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15 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55901
+1 507-288-2020
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Ranked #13 of 248 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Michaels's one day for lunch. Decor gives the place a very homey feeling. Food was very good and we enjoyed talking with the server as it was towards the end of lunch hour and the other parties in the Library (the section of the restaurant where we sat) had left. Will definitely eat here again if we... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For atmosphere, I rate Michael ' s as excellent. It has a very "old school" classy feel to it. This is a must stop for dinner in Rochester. The servers are mature, professional and polite. My husband had the 16 ounce New York Strip and I had the Alaskan Halibut special. The halibut was a very generous portion ( about... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Michaels cuts it's own steaks onsite....best steaks in town....Greek Food.....Seafood.....Steaks.....Greek Salads......best onion rings and garlic toast in Rochester.......best cocktails in the dining room....excellent wine list.....and did I mention we win best server's EVERY year.....I worked there for many years.....all the CELEBRITIES come to Michaels: wall full of visitors to the restaurant....come on down!

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Springfield, Missouri
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything about this experience was memorable, from the valet parking to the warm greeting, to the excellent service throughout the meal in a lovely traditional atmosphere. But of course the best part was the purpose of the evening — the dinner. We first shared an appetizer of the crab and spinach dip, which was especially satisfying. For my entree I chose... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife surprised me with a special night in Rochester since I was going to in Germany (without her) for a few weeks right after this. She chose Michael's because 40 years ago my parents used to drive 90 miles back to Rochester just to eat here. This was actually my first time though it had been on my restaurant... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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201 reviews 201 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I was taken to this restaurant by a friend who boasted about the lamb chops of this place. It is very traditional in its look and feel. We started with Pappas Avgolemono soup - a grecian chicken soup - very tasty. We then shared the lamb chops and the Sirloin steak - both made really well. Service is very professional... More

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Saint Charles
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Though there are countless modern upscale restaurants in our area, this is the classic that has been around for 50+ years. Of Geek origin, there is spanekotpiropetese appetizer and saganaki flaming cheese appetizer, which was served at our son and daughter-in-law's Grooms dinner. Greek avgolemeno soup is a favorite with rice and lemon. We always start with those light onion... More

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Daytona Beach, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was recommended by a local person and not disappointed. This is a Rochester highlight. A bit pricier than most but worth it for the ambiance and quality of food but not overpriced for what you get. Glad I found this treasure.

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Chico, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Michael's is the favorite restaurant of our friend in Rochester who we were visiting. I had prime rib (perfectly cooked medium) and my wife had shrimp (delicious huge prawns). Topped it off with the raspberry bread pudding (very tasty). Wonderful service, atmosphere, and convenient valet parking. We don't usually do an upscale restaurant like Michael's but it was not overly... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After a trip to the Mayo Clinic Michael's has become one of our favorite restaurants! Everything we have had has been delicious and last evening we enjoyed an scrumptious 9 oz. tenderloin topped with luscious mushrooms. Great service; our waitress made certain everything was prepared exactly as we asked for. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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