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Fat Willy's Burgers Bar and Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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4325 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904-6737
+1 507-206-4301
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here on a recent trip to Rochester for an early dinner. I just wanted something quick & convenient, & Fat Willy's was close to the hotels on the south end of town. The food was not outstanding, but good, & reasonably priced. Service at the bar was prompt & attentive.

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Thank bartmankc
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ate here mid-afternoon on a Monday. There were only a few other patrons there at the time. It was clearly during a lull between lunch & dinner crowd and it seemed staffed accordingly. I ordered the King of the Road burger with fries on our waitress's recommendation & my companion got the Ethanol Wrap. Honestly I wasn't expecting too much... More 

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Thank Jimbobsq67
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had the back room reserved for a large group. It was dirty from a previous party. There was only one waitress serving our group and she continually messed up drink orders. I felt bad for her because she was clearly working hard, but considering we had reserved the space in advance they should have known to have another waitress... More 

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Thank 3BellsSTR
Rochester, MN
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230 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Have eaten here several times over the past few years, and am always happy with meal, good service, nice beer selection and cool place for car buffs. Nice outdoor patio, collector car events in Summer.

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Thank TIM B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We where out enjoying the beautiful February temps ( 55 degrees ) by driving down to Rochester to do some shopping at some antique shops. We where going to head back to the cities but wanted something to eat first. I googled burger restaurants and fat Willis came up. Nice little place, really good burgers. The bakery fresh buns complete... More 

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Thank greenacers
Rochester, Minnesota
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a family 50th birthday party in their back room. Lots of people and waitstaff was fantastic! They kept taking food and drink orders and delivering in a timely manner! Don't know how they kept up...very impressed. Lots of different food orders that people enjoyed. If you are looking for a place to hold a gathering of sorts, I... More 

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Thank CDHRoch
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Excellent Patty Melt, the onions were caramelized to perfection, cheese melted perfectly. The sandwich was hot off the grill. The skin on frees were just out of the fryer and crispy. The waitress was friendly and attentive. Great service, cold beer, great food.

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Thank hinckleydavid
Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We took my daughters 12 year old hockey team there while at a tournament. The kids loved it. The food was typical pub fare with a few healthy items. Great for kids during the day. Good beer selection.

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Thank Sixonthego_50
Galena, Missouri
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is the place to hitch your critter and come on it. You will undoubtedly know what I mean if you sit at the bar here. Fat Willy's has rapidly become one of my main stops for lunch. It is small and open with good service and good food, including several items that you WOULD create at home if the... More 

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Thank James S
Dickinson
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while shopping in the area. We had never been before so I had to ask the bartender if we sat ourselves or not(there wasn't a hostess). My son and I sat down and waited. Got some popcorn and waited. Our server came over after awhile and took our order. It appeared that they may have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4325 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904-6737
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-206-4301

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