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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere, more urban, with a great menu for all likes, and excellent chefs. Not cheap, but also reasonably priced--which is likely why it is popular among the locals and which has led to some of its success. Lunch is busy...try go before or after 11 and 1:00 to avoid Mayo employee lunch rush. Favorites: walleye, salads, and awesome lettuce... More 

Thank Minnesota40
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group dinner for about 30 people from UK and USA. We chose from a limited menu of their excellent entrees. I enjoyed the grilled salmon with a rice pilaf and parmesan broccoli. Another entree was their wonderful rotisserie chicken which I have enjoyed on previous visits. The desserts were a choice of their award winning Banana Cream pie or... More 

Thank cmk911
Claysville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Within walking distance of Kahler Grand Hotel, very nice place, but tables are close together, chairs bump with other customers , pricey also, but the food was very good. Megan was very nice, friendly.

Thank teafourtwo2
Cape Town
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the specials, lemonade (lemon drops 🍸) lettuce wraps, sliders, cornbread, salads, chicken, beef, soup, pasta, desserts.....to name a few.

Thank Karen A
Alexandria, Minnesota
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We sat in the Atrium with lovely plants all around. Our server was fantastic and took wonderful care of us. I ate the Chester's Chopped Chicken Salad and it was just fabulous! We had warm rolls that tasted like they just came out of the oven. The dessert we shared, was fresh rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream. In all,... More 

Thank Betti M
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They are known for the rotisserie chicken but have everything from ribs to crusted cod to prime rib. I got the vegetarian chili to start and it was good and flavorful. The rolls were soft warm and delicious. My entree was the chopped salad with the chicken shredded on top. It is one of their popular salad entrees and I... More 

Thank Daniel I
Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dined at Chester's on three occasions, all three occasions were better than anything else we had in Rochester.

Thank C P
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There has been vast improvement since my last review. Sitting outside seems to help. They have a nice patio. The chairs seem to be in need of some attention, a few are pretty wobbly. However, its a. Ice place to catch the afternoon sun. The drinks are great, especially the peach sangria. The Mediterranean pasta was fabulous and my husband... More 

Thank 8439JG
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good chicken nachos appetizer and fish and chips entree. Outdoor patio seating. Close to Mayo Clinic and shopping.

Thank Cassandra B
Coeburn, Virginia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently located next to Mayo. I had the chicken rigatoni and my husband had the panko breaded walleye. We shared a beet salad. All were excellent. However, it was quite expensive, $108 that included two 6 oz of wine and two beers excluding tip. Service was excellent as well and delivered promptly. I never had tried walleye before and definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?