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Chester's

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American, Barbecue, Contemporary
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
507-424-1211
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 480
    Excellent
  • 289
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Lunch and dinner.

Very good selections for both lunch and dinner. Staff are nice and quick. Healthy bowls are very good and the location is close to many of the downtown hotels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Scott S
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good selections for both lunch and dinner. Staff are nice and quick. Healthy bowls are very good and the location is close to many of the downtown hotels.

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Thank Scott S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We eat almost all our evening meals at Chesters. The food is wonderful, and the service is good. If there is one thing I would change, it would be the noise level inside. They have about 10 tables in the atrium (right outside of the restaurant, but still inside). We always ask for a table in the atrium because it... More 

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Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rigatoni Chicken Gorgonzola was outstanding! Presented beautifully. The spicy walnuts added the crowning touch to a well-prepared, tasty dish. My companion had a burger and fries and said that is was okay, nothing special.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had prime rib. The food was served promptly and was cooked perfectly. Mashed potatoes were great. We had no room for desert. Atmosphere was warm and friendly.

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Thank StevenS1952
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent at Chesters I had the lobster my friend had sea bass both dishes were excellent 10 stars

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Thank Harry J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Rochester this is a nice restaurant. The server was friendly & attentive. Food was good. The pumpkin bread pudding was very tasty! Portions are large & could easily be split.

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Thank Montanafam05
Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was very crowded when we arrived. We were seated outside the dining room in the mall .... my expectations dropped .... however we were pleasantly surprised. The wait staff were very nice and just the right level of attentive. The food was uniformly good. I would recommend.

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Thank S M
Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chester's Kitchen & Bar is one of my favorite restaurants in Rochester. After living in Rochester for most my life and working within a block of Chester's for years, I never hear a complaint. A large part of my job is helping people find their way around the city, places to eat, etc., and Chester's is my go-to choice when... More 

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Thank NiCarlson
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the mall with underground connections to Mayo Clinics, this is a great restaurant. Food is really good. It came out steaming hot. Wait staff super attentive. Crowded and noisy and busy. Do try it.

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Thank CynK65
Belvidere, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Chester's last week while here for a Mayo Clinic visit. I had the rotisserie chicken and my daughter had the ribs and both were outstanding!! We are back this week for more appointments and will definitely be going again.

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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, Barbecue, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, 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?