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Outer Clove Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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536 Stanley St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N2, Canada
+1 250-354-1667
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for years, but my boyfriend hasn't been yet. I usually get the quasar burger for a treat but decided to go for something new. I ordered the cordon clove (chicken stuffed with Brie) and the man ordered the special which was a curry braised lamb dish. We also had calamari to start. Well, to... More 

Thank Steph M
Kelowna, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2 couples. We booked early, it was busy. Enjoyed the meal,wine and ambiance. Bonus points for the live musician, the volume was not overwhelming in such a small place.

Thank jano12345
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Nelson for Valentine's Day this year and decided the outer clove would be a good place for dinner (based on our good experience there 2 years ago). The whole place is dedicated to garlic. Don't come here if you're not a fan of garlic... But if you are, you'll love it... Even all of the wall art... More 

Thank Callie B
Spokane, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant, local spot. Loved the creativity and care behind the sandwiches. Service was brilliant. Would come back any day.

Thank MattTimBell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, whatever you choose off the menu. I fell in love with the salads, and can hardly wait to go again...and you feel so healthy, and full, when the meal is done. Yummy!

Thank Caitlin O
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 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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21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

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

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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
International, Contemporary, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 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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