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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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“burgers” (306 reviews)
“fries” (100 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (21 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 9 November 2017

Newt's is a good place to grab a good burger and fries. My children love the chicken strips. Newt's is consistently ranked in the top three burger joints in Rochester and usually is the People's Choice for number one. They have a full bar and...More

Thank JWLP51
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Newts is definitely my go-to place for hamburgers and drinks. They have the best burgers in town. The place also has a good vibe and it's a great place to hang out and slam a few. The food is kind of generic bar-food, but if...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Followed the glowing reviews and decided to give Newt's south a try during a recent trip to Mayo Clinic. The beer is cold, the onion rings were fantastic, but the burgers were average. The waitstaff were very friendly and attentive.

Thank Robyn W
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Getting to Rochester is almost an annual thing. We always have Newt’s on our list. The burgers are fantastic.

Thank Norm B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We had the Pub burger which is their largest and split it between 2 people. The peanut butter burger is great to. Large beer selection and frienfly service. We had several young kids and they were very accomidating. I do prefer the downtown upstairs location...More

Thank luvgoodstuff
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner after a recommendation. Burgers were fantastic. Lunch line can get a little long, which means it’s a good place. Staff was super friendly and helpful in helping to plan the rest of our evening.

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We love Newts! Made to order so you can actually get a burger medium rare if you want it that way! Great fries. Fish and chips were pretty good too. We look forward to another visit to Rochester and another burger at Newts.

Thank GrizFans
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Best hamburgers in town, Bar None. Service was excellent. Good selection of beers. Also try the mashed potato fries. Very good.

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Ate there last night and had a wonderful meal. The place was busy but we had a table within a few minutes and the wait staff was friendly and efficient. Good beer selection and we had plenty of time for a glass and appetizers. Then...More

Thank Fastskiguy
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great atmosphere. Kid friendly. Quick and delicious food and reasonably priced. Will definitely make a return trip.

Thank 1_Minnesota_Nice
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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