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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good burger good fries

For a quick bite, I highly recommend this place near Mayo Clinic. The burger, fries, and drink are all good for the listed price. The staff are friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
La Crosse, WI
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Great Falls, Montana
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and Son in law took us there and we were not disappointed. All of our orders were very good and it was a fun atmosphere.

Thank scottmt59405
La Crosse, WI
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a quick bite, I highly recommend this place near Mayo Clinic. The burger, fries, and drink are all good for the listed price. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank jennelliott14
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like good burgers....this is the place to go. They have friendly & helpful employees who just seem to love their jobs. A lot of people were lunching when we were there. Fabulous burgers with many many ways to order it.

Thank susgeo48
Rochester, Minnesota
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well known for their burgers, and they don't disappoint! Great menu, simple, but to the point. Fries are great as well. Everything comes medium- medium well, so if you want well done, make sure you ask! The appetizers are awesome, especially the mozz sticks! Filling, and the pricing is great too

Thank Tanya W
Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding burgers. Excellent refreshments. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Four for four. Big thumb up.

Thank TheKid1111
Chetek, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated immediately and the wait staff was great. Burgers were very tasty and fresh. The onion rings are the best I've had - crispy but not too crispy with tender, not over cooked onions, not too greasy either. You are served really good popcorn while you're waiting as well.

Thank Kim S
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at the In Out Burger restaurant, and Smash burger, this establishment's were pretty much the same as these anticipated type of chains in this city. I think it is heresy that the price of a burger exceeds $10.00. At my age, a hamburger is a hamburger. There is no secret sauce. Nothing that I can't do at home.... More 

Thank Surfside10
Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newt's has two locations in Rochester. We visited the Newt's just off north Highway 52. The burger, fries, and onion rings we had were wonderful and the price was good also! Newt's is THE burger place in Rochester!

Thank Gary S
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

An obscure entrance (side of building up a fire-escape-style staircase) hides a pretty cool pub style restaurant and bar on the second floor overlooking 1st Ave SW. You are first greeted with the welcoming aroma of freshly popped corn quickly followed by a warm basket of the same. We started with some of the better fried cheese curds this Southerner... More 

Thank Jeff S
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I had the burger since all the signs coming into Rochester said they had the best burgers. It was ok, my guess is the meat is frozen based on the texture and taste. Definitely not made by hand patties. Fries are good, service was average.

Thank srichmond2008

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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: 15072890577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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