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Newt's Downtown

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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the hambergers are to die for there ,and the amount you get is like wow !! you wont be hungery when you leave

Thank cj61360
Cavalier, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is hard to find a place that can prepare the perfect burger, but this is the place! So good I had to eat here twice in one week. Homemade onion rings well worth the price. Great variety of burgers you cannot go wrong here. Awesome service

Thank Jeremy M
Ramsey, Minnesota
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good burger joint in Rochester. Portions were good sized and served hot. Wide selection of beer on the menu. The restaurant is not very big and getting a table at lunchtime can be tricky. On street parking can be tough but there is a ramp down the street. Prices are average for the area.

Thank RRH01
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Newts is fantastic! They're burgers are awesome and even the popcorn is awesome!! The atmosphere is old fashion and just kinda like an old bar but in the best ways. It makes it feel homey! It might not be for some people bc it is a laid back atmosphere but I thought it was a fantastic place for a burger... More 

Thank khalasz1493
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was cool and cozy. The waitress was nice and friendly. I got the chicken tender wrap. The chipotle mayo saved it, and there wasn't much chicken for the size of the wrap. It just seemed filled with iceberg lettuce. Cole slaw was ok too. I must have got the after thought lunch wrap.

Thank Daniel I
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully juicy made burgers. Original combination of tasty choices. Glad we stopped by and had dinner! Also had popcorn to munch on while you wait!

Thank Karen Q
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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334 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newt's serves a decent burger and offers a passable variety of beer. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. While they offer a long list of burger options, I didn't find anything in the food that made me think Newt's was anything more than just an average burger pub. Also, be advised that, if you have a problem with stairs, you... More 

Thank WynneWoody
North Liberty, Iowa
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited Newt's in Downtown Rochester as they are close to Mayo Clinic. It is a very eclectic experience, but the burgers were very good and the wait staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank Alan B
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers didn't have much flavor and chipotle mayo tasted like a side of straight mayo. Bacon over cooked. Food wasn't hot - in fact, I suspected it was reheated pattie. Date had grilled chicken salad with only iceberg lettuce, nothing special although Server raved on it. Had to get up from table & ask for silverware. Best part of... More 

Thank teresae740
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone raves about theirs burgers. I don't get it it's not the best I have ever had. Are they tasty..depends on what you get. For me these burgers are too greasy. I like to taste the quality of my beef and I don't taste it here. I have been here multiple times and even take out upon my boyfriend's request.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577

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