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“Service not so good--Food even worse”

Whistle Binkies On The Lake
Ranked #15 of 301 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Service not so good--Food even worse”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Went there last night, the service was super slow. We ordered appetizers and never got them. We mentioned it to the food runner and he went to check on them and we were told they could not find our ticket. I ordered a chicken sandwich it was so dry and had no flavor to it at all.
I will not go back there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Gilberts, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great cheap drinks and great food.”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

This was right down the street from hotel. Great variety on menu. Free popcorn and refills. We ate there 3 different days and enjoyed the baked Walleye, salads and a spicy asian dish.

Visited March 2012
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Thank bcortmann
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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573 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
“Go for beer and popcorn”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

A wonderful selection of beers, delicious popcorn and a nice view of a lake are the only highpoints of this restaurant. Everything else we've had has been average or below. Our latest dinner started with beer and popcorn on their deck. From there, it was all downhill.

We shared an order of potato skins and there was a lot of potato with the skin. The blue cheese dressing was totally fake. We then shared a bacon swiss burger ordered medium. First we played a game of "find the cheese". It wasn't easy finding the ridiculously small piece of swiss. Both of us agreed that the burger was well past medium, too. The chips as a side were good, but the burger was awful.

They have a friendly staff but that's not enough to rate this any higher.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank SalfromIL
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Rochester, Minnesota
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun Place...”
Reviewed February 20, 2012


The Food is Great the Beer is Cold and the Fun is Always there! Whistle Binkies has a reputation for being the "Place to Be"! A Saint Patrick's day Must stop, and a Super fun summer hang out.
Don't plan to go there for a quiet night out… it's kinda loud. Worth the $ and time… Stop By!

Visited January 2012
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Thank AnnMarie65
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Rochester
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun place to eat”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Love their free popcorn!  The food is great, and I like the view.

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Thank Carole M
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