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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
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Ranked #2 of 250 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Your eating choices while at Mayo are simple: 1) When at the downtown clinic, stroll down the mall and eat at Chester's. 2) When at St Mary's Hospital, cross the street and eat at Canadian Honker. Chester's is more upscale and vibrant, but serves excellent food. Canadian Honker is more friendly but quieter, and food here is a real bargain.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for lunch while taking a break from Mayo. The food is reasonably priced, and the wait staff is excellent. The atmosphere is a bit loud, so if you want something quiet, get a table outside of the restaurant, but inside the Galleria.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My husband and I have gone to Chesters several times on our visits to the Mayo. Sometimes we have gone twice in one trip. We love to sit at the bar to eat dinner after the long, sometimes stressful days at the Mayo. It's always fairly easy to get a seat there at the bar when things are really busy.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I ate here for dinner with friends and we all had an enjoyable meal. The dishes were really tasty and they had a great selection of beers. And the waitress we had on the night was exceptional. Great friendly service without the usual fakeness you get with most other servers.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I know, I've BEEN HERE and reviewed. Two nights ago, the Canadian Honker and last night, Chesters. Hands down, the Parmesan Crusted Walleye is the best. I'm not going to research my reviews to find out if consistency is an issue with this plate. My wife (God rest her soul) ordered this every visit and I cannot remember her complaining...ever.... More

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Jeffrey G, Manager at Chester's, responded to this review

We at Chester's thank you for your honest response. It is unfortunate that your expectations were not met. We always strive to provide the best service possible and always trying to improve. We hope you will enjoy Chester's again in the near future, and that we will exceed your expectations in the future. J.R. Gunderson Bar Manager Chester's Kitchen and... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just love to eat there , starting from the appetiser of the lettuce wrap and chicken , santafe salad or to go healthy with chicken breasts with quinoa , salmon asparagus salad or the grilled salmon to be added to most dishes like pasta When we go as a group of 4 min we tend to order the desert of... More

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Highlands, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whether you are a Mayo patient, student, visiting business person or local resident, Chester's holds in store a memorable lunch or dinner. The seasonal menu has a huge variety of selections with a fine wine list and full bar. There is something different here, the staff love what they do, they care for their guests and work together like a... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Working downtown I eat at Chester's quite often. Solidly reliable food quality and good value for money. Enjoyed the Boursin burger last night, which came with a rather exceptional side sauce, (included pumpkin I think?)

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Duluth, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were staying in Rochester and wanted a snack after dancing all day. It was after 11:00PM & most restaurants downtown were closed. We happened to go to Chester's and they were still serving from the Happy Hour Menu. We ordered the prime rib sliders and the were great! The host & the waitress were very friendly and we had... More

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Otsego, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The food was very good. Had the Parmesan Crusted Walleye. Walleye portion was large! The waitress was very nice. Food came very fast, almost too fast - we did not order an appetizer so it was not really an issue, except that it made us feel rushed a bit. We had just barely received our drinks and the food came.... More

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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 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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