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255 1st Avenue, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 208-4085
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Upscale pub food

Popular local watering hole referred to as "Conference Room D." Happy hour eats usually include a good variety of complimentary munchies. A little heavy on the bacon for my vegetarian tastes, but I have never left hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Popular local watering hole referred to as "Conference Room D." Happy hour eats usually include a good variety of complimentary munchies. A little heavy on the bacon for my vegetarian tastes, but I have never left hungry.

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Decorah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stopped here with some friends for lunch. Our waiter gave us menus but then kind of forgot to come back and take our order. We all had the "pick two" for lunch special. After he did take our order the food came out pretty quick. My salad was very good and very fresh. My soup was pretty good,too. This would... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped here one evening to watch the Vikings game and have some chow. They have plenty of TVs if your aim is to not miss any game action. The employees were very friendly and our server was knowledgeable about the menu. I was having a hard time picking between a few things and she guided me in the right direction.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a nice lunch on their outdoor patio that included a burger, salad and sandwich. Service is friendly and fast and the environment very enjoyable. They start you with popcorn which is great for kids. Nice downtown location- blocks from Mayo but close to parking options.

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Olathe, Ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed Dooley's. It is a fun kind of place with lots of excellent Irish beers,,,, and food. You'll love it, too!

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Europe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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