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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (287 reviews)
“fries” (98 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thought we'd try Newts while we were in town for a dr appointment. Total dive bar atmosphere, but they have really good food and the waitress was great.

Thank Trex528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome burgers and fries. Wait staff very friendly. We walked from Gonda building, not so far, just couple blocks. Word of warning..2nd level with stairs. But so worth it.

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 Marvins, a California & a Shroom. All burgers were correctly cooked. Cole slaw was good, fries were crisp.

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to eat breakfast you must stop here!!! Great selection of breakfast food to choose from! Omelettes, skillets, trash and eggs, French toast, etc. The omelettes and trash and eggs are amazing!!!!! There bloody marys look good too!!!...More

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did take out and should have known better. By the time I got home the food was kinda cold and mushy. Had I eaten in, I'm sure the food would have been much better. Lesson learned.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to the northside Newt's several times, so tried the downtown version. To reach this location you must climb an iron fire escape stairs to the second floor of an old downtown building and it is more of a bar with food than...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to newts for their delicious bloody Mary's and got there early enough to get the breakfast menu. Their portions for breakfast are just as big and hearty as dinner and supper! New favorite breakfast stop!

Thank Lkmarx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the fact you can substitute a salad instead of fries at no up charge. You can also substitute the chicken for the hamburger. The chicken wasn't tough and the hamburger is not greasy. Food good. Diet Pepsi tasted great. If you like bloody...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and have drinks. There are now three different locations in Rochester. They have been awarded best burgers on several occasions. Also have a great taco salad and popcorn. They play classic rock music.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the first time las week, to start the popcorn was great. We ordered the chips with guac, it was good! The juicy Lucy was good but missing salad, the only bad thing were the fries. The fries were so over done that we...More

Thank Iris Yadira R
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30 January 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, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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