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Apr 1, 2010 09:16 AM

Nelson's Drive-in Dairy in Stillwater

Two questions for the two-steps-from-Wisconson crowd:

1. Will it be open this summer?
2. Is it any good?

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  1. Nelson's will probably be open sometime in the next few weeks and it is good ice-cream at great prices. The flavors are not as interesting as Sebastian Joe's but you get double the amount for half the price. A child sized cone is enough for any rational person but if you get the triple be ready to feel the pain of a horrible stomach ache or from wasting ice cream. This place is an institution and will probably be busy anytime you go. If you have any disparaging remarks I really don't want to hear them, too many great childhood memories spent there to have them crushed by a foodie.

    Sebastian Joe's
    4321 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

    1. They used to br good. But +/- six or so years ago it changed hands. I have not been there since prior to that. But they used to give you far more than your money's worth. They used to serve, I believe, Brown's ice cream - good stuff. A Stillwater instution on a warm summer's evening with people in cars, on foot with dogs, on bikes. A good time back in the day.