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300 First

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American, Bar, Pub
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300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
+1 507-281-2451
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth Every Penny

When I saw the Bavette steak, listed on the menu as a unique cut if local beef, I had to give it a try. It was hands down in the top five steaks I ever have had at a restaurant. Every side dish, from their signature creamed corn to the mashed potatoes, was delicious. The complimentary bread was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Amazing food and great service! The steak was perfectly done and the Bleu Cheese salad - a must try! Will definitely eat here again when in Rochester!!

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was my first time to this Restaurant and will for sure not be my Last! I was first Greeted by one of the Friendliest Greeters/ Server/ Bartender Cassie! Outstanding Personality and she put a Permanent smile on my face! The Sirloin Was so Good with the Mashed Potatoes and corn Excellent. Outstanding Service, Food, Drinks, and Atmosphere!! I don't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I have lived in the area for 32 years and had never eaten at 300. We went for our wedding anniversary and were more than impressed with the food and the service. I had the prime rib and it was amazing. It is served with a side horseradish sauce that it equally good. The meat was cooked... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was underwhelmed at the selection available on the menu. I will say that they have an impressive drink menu. Ultimately I felt like the prices were high for what I ended up getting on my plate. The homemade creamed corn was very good. The prices ranged between $12-41. My friend had the chicken Alfredo and didn't love it. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When I saw the Bavette steak, listed on the menu as a unique cut if local beef, I had to give it a try. It was hands down in the top five steaks I ever have had at a restaurant. Every side dish, from their signature creamed corn to the mashed potatoes, was delicious. The complimentary bread was fresh, warm... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We enjoyed 300 First one night with another couple. The waitress was very personable and helpful in determining food and drink choices. They made a delicious Mojito and the Prime Rib was well cooked and reasonably priced. The Asparagus was also terrific! Will definitely return to try something different!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Best place in Rochester for quality and ambiance. Service here is always impeccable.

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Big Sky MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The atmosphere is not formal. There are wood booths and a lively atmosphere. The food was hearty and flavorful. This is a better than average restaurant with a pleasant dining experience. The wait staff was friendly and competent.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A wonderful place for dinner. Try the beef Wellington for a delicious take on a steak. The salmon also is excellent. It's just a couple blocks from the downtown hotels, and the walk will be worth it!

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Midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Started our dinner with a small lobster tail breaded and deepfried. It was delicious. I followed up with a fish special...that night it was pistachio crusted swordfish in a lovely lemongrass coconut sauce. The fish was perched on a slice of fresh pineapple, and a topping of julliened sweetpotatoes finished off the dish. Such a lovely mix of flavors and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 1st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2830
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-281-2451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 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?