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205 W Main St, Rochester, WI 53167
(262) 534-2772
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 7
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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
Fantastic meal!

We have been to Chances many times for dinner and I've never been disappointed in the meal. We've gone for weekend dinners and the evenings are normally very crowded, but this time we stopped early on a Saturday and there was no crowd at all. We enjoyed the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
K8ellen
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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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Rochester, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very slow service. It was us and one other couple and the staff was busy chatting up a lady at the bar most of the time. The food was not too impressive either. Tried it twice, like you should, and was not impressed.

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Racine, WI
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Bob & I began driving from Racine to Rochester to eat at Chances about a year ago. This restaurant is quaint, well-maintained, and offers a wide variety of items. One thing we like is that a full cracker basket is provided. That means there are breadsticks and crackers in various flavors and types. They bring warm dinner rolls to the... More 

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been to Chances many times for dinner and I've never been disappointed in the meal. We've gone for weekend dinners and the evenings are normally very crowded, but this time we stopped early on a Saturday and there was no crowd at all. We enjoyed the spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. This is a favorite salad that... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have been going to Chances since long before it was called Chances. The food is very good and the restaurant service is excellent. I go about 6 times a year and my wife less. I work from home and like their burgers for lunch so I have more visits. This last weekend we had another couple join us and... More 

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Ingleside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Keeping it simple is sometimes the best recipe. Want a great meal? Never disappoints. The ribs are fantabulous. And,it is a little haunted!

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Waterford, Wisconsin, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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!

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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 

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Franksville, Wisconsin
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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 

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

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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

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