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University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
+1 507-424-1211
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
University Square, Rochester, MN 55904
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, more urban, with a great menu for all likes, and excellent chefs. Not cheap, but also reasonably priced--which is likely why it is popular among the locals and which has led to some of its success. Lunch is busy...try go before or after...More

Thank Minnesota40
Reviewed 3 days ago

A group dinner for about 30 people from UK and USA. We chose from a limited menu of their excellent entrees. I enjoyed the grilled salmon with a rice pilaf and parmesan broccoli. Another entree was their wonderful rotisserie chicken which I have enjoyed on...More

Thank cmk911
Reviewed 6 days ago

Within walking distance of Kahler Grand Hotel, very nice place, but tables are close together, chairs bump with other customers , pricey also, but the food was very good. Megan was very nice, friendly.

Thank teafourtwo2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the specials, lemonade (lemon drops 🍸) lettuce wraps, sliders, cornbread, salads, chicken, beef, soup, pasta, desserts.....to name a few.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in the Atrium with lovely plants all around. Our server was fantastic and took wonderful care of us. I ate the Chester's Chopped Chicken Salad and it was just fabulous! We had warm rolls that tasted like they just came out of the...More

Thank Betti M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are known for the rotisserie chicken but have everything from ribs to crusted cod to prime rib. I got the vegetarian chili to start and it was good and flavorful. The rolls were soft warm and delicious. My entree was the chopped salad with...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined at Chester's on three occasions, all three occasions were better than anything else we had in Rochester.

Thank C P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There has been vast improvement since my last review. Sitting outside seems to help. They have a nice patio. The chairs seem to be in need of some attention, a few are pretty wobbly. However, its a. Ice place to catch the afternoon sun. The...More

Thank 8439JG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good chicken nachos appetizer and fish and chips entree. Outdoor patio seating. Close to Mayo Clinic and shopping.

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently located next to Mayo. I had the chicken rigatoni and my husband had the panko breaded walleye. We shared a beet salad. All were excellent. However, it was quite expensive, $108 that included two 6 oz of wine and two beers excluding tip. Service...More

Thank tltyson
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Take out orders?
6 April 2017|
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Response from ALice R | Reviewed this property |
I just called to get a gift certificate and was told by Peter I can get it on the Web site. Please give me the correct Web site to go to.
28 November 2016|
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Response from Mindy C | Reviewed this property |
I just googled Chesters Rochester MN and their website came up.
How can I get a gift certificate?
22 July 2015|
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Response from dayoMinnesota | Reviewed this property |
yes you can in any amount you would like to get.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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