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

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  • 352
    Excellent
  • 239
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great place!

I went to Rochester to visit my best friend. She took me here for drinks and dinner. We met some of her friends at the bar. The bartender somehow knew my name and wished me a happy birthday! We had great food, drinks and the best chocolate birthday cake ever. They made it fresh that day. The cowboy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
NorcalGrls
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Dublin, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Dublin, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Rochester to visit my best friend. She took me here for drinks and dinner. We met some of her friends at the bar. The bartender somehow knew my name and wished me a happy birthday! We had great food, drinks and the best chocolate birthday cake ever. They made it fresh that day. The cowboy burger was... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

One of the nice things about Rochester, MN, is the availability of a number of fine dining place near the Mayo Clinic. One of our favorites is Chester's on the street level of the University Square, Rochester. Parking is a block away which could be a problem if you've gone there with a walking problem, but it's close enough to... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place exceeded our expectations. We arrived on Sunday just prior to the end of brunch. We really did not want the dinner menu for our family of 8. The manager quickly stated that they could accommodate us with the brunch menu. Between us we ordered the Turkey Avocado Melt, Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken Chopped Salad, Huevos Rancheros, and Spinach... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Chester's is rated #2 of 262. I ordered the large prime rib. The order came out very quickly my server was spot on. Everything came very quickly, which was awesome because I was starving. I would recommend the smaller prime rib portion the 16 was massive and I'm a good eater. The cut was delicious, crispy on the edges. Nice... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is very good and tasty. I like the walleye sandwich for lunch.... The restaurant is very crowd in most of time. Sometimes it is very noise too.. But the foods and services are very good.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a varied, reasonably priced menu. It accommodates large groups and has a bar area. It can get noisy on the weekend. The servers are excellent. Try the healthy bowls--there are 3 kinds and they come with choice of brown rice or quinoa.

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Kansas City, MO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very nice menu. It is pricey, however, for what you get. I liked their healthy bowls. Nice preparation and tasty healthy option. The vegetarian chili tasted more like vegetable soup to me with a dash of chili powder. I ordered pork chops for $19 and had to send them back. They were tough and overcooked. I... More 

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Indiana
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77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have eaten here several times over the past 3 years when I was at Mayo Clinic. I love their salads at lunch......tasty and healthy!! One of my favorites for lunch. Have had dinner there a couple of times. Had steak both times........was also tasty.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great tuna meal with sides. Wait staff very attentive. Wait time was around 30 minutes so be ready to wait at the bar or make reservations.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Tried Chester's for lunch while waiting for an appointment at Mayo. While the food was delicious, it was well close to $20 for one person for just a sandwich and small salad.

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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: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business
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?