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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Not much else to say but the hair was stuck to the plate - cemented into the crusted food. My husband's food was ok.

Thank 8439JG
Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food is good. The drinks are good, but seem to always be very weak. The atmosphere is nice, they have outdoor seating which is fantastic on a nice day.

Thank Kerry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've eaten here three times and ordered something different each time. I highly recommend this as a go to place for fine food!

Thank E621ALmiket
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

the food was very good, had the chicken sandwich with bacon and avocado...the service was excellent. I went for lunch and was in and out in 30 minutes..

Thank Bob S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We called into the Loop by chance, as it was our first day in the town and we were trying to find our feet. The staff made us feel exceptionally welcome and gave us a wonderful table outside. The service was excellent, which the staff friendly and professional. We ordered the salmon Greek salad each. It came and looked beautifully... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Nice selection of appetizers to please just about anyone. Calamari has a nice spicy kick, along with the buffalo chicken wontons. Service was good but could be better.

Thank Michael D
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Vibrant atmosphere and friendly, attentive service. The Sesame Tuna sandwich was perfectly prepared and the Mac & Chz Bites were in for the whole table. There was a lot of bustle going on - not necessarily the place for a quiet relaxing meal. More like a place to hang out with friends.

Thank Jason B
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good food and service. Some standards, some creative. Good selection of beers. A bit noisy; better when eating outside.

Thank TubaPlummer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife who is an excellent cook thought the menu selection and presentation was very good. New modern design and good beer list. Try the fish tacos.

Thank Bob R
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I dined here for lunch and my Quinoa Chicken Salad was FABULOUS!! My husband got the burger which had yummy pesto on it. The atmosphere was nice and all the staff were helpful, at one point we asked a bus boy for A-1 sauce and he was very kind and prompt. Nice mean over all!

Thank missussmart935

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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?