Reviews of Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakery (Bakery)

950 MN-24, Clearwater, MN 55320, United States

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REVIEWS OF Nelson Bros. Restaurant & Bakery IN Minnesota


Huge portions of food! Great service! Don't forget to stop in the Bakery before you go!!

Linda Nadgwick

Nice lunch...brought 1/2 home!!! Haha

Kathy Langanki

Great food, wonderful service and overall friendly people

Jale Gransee

This place is just the best. Everything is delicious, the wait staff are always pleasant. Wonderful place.

Peter Francis

Had a great meal here with my family. Our waitress, Erin, has great customer service skills. Would highly recommend stopping by.

Sharon Schied

Great food and wonderful bakery. You can even gas up the car.

Diane Fraser Kurtenbach

Great Prime Rib, great server, and super cinnamon rolls. Love the place.

Lisa Schmeltzle

This place has it all...friendly wait staff, huge portions and great food in the restaurant. The bathrooms are spotless and well stocked and the store has a plentiful variety of items to choose from. Also the largest pastry you have EVER seen!!

Pete Stupar

Fantastic food and bakery. A must stop. Try the wild rice sausage. Yum

Jane Thon

Great stopping place. Rolls and coffee are excellent

Summer Renner

Service was great!! Friendly waitress ,clean and beautiful dining room! The food was excellent!!!

Jill Caslow

Great customer service and amazing food! The bleu cheese burger on an onion cheddar bun was phenomenal! My guy had the cinnamon fritter French toast with wild rice sausage. I definitely recommend this place!

Steve Wald

If you have a sweet tooth, this place will have something to satisfy it. Everything is very delicious, in the bakery and the restaurant.

Christopher Pichner

This is a must stop on our way from the “Cities” to “up north”. Great fritter French toast. Donuts are huge and we always grab a couple to go for breakfast the next morning. They also have Tesla Superchargers if you are lucky enough to be able to use them!

Dave Nicholson

Free meals on your birthday! Hard to beat that!

Lisa Fortman

The staff is amazing they check on your serval times throughout your visit, they are very kind and the food is the best

alan vance

Very much fun great food and our waitress was awesome she needs to know how we feel I don't remember her but she was very petite and 5 ft or so

Gina Stillwell

Great place to stop and stretch on a road trip! Fun gift shop. Easy to get to but heavy traffic makes getting back to the interstate a challange.


Friendly staff and speedy service! I love checking out what their bakery has to offer and their house specialty French toast is delicious.

Susan Lundberg

They have a bit of everything and they do it well. The restaurant, bakery and convenience store were all crowded, but the bathrooms were clean and the staff wss friendly & helpful.

Bruce Youngdahl

Best baked goods in the state. Wonderful food at the restaurant. Cute gift shop. Easy access to I 94.

Mike Klinker

Always fantastic food and great service !

Lawrence Higdon

They shorted me a dollar in change but I took it out of the tip so all good there. They delivered a juicy red medium steak to my pa but corrected their mistake. Missed a lot of little things but I'll give them the benefit of it being father's day and busy. Good otherwise.

Jasmine Perry

The Wednesday pasta night was UNBELIEVABLE! Huge portions of delicious pasta of your own choice made in front of your eyes in minutes-I highly recommend eating here!!!

Wayne Clarke

Used to be really good. Not so much now. Donuts and coffee closes at 10pm, or was it 9pm, either way not the best. Used to be open 24/7. Restaurant was on the chilly side, but food was good. Truck parking had about a third empty spaces.

Kevin Hauge

Good food. Ate too much.

Brian Hemsworth

Incredible food and great service. Super busy

Deborah Briones

Bloody Mary was awesome. The Bakery is crazy good. Amazing little stop.

Sarah Ryan

Great service and amazing food! Definitely a new stop on the way to the twin cities!

Khattak Muhammad Wattanyar

All the items are meticulously made ,i like there glazed donuts.The donuts are as big as a head

Jyh-Yau Tsaur

Pizza was ordinary. Prime rib was pretty good. Love the service.

Holly Cartier

Amazing food for brunch. Fritter bread French toast was incredible! Can't say enough about the wild rice sausage except there was none left. Even our picky eater clamored for more after a taste . Super efficient and kind wait staff. The bakery's offerings are going home with us for the next couple of days.

Jerry B

Great place to eat. People are friendly. A lot of items to choose from on the menu. It also has a full bakery inside. A great place for a truck driver to be shut down for a reset, best food from a truck stop i have ever had.

