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Nelson's Ice Cream

454 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2147
+1 651-348-8990
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (42 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
“waffle cone” (2 reviews)
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454 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2147
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I'd heard the portions were huge and still I was surprised by how big. The ice cream choices were plentiful and the service was fast. I rather liked getting my ice cream in a cup instead of cone. There was a big crowd outside but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

They have a lot of flavors to choose from and you get your money's worth. Enough to share with 2 people. I was only able to eat 1/4 of mine. Even though the portions were huge. I wasn't impressed with the ice cream. I've had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 754samin
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Great homemade ice cream but not for the weak of heart!! Believe me when I say that one scoop is equal to 10 scoops in a regular creamery! I love Spumoni and can't find it in most ice cream stores, but Nelson's had it and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for homemade ice cream then this isn’t the place for you. They have Kemps Ice Cream. It was very yummy and HUGE portions! Even the “child” size is humongous!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

It was hard to believe just how much ice cream we got in a child’s portion, and it was delicious. The price was right also. The store needed another worker however.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DavidK389
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Fun place bring your appetite as the servings are LARGE. Very nice outdoor seating for warm evenings.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I like real ice cream, no yogurt or soft-serve, and this is it. Most real ice cream places charge outrageous prices these days. You get great ice cream and a great deal here. My mistake was not realizing that a "single" is about a pint...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Armenius919
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Got a single cup ($5)...huge and split between 2 of us with some to spare. Nice selection, seating outside and inside both, cash only.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bauerstl
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Oh my gosh! Our first time at Nelson’s in St. Paul. We ordered a child size cone with two flavors and could not believe the amount of ice cream and for $4.00. It was an experience! The ice cream was delicious - my husband at...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank donih
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Many different kinds of ice cream. Very generous servings! Good customer service! Prices are good. Good place to bring the kids.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Beth S
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25 May 2015|
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Response from savedade | Reviewed this property |
When I was there I did not see any listed ice cream that was gluten free, but that does not mean it is not there. The family owned business is open to guest feedback, and if they don't have it now, I betcha they would... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2147
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-348-8990
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