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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Maintains quality

In town for appointments, knew we had to come back to eat here. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mary S
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Gardner
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Gardner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

In town for appointments, knew we had to come back to eat here. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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