We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
205 W Main St, Rochester, WI 53167
(262) 534-2772
Add hours for Chances and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 24 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazed!!

To be honest, I have rated this place about a year ago and wasn’t very impressed with it. However, we decided to give it another try, and all I can say is that I so glad that we did!!! I was so amazed with the turn around this place did. They have a new menu with so many choices and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
azwi
,
Waterford, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Waterford, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

To be honest, I have rated this place about a year ago and wasn’t very impressed with it. However, we decided to give it another try, and all I can say is that I so glad that we did!!! I was so amazed with the turn around this place did. They have a new menu with so many choices and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I frequent Chances about once a month. There aren't a lot of places to eat where we live so we drive a lot, but Chances is fairly closeby. This restaurant will not disappoint! The owner, Tom, is quite a nice guy. Dan the other bartender is also very nice along with their waitstaff. We've never had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not too far off the beaten path, use your GPS! Great find for a nice meal, some unique menu selections and everything our table ordered was great! The servers are friendly and the quick. If you would like to try a new sopt, this is a good one, you won't be disapointed!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I recently went into Chances with my family on a Saturday night. I took along my elderly parents and my children. We were greeted with a welcoming smile from the hostess and sat right away (no reservations). Our waitress was there immediately with water and a bun basket. She also brought crayons and coloring books for my kiddos. We ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Franksville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love this place have eaten here for many years, and have never been disappointed yet. Great food in a historical building with great friendly service. We had the Thurs. night specials my friend a combo of turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes in a croquette which she loved and said was the perfect comfort food. I had a pork porterhouse... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burlington, WI
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We made reservations for New Year's Eve and were a little late. We got seated right away and our server was there right away. I have had hit or miss times at this restaurant but the last 2 visits were pleasant. My friends had the prime rib and I had filet mignon and a lobster tail. The meal was amazingly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burlington, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Went in there with my sister and the guys there and bartenders made both of us sick to our stomachs. Saying sexual things to us and making me and my sister uncomfortable. Was so scared to leave had to ask a couple next us that was friendly to help us leave. Terrible place to go. Will tell everyone about experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burlington, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were at Chances last evening, August 22, 2013. We were in a group of about 15 or so and we had a reservation. I called ahead to talk with the chef because I am a vegetarian and eat nothing that is made with flour. The bartender answered and said I would have to talk to the waitress when I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The waitress had no personality, but did make sure we had drink refills, etc. The food was so-so. I ordered pecan-crusted chicken, my wife agreed that you tasted no pecan flavor at all, however, the chicken was soooo tender, and the dipping sauce was awesome! They serve cheese spread with crackers which was a nice touch! Also, for $16 you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waterford, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Food was great, wait staff great. Lighting was a little low. Decor needs some repair but I belive this is one of the original buildings in this small river town. Very busy the day we stopped.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Chances also viewed

 

Been to Chances? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 W Main St, Rochester, WI 53167
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (262) 534-2772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chances staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?