Pamela Phelps

Super good food with large portions!

Dominic Heitz

This is the best bakery in the state with great fritters and the restaurant has the best French toast and I couldn't suggest anywhere but here for breakfast


Great place, good variety, customer service and easy to find!!

Glenda Hassell

Delicious food and a beautiful dinning area. I was confused by the huge Holiday gas signs

Anthony H

Everything here is good. The prime rib was great for dinner. The blueberry French toast fritters with wild rice sausage on the side was phenomenal. The sandwich shop they have is excellent as well.

Priscilla Amiot-Waslaski

The baked goods are out of this world! Service good.

Benjamin DeMorett

Good food, fries shouldn't cost extra though.

Duane Bartelson

If anyone walks out of this place hungry its their own fault... Beginning with the fantastic restaurant and ending with all of the delicious baked goods.. Its great!!!

Dan A

There 2 for $25 meals were excellent choices and they were cooked absolutely perfectly will be going there again

Gary Penner

Awesome food at a good value with amazing service!

Theresa Muncy

We love stopping & having Breakfast here.

Misty Mitchell

I have never stopped here before but it is now on my must stop list. The bakery was amazing and there were so many choices. Fresh bread, fresh soup, awesome pizzas and really good deals on candy.

Lindsey Clark

Our server Desirea just didn't seam to care and just took her time to serve us and our food came out cold. She had 4 tables that were seated and ordered after us and we're all served before us and we only had two people. Flavors were good but food was cold. NOTHING was offered to us because of this not even warming up our food.

Edward Smith

Great bakery. Great sandwich shop. Also have a great sit down restaurant if you have the time to stop. In the Petro truck stop, so there is plenty of truck parking too.

Ang Craw

Omg..must was delicious..bakery is amazing

sick pup

Love the bakery items! You can get caramel apples with many added toppings, and donuts almost the size of your head!! Dont forget to grab some fudge and fritter bread! The restaurant has an 'in the woods' feel. Food is good. There is also a cocktail lounge here! Great place to stop at when traveling on I94. Gas, travel center is attached.

Matt McCandless

Awesome food, great service, amazing bakery, nice bar, good prices with big portions

Hendri Ernst

Great place to stop and grab a bite.if you are in a hurry, they have tons of options including pizzas and sandwiches. Friendly employees. Heather in the restaurant is great.

Sarah Dixon

Love the food. Great place to stop. Can sometimes be a bit of a wait to get food. We always start with an appetizer to get things rolling so it doesn't seem so long.

Robin Huskey

Very good food friendly staff awesome bakery just a bit spendy

Jennifer McGovern

Great portion size, fantstic baked goods


Delicious always great food and the donuts here are to Die for

Mary Ray

Suppose to be a truck stop for truck drivers not a tourist attraction and to only care for their own ppl. Also seemed predjudice considering laundry and lounge was in a separate building an not organized in same building as the showers . Long wait in line for dinner. Waitress was not pleasant and she disappeared several times and the order came out not as should be and the steak that was supposed to be well done came out raw with blood in the plate. Then still got charged almost $40.00 dollars for what was not asked for.

Sheila Nelson

Never had a bad experience at this place. Love the bakery good.

jane boyer

First time here burger was great Was looking for a Lemon Bar in there bakery didn't see any ☹️

Earl Jarosh

Amazing place to stop and have breakfast or any meal. Even when they are overly busy they can serve you in a reasonable time and bring out a copious amount of food

Martin Jones

Food was good, but the are kinda pricey for a truck stop. Despite that very busy. Mainly stopped there so I could take advantage of walking trails in nearby Clearwater.

Todd Symo

This is the place to go! Period!!! We used to live nearby. By that I mean 1/2 hour to 45 minute drive several years ago and would come here often Fast forward a bit. Now we live in Florida. and when in the area. By that I now mean MN, we make a point of going here. Great food and the servers are also very nice and seem happy every time. Sorta the girl next door thing Whenever in town I try to meet up with my aunt and the staff not only know a little about me but they all make sure it’s a special event even if it’s just lunch Great place!!! 5 Stars

Deborah Kemp

This is one of my favorite places to eat. A delicious restaurant in a truck plaza off the highway. Plenty of parking, handicap accessible. Easy access for all. They are always busy, you will probably get a beeper to let you know when your table is ready. They are famous for their bakery goods. Plate sized doughnuts and foot long longjohns. They also have regular size stuff too. Their Bloody Mary's are a meal in itself. My favorite thing to have is Eggs Benedict on a croissant. It comes with hash browns. Try the Minnesota style omelet, it comes with toast or their plate sized pancakes. Their Cinnamon raisin toast is so yummy. More food than one person should eat. Good prices for wonderful food. They have a coffee bar, a sandwich bar. You can get some of the foods frozen from a case to take home to enjoy. They can accommodate large groups or just 1. Stop in, they have daily specials, birthday specials, etc. You won't be disappointed.

