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Outer Clove Restaurant

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Contemporary, Eclectic, International, Family Fare
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536 Stanley Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
+1 250-354-1667
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Outer Clove Restaurant is a full-service, casual dining restaurant in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great... as long as you love garlic

Food and service were both really good. They have some local beers on tap. Meals are quite large at a reasonable price (not cheap, but not overly expensive given the good quality and large servings). Probably not a place I'd go if I didnt like garlic (it's their thing)... but I do like it so I'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Callie B
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Food and service were both really good. They have some local beers on tap. Meals are quite large at a reasonable price (not cheap, but not overly expensive given the good quality and large servings). Probably not a place I'd go if I didnt like garlic (it's their thing)... but I do like it so I'd absolutely go there again... More 

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Trail, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a delicious gem! I had never even heard of the Outer Clove until I was looking for a venue to book our work Christmas Party dinner. We had a private reservation for about 40 people and it was all around a wonderful experience. They prepared a custom menu for us to pre-order from with something for everyone, including children.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Like many little shops and restaurants in Nelson the atmosphere was cozy and inviting! Husband had a garlicy yam burger which he said was amazing, and I had a super yummmy salad! The service was a little slow, but it was well worth the wait!

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm going to have to argue that the Outer Clove has the best burger patty in town! The garlic yum burger has surpassed (in my opinion) the Bite Truck as well as the Irish Pub in town. It is tasty and juicy and delicious. The service here can tend to be a bit slow but that could be said for... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I went there for lunch. I had the Buddha's feast it was delicious, it was great place to come in from the cold, very cozy and inviting, I would highly recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

They say they are GF friendly but after explaining I have Celiac repeatedly they twice came out with food filled with wheat products or deep fried on the side of my plate. Service was poor at best - my wife said her meal was ok but would not recommend to anyone.

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Garlic_Mama, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Outer Clove. Thank you as well for your review. We appreciate the opportunity to look at how we can better serve customers with Gluten intolerance and customers who have Celiac. Our menu contains 22 items that are gluten friendly, this means that those menu items do not contain gluten ingredients. However, under normal kitchen operations... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our latest lunch visit I had the Quasar burger and my wife had the Super salad.We both enjoyed both! One has to share in this place. When we visited this summer with friends, everyone was excited to try each other's plates. Always fun and comfortable here, with no "greasy food" feeling afterwards. I always appreciate the fresh fare - it's... More 

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Garlic_Mama, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing the Outer Clove. Yes, fresh food and friendly service is what we strive for. I am glad you enjoyed your experience. When you come again and you might also enjoy our new gluten free as well as our vegetarian menu options. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful to be able to go to this Nelson Classic restaurant after many years and still be able to count on the delicious food and the welcome atmosphere. We had the chicken cordon bleu which was melt -in-your-mouth delicious. Well worth the visit. Very friendly wait staff as well. Always a bonus.

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Garlic_Mama, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a complimentary review of our food and service. We are so glad you are back to the Outer Clove after many years. More 

Vernon, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was delicious. All our meals looked amazing - I wanted to sample from everyone. Will return here for sure.

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Garlic_Mama, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes, Three Cheese Crab Mac, is one of our daughters' favourites as well. It continues to be a popular dish with adults and children alike, as it has a certain sophistication but also that home cooked appeal everyone can enjoy. More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I popped in for lunch with some friends. There was very little menu variety and everything we ordered was bland and lackluster. Don't waste your time

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Garlic_Mama, Manager at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch with us. Our chefs strive to make everything tasty and delicious, but unfortunately it sounds like your meal fell short of the mark when you visited. I hope you'll visit again so that we can make amends with a more enjoyable meal. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 Stanley Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-354-1667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, International, Family Fare

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?