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“Great food good service huge variety of beers and ales” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whistle Binkies On The Lake

Whistle Binkies On The Lake
247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
507-424-1227
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Ranked #64 of 253 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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159 reviews 159 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great food good service huge variety of beers and ales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very nice reasonably priced pub/restaurant variety from steaks to snacks including late evening limited grill. Huge beer menu is an activity just to read it. Sevice prompt and good prices reasonable seems to be a hometown favorite very casual kids and families as well as couples. Lots of Scotch and Whiskey options and interesting decor.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best place and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My friend and I always meet in Rochester and have drinks and eat here. Great food and drinks and great service. It is nice to be able to sit outside if the weather is nice or inside if not...

Visited July 2013
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Oronoco, Minnesota
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185 reviews 185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Noi's Egg Roll Salad is worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I was part of a large group. Laura did an admirable job keeping on top of our orders. I had Noi's Egg Roll Salad, which I have eaten there previously.
It is a very good salad that comes with an excellent, crispy egg roll, a perfect sauce, noodles, bean sprouts, lettuce, etc. I really like it and know it could be improved upon with different greens (instead of iceberg lettuce) and some fresh sprouts. The raspberry iced tea was very good.
The salad special of spinach, raspberry and chicken looked really good, too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carver
2 reviews
“Fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Arrived with 40 people for dinner while in town for a baseball tournament. Staff was friendly and accomodating. They could've used and extra set of hands as only one server was allotted to our group which made things a little slow. Our reservation was made 2 weeks in advance, but we moved the reservation time up two hours in accordance with our schedule on the day of our visit, so we are partially to blame if they were slightly understaffed.

Nobody in our group had any complaints about the food/beverages, and the kids had a great time playing volleyball while waiting for dinner.

Awesome, awesome, awesome beer selection!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Cold food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We recently had a family reunion and booked the room that was reserved for larger parties. Our group had about 25 to 30 people. We had a hospitality room and our own waiter Eric who was great making sure we all got our drinks in a timely fashion. However knowing well in advance at least 3 months there could have been a little better service with getting our food hot. I ordered a shrimp dinner which included a baked potato and cooked carrots and both the potato and carrots were cold didn't even melt the butter. Very dissatisfied my husband ordered a burger and soup and his was fine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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