Brigitte G.

Friendly service! Family friendly eatery that serves good unpretentious food. A great value. Had the pork prime rib ( my first) and it was delicious. We brought some oversized pastry on the way out. Awesome stuff!

Mackenzie Renford

Love this place! Great food, coffee, and of course massive bakery treats! The staff is very nice, and the place is ways kept clean. I stop here almost every time I drive to the cities - I love it. Also, the best chicken wild rice soup I've ever had! 100% recommend.

Paul Jacobsen

Some of the best baked goods I know of

Rod P

Stopped for a quick bite. Turned out having dinner, liver & onions! Surprised to see a restaurant with a bakery and bar at a truck stop. Well worth the stop. Wednesdays the special is all you can eat is a pasta bar!

Robert Paulk

I've stopped here a few times when I've delivered in this area. The food is always fresh and delicious. The prime rib is awesome, and the homemade deserts are a nice end to a truly great dining experience. The servers are both pleasant, and efficient. I highly recommend this stop to any road weary travelers.

Todd Braun

A must stop on the way home from Minneapolis. Love the deli, ice cream and bakery items. Not sure that you will find bigger cinnamon or caramel rolls anywhere and their fritter cake / bread is delicious. The only negative is the traffic and lack of a stop light when you leave. If this review is helpful, please click on 'Like' to improve my status.

natasha booth

Great donuts all huge, other bakery is good. Apple fritters seem popular, I enjoy cinnamon roll. Staff always friendly

Lonny Strommen

Wow what a place, great food great people, so much to see it's a big place

D & M Scott

This would normally be 5 star easily, as I have been stopping here for many many years,but this evening they lose a star for allowing dogs on the patio while people are dining. The food is excellent as always, but dogs barking at everything that moved and jumping on customers, pretty much took away the experience. Not to mention our wItress petting the dogs as our drinks were empty . Did she wash her hands before serving anyone? Why are dogs allowed in a dining area anyway..

C Jensen

Food was good but timing was a disappointment. Ordered a salad which was promptly brought but main course was brought within 5 minutes of the salad. Spoiled the salad. Nonetheless, hard to beat the food.

Darrell Hall

One of the best Travel plaza stop on I-94 Excellent food, fresh baked good, sandwich bar, restaurant and bar ...

dave livingston

Great service and fantastic food. Bakery is just sinful.

Meli Ndubi

Carmel rolled the whole of your head. Everything I've had there has been delicious.

Marcia Everett

Every time I come home my family takes us there and the food is great

Matthew Neuman

Nelson Brother's has good food, donuts (the size of your face). The customer service is good

Tom M

Lives up to the hype. Reasonable prices as well

Anthony Looper

The steak meal was pretty good

Robyn Lauermann

Like this place, but miss the old ways they did things. Food is good.

micah w

Solid comfort food for sure. Monster portions (I suggest splitting the walleye sandwich). Plus kids get a free ice cream cone but no changing table in men’s room.

Rosemary Dudek

Food is okay. Was dissapointed the kids pancake meal is just that, one huge pancake. And a drink. No fruit. No topping options. Nothing. How about some small pancakes, use an empty can as a guide! Some sprinkles or mini choc chips! Something!! Wait staff is friendly. Other food is ok. Large portions. But they can be busy and wait times can be 20 minutes for food once you get a table.

Danny Middlestead

Good food, good service, reasonable prices. Great place to eat.

Diane Kestner

The bakery is out of this world!!! 5 star The restaurant is ok... Food is good but not over the top. Our waitress acted like we were a bother and she did not want to be there!

Al Damlo

Great place to stop for snacks and they have a bank of Tesla EV chargers!

wayne clarke

Was a great place to stop, not so much now. Coffee stops at 10pm. Service is a bit slow. Quality of food is great though. Has a bar for alcohol beverages. Long john dugouts have very little filling.

Melissa Smith

This place is outstanding. People are so nice. Food is delicious. Clean restrooms. Truck parking.

