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The Nucleus

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, Eau Claire, WI
715-834-7777
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Local Food

The food is outstanding, the seating in the back area overlooks the Chippewa River and the seating in the front area overlooks Water Street so you can people-watch. Well worth the trouble to wait for a table on the weekend - or go during the week when there are not usually any lines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food is outstanding, the seating in the back area overlooks the Chippewa River and the seating in the front area overlooks Water Street so you can people-watch. Well worth the trouble to wait for a table on the weekend - or go during the week when there are not usually any lines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Food is very good, but service can be very slow. I like getting their veggie hashbrown side and then adding an egg or two. Makes a very yummy meal.

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eau claire wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is not your typical breakfast place. They take bacon and eggs to a whole new level. some of my faves are the omelet with smoked salmon and avocado and the lemon pancakes. Great fresh made coffee. Great bread and jams that come with meal. Also have sandwiches but always have breakfast. Recently remodeled and expanded but still retains the... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The breakfast was great, they have different spins on the classic breakfast. The only thing I didn't like was the hot sauce they had.

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Eau Claire, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First off, yes...you will wait a while for your food here. If you are an antsy person and you're looking for something quick, The Nucleus is not for you. However, if you like to enjoy your company, love great food, and a unique atmosphere that shows you the pulse of the city and college life, this is the place for... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The hostess was extremely rude to my group from the start. This place was recommended for unique food, but the rude staff & extreme wait (more than 2.5 hours for food) made it a poor choice. I would not recommend this place if you expect to be treated with respect or welcome. The hostess has to be family to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We chose this place based on a recommendation, but we will never return. The food was average at best, the service was slow, and one of the workers was downright rude. Eau Claire has many places to eat where EVERYTHING is better!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We tried the restaurant based on the trip advisor reviews and I have to say we were very disappointed. The restaurant was packed we were told up front it would take 30 minutes to get our food which was ok so we waited. we ended up sitting outside, the service was overall good up to a point when they took... More 

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Sarasota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Waited 45 minutes for table when we were finally seated it took 20 minutes to get water and menus. I ordered the Cajun crab omelette which was delivered 30 minutes later. The omelette was pretty tasteless with a less than spectacular poorly seasoned crab filling. The hash browns were however cooked very crispy. Overall was not worth the wait.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

breakfast was just awesome, great food and nice latte. Lots and lots of food - took some home.. very good and will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: 715-834-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?