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Newt's

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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 289-0577
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Hamburger and fries. Downtown location is my favorite. Nice and close to the Mayo Clinic.

We enjoyed our dinner at Newt's. Both our burgers were different but good. Our fries were excellent. It is a nice walk from the Mayo Clinic and this time of year the flowers in planters along the way were gorgeous. Our table was in a corner with a window so we could watch the pedestrians go by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Karen H
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Cape Coral
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  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Coral
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner at Newt's. Both our burgers were different but good. Our fries were excellent. It is a nice walk from the Mayo Clinic and this time of year the flowers in planters along the way were gorgeous. Our table was in a corner with a window so we could watch the pedestrians go by. It was a... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a so-so meal. The burger was not prepared to the request of the customer and had to be sent back. When the replacement was received garnishment specifically requested to be omitted on the first burger had again showed up on the second burger. We were there early in the evening and they were out of onion rings. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great hamburger. French fries are thick and cool down to fast; the hamburger at the other Newt's wasn't as good. but their FF were the same thick and cold quite fast. Next time, we will get the salad instead

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Newts has awesome burgers but what I think is the best is their chicken strips! They are fried but not at all greasy. Bbq sauce is the perfect amount of spiciness and the popcorn is fantastic. The service has always been excellent and with 3 locations now it's even better.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I still enjoy a Newts Marvin burger on occassion, as well as thier buffalo wings. The issue I have is ever since they opened up their two additional locations the quality of the food has droped a notch. It's gone from excellent to good/ok. An example is that you used to get a nice pile of crunchy fries with a... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a nice little hole in the wall type spot, nothing fancy, a bit tight but it's worth a visit. You start off with a big bowl of free salty popcorn, a great way to keep people drinking the decent beer they have there. The burgers are pretty good, not sure they are award winning but they are tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Has to be one of the best, if not the best, burger ever had at a restaurant. Big, thick and juicy, dont get carried away with the free(good) popcorn. You want that extra room to finish your sandwhich. Wife loved the Shroom Burger, and the Mike D's Fatty Melt, amazing. Fries and a pickle round it out, and the Fries... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's bar food! Seriously! Newt's is supposedly known for its burgers. I promise you...they are far from the best burgers in town. I can think of a few other places in town that serve better burgers. Now, I'm not the type to criticize a place and not tell you why, so I'll tell you why their burgers are not all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were thrilled when Newt's came to the south side. We have been to this one a few times, and it has always been quick, friendly service. The food has been terrific, and definitely not a disappointment. The atmosphere is great- with TVs of various sports and such, and overall very fun. Will come again!

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Avon, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The service was amazing! I had the grilled Mac and cheese sandwich. Wow! Waaaaay more than I could eat. You get free popcorn to you table when you get there. Two thumbs up!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (507) 289-0577

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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