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The Loop

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
+1 507-226-8644
10:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loop is in downtown Rochester close to a half a dozen hotels and the Mayo Clinic. Wonderful food, reasonably priced and a fun atmosphere.

Thank Jim K
Cedar Falls, IA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was pleasant, food choices were interesting on the menu, but the pork chop was not exciting.Portions were generous. The world series on the flat screens made it better.

Thank TravelFromIA56
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much else to say but the hair was stuck to the plate - cemented into the crusted food. My husband's food was ok.

Thank 8439JG
Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food is good. The drinks are good, but seem to always be very weak. The atmosphere is nice, they have outdoor seating which is fantastic on a nice day.

Thank Kerry M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I've eaten here three times and ordered something different each time. I highly recommend this as a go to place for fine food!

Thank E621ALmiket
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

the food was very good, had the chicken sandwich with bacon and avocado...the service was excellent. I went for lunch and was in and out in 30 minutes..

Thank Bob S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We called into the Loop by chance, as it was our first day in the town and we were trying to find our feet. The staff made us feel exceptionally welcome and gave us a wonderful table outside. The service was excellent, which the staff friendly and professional. We ordered the salmon Greek salad each. It came and looked beautifully... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Nice selection of appetizers to please just about anyone. Calamari has a nice spicy kick, along with the buffalo chicken wontons. Service was good but could be better.

Thank Michael D
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Vibrant atmosphere and friendly, attentive service. The Sesame Tuna sandwich was perfectly prepared and the Mac & Chz Bites were in for the whole table. There was a lot of bustle going on - not necessarily the place for a quiet relaxing meal. More like a place to hang out with friends.

Thank Jason B
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good food and service. Some standards, some creative. Good selection of beers. A bit noisy; better when eating outside.

Thank TubaPlummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8644

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