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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Falcon Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were referred here for dinner by our hotel. We needed reservations and we were glad we had them the place was very busy. Nice atmosphere, service and food. We especially enjoyed their Caesar salad the dressings were homemade. Yum! I would definitely recommend this place and highly recommend having reservations.

Thank DontAskCuzIwillTellU
Orange County, California
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service was excellent. Having been stuck inside Mayo Clinic for 3 days, I insisted to my elderly parents that we had to venture out into Rochester for dinner. The doctor at Mayo said she'd choose this restaurant and she was right. The walleye fish and chips was outstanding- moist fish, crunchy batter, delicious seasoning. Very attentive server.... More 

Thank peg1cat1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, great drinks and excellent food. Each and every time we have gone there, it's always great

Thank 26geralda
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place. One can set outside in the summer and look over the Peace Plaza while enjoying any number of dishes. Winter time, I enjoy being seated out in the open space just outside the restaurant in the atrium area. Inside the restaurant can be a little noisy, but the food is great.

Thank Ed D
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in town to visit the Mayo Clinic and Chesters was recommended! We weren't disappointed. I had the crusted Walleye. It was perfect. If you go try the cornbread appetizer! My only complaint (not really a complaint) but I wanted the roasted Fuji apples as a side and they didn't have any. Go try this out. You won't be... More 

Thank Karen A
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in town. If I could only eat out at one place in Rochester for the rest of my life, Chester's would be the place! They have the best rotisserie chicken and lots of ways to prepare it. They have a wonderful drink menu. They have well trained and personable wait staff. For as many... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I frequent Chesters at least a couple times a month. I think they have the best filet mignon in Rochester, as well as other awesome entrees. Their staff is exception and if you like music with soul, you'll enjoy their music. This is a great place for an evening and don't worry, this is not another cookie cutter dinner hang... More 

Thank ScottOx
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gotta try the Roasted Beet Salad! It's the best! The staff was knowledgeable and the meal was tasty!

Thank leannwstephenson
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Timely service, amenable to menu selections on a time request. Can sometimes accommodate seating for meetings or quieter areas. Can accommodate private conversations with higher booths.

Thank Jane2303
New Albany, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well appointed casual dining. Very enjoyable atmosphere and the food was great. Service was superb. We were a bit puzzled when a woman was allowed to be seated at a table with her rather large dog that was not a service dog.

Thank Gayle A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1211

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