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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (66 reviews)
“fries” (110 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner here and the burgers were excellent. The frenchfries were average. The salad was also very good. They make their own dressings and the French and ranch were both very good. They also have an express lunch restaurant in the pedestrian...More

Thank 165lexa
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok.. we visited due to the reviews but honestly I am stunned. This location is on the second floor (we entered up the stairs on the side of the building) and found an old, poorly lit restaurant. The staff was friendly. The menu is quite...More

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed 6 days ago

Newt's is an American-style restaurant offering a menu of burgers and such. They have a decent rep but are on the 2nd floor of a building with a long, rickety looking iron stairway as their only entrance. Hubby trudged up the stairs to check and...More

Thank helmerphud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large family group (13) and we had a great time. They were able to seat us all near one another. Food and sevice were great. We love the ma and pop feel. Highly recommended.

Thank kwhalen13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife had fish tacos, daughter a chicken wrap, and had Dave's burger. All three were very good. But the fish taco was excellent. A full bar and a good selection of beer available. The service was very good. Reminded me a bit of an...More

Thank northstar83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service with a smile and really great food. We sat at the bar and watched the bartender deftly and handle food orders, drink orders, tickets - he was running like a chicken with his head cut off, but...with concise purpose... Fun and amazing to...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at 1:30 on a Thursday ordered the zippy poppers the California burger and the Mandy burger. Zippy poppers came out quick and were tasty the siracha cream cheese was a bit too spicy. However it was fully explained on the menu...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Very poor quality of the food product and lack of adequate waitstaff or should I say, "Waitstaff that doesn't pay attention" makes this place a one time visit.More

Thank stevelZ8388HW
Alicia H, Guest Relations Manager at Newt's, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Steve, thank you for taking the time to review Newt's. At which location were you dining and what did you order? I sincerely apologize for the lack of service you received. I hope you decide to try us again so we can make it up...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and atmosphere! Staff was great! Been to both north and south locations and consistency is perfect!

Thank gwyttenback
Alicia H, Guest Relations Manager at Newt's, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t visited Newt’s, you haven’t been to Rochester. Great service, great food and cold beer!

Thank Lori C
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January 30, 2016|
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Response from jennelliott14 | Reviewed this property |
The south side location -- on south broadway -- doesn't serve breakfast. They're open for lunch and dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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