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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (295 reviews)
“fries” (96 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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Reviewed yesterday

Great atmosphere. Kid friendly. Quick and delicious food and reasonably priced. Will definitely make a return trip.

Thank 1_Minnesota_Nice
Reviewed 1 week ago

funky little bar with good popcorn and good drinks. even though it is a hamburger joint the chicken wrap was great!

Thank MAC19492014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good. It was getting busier and crowded but we never felt rushed. Good popcorn to munch on. Had a juicy Lucy. Loaded with cheese inside. Cooked the way I ordered it. Came with a dill pickle spear and cole slaw. Very satisfying.

Thank Patty S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in this place then a bowl of good popcorn while you wait. The waiter was fast and helped explain his favorite selections. I went with the burger that is spicy with jalapeños in it I can't remember the name maybe daves something this...More

Thank Jdk426
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly not a top burger spot. The faucet in the bathroom was so corroded it was hanging on only by the rust and salt. The water was only cold. My fries were above room temp barely. The burger patty was cooked perfectly and was the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Noisy, wait staff are right there but food coming out of the kitchen is slow. Voted best burgers in Rochester, but I beg to differ. Pricey for the food quality. Basically a fast food joint with fancy names for a burger with different fixings. They...More

Thank hinckleydavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch soon after they opened. No wheelchair access from what I could tell, just two sets of stairs to get to the second floor bar/dinner. Food was dry, especially the burgers. We had been told by a local they were one of...More

1  Thank lotsotravel2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in on a Sunday evening (10/1/17)...close to hotels. I've had Newt's burger B4, so thought I'd try a Philly cheese steak...bad choice. Very much a "French Dip", but MILES from a Philly cheesesteak. Good onion, but not the right cheese. Worst of all, like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, quaint little restaurant. My and my friends go there when we want a burger-lots of variety and specialty burgers that are simply the best in Rochester. We also catch the sports game here if we want a quieter atmosphere.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we'd try Newts while we were in town for a dr appointment. Total dive bar atmosphere, but they have really good food and the waitress was great.

Thank Trex528
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30 January 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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