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Nelson's Drive Inn Dairy Store

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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
+1 651-439-3598
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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920 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-5634
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 April 11, 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 April 10, 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 April 10, 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 March 15, 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
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Very popular destination for summer fun and the best ice cream around! Get there early on a hot day as the line gets long!

Thank lindabesk
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great ice cream, lots of flavors and giant servings. The line is usually long but well worth the wait.

Thank TracyNT1
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Gigantic servings of the very best ice cream you have ever had -- for pennies compared to the designer ice creams and franchise stores. Locally owned, operated by engaging, bright-eyed high schoolers. Lines reach around the block in hot summer days. But, worth the wait!!!

Thank shannonriley
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I've heard so much about you--are you open the second week of November (10-12)? Hours? Thanks!
October 30, 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, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
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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