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Chester's

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American, Contemporary
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
507-424-1211
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 411
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  • 262
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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First visit to Chester's and we were not disappointed. The service was great, first bringing warm, delicious bread to get started.. The steak was scrumptious as well as the potato selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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atlantic mine, mi
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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atlantic mine, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

First visit to Chester's and we were not disappointed. The service was great, first bringing warm, delicious bread to get started.. The steak was scrumptious as well as the potato selection.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good food, atmosphere, wait staff. Reasonable pricing, plenty of seating space. Great menu selection. Meatloaf is wonderful!

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Cape Coral
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Chester's later in the evening and sat outside. Lots of lovely flowers and the beautiful Peace fountain to gaze upon. Everyone had a variety of dishes, the ahi tuna, meatloaf, Brie cheese curds, etc. Selections were all good. Wait staff was excellent. We had a great time!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great quality food. Interesting salads. Loved the walleye fish cakes. Great service and value. There's good variation on the menu.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The sales clerk that helped us was very helpful. She was great. Got us the perfect t shirt from Reno Harley Davidson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After checking into our hotel, the first place we wanted to go was Chester's. We'd heard good things about the restaurant and read the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. We highly recommend the seafood grill.It comes with two huge shrimp but extra shrimp are available and advisable. To ensure superior service, the manager and supervisor personally made sure... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went in after medical tests. The restaurant opened at 11 and we went in about 10 minutes later. The wait staff was ready, they were efficient and attentive and the food was wonderful and plentiful. My companion and I had American dips. Excellent prime rib. Plentiful prime rib. The server was efficient without being intrusive. Keep up the good... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were in Rochester for a wedding and a friend had suggested we try Chester's. What a great experience. Our waitress was personable and had wonderful suggestions for our meal. The place was clean and even though it was busy, the service was great. The menu was so good it was hard to decide and when our meal came we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

With all those great places to eat on a summer Thursday, why would we chose to sit down in a "regular" restaurant? First, I've never been there. Second, we could be seated outside because on such a great day, who would opt for inside eating? Third, because all the people we asked how to get there from the underground labyrinth,... More 

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minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Was in Rochester for the Gold Rush, and with 95 degree temps decided some dear HH time was needed. The drinks aren't the best deal at only $1 off, the food makes up for it as most $5-$7. We enjoyed a few drinks and sampled the Bang Bang wings, Beef and Blu Fondue, and Chicken Thai Flatbread. The flavors were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 507-424-1211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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