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Chester's

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 375
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  • 254
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Amazing and so helpful!

I have a severe shellfish allergy so when I mentioned it to the waiter (and joked with my boyfriend at the same time that I would just steal some of his fries), he said that they would prepare it with an allergy aware tag on it. He came back to deliver food and he warned me that the shrimp is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
MissBies
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have a severe shellfish allergy so when I mentioned it to the waiter (and joked with my boyfriend at the same time that I would just steal some of his fries), he said that they would prepare it with an allergy aware tag on it. He came back to deliver food and he warned me that the shrimp is... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

since I was by myself, the locals and staff were very friendly. I met some incredible people there, no wonder why they call it the friendliest place. Food is incredible and the selection of what they had was hard to beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Their chicken is worth fighting for. But you can't go wrong with any of the menu options. Also they have a very knowledgable staff in regards to gluten free.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were in town for 5 days and we ate here 4 times! The service was excellent (specifically Anne and Logan) ~ they took great care of us and were absolutely the best! The fish and chips were excellent and the Parmesan crusted Walleye was delicious! I miss this restaurant already and will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I eat here at least once during every visit to The Mayo. I've yet to be disappointed. The service is always wonderful. The atmosphere is comfortable. The food is delicious. I love their fresh pickles and I always order their chocolate cake with ice cream to satisfy my sweet tooth! I love it!!!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have dined several times at Chester's and have never been disappointed! The Lobster Mac n Cheese is to die for and the Iowa Pork Chop is by far the juiciest pork chop I have ever had. This place will NOT dissapoint!!

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I ate three meals at Chester's, all quite good. I had the Salmon Bowl (twice, actually), a Salmon Salad (see a theme?), and I also had the Wild Rice and Chicken Soup. The soup, unexpectedly, was cream based, a chowder, really, but so, so delicious! I decided to treat myself to a piece of chocolate cake to go, and it... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Chester's is one of my favorite restaurants in Rochester, MN. They are well known for their rotisserie chicken. And their chicken wings are phenomenal. They are juicy with good flavor. There are a few options for sauce to go with. But they are perfect the way they are. I also enjoy their weekend brunch. The restaurant don't advertise it, but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My first night in Rochester I went to this restaurant at the recommendation of the front desk in my hotel. It was a Tuesday night, but the restaurant was very busy. I was disappointed to find that, far from the fine dining I was expecting, this is a typical local mid-range restaurant, with a lot of fried foods and the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We sat outside on a gorgeous cool day in JUne. The waiter was a bit fruff...did not smile until he brought the check. The food was delicious...just way overpriced in my opinion.

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Additional Information about Chester's

Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone Number: 507-424-1211
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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