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20 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
507/289-4219
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 20
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Its just OK

Service was very slow and although I do think it was clean the floor made it seem really dirty due to it being so old. I'm not super impressed with the restaurant although the food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Cori E
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Victoria, Mn
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Victoria, Mn
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Service was very slow and although I do think it was clean the floor made it seem really dirty due to it being so old. I'm not super impressed with the restaurant although the food was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Shish was great and portions were generous. Pancakes with brown butter, bananas, and whipped cream were the table favorite!

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Bovey, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had heard a lot about how great Mac's is, so we made a point of going there for breakfast this morning. Yesterday mid-day we saw that it was crowded, so were surprised to find a sparse crowd this a.m. We two had a very mediocre breakfast for $35. The service was a rather slow, the server forgot the strawberries... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Mac's is a great local Greek owned diner located right on the Peace Plaza downtown. A very extensive menu with good food.

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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When you sit outdoors and have lunch at Mac's, you can imagine yourself at an outdoor cafe in Europe. The crowd traffic is light but continuous and in good spirits. You look out over a courtyard of green grass and a fountain to see the Old Chateau Theater across the way. The silvery Mayo Clinic is at one end of... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Attended a breakfast meeting here. A bit hard to find, only two other patrons from 7:30-8:30am. Server was pleasant and attentive. Service was slow. Portions were tasty and large enough to split, which I recommend since the prices seemed quite spendy for the area and "common fare" offerings. Satisfied, but not impressed. You decide for yourself.

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Are here for lunch while visiting Mayo Clinic. Service was fast and friendly. Macs Famous Gyro was absolutely amazing. Meat was juicy, but not greasy. Sauce was delicious. Fresh cut chips on the side were tasty. Definitely worth a visit if your are in downtown

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I love their Honey-Fig chicken salad. Their grilled chicken is excellent. Also, great Greek menu items too. Small and not fancy. Always good quality food and good portions.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was suggested by Mayo Clinic volunteer that we eat breakfast here. We got in, were seated and waited on. Ordered a hot chocolate that came cold. Ordered breakfast plate with ham( that was a choice on the menu) we could hear the waitress ask if they started serving that as a breakfast choice "no" was the answer given to... More 

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Kalkaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have eaten at Mac's several times when visiting Mayo Clinic. They have continually improved over those 4 years. This trip the service was excellent as was the food. My wife ordered Mac's Gyros and said they were excellent. I had Mac's Greek Salad which was very good. The salad had plenty of the extras like feta cheese, peppers, kalamata... More 

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Additional Information about Mac's Diner

Address: 20 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: 507/289-4219
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 507/289-4219

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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