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American, Bar, Pub
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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant also has a Bar and served drinks at tables It serves great food and appetizers. I had a mushroom burger and fries. The nacho appetizer was generous The service was great in spite of it being very busy

Thank Yvette R
near louisville, ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our daughter took us here for lunch when we visited Rochester. I was unaware of Newt's existence in town and I even lived there 7 years ago for awhile. We went for a late lunch after the crowd had thinned out. The service was friendly and prompt. Our meat was cooked as ordered. The meal was delightful and they give... More 

Thank nataliesmom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, great burgers, unique menu items, friendly staff. Prompt service. Good place to take the family or go as a couple. Late night dining available

Thank Tanyasd
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I've eaten at Newt's. The 1st was in 2005 on a business trip. I took a client to dinner and we both had great Burger's. I'm happy to report that 11 years later Newt's is a great place to grab a Burger and a beer. This time we ordered the Fish & Chips and Fish... More 

Thank Tom D
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently great burgers, but I've enjoyed many of their food choices. I prefer the smaller downtown location because it still feels like that "little pub joint". Carnivores seeking the best burger should also check out the Hubble House in Mantorville, MN. It's a 25 minute drive from Rochester.

Thank widesmile
Bozeman, Montana
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want burger in Roch this is place. Eclectic up stairs dive bar with great burgers and the best onion rings EVER. Enjoy the funky vibe I went back the next day for seconds

Thank moffit2014
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302 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch (at the recommendation of my hotel's concierge) and had one of the best burgers that I have had in years!! Service was first rate and always with a smile! I will eat here again of my next trip to Rochester. I have already sent the information to some friends that will be here in October!!... More 

Thank Ron M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good salads, sandwiches and soups. Order at counter and they bring to the table. A little but it was lunch time! Very affordable and no wait!

Thank Berenice G
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Newt's definitely live up to their reputation of having the best burgers. They not only had awesome burgers they had, the best cheese curds we've ever had, an amazing beer selection, we loved their local brews and not to mention the staff was absolutely wonderful! Everyone at our table had something different and no one was disappointed. One in our... More 

1 Thank Sheryl S
Wyoming, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the burger there, it smelled delicious, but not much taste to the burger. ONLY MEAT AND BUN-Had to pay extra for onions and tomatoes. Not impressed

Thank -mcoreaa1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 15072890577

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?