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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 289-0577
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Classic. Fun. Delicious.

I went here with my friend at a time where it wasn't too busy. The atmosphere is almost identical in each of their restaurants which I find to be nice, and unique because Newt's is a local restaurant- not a chain. I took my friend there for a Jucy Lucy since he is from the East Coast. He didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Bailey P
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Rochester, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went here with my friend at a time where it wasn't too busy. The atmosphere is almost identical in each of their restaurants which I find to be nice, and unique because Newt's is a local restaurant- not a chain. I took my friend there for a Jucy Lucy since he is from the East Coast. He didn't seem... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Everyone is super friendly at newts, and they are fast! Alot of resteraunts make you wait arround forever for your food, but not this one! and they even give you popcorn while you wait too. I ordered the todds burger which has baccon and eggs on it, so its basically like a breakfast burger. SOOOOO good!!!

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I ate the macaroni and cheese sandwich. It was ok but it was so messy and hard to eat. The rest of the group enjoyed there good. Mostly burgers. The place needs new carpet and you have to walk up a flight of stairs to get there. Not handicapped accessible at all.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Everyone in Rochester that we met, raves about Newt's Burgers. So we decide to give them a try. The one most talked about is the peanut butter burger. Yes, that's not a misprint. We tried one and also a more conventional burger. Well, the peanut butter burger must be an acquired taste in Rochester because I certainly would not want... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Saw the billboard form the highway and was glad I did. Was the Best Burger we have eaten in a long time! Good pricing too.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food was great! Our waiter Eric was awesome! In our 10 years in Rochester, MN we have never had someone that kept our drinks filled, filled our popcorn, cleared our table, wore a smile, had a great attitude, he did all these things for us without us asking and our group was 8. Thank you Eric for making my sons... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a 35 minute wait on a Friday night. The place was hopping. Attentive wait staff. One person in my group tried the juicy Lucy. It looked a little smaller than the other burgers and was pretty average. The other burgers we tried were better.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great casual meal. Huge sandwiches and burgers. A nice variety of tastes. My son had the Todd which had fried egg on the burger - breakfast and lunch for him!

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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Taxi driver told us on the way in from the airport that Newts has the absolute best burgers in town so expectations were high. The burger selection is good and we each had a burger and coleslaw. Burger was good and the bun looked homemade but I would say it is an average burger - nothing great. Coleslaw was sweet... More 

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Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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