Thomas Daley

Food and service was very good

Brian Anderson

Nelson bros is always good. This is one of the places we like to stop when we pass through. Try the bloody Mary and the walleye.

Brenda Kockler

Food was good and the service was good. Would recommend their breakfast items.

joshua coil

Great service. Awesome pastries. I would get there earlier for fresh treats.

Alishia Bednar

Good food and awesome waitress. Thank you Maddison you did awesome job taking care of the group of 14 of us. Even with are sass and picking on you.

Mike Collett

Awesome bakery. Good family restaurant with reasonable prices and great portions

David Whipple

Always good food and service.

Robert Hines

Good place to eat conveniently located just off I-94. Worth checking out if you're in the Clearwater area.

John Zick

One of the best truck stops on the road. Bring an appetite with you, the restaurant and bakery are excellent.

Anne Johnson

Always a good choice! I got pizza and it was delicious. The crust was homemade and the sauce had good flavor. They have a ton of menu options, so it's good for indecisive eaters. The bakery is also impressive. Worth stopping!

Peg Seviola

I love Nelson's, and eat there a lot. But today was different. I had a prime rib sandwich and it was not good. It had been microwaved beyond done. I ended up dipping the bun in the au jus. I did not tell server because there was a shift change and they were swamped.

Lucille Cali

Great place to stop. I have to stop there every time I go to mpls. Food is great, and service is fast. Be sure to try the Fritter Bread. It is so good.

Laurie Holmes

Friendly staff. The wait was a bit long. Brought home 4 frozen packages of wild rice sausage to enjoy st home . Donuts are huge!

charles mosconi

The restaurant was way overpriced t food was no more than a 4 5 rating

Gina Thesing

The donuts are heavenly - and monstrously huge! Kids love it. And don't get me started on the apple fritters...YUM.

Ben Provil

Stop here every year on our annual trip. Great food and service!

Denise Baker

Great food with great service

Juli Froehlig

Great food and service!

Nate Bollinger

This place is crazy good. The best fresh baked good and a great restaurant with great tap brews! Great sandwiches and strawberry rhubarb fritter bread!

Lana Nix

Love this place! Great food Great service

Michael Morgan

Decent food, great bakery, good pricing.

Addy Schmidt

Such good food! And great service. Will deffinitly be back soon

Amy J

Good coffee and bakery! Nice place to stop for gas if your driving from Minneapolis to St Cloud.

Ray Wilson

Great pizza and Apple friddle bread

Oliver Gemmel III

This was the first time in a VERY long time I didn't have to season my food. Everything tasted fantastic. And the employees here are awesome.

Patricia Strom

Incredible items. We picked out desserts for our family reunion and they were a huge hit!!! Love shopping there!

Katie Jendro

Love this place. We stop here whenever we can. This last time we went through the fresh sandwich and fresh pizza lines and we were not disappointed. The food always good and something for everyone even our picky eaters. The staff are often young but are kind and eager to give a great experience for customers.

Daniel Carlson

Fantastic food and friendly staff.

Estaybon Ray

Waitress was awful. Rude. And slow. Food was served cold.

Karen Miller

Our first time eating here. Great food with a lot of menu choices. The bakery items are amazing. We had to get some to take home. They have giant rolls and cookies. Highly recommend

Sandy Dodson

Amazing. Wish I had one locally, except I'd gain to much weight. Will take everyone there

Michael Jowers

Nice staff, good food, great bakery.

Gee G

Food was good, service not great. Server seemed to busy to really listen to our answers. My pop refill was wrong...but this is not new for me, I seem to always get a wrong refill no matter where I go. Nice place tho! The Bakery is amazing!!

Larry Kramer

Donuts and rolls the size of your face. And not just huge, but delicious. For dinner the walleye sandwich was fantastic, and the wife ate every bit of the garlic burger. Just great food all around.

Stacy A

Had the hot beef sandwich. Tasted fine except the gravy was salty. My husband's meal was excellent.

Cyndi Hoesch

Everything here is always terrific. Easter special was really good. Desserts are amazing! Love coming here!!

Jody Schrom

Huge amount of food! Great waitress!

Emma's Life

Forgot this is Friday...don't go on any part of the weekend..long wait to be seated as well as food...all of the above are all evidence of a popular destination..generous portions reflected in the price. You definitely get what you pay for.

