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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boise, Idaho
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a great place to eat if you are at Mayo Clinic. Make sure to try the salmon bowl. Will come back again if we are at Mayo clinic.

Thank Brian H
Wayzata, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Chesters and eat here every time I come to Rochester. This time I chose the wrong entree...turkey dinner...way too salty and nothing like my homemade dinner...but normally I love their food and as always the service was great. Try the walleye if your u go...yum!

Thank japple9488
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If looks were everything, it would be 4 1/2 stars. Unfortunely If looks were everything, it would be 4 1/2 stars out of five. Sadly quality does not match looks and prices. It's a better bar than restaurant.

Thank wsweet43
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place right downtown. Tasty food options that are fairly priced. Full service bar that makes great old school Martinis. It can get a little busy after 6:00 so don't be in a rush. Parking can be a little challenging but remember the meters are free after 5:00pm.

Thank Walt G
Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was lucky to be in Rochester, MN on Saturday -- not to be missed, it was as good as I remember from my last trip!!

Thank Mary R
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always love going to Chester's! We requested a private booth, which they accommodated. I was on special diet at the time, which I was concerned about. However, with their proximity to Mayo Clinic, they are accustomed to many special diets and were very careful to double check my requests. Food arrived as ordered/requested, in a timely manner, and was... More 

Thank Barbara J
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Many options to choose from. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Our best dining experience while in Rochester.

Thank wings0517
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the half rack of BBQ ribs. They were yummy. I substituted mashed potatoes for the french fries as they have excellent mashed potatoes. The meal aso came with beans and cole slaw. All were wonderful, although the side dishes are probably my faorite!

Thank Lori C
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of our favorite restaurants in Rochester. They have a great selection of food, wine and drinks. We frequently recommend Chester's to visitors or people who are new in town.

Thank Linda W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Rochester. I think they have the best burger in town (they will serve a rare burger - very unusual nowadays). Fish is great, salads, steaks, ... Try the mushroom soup on Tuesdays - just fantastic. Never have had a bad meal here. Cocktails are poured generously.

Thank abensteinjp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?