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Chester's

University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
507-424-1211
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Ranked #2 of 247 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent food. The beef tenderloin, scallops and shrimp were really good and fresh. Wine list was good and reasonable priced. The menu has a variety for the picker eaters. Service was good.

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South Dakota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Broiled walleye, side of wild rice, yum! Great energy, indoor and outdoor seating. Can't stay away. Will definitely try dessert on one of these next trips!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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146 reviews 146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our family went to Chester's, and as usual, we had a good dinner. Their menu is large and varied, and offers everything from typical comfort food to ahi tuna. This time I had the Jambalaya, which was fine, although I found I wished I'd ordered the ahi. Our daughter and son in law had the ahi tuna salad, and enjoyed... More

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Minneapolis
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, good beers on tap, friendly service, great location, etc. I'd throw stars all over this place. That our table flanked another a bit too closely and that occasionally it was tough to talk over the din and buzz (we were there in the thick of a Friday dinner hour) were minor distractions. It's not much of a find... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had excellent service, and the atmosphere was great. If you go here, you MUST try the walleye cakes. To. Die. For. Everything that we had was super flavorful, and it was all a nice twist on more traditional dishes. If you are in the Rochester area, check this place out!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ate there last nite. Just a short walk from the hotel. Wanted to get in and out before the thunder storm arrived. I got there during prime time but chose to sit at the bar. Quick service and very good food. I had the Parmesan crusted walleye which was cooked to my liking. Pear crisp for dessert was very good... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Service was excellent, atmosphere was appealing, food was very good, love the lobster mac'n'cheese and the ability to sit outdoors during the summer months

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Chester's is always good. The Salmon on cedar plank with wild rice is the best! Eat inside or out on the patio if there is good weather. Appetizers are delicious....had the walleye cakes and loved every bite. Also, to mention the generous portions of dessert. (enough to share or take home) I highly recommend Chester's for lunch or dinner or... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Met up with friends after work, outdoor seating is so pretty with all the flowers, great food and service, have been there numerous times!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The lobster mac n cheese..yum.thats all I can say ..staff there is great the fact that they have a bar ..very nice restaurant

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