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The Nucleus

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

Was in town for a family visit and we decided on The Nucleus on my goddaughter's suggestion. It's a busy place so we waited for a bit over coffee, which was fine. We were seated at a table next to the door at which time I realized the reason for the curtain in front of the door....it was quite chilly.... More 

Thank colleenw437
Becker, United States
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Read reviews saying to expect a long wait so on a Sunday morning at 10am we were surprised to get immediate seats at the window. I tried their orange zest french toast (good) and my husband tried their stuffed french toast (phenomenal). It's basically a sliced banana and thick slices of cream cheese sandwiched between two slices... More 

Thank Melinda S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 45 min wait, but we were able to order coffee and were seated immediately. My boyfriend had the southwest omelette and he loved it as well as the dark coffee (didn't care for the light). I had the runner up and was really pleased with the size of the pancake. It came out on its own plate... More 

Thank Erin H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, funky atmosphere. Good coffee and a long wait for food, but it was 10:00 on Saturday morning. We'd still go again

Thank Chris L
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a great dining experience. We were meeting friends from Minnesota and wanted a "midway" point. They selected The Nucleus (sight unseen) and we found it. The best thing I can say is "every time" they are in the twin cities area we will be meeting them at The Nucleus. A great and patient wait staff, good food,... More 

Thank Wayne P
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank almostretired400
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

Thank Rorey P
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

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 

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 January 8, 2017 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!

Thank tatormae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?