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Outer Clove Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Canadian, International, Contemporary
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536 Stanley St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
+1 250-354-1667
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was fine -- food was decent, service was good -- but for a garlic-focused restaurant, I was expecting a higher level of garlic. We looove garglic, and I found the food a bit bland, surprisingly. Though there was always a garlic element in each dish, you'd expect the burger, for instance, to be packed with the good stuff. Maybe... More 

Thank lorien_i
Cranbrook, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the cheese and bacon burger with fries that came with a garlic dipping sauce for the fries. It was fantastic and one the best I have ever had. A great place to go with a group and the service was excellent. They have A & W root beer!!

Thank michaelbK3920PW
Seattle, Washington
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tiny place but we were lucky to get the last table for two just a little past 6 pm. Surprisingly they have a musician playing that night which was indeed entertaining. I find the menu was quite versatile, from typical burgers to Asian style rice bowl, and some of the entree has Italian or French cuisine fusions.... More 

Thank bobster30
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the ribs, yikes. Not happy. The service they were sub pare. The beer lines were stinky. They ran out of the special at 6pm.

1 Thank wildmountainroses
Tomas G, Owner at Outer Clove Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate the effort you took to review us. We have a new keg line regularly maintained to serve award winning NBC beer. I'm sorry that we ran out of our special but we do make a limited amount depending on our prep load. We shop our local stores daily and strive to make sure everything is from scratch which... More 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came through with a group of friends on a motorcycle ride and stopped for lunch. Food was good and made all the guys happy with what they ordered. if you have a garlic lover stop in even if you only look at the decor, how they lined the walls in the bathroom was a hoot. The only downfall was the... More 

1 Thank GoodSleepandFood
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I visit this restaurant whenever staying in Nelson and love the food and atmosphere. The service is usually fast, friendly and efficient. We had one unfortunate experience where the server just couldn't recall that I'd ordered coffee. She brought my husband his wine and even asked him more than once if he wanted another, yet not checking on me, or... More 

Thank ShelleyLE
Terrace, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Great atmosphere ...bright and lots of art or look at. MOst Food was themed with garlic ..loved that . Fresh and hot , and great flavours ...Enjoyed the menu and service

Thank donnalori
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Great garlicky food, delicious. Reliably good. I love the hamburgers and salad, definitely a locals go-to.

Thank Frec
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here every time we come through Nelson and love the food. Every dish infuses garlic in an interesting and delicious way. It's very small so doesn't seat many. Wait staff friendliness has been variable.

Thank Julie F
Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

As the name suggests, the Outer Clove is a must-try for those who enjoy their garlic with a side of good food...! ;) For real, the food is amazing, and they have a fantastic menu that will satisfy everyone in your dinner party. All items highlight or at the very least, feature some amount of fresh garlic in the dish.... More 

Thank Nancy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $18
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Stanley St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-354-1667
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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