Z Man

Dinner food not as good as it used to be. Breakfast still spot on. Interior of restaurant needs cleaning and repair. Dust all over the artificial trees and the ledges. Tabletops and seating are worn. Floor was dirty. Menu hasnt changed much. Maybe time for an update? Will go back and try the steak next time. Hopefully it's better than the pork roast.

Anthony Taylor

Clean,fresh foods. Great food. Friendly. Place has it all. My fav is there sandwiches and chicken wild rice soup.

Clovis Strong

Delicious and awesome! Great food, great service, & awesome atmosphere!

Dana Robinson

It's my best place to stop. Good eat at the restaurant and good sweets.

Brandon Bahr

Food is absolutely amazing. It doesnt matter what you order, it is clearly made fresh and with care. What ever you are in the mood for, they have and you will enjoy it. However, the only reason it isn't 5 stars is the service. It can be HORRIBLE! I have waited over 30 minutes for my waitress on multiple occasions. The food almost makes up for it though. Almost.

Penny Johnson

Very nice. Large bakery: plenty of pumps for gas, clean restrooms. Prices are $$$ but deli is really nice.

Robert Anderson

Nice place,sweet treats,great people.

Burke Tagney

There isn't much more to say about Nelson's that hasn't been said before, but it's simply a wonderful little landmark for Central Minnesota. I've had plenty of friends and relatives from out of state want to stop there, just for the donuts! The donuts are also the best deal in town, hands down. The rest of the food is superb and i have yet to be disappointed with any item I've ordered. I cannot recommend them enough!

Tamara Pream

So Yummy, great food, great prices, great service and the bakery is amazing. The donuts are Genetically modified u can eat 1/8th and feel like you had a donut. I got the berry fritter and I bet I only eat a 1/4 All Weekend! There is a reason this place is so busy ❤

John Morken

The bakery is awesome here we got there at 5 AM and everything was great they have donuts the size of your head the restaurant is also very good

Scott Weller

Staff is superb! Food is incredible.....big servings. Bloody Mary's are a meal in themselves. If traveling through Clearwater, well worth the time to stop and eat, or have a cocktail.

Douglas Sardelli

The food and service are EXCELLENT! The place is very clean and has a welcoming feel that can't be beat. The only downside is that it is a bit pricey.

ronald vincent

Good food, nice atmosphere and real good staff

Adrian Cocio

This place has crazy good BLT's! Baked goods/sweets worth breaking a diet over! Everything is good!!

Danna Peña

I love this place, they have so many options and the portions are very generous. The food is amazing.

Holly Bembenek

The pork prime rib is spectacular! Moist, tender, and wonderful flavor! Definitely enough for leftovers!

Bonnie Willis

Good food in restaurant. Wonderful bakery!

Renee Mund

Always the first stop on our vacation! Great food and efficient staff.

Connie Stading

great food, great prices, wild rice on anything is amazing. the bakery is so cheap but so delicious.

MiskiW W

Great place for breakfast. Good selection, great food!

Gary Fieldseth

Food was not great. Very disappointed. Pancakes were over cooked on one side before flipping(hard). Hash browns were raw. 2 stars only because waitress was great.

Jennifer Mileta

Love Nelson Brothers! It's one of the places that is a must-stop when I visit here. Gotta love donuts the size of dinner plates!

April Tremblay

Awesome service and food

Iver Skovald

Lots of wonderful goodies, awesome food!! One of the 3 best i can think of across the country!! Hands down!!

Marc Dockter

The bakery selection is out of this world! This is honestly one of the best travel plazas I can remember visiting. The only thing the kept me from giving 5 stars was the service in the restaurant. I'm guessing our server was just having an off day, so that might be an anomaly. The food is great!

Alex Stroth

Our server this time around, Saddie, was excellent! Super attentive, and was very efficient in her section of the restaurant (which was very busy.) Food there is always great, but the service made me bump my review from a 4-star to 5.

Jennifer Horner

Everything is wonderful! Great food and baked goods! Highly recommend the Fritter bread for French toast!!

Paul jurja

Friendly staff and food was great ! Fast service ! Heather was great , steak was good and melted in your mouth ! Great place !!! You won't regret it if you try it !


Great food, good service

Jeffery Booth

DELICIOUS and what an atmosphere plus the sweet rolls are as big as your head!!!!

Beau Forpahl

Friendly staff , good food and prices

Aaron Carls

Delicious bakery! Donuts are huge! Best apple fritters!

Kathy Anderson

They have the best food around! The portions are huge. You get what you pay for and some!! The service is very hospitable! We love eating there!!!

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