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Cheap Charlie's

11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
+1 507-289-7693
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Diner
11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could tell Cheap Charlie's was a place to go but not so much the case any more. The food was OK but the staff seemed a little tense. I saw why. The lady running the register, I assume was the owner, berated our waitress...More

Thank jba68m
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I chose to go here for breakfast on my birthday. The name implies it...cheap breakfast. What it doesn't tell you is that it's also pretty darn good breakfast food too! It's very basic, eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, omelettes, etc. The meats, bacon, sausage, ham and...More

Thank rschmitt73
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Cheap Charlie's is a somewhat old fashioned restaurant. Do not expect haute cuisine, only ordinary grub, American style.They only serve breakfast and lunch. Closes at 3 PM. I stopped by for breakfast, 2 eggs, sunny side up, with toast. Simple and cheap, the way you...More

Thank Usdobbin
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate here on a Friday about 7am. It is a true local "greasy spoon", but the food was good, came in large portions and was very inexpensive. No frills and no nonsense, but a good, cheap, hearty breakfast.

Thank 10traveltwosome
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for breakfast because I had not been here in a while. The place is not much to look at, but they serve nice portions of food. From the appearance, it has been around for a long time but it lives up to...More

Thank Joseph P
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Don't let the the exterior scare you away, this dive restaurant is clean and has amazing food! My husband loved his meat lovers omelette and my peanut butter, chocolate chip pancake was to die for, plus my over medium eggs and bacon were cooked to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Little hole in the wall place that serves great breakfast! I had the eggs Benedict and my wife had the chocolate peanut butter pancake. $15 total! The food was great! The place is a little rundown but if you want a good cheap breakfast you...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is an old time breakfast and lunch place. The food is cheap, good, and the service is quick. They have daily specials, and they are always busy.

Thank Sallie S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We recently visited for what we hoped would be a cheap, quick breakfast. While the meal was affordable and food was very good, we waited 20 minutes at our table to order and another 40 minutes for our food. Just wasn't impressed at all with...More

Thank Maura M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are looking for the local "greasy spoon" you've found it at Cheap Charlies. They have a solid breakfast selection with giant pancakes. No fine dining here, but pretty good comfort food.

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
05:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-7693
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