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255 1st Avenue, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 208-4085
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outdoor seating, tasty Walleye!

We went to Dooley's on a rainy evening and so wish we could have eaten on the outside patio. Very spacious and walking distance from Mayo complex. We were seated on the "quiet" side of the restaurant (street front). The other part of the restaurant was your typical bar restaurant with TVs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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bloomington, IL
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Europe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great food. Enjoyed patio seating although the occasional bus was a distraction. Food here was great. Chicken moist and very flavorful, salads are generously sized. Heading back again before we leave he area. The service was great too.

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bloomington, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went to Dooley's on a rainy evening and so wish we could have eaten on the outside patio. Very spacious and walking distance from Mayo complex. We were seated on the "quiet" side of the restaurant (street front). The other part of the restaurant was your typical bar restaurant with TVs, booths, music of all genres....Kristine was our waitress.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When the environment is relaxed this pub is great. We watched a game while sipping beers. The bar tenders are very friendly and attentive. The only thing I missed were frozen drinks, I didn't care for the specialty fruity drinks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We really enjoyed the outdoor seating! And it is a great location, just a block or two from the Mayo Building. The food was average. My pasta was warm at best and the grilled chicken on top was room temperature. The marinara lacked seasoning. So if you need a place close to Mayo to eat and relax in and outside... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We ate here 2Xs during our weekend stay for a basketball tournament and they did a very nice job with our group both times. They were fast and systematic and they did not get rattled. We called ahead and they had everything read to go. Our food was fine and the beer was good. It is connected by skyway to... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dooley's was close to our hotel. We were looking for a place we could grad some dinner and catch a basketball game. Lots of tvs - a good view from every seat. Good selection on the menu - not just bar food.

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good variety of beers , good service also, I just think that it is a bit pricey to what it is... The food is ok, however is packed on the weekends

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you want a quiet neighborhood bar this isn't the place for you. It a party pub with family's and young twenty-something's. The waitresses are young, pretty, yoga-pants wearing, hired to bring in the guys. Our drinks were fine. Tons of TVs. Besides the logo I'm not totally sure what makes it Irish, then again I've been in actual pubs... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I eat at this establishment every time we visit Rochester--it is definitely a favorite for us! I've ordered something different each time and I've never been disappointed. When I ask for recommendations from the server, each has a different recommendation--and excellent taste.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had the potato and ham soup and the turkey club. My club sandwich was good. Kinda hard to mess one up. The potato and ham soup was, at best, average. I really was expecting more. My brother and sister had the cuban sliders and a grilled cheese (respectively). They both really liked them. We all did comment on the... More 

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Address: 255 1st Avenue, Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: (507) 208-4085
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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  • Address: 255 1st Avenue, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (507) 208-4085

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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