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American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Chester's for a Sunday early evening meal. Our friend's husband was in St. Mary's hospital and so we took his wife out to give her a break and have a nice meal. The restaurant is downtown and close to both St. Mary's and Methodist hospitals and the Mayo clinic. We had an excellent meal, great service and... More 

Thank LeeRuth
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was totally amazed by the quality and taste of the prime rib I had last night. Have been raising beef and eating prime rib for over 40 years and this is the best prime rib I have ever had and as always the service was extraordinary

Thank rodney w
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location is perfect for downtown fun. We always enjoy atmosphere and the food has always been delicious. Banana cream pie is the best😄

Thank Momschaud
Louisville, KY
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chester's is a popular destination in downtown Rochester, but we were able to secure a reservation on a busy weekday night. When we arrived it took a few minutes to get our table ready, but soon we were seated in one of the many cozy booths. In spite of specializing in rotisserie chicken, there were other enticing entrees on the... More 

Thank Louavull
Pataskala, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh and delicious food! The service was out of this world! We were in Rochester with a family member who was getting treatments at the Mayo Clinic, and this was such a warm atmosphere for our family to sit around the dinner table and enjoy a delicious meal. Must try! They had us wanting to come back for more!

Thank FamLoves2Travel
Mankato, Minnesota
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Chester's over the weekend to celebrate a special occasion. The service was fantastic, our waiter was so attentive. The food was great. They have list of weekly specials, of which we had the bruschetta appetizer. The presentation elevated it above any bruschetta I've had previously. I got the chicken gorgonzola pasta which I would highly recommend. My... More 

Thank Teresa L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether it's with friends or on a date with my husband I can always count on this place to cheer me up with its great food and service! The atmosphere is attractive and clean. The servers are always so friendly and helpful. If your not that hungry try the appetizers menu and wide selection on the drinks menu!

Thank Jennifer P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I met with friends for lunch the service was great and the food was good I also liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. I will definitely return in the future

Thank Yvette R
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The meal was good but they need to have a vegetable or salad included as part of the price when you order an entrée. Also they need to give you more than one roll apiece.

Thank Oakleykeesh
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and the bread pudding was the bomb. Not for those on a budget but doable. Menu is small but quality is huge.

Thank Aaron E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 507-424-1211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?