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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 394
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  • 256
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 11
    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
Worthwhile visit

This restaurant is located in shops across from the Gonda Building at Mayo Clinic, and it was recommended by a shuttle bus driver. We thought the food was excellent, and the waiter was one of the best we've encountered for a long time. He was just attentive enough, pleasant and polite, and he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Suecreader
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in shops across from the Gonda Building at Mayo Clinic, and it was recommended by a shuttle bus driver. We thought the food was excellent, and the waiter was one of the best we've encountered for a long time. He was just attentive enough, pleasant and polite, and he gave us ample time to enjoy our... More 

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Byron, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Close to Mayo Clinic and great food. Make sure to finish your meal by sharing a piece of chocolate cake!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great food great service, a very very nice dining experience. Our waitress Komapich was tip top the best. Nice atmosphere, great location near mayo hospital made us forget why we are here, thanks

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Chamberlain, South Dakota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited for 1st time in July. We all agreed this was the best prime rib ever. My son had the Lobster Mac and cheese and loved it. Everything was great, including the service, even though they were very busy. Staff was Great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here for lunch and ordered the Hawaiian turkey burger. Typically don't order turkey burgers when dining out but couldn't pass this one up. Generous s burger topped with avocado and pineapple salsa, there was no need for ketchup. Absolutely the best turkey burger I have ever eaten. Got the fresh fruit as my side which was great as well.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've eaten here with my family several times in the hopes I would have the experience people rave about. Sadly, I haven't. The food was average and nothing to rave about. The first time we ate there we were seated in their "atrium" area. It's basically tables outside the restaurant and it feels like you are eating in the mall... More 

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I read the reviews & had to check this place out. After reading the menu posted on their website I had already decided on the walleye sandwich w/ fries. Wife had the grilled four cheese sandwich & tomato basil soup. Hers was great she said and I can honestly say this was the best walleye sandwich I've ever had. This... More 

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Pocahontas, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We can see why Chester's was voted "Rochester's Best Restaurant"! The food was fresh and delicious. We had the good luck of happening upon Chester's on a Tuesday, when their mushroom soup is a specialty -- and it's the best we've ever had. Vegetarian chili is always on the menu. Chester's has a soup-and-salad special, which combines a small salad... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have dined at Chester's several times and our last experience was actually even better than before. Our server was very attentive and made some great suggestions. I had the parmesan walleye. It was moist with a wonderful seasoned crunchy exterior. I don't know what they do to the broccoli, but wow! My husband had the pork chops and he... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Super delicious. I had the salmon healthy bowl and he had the chicken chunky salad. Personally, it was the best salmon I've ever had! The atmosphere was nice, the drinks were good. I had a cucumber fizz, it isn't sweet it just tastes like cucumbers. Expensive, our bill was $50 for the two of us I feel like the food... 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 20
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?