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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 289-0577
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great night out with friends

The food was great. Most of us had burgers but the fish tacos were great too. Our server was great. Even though we were a large group they made accommodations for us to sit together.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
jdk1996
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Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was great. Most of us had burgers but the fish tacos were great too. Our server was great. Even though we were a large group they made accommodations for us to sit together.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Rochester Minnesota is becoming a mecca for Chef's and Restaurant's and Craft Beer Bars! But do not waste your Burger needs on other's, climb the steps to a wide variety of great Burger's. I have had several as I like variety and not sure there is a bad one in the bunch. THEY DO SOMETHING that make them incredibly tasty... More 

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Limited seating due to the size of the restaurant. However, the staff are very helpful in getting parties of 6 seated. Recommend arriving prior to 5pm. The burgers are very good although the fries are nothing to rave about. Recommend the onion rings though.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

you can't go wrong by sticking with the burger at newts. My favorite is marvins burger. They are always perfect.

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austin mn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything about this place is great !! The variety of beer and other beverages are fantastic. The burgers are made to order, and the have a wide variety of speciality burgers. Oh yeah and don't forget the free popcorn

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Minneapolis
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lunch time, hamburger ordered medium rare got it well done, asked for a knife and they didn't have a clean one. No manager, no adults, all the personnel kids (20').

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

There's no reason to dispute the the local affection for Newt's. But you can't eat sentimentality. A $14 bacon-cheeseburger ought to have a bit more character than the one I got at Newt's. Neither tradition alone nor the seasoning of the fry surface were able to overcome my disappointment on this occasion. That kind of money is better spent on... More 

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Austin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ok, our cabbie insisted we had to try the "Best Burgers in Rochester". So, we gave it a try. It's a cozy place with lots of local character. So much local character that they get extra credit for just being a local institution. The food and service are nothing to get excited about. I had the fried onion blue cheese... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stopped by Newt's downtown based on a recommendation from a friend. Great burgers, cold beer and great service.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We happened on Newt's in October 2014. The burger menu is extensive. There were three adults, so we ordered three different burgers. The best of all, which will sound shocking, was the Peanut Butter Burger. It sounds odd, but it was GREAT.

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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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