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Whistle Binkies On The Lake

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
+1 507-424-1227
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big place, no waiting for our table. We enjoyed the sports atmosphere and the selection of beer was an interesting feature adding to the ambiance. Shepherd's Pie was delicious.

Thank Sonnie B
Winona, Minnesota
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this place. I wasn't sure I would because the name is so weird. A friend is a regular and convinced me to give it a try. Amazing selection of beers, plus really good appetizers and sandwiches. The staff is trained well... very attentive but not bothersome.

Thank tgrier
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server was so sweet & attentive. Definitely helped get our mind off of Mayo for a while. Fast, friendly service but food was also very good. Great daily drink specials. El Cubano sandwich is yummy!

Thank QueenMomLWD
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here as part of a group for a birthday party. The snacks were good and one waitress did a good job of keeping up with the drink orders. Very busy place.

Thank Nancy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and a good beer selection. They also had live music that made for a really fun night out.

Thank Ben M
Niles, Michigan
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The place was huge and had lots of outdoor seating plus "garage" seating too. We were from out of town so had no idea it was down the street from our hotel. Free popcorn was nice. Lots of TV's eventhough a ballgame we wanted to watch was only playing on one of them. Food was ok. First night the fish... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We reserved the party room for our group of 40+ people. Server did a great job keeping up with separate tabs. Room was large with several TVs, loud for conversation, big portions, tasty food.

Thank CornerpostWife
Mesa, Arizona, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

View was beautiful, Could not stand the smell. Smelt like nasty beer all over the floor. Menu actually look quite good.

Thank USAYnot
Rochester, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The service about the worst in Rochester. The food is good, the beer selection is huge. Just don't expect your beer to stay full. I've walked out of this restaurant once after almost 10 minutes of being walked by and never waited on.

Thank Tony K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and good beer, service is s little slow. Great atmosphere and a view of the water. Burgers are good, soft pretzel was great!

Thank Randy R

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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?