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Whistle Binkies On The Lake

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
+1 507-424-1227
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate there on the recommendation of management at Country Suites Hotel. My husband had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. The potatoes and gravy as re made from scratch, the turkey is roasted and all excellent. I had the Santa Fe chicken salad which was awesome. Friendly, fast service.

1 Thank W685BVmaryr
Hayward, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on someone else's recommendation and we were not disappointed. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was good, but the fries were great. Homemade I'm sure. Huge menu, lots of choices and specials.

Thank rsdrummer
Rochester, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten there multiple times over the last three years, and I think because we know it's a sports bar with a huge menu, lots of different beers on tap, and we enjoy going there. Our servers have always been attentive, and our food has always arrived on a timely basis. It's not fine dining, but we don't go in... More 

Thank mnwieam
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowded, expensive and poor food means we won't be back. However, if you like beer, they have a very extensive menu!

Thank Sherlock1958
Owatonna, Minnesota
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming here for lunch, dinner or just the popcorn and a couple beers. This time we were there to watch and cheer on our Gopher basketball team in the Big 10 tourney. Not a lot of fans there but the ones that were had a good time...including us! The great thing about Binkies is there are plenty of... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going here as a family for beers and shepherds pie on a cold winter day. So cozy and warm with such comforting food. We love this restaurant and bar.

Thank 123mommy
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a hotel about a quarter mile up the road...very convenient. If you'd like a romantic table in the corner with fresh cut flowers and a candle...this ain't it. Decor is super plain, the music is so loud you can barely hear others at your table...but the food is ample and reminds you of things Mom made. Lots... More 

Thank William S
Rochester, Minnesota
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped at Binkies on the lake prior to going to a movie. I had the El Cubano, my usual go-to sandwich at Binkies. Used to be the case that Binkies had the best Cuban sandwich around. This time, I'm not so sure. However, when I mentioned this to the waitress, she mentioned there may be some new folks in... More 

Thank EmanRST
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Food is great! HUGE selection of tap and bottled beer! Our meal came out very quick and was hot and fresh! Service was good.

Thank Reegan J
Winona, Minnesota
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136 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Visited Whistle Binkies On The Lake with a friend and enjoyed it again. They train their staff well. They are attentive without being pushy. And the food is always good.

Thank tgrier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1227

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