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Mac's Diner

20 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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Ranked #45 of 248 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is such a nice change from the dreary old Kahler I met the chef what an arrogant jerk he is. Does nothing except brag about his food and it is terrible. Macs has good down home food at a cost well below the Kahler take the time and walk the fifty yards to Macs

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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143 reviews 143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely outdoor dining on a nice afternoon. Great location, looking at the fountain and soaking in the warmer weather. I had a burger that was OK. A bit too much bread, and the carmelized onions weren't really done well enough. For my tastes, which tends toward rare, the burger was a bit more well done than I like. The side... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went at lunch time, and found the service to be slow, but friendly. The food was bland, and some of our meals were cold, while others found their specials of the day to be dried up

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Asheville, NC
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302 reviews 302 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is one of the most convenient restaurants to the Mayo Clinic. It has good indoor seating when the weather is too hot or too cold, and it has a nice sidewalk eating area for when the temperature is just right. One of the things we like is that they serve breakfast food all day. The food was excellent, and... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Very good downtown diner with a big menu and great comfort food. Nice variety of Greek and American fare and breakfast served all day. This was our first visit and we will be back. We went on a Sunday afternoon but there was still a good crowd there. Good portions on all our meals and great baklava. No problem recommending... More

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Sarasota, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After walking all over Rochester, we were eager to sit. Outdoor seating in shade of building on very warm day. The Service was spotty as we three arrived about 1:30, one at a time to the table. The food was what we expected and needed. This is just a great place to rest and recharge with a great variety on... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Mac's Grill is a long-time Rochester institution just a block from the Mayo Clinic. Great location on a pedestrian mall with outside seating. Had moussaka which was good (no beer on tap though)but the Greek side salad was delicious. So good, in fact, that we went the next noon for the larger dinner salad. Then we went back for it... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was a scorching hot Sunday, and we were strolling around downtown Rochester. Few things were open on this day, but we enjoyed walking and exploring the downtown. A cold drink was in order, and we stopped in at Mac’s for a glass of cold lemonade. I guess I should have viewed the menu first, but there was nothing to... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

warm enough to sit outside but still received prompt service. Good selection of domestic and foreign beers - all in bottles. Rib-eye, mashed potatoes and gravy, greek salad all delicious

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Recently had lunch in this throw-back-in-time type diner in downtown Rochester. Convenient to Mayo Clinic, the service was good and the food even better. They have several Greek choices, yummy. Hubby had what he called the best ever banana cream pie. We sat at the counter and made new friends while having lunch. Warning, this place packs people in so... More

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