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The Nucleus

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Eau Claire, WI
+1 715-834-7777
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saturday morning, 8 am ish, this place was BUSY!!! Luckily we were seated quickly. Food is great, and service is good. The white hot chocolate is YUMMY!

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Thank almostretired400
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We frequent the nucleus and look at it as an experience given often times there is quite a wait for food and sometimes even a table. But there are limited good/different breakfast options in town and this is one of the best. Upbeat servers (typically) and personable. We enjoy the space as it is quite retro and cozy.

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Thank Mrstewart
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tremendous atmosphere. Amazing staff. Magnificent noshes! Head to toe, the best place to get a cup of joe (or specialty coffee), and the best breakfast in Eau Claire. Reasonable prices for the portions and quality of cuisine. Great place for a first date (breakfast or brunch) or meeting with friends.

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Thank Rorey P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well-done, classic breakfast food with crepes too! I've been eating here for years, but the last two visits began with rude, pushy interactions with the tall manager guy in boots and other wait staff. Sunday morning is obviously a busy time but there is no need to bark at customers trying to find a four person table. Seriously! I get... More 

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Thank Ryan L
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after a group fitness class. We got a table right away and our food didn't take too long. Friendly service and very good food. I had the Real Housewives of EC. It was delicious!

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Thank tatormae
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful sandwiches and brunches are a very special treat. Food is made to order, so everything is fresh tasting and nicely presented.

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Thank PJ5329
Osseo, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an occasional treat, I take my girls to the Nucleus. It's menu is fabulous. I especially suggest Saturday morning lemon ricotta pancakes--limited supply, so get there early!! Prices are on the higher end but the food is certainly worth it.

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Thank Wisconsinbuffalogirl
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place based on reviews here and it's close location to where we stayed in downtown Eau Claire. The food was very fresh and it's presentation was a work of art. My fiance had The stuffed French toast with fresh strawberries and chocolate syrup and fresh whipped cream was incredible. I had the breakfast burrito with chorizo and... More 

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Thank Greg M
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

On the last leg of our trip from North Carolina to Duluth MN, we stayed overnight in Baraboo WI. After reading ads for the Nucleus, we let our GPS guide us off US-51 into the old town part of Eau Claire. The front of Nucleus looks like a main street furniture store or hardware store with apartments above it. We... More 

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Thank Dennis L
Goldendale, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I had a great meal hear when visiting UWI for the World Flute Society convention a couple of years back. I just wish I had found out about the Nucleus earlier before so many unmemorable meals in the cafeteria.

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Thank Kenneth H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eau Claire, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Eau Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 715-834-7777

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