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“Gargantuan portions of ice cream”

Nelson's Drive Inn Dairy Store
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Stillwater
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My family and I have been going to Nelsons for nearly 30 years. We stopped there today (on the way back to Minneapolis from Taylors Falls) and the ice cream portions seem to have gotten larger this year. A "child's" portion is around $3.50 and it has 6 scoops of ice cream on the cone or in the cup. And, they are kind with having several flavors in one cup/cone. They have several dozen flavors to tempt you.

NOTE: You MUST pay in cash so come prepared.

As the child's cone is too large for one person, you may want to consider splitting it.

They now have waffle cones (which are an extra $2, I believe) and the ice cream overflows from the top of the waffle cone.

Nelsons only serves ice cream.

This stop is a MUST if you are in Stillwater.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

A little place that I passed multiple times, but everyone told me about. 42 flavors of homemade ice cream to chose from. The portions are HUGE!!! A child's size is ample for two people and the price is to die for. The chocolate peanut swirl is our favorite.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The portions and prices are UNREAL! A child size is like a larger in most other places. The ice cream flavors are outstanding. The only place to sit is outside so be prepared to eat very quickly if it's remotely hot out! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

You might be taken back by the prices on the board but don't worry, the value may be the best you will find anywhere. A child's cone is more then enough for a full grown adult. I am not sure how anyone can eat a larger cone. The ice cream is excellent. Lots of flavors. Highly recommend the French Silk Pie or Black Cherry. No inside seating so on a hot day be prepared to wash yourself down. They have an outdoor sink for doing just that.

Thank Cheeser0251
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you are in Stillwater and you love ice-cream, this mom and pop ice cream shop is a must visit. At first glance, the prices seem high. One scoop is about 4.25. But one scoop is all you need. In fact, my friend and I both ended up getting the "child's" size cone at 3.50 and it was more than enough -- not like any child-size I had ever scene! There are lots of flavors to choose from -- from kid's favorite's like bubblegum and peppermint to more adult options -- like salted caramel with nuts. My friend and I had the salted caramel with nuts and it was delicious. When we were there the line was long, but the wait was not. They move the line quickly and at the same time are very friendly. No indoor seating, but lots of tables and chairs outside.

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Thank allieetal
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