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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 346
    Excellent
  • 230
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Modest One

The best in town. Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food!!!! I would make sure I visit this restaurant anytime I came to Rochester MN.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Terri N
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The best in town. Wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food!!!! I would make sure I visit this restaurant anytime I came to Rochester MN.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was a first-time visit to Rochester for my wife and me so we turned to Trip Advisor for advice, and Chester's was the No. 1 rated restaurant so we went there. We arrived at 5 pm and chose to sit in a booth next to the bar. I enjoyed an ice-cold draft beer (IPA) and my wife had the... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very good food at a reasonable price. Timely too. Great service. One of the top places to eat in Rochester. No complaints except portions are too large. Had the Jambalaya which was excellent.

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Apex, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere is quite nice. I had the Ahi Tuna appetizer and it was quite good - I've sampled many ;-). Coors on tap - you don't see that everywhere. Enjoy, a very good choice.

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West Palm Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting menu with unique combinations. I had the rotisserie chicken raspberry salad. It was delish. Tried tofu bowl with quinoa and plum sesame sauce which was good. We kept going back there for the week we were in town for Mayo. It's connected to the skyway/pedestrian subway system. Ultra convenient. Pricy but so are all the restaurants n shops... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First things first: Chester's Chocolate cake!!!! A truly fabulous dessert. Not too sweet with the perfect amount of rich chocolate flavor. It comes with hot fudge and vanilla ice cream as well (you can even order a day in advance for a whole cake to go). Entrees: Anything using the Rotisserie Chicken is great. Chester's menu has a nice selection... More 

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Newbury Park, Ca
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ate a very late lunch here today. Food was tasty, creative and very fresh. The menu offered many different type of choices. You can't go wrong by eating here. Conveniently located very near the Mayo Clinic .

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went to Chester's last night by suggestion of a friend who said it is one of the best restaurants in town. It may very well be but compared to real good restaurants in bigger cities I have to say it is just OK. I was alone and the girl at the front desk gave me attitude and said that... More 

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colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had lunch, the salmon was sent back, cooked until tough. The walnut mixed salad was tasty. Atmosphere is okay and the beer was good.

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LAKE CITY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What can I say? Chester's is simply one of the best restaurants anywhere ! The food is amazing! The service the best! The atmosphere very fun! We visited here as a family to celebrate a special occasion! Chester's is the perfect place to celebrate. I highly recommend Chester's !

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?