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 Three Hot Spots for Dining and Nightlife on Rochester's Historic 3rd Street

If you're hungry for a high-quality dining experience, Rochester will satisfy your appetite. While there are stylish restaurants  that will make your mouth water in every corner of the city, several restaurants and pubs clustered on or near downtown Rochester's Historic Third Street are hot spots for locals and visitors alike. Featuring indoor and seasonal outdoor seating, these dynamic restaurants and bars in the heart of the city provide a delectable taste of Rochester's vibrant, diverse dining and nightlife scene.

Grand Rounds Brew Pub. The main attractions at Grand Rounds Brew Pub are craft beers brewed on site and fresh, imaginative cuisine that is locally sourced from area farmers. Located in a stately brick bank building that's almost 150 years old and named after the concept of medical "grand rounds," the brew pub welcomes guests from all walks of life to engage in great conversation over a pint. You can sit inside or outside at one of 15 tables on the patio (weather permitting), and order from a menu that includes Scotch eggs, the MacReuben, and an open-faced salmon BLT.
Taste it: Try the pan seared brussels sprouts and the beet salad if you're feeling virtuous, or the BrewQue burger (bacon jam, onion rings, beerbeque, and provolone) if you're not. Don't forget to wash it down with one of Grand Rounds' flagship beers!

The Tap House. The Tap House is known for its 50 beers on tap as well as its rooftop seating with a large fireplace and heaters for chilly evenings. When spring fever in Rochester hits, the rooftop patio comes alive with a fun, upbeat vibe and a big-city feel. The Tap House serves munchies like chicken wings and French fried "potaters."
Taste it: At this establishment, your focus should be on what's in your cup rather than what's on your plate. The Tap House offers dozens of beers on tap and an assortment of fun specialty cocktails, like the lemon droptini and the vodka-infused chai tea.

The Loop. The crowd buzzes with energy at The Loop, a lively restaurant and bar owned by a group of young friends who graduated from a local high school together. The menu features fresh, local options including appetizers, sandwiches (the blackened chicken avocado melt, yum!), gourmet pizzas, and more. Outdoor seating is popular at The Loop day or night in the warmer months. The Loop hosts live music every Thursday night and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.
Taste it: Try the walleye sandwich or parmesan crusted walleye (for out-of-state visitors, that's a Minnesota specialty!). For a late-night snack, grab some buffalo chicken wontons or mac & cheese bites.

Many other exceptional dining and nightlife options exist within a few blocks of Historic Third. Kathy's Pub, known for its live music, has a rockin' rooftop patio open during the summer months. Treat yourself to a cocktail and a panaromic view from the seventh-story rooftop lounge La Vetta (open on Saturday and Sunday nights during the winter and more when Spring and Summer arrive), then take the elevator down to the lounge's sister establishment, Terza Ristorante, for fresh pasta hand-crafted in house. The Half Barrel and Newt's are also popular dining and nightlife destinations close to Historic 3rd, and Café Steam is an independent coffee shop open until at least 10 p.m. every night.

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Twigs Tavern & Grille

401 6th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Award winning restaurant and bar offering a large array of unique entrees in the small plates tradition and known for its "Hot Rock ... more

$5 Pizza

1105 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Carry-out pizza. Large 1-topping only $5 everyday, any topping. ... more

300 First

300 1st Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Prime steaks, fresh fish and smokin' martinis served up in an atmosphere that is hip stylish, and inviting with red neon warming the century ... more

331 Express

7600 Helgerson Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering a full menu of items, including specialty items like the Chicago Style Hot Dog and the Greek Gyro. A full service bar is also ... more

A & W All American Food

202 Apache Mall 1201 12th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Known for its signature A & W Root Beer since the opening of the first tiny root beer stand in 1919. Serving burgers & chicken, hot dogs, ... more

Almis Coffee Shop

117 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906

American Legion Post 92

315 1st Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

World's largest veterans organization. Since the charter in 1921, the Post has been welcoming veterans from all branches of the Armed ... more

Applebee's // Apache Mall

320 Apache Mall 1201 12th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

The largest casual-dining chain in the world. This prominent eatery draws people of all ages and lifestyles with its fun, family-friendly ... more

