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15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
+1 507-288-2020
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Ranked #11 of 253 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The "Classic American Restaurant" has been serving quality steaks and fresh and innovative seafood for over 62 years. The "New" Michael's now proudly run by third generation restaurateurs, Michael, George, James, Laurie and Barbara blends a combination of established traditional steakhouse cuisine with current cutting edge foods and new culinary trends to create an ever-evolving dining experience for our guests. This will mean healthier, more organic salads and vegetables, sustainable wild-caught fish and seafood, and a larger selection of prime/high choice, natural and grass fed meats. Enjoy a daily lunch, dinner, a special business meeting or romantic occasion in one of our many warm and inviting dining rooms. Please join our new and longtime patrons who have enjoyed many fond memories over the years as dining guests in our restaurant. Michael's a "New" Classic American Restaurant.
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Stillwater, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Was always my favorite place to stop. It is NOT what it used to be. Am sad to see it go downhill ...we miss what it used to be!

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We usually eat here while in Rochester and its always been very good, nice restaurant. They are closing soon to relocate. That is fine, but the waitress was not very friendly, and the food was ok. Will try somewhere else the next time we are there.

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Mankato
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Although my most recent visit was not my best, historically I have found this restaurant to be among the best in Rochester. I visit it about once a year when I am in that city. Unfortunately, it will not be open in 2015 (I believe) as the building is being razed and rebuilt.

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We really thought it would be better. The food was merely average. The French onion soup was overwhelmingly beefy and salty. The salmon was just ok. The meat arrived underdone and had to be sent back. It was so mediocre that we didn't bother ordering dessert. Will not return.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Too bad it's closing :(. We have been eating there for years. Great steaks and sea food. We will miss this place and its absence will only diminish the shallow restaurant diversity one can experience in Rochester, Mn.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always love to look at the pictures of all the famous people that have eaten here. Rooms are separated and all have great atmosphere, neat paintings, never too loud. Service has never been too slow, though we did have a short wait for a table the day after Thanksgiving for our late lunch (1:30). They did accommodate one person who... More 

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Canton
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is the best place in Rochester to eat! From burgers to the prime rib they do it right. The service is stellar and the atmosphere is relaxing! The cost can be a little high but so worth it!

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have eaten at Michael's several times while staying in Rochester. Even though you can casually dress and be seated anywhere in the restaurant, you are comfortable in a "formal feeling" environment that is not stuffy or pretentious. The menu provides for all "tastes" and everything is excellently prepared from appetizers to desserts. The variety is wonderful with local selections... More 

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austin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our meal was delicious, starting with well mixed drinks and awesome homemade onion rings. My husband always orders the duck and I vary it up. It is always the best food. We make the trip 3-4 times per year just to eat there.

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Glenview, Illinois, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

While in Rochester we went to Michaels for lunch. The fish special was excellent and the soup was very good. Nice atmosphere if you want a quiet place to lunch and not be rushed.

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Additional Information about Michael's

Address: 15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
Phone Number: +1 507-288-2020
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: American, Greek, Seafood, Steakhouse

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