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Canadian Honker Restaurant & Lounge

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1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-282-6572
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
And why haven't we been going here more often?

Our family had supper here recently. The Honker is local to us, yet we have not been there for several years. Our bad. Our meal was very high quality, including the homemade soup, great entrées, and scrumptious desserts. My open faced hot roast beef was excellent. Not to mention the peanut... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
AdvoChampion
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Rochester, MN
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rochester, MN
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Our family had supper here recently. The Honker is local to us, yet we have not been there for several years. Our bad. Our meal was very high quality, including the homemade soup, great entrées, and scrumptious desserts. My open faced hot roast beef was excellent. Not to mention the peanut butter pie and the renowned coconut cake. Our waitress... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent. The service was efficient and very friendly. I suggest the walleye sandwich. Make sure you save room for dessert...the peanut butter pie was amazing! I can't wait to go back!

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Rochester, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Canadian Honker feels like home away from home and has delicious comfort food to complete the feeling! Wonderful food, professional-homey service and Bunny's Coconut Cake!! YUM!

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Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As locals in Rochester we have learned that going to the Canadian Honker for breakfast is not only a tasty treat, but economical. They have a special every morning that gives me the right amount of food for the cost. Two eggs, two toast with hash browns and choice of bacon or sausage. Mmmmm good! They are also known for... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is usually packed - being right across the street from St. Mary's campus, lots of patients, families and Mayo employees coming and going. The Honkers Melt is a fabulous sandwich, and they have all you can eat fish and shrimp some Fridays. Also on Friday/Saturdays, they often have live mellow music - stop in for dinner and be... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is always good and fresh. I've had many different meals there...never disappointed! Hope to get back again soon.

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Winona, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place was simply amazing. The food came out quickly as well. Their bloodies were awesome too. They back up their winning place as best breakfast place in Rochester!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Canadian Honker is right across the street from Mayo Clinic St Mary's Hospital. They have great food , fast and friendly service. I have been here 3 times and not disappointed. My favorite is the Portobello Swiss Burger.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very good steaks. Great service. They have a very nice selection of Bloody Mary's also. Not used to an Ale chaser with the bloody mary, but for some reason it works.

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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

From the food, walleye to the fantastic desserts, peanut butter pie, the Honker was the best.The servers were very friendly and efficient. A lot of the guests were eating alone as they had someone at St. Mary's across the street, but servers took time to visit and meet our needs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-282-6572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?