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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten in Chester's 20 times. Usually it's great not this time we had a server that should never work in the restaurant industry without additions training. Our food came cold and when we complained he was rude and gave us extremely poor service. We had to complain to the manager. She was so wonderfully professional 🌹Thank you. Chester's... More 

Thank artist75
White Lake, Michigan
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch after navigating our way through the subway and skyway from Mayo. Nice little jaunt a few blocks away, a bit of a maze through the skyway, but great not having to go outside on a nasty cold day. We had the cornbread which was some of the best I've had in years, and two appetizer sized salads... More 

Thank mollypollywog
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenient location~ wheelchair accessible from Mayo Clinic subway/ skyway system. A little expensive. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank MadelineMe
Naples, Florida
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118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great variety. Good service and good bar. I ad the turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes with extra Garvey and cranberry sauce. Wife did meat loaf that was a large portion and very good!

Thank JohnS34134
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here each time we come to Rochester. The wait staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is great. We love the Ahi Tuna Salad and especially the Rotisserie Chicken! The Chocolate Cake is awesome, too.

Thank GARY C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I gave this place one star because it would not let me give no stars. My family and I will never return and I would not recommend. The service was horrible. The waiter was rude he rushed us to order then never brought drinks ask him a question and he would just be rude. My father and I have allergies... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been there about 30 times now and I have had everything on the menu. I usually get the Meatloaf. crunchy on outside , good gravy and mashed potatoes

Thank pjsguy
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The four of us ordered four different dishes. Seafood grill, Ahi Tuna, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Jambalaya. I tried all but the Mac-n-Cheese. I cannot do gluten. The other three dishes were excellent. The others described the Lobster Mac-n-Cheese as amazing. I can accept that as accurate. Desserts and drinks wonderful.

Thank Scott K
Rochester, MN
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had relatives join us for dinner recently at Chester's. Upon arrival, we could either wait 45 minutes for seating inside the main restaurant, or get seated immediately at the indoor 'patio' surrounding the main room. We chose the latter. Food as usual was very good, prepared well. Service was very expedient and friendly. We chose to go with... More 

Thank AdvoChampion
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there with my wife a few months ago on a recommendation from someone. We were not disappointed. Although I can't remember the specifics I do know that we were not disappointed. Very professional staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank jamesmW5753LA

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?