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Canadian Honker Restaurant & Lounge

1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-282-6572
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Ranked #21 of 254 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Britt, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I visit Rochester often for various reasons and up until last week I had avoided eating at Canadian Honker. Many people had said it was great but the outside looks like a upscale Denny's so I was not a believer. Finally I decided to try it and the food and service made a believer out of me! I started with... More 

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Midland, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say, it is calories. In all fairness, they have great soup, and a pretty good breakfast. Like you can screw up breakfast. My beef nachos were made with chili, and had green onions. Pretty strange.

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Estherville, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious and we appreciated that it could be delivered to our hotel. A very nice selection of food and beverages.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food is lukewarm at best; their burgers are dry and crispy, regardless of how you order them cooked. Similar to eating in a bad cafeteria. You don't have much to choose from in this neighborhood, though.

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Waterloo, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ended up staying in Rochester for just under 3 wks. due to husband's surgery. Got to know this restaurant very well and tried a lot of things there. All staff was very friendly. Food was good. If you eat there, you have to get their famous yummy bunny cake! It's to die for!

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Chippewa Falls, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I stayed at the Homewood Suites and walked a block to the restaurant. The staff is so welcoming and friendly, which is nice when a person is eating alone. The food was excellent. I took the coconut desert cake to go and ate on it for 2 days. It was delicious. Melted in my mouth and with a cup of... More 

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Somerville, MA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We've visited twice with family and both meals have been okay. Appetizers and salads are great, but the entree menu offers very limited vegetarian options. For example there are several burgers on the menu but no veggie burger option. It would seem simple enough to keep a box of veggie burgers in the freezer... On our most recent trip my... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Service was excellent. Atmosphere was more basic than expected. Parmesan walleye was disappointingly flavorless. As another reviewer said recently, "Okay is okay", but I was hoping for more.

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Glenwood, Maryland, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The restaurant aims for cozy and generally succeeds. I liked my Walleye dinner more than my husband did the salmon. He felt his was a little past prime and he wouldn't make it a point to go back. I was a little more positive and I thought our server was "Minnesota nice."

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Once again we had a good dinner with great service. So busy but you wouldn't know it. Felt like we were our servers only table. Such a welcoming, homey atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Canadian Honker Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: +1 507-282-6572
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: American

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