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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved Chester's. The food was excellent as was the service and atmosphere. The chopped salad was very good. The roasted chicken was excellent and the banana cream pie was to die for.

Thank Sqykee
Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stop by after work and have a drink and or dinner. Nice bar, good appetizers, friendly staff, and good wine. Quieter dining room for those wanting conversation.

Thank Dianne S
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in for couple of appetizers after attending a play nearby. Prices decent for happy hour and appetizers of prime rib sliders and rotiesserie wings were ok. Sat at bar area and was nice view, comfy and welcoming. One bartendress really didn't care whether waited on us, but another gal that was blonde noticed us and provided excellent service. Would... More 

Thank 472connier
Magnolia, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a couple of times now and the food is consistently good...uninspired but good quality. My husbands steak was cooked correctly and our waiter was excellent. There just isn't anything extra special about the food overall but you can't go wrong with anything we have had here.

Thank Lfferg
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good, very noisy ambiance not good, a place to meet and be picked up at the bar, not a place if you want good conversation

Thank Malkahtova
Quincy, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes the rotisserie chicken is good. It I had an amazing salad with salmon, red peppers, mushrooms, goat cheese and fantastic dried figs and a balsamic vinaigrette. The atmosphere is sophisticated. The staff is friendly and efficient. Very close to the Mayo Clinic. There is also a great University of Minnesota Rochester apparel store across from it. That store has... More 

Thank Patrice518
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome meatloaf and rotisserie chicken, great service and cool setting. Aftet dinner we had chocolates at a cute chocolate shop in the same area upstairs in the small enclosed mall ( 2nd floorl.

Thank airmomMinnesota
Louisville, Kentucky
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here in between appointments. There was a short wait, but they were great about getting our food in and getting us out quickly. Loved the open face turkey sandwich.

Thank Lindsay F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation and showed at the time with our requested booth being ready. The service from the hostess to our server, Jess was great. We ordered some wine, a tuna appetizer. We ordered walleye dinner, Jambalaya and the Prime Rib. We are raved of our meals.

Thank Bretmn
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Chesters more than 3 times in the past month. Their roasted chicken is fantastic the best I have had. The staff is very courteous.

Thank christine g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?