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Nellie's Cafe

Cafe, Diner
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550 US Highway 14, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1142
+1 507-859-2384
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

We stayed in Marshall, MN. ( Sleep Inn). Got up early to have breakfast at Nellie's. A huge fan of the series and of the books, I was beside myself. Sooo excited. Wasn't sure what to expect with some of the reviews, but we had come too far. The cafe is very typical of a small town cafe but we... More 

1 Thank kinglish413
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Had to be done, even if just for a coffee. Unfortunately the owners/staff were not overly friendly, a bit like Nellie Olsen I guess .... lol, but not rude either. Just that they could have been a little more welcoming. Maybe it was because I was an overseas visitor and they had difficulty understanding my accent ..... Who knows? It... More 

Thank Andrew D
Fort Morgan, Colorado
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

As my wife if a hug fan of Laura Ingall's Wilder and her books eating at Nellie's was a no brainer. After having visited the museum we drove across the street to near empty Nellie's. It was about 1:30 in the afternoon. We took a seat in a booth, were offered water and menu's. After perusing the menu for a... More 

Thank Timothy S
Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Loved being able to eat at a family-owned place. Has small town feel and cooked to order. Had the Nellie burger while my family tried the steak and kid's menu. Dessert pies a must or a scoop of ice cream to top it off! All six of us were happy and satisfied.

Thank Viv2015
Lincoln, Nebraska
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the friendliness of staff; however we left hungry. Taco salad was nearly $8 and it came out on a small plate. It was just a small plate of corn chips with hamburger, lettuce, and a few toppings. Chicken strips were really good, as were the fries. $18.50 for 1 adult and 1 child, but left... More 

Thank specialteacherokc
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Nellie's Cafe. I was very satisfied with my visit. Our waiter was very nice and checked on us at good times. The food was good and well priced. I would recommend the 8oz Hamburger Steak. It was great. I would defiantly go back. It was a good little quick stop.

Thank Jackaroo8423
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Good diner food. Service was very fast and friendly. Food is a la cart which made it more expensive. Only cash is accepted, no credit or debit cards.

1 Thank Laura G
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2016

limited hours, so we ate there for lunch. nice selection, decent prices, service pretty forgetful. Forgot desert for a lady beside us, then forgot drinks for 3 out 4 at our table.

Thank julie J
Lockhart, Texas
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Nellie's is a great place. We stopped by while visiting Walnut Grove. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing!

Thank kmthomas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice family diner, small, quaint, older diner. Homestyle food, very good. Fair prices. Homemade pies, good soups, sandwiches and meals.

1 Thank Brenda P

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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
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 US Highway 14, Walnut Grove, MN 56180-1142
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Walnut Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 507-859-2384

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