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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have wonderful soups. I go to Rochester every three months and always eat Chesters. Try the turkey and dressing!!

Thank nautumne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the chicken tortilla soup and it is by far the best I've ever had. Also tried the lobster Mac n cheese YUM! Service was great. Food was excellent! I'll be back to try something different next time!

Thank Mibbzy718
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I went here two nights in a row. The salmon was fresh and perfectly prepared. Vegetables were cooked nicely with a bit of crunch but not underdone. Excellent wine list, salads with nice flair and ingredients. I would highly recommend

Thank sushel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a nice meal at Chester's while visiting Rochester. Service was prompt, professional and accommodating. A solid offering for a meal in Rochester.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I went here for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Had some nice options, a bit unusual. Our meals were: fish and chips with garlic mashed potatoes. Potato portion was quite generous with the perfect amount of garlic. The fish was lightly breaded, flaky,...More

Thank MasParkMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outdoor patio was a very nice setting. It was surrounded by many different types of flowers. Fast friendly service. Ordered a light dinner, and the mushroom lavash and salad were just the right size and quite good. I really like the lavash because it...More

Thank Cosmos M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good restaurant. We really liked the Walleye cakes! The Sichuan edamame was very good. Only miss: salad swimming in dressing. The greens needed swimming lessons!

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located smack dab in the middle of town, this place is convenient for locals and visitors alike. It's hard to describe the type of food served here. Certainly not haute cuisine.Typical midwest fare for the most part. "Spices" consist mostly of salt and pepper, with...More

Thank farkward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a drink and some appetizers at the bar....service was great...especially Amanda...only complaint ...the lady managing was just standing and what looked like judging the bartender...you could tell they were super busy but she was just sitting there....very easy to tell they were affected by...More

Thank AmandaWasGreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Chester's several times. The food is always very good. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and we'll appointed. I can highly recommend it. I will go back again.

Thank JWLP51
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Take out orders?
6 April 2017|
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Response from ALice R | Reviewed this property |
I just called to get a gift certificate and was told by Peter I can get it on the Web site. Please give me the correct Web site to go to.
28 November 2016|
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Response from Mindy C | Reviewed this property |
I just googled Chesters Rochester MN and their website came up.
How can I get a gift certificate?
22 July 2015|
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Response from dayoMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
yes you can in any amount you would like to get.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, 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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