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“Awesome walleye sandwich!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whistle Binkies Old World Pub

Whistle Binkies Old World Pub
3120 Wellner Dr NE, Ste 5, Rochester, MN 55906-4905
507-289-9200
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Ranked #46 of 239 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Rochester, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Awesome walleye sandwich!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I read the reviews and thought I would give this place a try. It looks like your average bar and being located in a strip mall I wasn't expecting much. The place is pretty popular and even early evening on a Saturday it was kind of busy. The service was surprisingly prompt and attentive. The menu is huge! It also has a good variety of Irish pub food as well as sandwiches, burgers, salads, and much more. I ordered the walleye sandwich and when it came out it looked fantastic. It was a single fillet that was bigger than the foot long sourdough roll that it was served on! The fish was fresh and flaky and very good. With so many items to choose from and very reasonable prices I will definitely be back to try more.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place is worth going out of your way for! The atmosphere is alright...pub decor. Staff friendly & efficient. The food & value keeps you coming back for more & more. Huge sandwiches! Kids fish & chips meal is excellent & makes you wish you could order it too. Side salads are huge with lots of variety but little price. Everything we've tried here is excellent & we try to stop every time we're in town.

Visited May 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food and popcorn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Met a college friend here off a suggestion from one of her friends. Great atmosphere and awesome food. Good selection to choose from, as well as really good free popcorn to snack on. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Lively, Noisy & Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Whistle Binkies is one of our "go to" places to eat. We like the atmosphere and their food never has disappointed us. If you're looking for a place to go for a nice dinner and conversation this isn't it. It gets really noisy ! But it's a great place for an after work happy hour or with friends. Their food has always been above average and it's not just a "Bar Food" menu. Last night I had a Chef's salad that was Huge, plenty of fresh crispy lettuce as well as ample portions of the usual toppings on a Chef's salad. My wife had their Chicken Penne pasta with asparagus, sun dried tomatoes with an olive oil dressing. It was light refreshing and more food that she could eat.

If you're in Rochester Whistle Binkies is one place you must try. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Love me some whistle binkies. They have great beers and free popcorn. Their burgers have a great grilled taste. We've enjoyed everything we've eaten here. Great Bloody Mary bar on Sundays.

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