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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (68 reviews)
“fries” (109 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about half bar and half burger joint, although they have more on the menu. Ordered the special which was a good basic burger served with lots and lots of fries and a generous portion of ketchup. Service was excellent.

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Rochester and lots of folks recommended Newt's. The hamburger and onion rings were indeed quite tasty but the mac&cheese sandwich was just so-so. It would be nice if they offered grass fed, antibiotic and growth hormone free beef. This town centers around...More

Thank bike_rambler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband ordered the Gustavo Burger that was supposed to be sort of hot since it had jalapenos and he was hoping it would be hot however it was pretty mild to him. I ordered the Dave's burger and was pleased with it. The hamburger...More

Thank BusyInTorrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I really like about Newts is that you can get a regular ole cheeseburger, or something unique, like a peanut butter burger or a burger with an egg on it. My go to burger is the Marvin burger. They have a great selection of...More

Thank RegionalEater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newts is outstanding!!! Never a bad meal here. Food , service and setting are all top notch at any 3 locations.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good, friendly wait staff. Never though about frying a pickle before, but we ordered them & they were very good!

Thank HeatherStokely
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great burger and some of the best onion rings ever. Great staff, very cool, super helpful and efficient. Great beer selection nice atmosphere,, nothing fancy just good food and drinks.

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times and the food is always good. They serve a variety of unique burgers. Fries are good too. Sports bar-like atmosphere.

Thank KMS07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the service; everything was great!!! But the cheese curds are out of this world. They were so exceptional, That my husband and I couldn’t figure out how to describe them ... so we’ll go with something out-of-this-world and say they tasted like white...More

Thank Joni15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sampled Newt's downtown when I was at Mayo and wanted a burger. It deserves it's reputation because the burger was great (fries too). It's a couple of blocks from Mayo and you need to climb a set of metal stairs to get to its...More

Thank MOTraveler01
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30 January 2016|
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Response from jennelliott14 | Reviewed this property |
The south side location -- on south broadway -- doesn't serve breakfast. They're open for lunch and dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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