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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
507-424-1211
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Ranked #1 of 254 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Peoria, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had pot-stickers and buffalo shrimp (both good!), but what I was really excited about was the kid's menu. My daughter had a large white breast of rotisserie chicken with fresh fruit on the side. So nice to have that instead of the regular children's menu of macaroni and cheese, french fries and chicken strips! The menu was very diverse,... More 

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were very delightfully surprised at how very good the food was. The service was fast and mostly good - a smile goes a long way. It is too loud to have a decent conversation. If you get a booth you're lucky to have good seating. But if you happen to get seated in the long row of seats that... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unfortunately my brother has had to visit the Mayo several times over the last 18 months and has become quite familiar with the local restaurants and hotels. I finally made the trip with him a few days ago and we ate here on our first night in town. I had the ribs. My sister had the turkey and my brother... More 

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Michigan
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I visited during a recent trip to Rochester, MN. The recommendation for this place came from the Concierge Service at the nearby Mayo Clinic. It's only a couple of blocks from the Gondo Building. We arrived after the lunch crowd so there was no wait. The menu is varied and seems reasonably priced. I had the Walleye... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food was delicious but the place is quite old. Service could have been better. The main plus point for this place is that it is close to Mayo.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The ribs and lobster mac and cheese were very good! Our server was attentive even with a full restaurant. I would recommend Chester's.

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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Chesters is a classic Rochester pace to meet and eat. Great Bar.....good solid food. It is quite popular and usually busy so either make reservations or get there early ( or expect to wait). Wit staff young and hip- always enthusiastic

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

the menu is fun and varied-if you can't find something here you might be fussy. We shared the lettuce wraps with four people and it was a good start because dinner portions were generous. Walleye was awesome, ribs delicious, grass-fed burger worth a repeat visit. No room for dessert, drinks had many choices and the server was knowledgeable about both... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from Louisville Kentucky. Chester's was absolutely delicious the best service. Jeff was very attentive and we enjoyed our lunch very much! You must try the banana cream pie... Amazing!!!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been here a few times. The food is usually decent although there have been times where my wife has really disliked what she ordered. My biggest problem with the interior seating of this restaurant is they have a bunch of couples seating where for all intensive purposes you're sitting right next to some other couple you don't know. And... 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 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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