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Whistle Binkies On The Lake

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
+1 507-424-1227
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great! HUGE selection of tap and bottled beer! Our meal came out very quick and was hot and fresh! Service was good.

Thank Reegan J
Winona, Minnesota
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213 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Whistle Binkies On The Lake with a friend and enjoyed it again. They train their staff well. They are attentive without being pushy. And the food is always good.

Thank tgrier
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by hotel, great choice. Prices were decent, and food was really good. I think its a great place to unwind after a long mayo day.

Thank Kelly K
Rochester, Minnesota
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday night, and is was full. They have a good selection of craft beers both bottles and tap. I had the shepherds pie, it was not that good. The mashed potatoes were runny and not a lot of meat. The waitress/service was just ok.

Thank 97Rick97
Rochester, Minnesota
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the locals go. If your coming out of the woods after deer hunting and want lunch and a beer, Or grab a few beers with your friends this is the place to come. They have drink specials daily and the bartenders with make you an honest drink. The food is bar fare and will sure to please.... More 

Thank Belushi507
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate the Bangers & Mash and had a burger with sweet potato fries. The bangers and mash was served with carrots instead of a mixed vegetable like I was told but it was still pretty good. The burger and sp friends hit the spot. Best thing though...their house Bloody Mary ($2.50 on Saturday special) and featured beer specials and... More 

Thank kimmerseuf
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have partaken of this establishment's Bloody Mary Bar off and on over the last decade. I always seem to come back to this place regardless of good or bad wait staff attention because I know what I will get here. It is just one of those American "pubs" that has just the right price point that keeps the blue... More 

Thank Udovich
Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This bar and grill has good food and drinks. They also have very good popcorn to have with your drinks. In the summer they have some outdoor seating with a view of the lake.

Thank Linda G
Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Oh my gosh, this place was super good. Ate there as we were staying in a close by hotel, visiting some family at the hospital. Get the fried dills, holy crap, some of the best I have ever had. Hubby hates those things, and even he like them. Diverse menu, and everyone at the table loved what they got.

Thank cjdmomma
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Liked the relaxed atmosphere, prices, selection and location. This restaurant was tucked away on a lake.

1 Thank kellyfrank2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1227

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