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Cheap Charlie's

11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
+1 507-289-7693
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good26%
  • Average34%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
“ate here” (3 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Diner
11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I asked all around town where is the place that locals eat. After many referrals to new places I finally got Cheap Charlies on the radar. We went fairly early. It is definately an old diner doubt much has changed in all the years it...More

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our group of five all ordered breakfast and the food came out promptly, hot, and plentyful. Pancakes were huge. Service excellent and prices very reasonable. Price of breakfast includes coffee or juice which is super.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Tried to eat there two times in two days and found the establishment closed both times. I was told that it was a hole in the wall with very good food.

Thank bogeNEIowa
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I live in Rochester and we LOVE going to eat here. Delicious waffle special. Just all around good food.

Thank Elise R
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is an experience, not a fancy place at all, but the food is good. Serving everything from breakfast to dinners.

Thank Carla403
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

One does not go to Cheap Charlie's for ambience. There's a large pig atop the roof of the restaurant! But that is part of its charm. And one gets good basic breakfasts and diner type foods here. We have been before and will likely return!

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Cheap Charlie's is a dive. It is small and old. If you can see past the first impression you can get a cheap, satisfying meal. Don't expect great service. It can be a little bit unpredictable. We ate here on a Sunday morning with a...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife had been here about 30 years ago, I have never been here, so I talked her into trying it again so I could form my own opinion. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a popular place, we were lucky enough to...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

You could tell Cheap Charlie's was a place to go but not so much the case any more. The food was OK but the staff seemed a little tense. I saw why. The lady running the register, I assume was the owner, berated our waitress...More

Thank jba68m
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I chose to go here for breakfast on my birthday. The name implies it...cheap breakfast. What it doesn't tell you is that it's also pretty darn good breakfast food too! It's very basic, eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, omelettes, etc. The meats, bacon, sausage, ham and...More

Thank rschmitt73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-7693
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