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The Loop

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318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
+1 507-226-8644
10:30 - 02:00
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Rochester, Minnesota
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here recently. It was our first time and the food was delicious. If you fancy yourself a bit of a foodie, you'll really enjoy this place. They choose some interesting ingredients and pairings that I wouldn't normally think would go together but were delicious. I had the Tiger Pizza and my husband had the fish... More 

Thank Kayla H
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an 11:00 am reservation, we were seated promptly. Margarita was very good. I had the Raptor pizza, also very yummy. My husband had the chicken and avocado melt with the garlic fries, he enjoyed both. We were out by 11:45. Would definitely go back.

Thank RunSeattle
Athens, Georgia
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137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

An excellent place for a good reasonably priced meal. Great place for pizza, burgers, salads and good service.

Thank ugaworldtraveler
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant from the recommendation of the place we were staying. On a rainy day it was fantastic because we could access through the walkway from the parking garage across the street. You can also get there without going outside from the Mayo Clinic. The lunch menu had many items we could have all chosen from. We all... More 

Thank kqbj
Rochester, Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I always have fish tacos and it never disappoints. Consistently good. Not this time. It was completely different. Not taking chance again.

Thank Daddyjetsetter
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I decided to walk to The Loop since we live downtown. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated within 10 minutes. The flank steak was grilled to perfection. My husband had the vegetable risotto & said it was excellent. We really enjoy the atmosphere and they always have great service.

Thank Kim C
Dodge Center, Minnesota
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Fish Tacos - Amazing Pizza - Best my daughter has ever had Loop Burger - Not the best my husband has ever had but definitely not the worst Service - pretty average - could have been better

Thank mofitz74
Rochester, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Contemporary, but not too loud for conversation. The food is consistently excellent. This is our favorite restaurant in Rochester!

Thank 513LindaW513
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Loop is my very favorite restaurant in Rochester! The food is always amazing! The nachos, the steak lettuce wraps, the Loop Burger!!!!, the risotto, and more are among our favorites! The environment is beautiful and upbeat, and the service is always awesome! Best Restaurant in Rochester every time.

Thank Kathleen D
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Loop is in downtown Rochester close to a half a dozen hotels and the Mayo Clinic. Wonderful food, reasonably priced and a fun atmosphere.

Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8644

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