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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
+1 507-289-0577
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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265 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a day at Mayo we headed to Newt's. Got there at 5:15 pm just before it got crowded. Server was busy but nice and got my order just right. Hamburger had a homemade taste and was very good. Fries were a little greasy, but good anyway. Fried pickle appetizer was very good also. Reasonable prices. Will return.

Thank starbunker2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Rochester, going to Newt's for a burger is a must. The Jucy Lucy is amazing! Fried pickles are also very delicious!

Thank Jodie C
Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to say, it's not all I expected. Heard that they had some of the best homemade burgers. Right away before even looking at the menu, I'd decided it was a burger. Wished I'd gotten something else. They say 1/2lb burgers, that's fine, but I think they're "compressed" burgers, not fresh handmade. They didn't have a lot of flavor, and... More 

Thank mschris1
Key Colony Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good place to shake off the mayo daze you might be feeling. Beers & burgers are fantastic! Sports are always on!

Thank sdtla
Rochester, Minnesota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a casual atmosphere with good drinks and great burgers, try Newt's. It's the best in town. Oh, and their nachos are amazing too!

Thank Deb S
Wisconsin, United States
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop if you are in Rochester and want a good burger or sandwich, or just food in general. It is located in a great spot, the popcorn is good :), the food is awesome, and customer service is great! You will not be disappointed.

Thank Beth B
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332 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here for the first time this past summer! I found the burger, fries and beer were perfect. Today, I enjoyed lunch there and again opted for a burger with fries, but went for water and a soft drink vs the beer!! The burger was just as tasty as I remembered! The service was good again, just as before!... More 

Thank Ron M
Quincy, Illinois
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wide selection of burgers...Cooked to your specifications. TV's offering sports games. Bottomless pop. Nice beer selection too. It was hard to find (upstairs over Hefe Rojo), but well worth it. A short walk from the parking garage (which is free after 5 pm until 2 am).

Thank Patrice518
Louisville, Kentucky
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are known for their burgers. They have the option of gluten free bun for a small charge. The fried pickles were tasty. Good choice of microbrews.

Thank Lindsay F
Winona, Minnesota
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Newt's a dozen times or so over the past 20 years. Wish it was more often... but I'm not in Rochester all that often. Every time I'm there the burgers are great. The only problem with Newt's (the downtown location) is that it's small. Tables are smoothed together and you feel cramped. And, when it's busy, the... More 

Thank tgrier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +1 507-289-0577

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