

Thank Jro1651
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You haven't tasted ice cream this scrumptious if you haven't stopped at Nelson's!! For $3.50 (child size) you have enough icecream to share with someone. There are flavors unlimited - just make sure you go at an odd time or you will be standing in...More

Thank Yvonne D
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I've heard so much about you--are you open the second week of November (10-12)? Hours? Thanks!
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

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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