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City Market Downtown

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212 1st Ave SW, Ste 12, Rochester, MN 55902-3144
+1 507-536-4748
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“pastrami” (6 reviews)
“soups” (15 reviews)
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Soups, American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
212 1st Ave SW, Ste 12, Rochester, MN 55902-3144
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This is the same restaurant owner as Hefe Rojo & Newt's. The sandwhiches are fresh and super good! Great bread!

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Reviewed March 7, 2018

We stopped in for a bowl of soup. I had the tomato basil and my husband had broccoli cheddar. The soups were both very good. They came with a side of bread which was nice but the bread was a bit stiff. It is a...More

Thank Laurel H
Reviewed January 29, 2018

They have the best sandwiches in town and their soups are right up there also. The bread is fresh and soft. You cant go wrong with anything on the menu,

Thank coylecole
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Great deli right by Mayo. We got the NY pastrami and corned beef. Both were great but the Pastrami was amazing. Highly recommend.

Thank Dayter
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I enjoy having lunch here. Making a decision is not easy, but everything is really fine. Exceptional sandwiches, soups, salads...selection always perfect. While the staff is minimally cordial, it certainly is not helpful and is obviously there to slap together orders and go on to...More

Thank piano1234
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This deli-style restaurant has quickly become one of my favorite places for a quick bite to eat in Rochester. They have roughly 20-25 sandwich variations all made with fresh breads, crispy vegetables, and delicious meats and cheeses. They also offer fresh made soups and a...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Food was very fast and very fresh. Soup and sandwich portions are large, even halves. I ordered the veggie sandwich - lots of veggies, very filling.

Thank Emily H
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we were taking in a beautiful sunny spring day and stopped at the City Market because it looked local and the menu looked great. We each had soup and a half a sandwich. The soups were homemade and the half sandwiches were more like...More

Thank Walt G
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I got the cold veggie sandwich on rye. The bread was nice and fluffy and the vegetables were fresh and plentiful! Sometimes veggie sandwiches at a deli can be dry and boring, but this one was awesome! Good cheese and nice additions like roasted red...More

Thank alwalt10
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We both had a small bowl of soup and shared a sandwich. Our bill was $18. Our soups and sandwich were very good, but I agree with others reviews, they are pricey! Because of the price, I do not think we will return to this...More

Thank Allen_M_54
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $15
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 1st Ave SW, Ste 12, Rochester, MN 55902-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-536-4748
Voted Rochester's Best Deli and Sandwiches for the past seven years. A bustling, urban deli set in the heart of downtown Rochester, featuring big New York style sandwiches, filled with large portions of fresh sliced meats, gourmet cheeses, crisp vegetables, and one-of-a-kind spreads on bakery-fresh breads. Add to that signature salads and soups, homemade brownies and cookies, a terrific coffee bar, with quick and easy delivery service; create a recipe for success for the seven time Best Deli and Best Sandwiches winner. Catering as well as box lunch delivery is extremely popular. This is the place for a great lunch on the run or delivered to your office, an early morning breakfast sandwich, or an afternoon snack. Outdoor seating available in the warmer months, limited seating inside year round.
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