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15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
+1 507-288-2020
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Ranked #13 of 250 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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Michaels is one of the most consistent restaurants in Rochester for both their service and quality of food. Their drinks are also always excellent! It's a classic old restaurant that we have enjoyed for 40+ years. It's a must for people visiting as it's a tried and true classic!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A classic restaurant. Excellent food and they set the standard for service. The drinks are perfectly made. I've going there for years and I've never had a disappointing experience.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Classic restaurant like when your parents took you out when you were good. If you've never been to a place like this, perhaps, you were never good… ; ) Great steaks, food, appetizers. Only weird thing is that some of the hostesses and servers are not too friendly. Others are. Hit or miss on friendly. Suggest you focus on the... More

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central Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Ate later in the evening on a Wednesday night and there were lots of people eating. Luckily we didn't have to wait. Nice selection off their menu. Everything tasted great. Skipped dessert.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Every time I've been to Michael's it has been a pleasant visit. The food is always the best quality and the staff is very helpful. Nothing to worry about here they always do their very best.

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Westfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was sorely disappointed in the service. Had a reservation and watched tables seated after me being served and leaving before I was served. Approximately an hour elapsed before the waitress took our food order. Portion size is overpriced as well. One of our party was served salmon that had a musty taste. Mention made. Indifference shown. Next trip will... More

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Pleasanton, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our group of 5 all ordered steaks and they were prepared to our liking and all sides were tasty too. Unfortunately we had to send back a cocktail twice due to bug floating in it. Then, one of our water glasses was quite dirty with food caked on the inside. The server apologized, was nice about it and promptly replaced... More

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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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