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The Loop

318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
+1 507-226-8644
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner in the sidewalk seating area, with a chance to greet and be greeted. The menu ranged from filet medallions to fish and chips, with several ethnic choices as well. We enjoyed a salmon filet and a kung pao tofu dish, accompanied by...More

Thank RomanRoamers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great diverse selection of options. Two of us split a pizza and it was plenty....and so yummy. Another had a different pizza and he couldn't eat it all and said it was really good. Chicken sandwich was tasty which was enjoyed by another of our...More

Thank 3needabreak2016
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We love the early evening appetizer specials, and you can make a light meal on them. Especially yummy is the calamari (best in Rochester, imho). There are several great appetizers to choose from, so get several to share and have fun!

Thank brendaj61
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Food is Delicious! Ambience is nice. The salmon was great. Nice salad. Good service! Definitely would return.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Nice selection of salads and sandwiches. I had the cherry almond with chicken. Quite good. Friends had shrimp salad and burger. Both good. Waitstaff, however, failed to ever bring water, or my friend's Pepsi, or check back with us. Too bad. Food good.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with 20 friends at this location and the food and service was excellent. Trendy location. Crab cakes and salmon was very good! Would definitely go back.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Ate brunch here with 3 others. Great selection and we all enjoyed our choices. Pizzas are large, I’ve had 3 meals from mine, Mac and cheese one that was great. $4 bloody or screwdrivers on Sunday when we were there.

Thank KAFMinnesota
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Four of us met for dinner, weekday evening; had reservation. Seated, and immediately greeted by our pleasant server. Atmosphere lively, a bit loud, but still able to converse. Nice dim lighting gave a date mood in a sort of upscale industrial atmosphere. House chardonnay was...More

Thank Toonces
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I had the jalapeno mac burger and it was very good. Unfrotanetly I went there because they had homemade cheese curds and they were not good at all. The batter/breading was very subpar. The homemade fries were OK not the best I have had but...More

Thank coylecole
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had a great experience for lunch. Great service, good offerings, wonderful surroundings. Each of us ordered a different food choice and all were happy with our dishes.

Thank J_and_T12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8644
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