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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had good burgers. Lot's of different kinds to try. Friendly service. And very quick. I also had a little side salad I enjoyed. My wife had onion rings which were good. Good selection of beers. Atmosphere is more of a dive bar type of place and you sit very close to others. But we enjoyed our visit and food... More 

Thank Bert H
Zumbro Falls
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are WAY better deals in Rochester to get a good burger! I think that the prices have gone up way too high for what you get!

Thank alX9279GL
Saint Paul
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving through Rochester on our way home to St Paul, we decided to find a restaurant in downtown. Stumbled upon Newt's and so happy we did! Kids menu was great for the kids, and the burgers are fantastic. And with the ability to substitute any burger patty with a chicken breast, it's even cool!

Thank STPBud
Sioux Falls
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I entered with some trepidation, but my lady friend told me they had some of the best burgers she's ever had. I ordered one and was in heaven eating the best burger I've ever had.

Thank F2508OFwilliamc
Maple Plain, Minnesota
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Long story short, I got a really underdone burger. As a 30 year veteran of the food biz, I know well enough not to eat raw ground beef. But here's the thing............... The cheese curds can make the sun come out on a gloomy day............Our server could make the sun come out on a gloomy day..........We had a particularly good... More 

Thank andy11ydna
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You do get your burger quickly here but it is average at best. The fries were worthwhile but the only reason to really eat here is because you are in a hurry.

Thank SEC14
Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Newt's NW location is one our family's favorite places. The kids love their food and we love their burgers! Staff is friendly and fast!!

Thank JoeHock
Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is another restaurant that many locals in Rochester love for the burgers, wings and beer. However, it is not the kind of place that I enjoy. It is pretty noisy and they have decent burgers - but not great. That honor goes to a different restaurant in Rochester.

Thank Alfred A
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

With multiple locations to choice from and the great burgers, you can't go wrong! And good beer and to the experience!

Thank Ed D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the pb burger and pulled pork sandwiches!! Staff was great and atmosphere relaxed. Free popcorn!!

Thank Susie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?