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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)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

I sampled Newt's downtown when I was at Mayo and wanted a burger. It deserves it's reputation because the burger was great (fries too). It's a couple of blocks from Mayo and you need to climb a set of metal stairs to get to its...More

Thank MOTraveler01
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I had the work's burger with fries. 3/4lb burger with Bacon, blue cheese and seasonings. Definitely didn't need the fries. Medium rare. It was perfect. I brought the fries home. I think I found a new favorite. I would normally have a juicy Lucy. I...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Cheese curds are sooo good, burgers are great, but service could be greatly improved. waiter could not get our order right at all, 3 times before it was correct. Very pricy!

Thank sameoldsparks
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I think newt's will be a stop every time we are in Rochester. Great all around dinning experience. Hard to find a better burger.

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and the food. The burgers were huge and delicious. Did get onion rings too which were tasty. Will go back if in the area.

Thank Laurel H
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We eat at Newt's everytime we go up to Mayo Clinic. They have excellent food. The fish is great and their Hamburgers are awesome

Thank Pam G
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Sports bar with some good burgers . The nachos were huge but not my style! Noisy , with a rushed feeling .

Thank ruth n
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Was initially excited to visit this place. However, found it to be a very lackluster bar/restaurant. They didn't have enough help. We stood waiting for quite awhile before we could get attention from a staff person to be seated. I was anxious to try the...More

Thank Belle225
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Newt's has been in Rochester forever. I think they have at least 3 sites, we generally go to the north site, at Highway 52 and just south of 55th St NW. The menu is mainly burgers, wide variety, fish and chips, and finger food. First...More

Thank abensteinjp
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, service, and burgers. The peanut butter burger was delicious! The Buffalo nachos appetizer was large enough for 2.

Thank Joshua T
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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
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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