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Newt's Downtown

) #7 of 226 Restaurants in Rochester $$ - $$$ American, ,
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (57 reviews)
“fries” (98 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and great atmosphere. Servers were extremely nice and took care of us with a smile and great attitude.

Thank 393anthonyf
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ended up here when had time to kill while at Mayo Clinic The food was excellent tried several different items between the three of us but the burger was the best so juicy !!

Thank Sue49862
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here based on Trip Advisor, but were disappointed for its high ratings. I had a burger that was just ok. She had chicken strips that had a tasty batter. Prices were ok. Nothing was above average, except maybe the chicken...More

Thank jaakre
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best burgers in Rochester and, the fries are great too. Free Popcorn! Great selection of beers. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank farkward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newts was recommended to us by our Hotel Concierge for a quick lunch. Newts is know for their burgers and basicallly bar food. The burger was good but nothing great and it came with a side of either a salad, fries or onion rings. We...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newts has this perfect grunge bar aesthetic theme going on that I honestly love and makes me want to stay there and eat popcorn all day. I got a Reuben that was phenomenal with fried pickles and there was so much I had a whole...More

Thank turn101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year I ate at Newt's South when I was in Rochester. This year my husband and I ate at Newt's Downtown. In my opinion, the burger at the downtown location was delicious compared to the burger at the south location which was merely passable....More

Thank gracerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the hambergers are to die for there ,and the amount you get is like wow !! you wont be hungery when you leave

Thank cj61360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to find a place that can prepare the perfect burger, but this is the place! So good I had to eat here twice in one week. Homemade onion rings well worth the price. Great variety of burgers you cannot go wrong here....More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good burger joint in Rochester. Portions were good sized and served hot. Wide selection of beer on the menu. The restaurant is not very big and getting a table at lunchtime can be tricky. On street parking can be tough but there...More

Thank RRH01
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the south store serve breakfast?
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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