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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 335
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Okay place

dined here three times while visiting the Mayo. While the food is good the service could be better. the staff is young and not very knowledgeable about the menu. We viewed the menu and wine list on line and found they had a special wine list and instructed by the web site to ask the server for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
MikecDallas
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Dallas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Dallas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

dined here three times while visiting the Mayo. While the food is good the service could be better. the staff is young and not very knowledgeable about the menu. We viewed the menu and wine list on line and found they had a special wine list and instructed by the web site to ask the server for it. On two... More 

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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200 reviews 200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a gem. I've ordered this salad several times. (I do NOT have the some kind of blue-ish cheese on it.) I added the grilled shrimp. It is an excellent salad. At Sunday brunch there were open tables & seating in the area right outside the restaurant & at the bar. However, I did hear a host tell... More 

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Louisiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Dined here twice during a trip to Mayo. It was a little expensive. Atmosphere, service and food was good, but music was a bit loud. The Wallaye Cake was good, but I did not prefer it over crab cakes. I had a salad which had a lot of stems, but was otherwise good. The cornbread was dry, so I was... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We highly recommend Chester's for dining in or take away. The varied menu can delight any taste. The Walleyed Pike severed vatious ways is terrific. The service is warm and efficient and the presentation very well done. Manager JR Gunderson goes out of his way to provide a superior customer experience.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Had a couple of great meals here. The service is great and not too over the top. Ate both inside and outside and have a preference for inside as the ambience is much better. Outside is in a mall so less appealing. If you are in Rochester, you must go there.

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Gaylord, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great place to dine. Menu has something form everyone, prices are competitive, wait staff is awesome and accommodating. You would not be disappointed dining here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food, excellent owners! Tops in Rochester! Try the rotisserie chicken wings or Sunday brunch. Everything on the menu is terrific.

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minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was recently at Chester's for dinner and loved the walleye cakes! I'd never tried them before and was pleasantly surprised with the great taste- not too much filler, so you can experience the fish. I highly recommend them!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Chester is a good choice when in rochester. Good American food. Average surroundings. It is located in a shopping area. Not the best location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've eaten here quite a few times since it opened. Food is always okay, not great. Nice atmosphere, but impossible to haven a conversation. It's nice on the patio when it's open in the summer.

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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?