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216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-1949
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Forgot how good the food was

It had been awhile since my wife and I had returned to City Cafe. Not because of anything bad but there had just been other good restaurants in Rochester opened so we had been hitting those for awhile. So for our anniversary we decided to return. As usual the food did not disappoint. I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Tracy B
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Rochester, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, Minnesota
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It had been awhile since my wife and I had returned to City Cafe. Not because of anything bad but there had just been other good restaurants in Rochester opened so we had been hitting those for awhile. So for our anniversary we decided to return. As usual the food did not disappoint. I had the french onion soup and... More 

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pensacola, florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After not visiting Rochester in two years, we stopped in at City Cafe for dinner and as usual the food and service were excellent . I had apple scallops and a caesar salad. Everything in this restaurant is well prepared. If you're looking for good food served in a comfortable, unpretentious setting, you'll not be disappointed.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaraunt is by far the best dining experience I have had in along time. Prices are moderate service was excellent and food was outstanding. I had their sea food pasta it was to die for. Will most definetly return.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Maple-roasted chicken is delicious! Scallops are my second favorite dish. Outdoor seating area is wonderful!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I LOVE City Cafe for a variety of reasons: quality, professional service with a smile, fresh ingrediants, quick service, DELICIOUS FOOD!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The French onion soup was incredible, great depth of flavors, wish I could have gotten a gallon to go! Great service and a nice selection of beers. Would definitely stop there again.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had been here for lunch this afternoon, I am veggie , I went with some friends, actually they picked this place and thought will be ok joining them. I ordered the portobello mushroom burger as I wasn't quite sure about ordering other foods. This turned out to be so delicious that I enjoyed for fist time the flavor/ savory... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Looking for a great place for seafood so we thought we'd check it out. I had the Mussels Primaver my wife had the Apple Scallops. Both meals came out Luke warm, frozen ship was over cooked, 4 large "empty" mussel shells lined the plate I thought was kinda odd. I broke them up so they wouldn't be used the "garnish"... More 

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Lake City, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a weeknight dinner and the seafood appetizer was superb! Sauce and seafood very tasty. The pasta primavera did not have a great deal of flavor. The coconut curry was VERY spicy. Beware. My roasted walleye with seafood stuffing was on the special that night and it was excellent! The sauce and fish were the best. I would get... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Good food, good cocktails, a nice bar. You can choose some nice picks among the menu, but the best are the mushroom soup and their FABULOUS and GIANT chocolate cake!! need a try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-1949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?