Applebee's // North

3794 Marketplace Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

The largest casual-dining chain in the world. This prominent eatery draws people of all ages and lifestyles with its fun, family-friendly ... more

Arby's // North

2130 37th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha ... more

Arby's // South

1218 Apache Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Celebrating the art of Meatcraft™ with a variety of high-quality proteins and innovative, crave-able sides, such as Curly Fries and Jamocha ... more

Auntie Anne's

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving fresh-baked pretzel products, dipping sauces, and signature beverages. ... more

Baker's Square Restaurant & Pies // North

3539 22nd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Award winning family restaurant. Serving freshed baked pies made with the finest ingredients and featuring a new pie with unique flavors ... more

Baker's Square Restaurant & Pies // South

819 Apache Lane SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Award winning family restaurant. Serving freshed baked pies made with the finest ingredients and featuring a new pie with unique flavors ... more

BB's Pizzaria

3456 E Circle Drive NE Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Dough and other ingredients freshly prepared daily. Gluten-free pizzas and kids menu available ... more

BB's Pizzaria

3456 E Circle Drive NE Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving three varieties of pizza and pop. Dough and other ingredients freshly prepared daily. ... more

Beetle's Bar and Grill

230 20th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering casual dining for the whole family with a full lunch and dinner menu. Serving burgers, broasted chicken, wraps, ribeyes, and more. ... more

Bilottiz Chicago Style Italian Village

821 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Specializing in traditional, extra-cheesy Chicago-style pizza and a plethora of unique fresh appetizers, salads, burgers, and pastas. ... more

Bleu Duck Kitchen

14 4th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A full service, fine-dining restaurant providing a welcoming atmosphere, and innovative American cuisine. Menu items emphasize locally grown ... more

Blue Diamond Restaurant

100 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving lunches and limited snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch combos including new items with Asian twists. Menu features Asian ... more

Bowlocity Entertainment Center

2810 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

A premiere entertainment center that includes traditional bowling as well as suite bowling area with 8 blue lanes, couches, a private bar, ... more

Bravo Espresso

111 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904

The corner coffee shop. ... more

Broadway Bar & Pizza

4144 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring homemade original thin crust pizza, New York style and authentic Chicago style deep dish pizzas with own secret sauce, special ... more

Brothers Bar & Grill

812 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Neighborhood bar & grill serving a full menu with breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full conversational horseshoe bar, ample seating and 10 TV's to ... more

Bruegger's // Downtown

155 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving hot, fresh, authentic New York Style bagels all day long, made using time-honored recipes and stone hearth ovens. Offering a broad ... more

Bruegger's // North

102 Elton Hills Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving hot, fresh, authentic New York Style bagels all day long, made using time-honored recipes and stone hearth ovens. Offering a broad ... more

Buffalo Wild Wings

3458 55th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving award-winning Buffalo, New York-style wings, burgers, sandwiches and more. Beers from around the world on tap and wall-to-wall flat ... more

Burger King // North

1550 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Every day, more than 11 million guests visit the restaurants around the world. Known for serving high-quality and affordable food. Founded ... more

Burger King // Southeast

1215 Marion Road SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Every day, more than 11 million guests visit the restaurants around the world. Known for serving high-quality and affordable food. Founded ... more

Burger King // Southwest

2630 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Every day, more than 11 million guests visit the restaurants around the world. Known for serving high-quality and affordable food. Founded ... more

Cafe Presto

1223 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more

Cafe Steam

315 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Locally-owned, independent coffee shop featuring expresso, tea and specialty drinks. Showcasing creative talents of local artists and ... more

Canadian Honker Restaurant

1203 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Family owned restaurant since 1984. Preparing made from scratch recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner, favorites include the Honker ... more

Caribou Coffee // Apache Mall

308 Apache Mall 1201 12th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // Central

1148 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // Downtown

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // Einstein Bros Bagels

1930 36th Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A neighborhood café with fresh-baked bagels, Darn Good Coffee® & Espresso, made-to-order sandwiches, and fresh salads. Baristas serve coffee ... more

Caribou Coffee // Hy-vee Barlow

1315 6th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // Kahler Inn

9 3rd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // North

3900 Marketplace Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // Northwest

1308 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Caribou Coffee // South

4662 Maine Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving high quality coffee, specialty drinks, teas and juices. Also offers a selection of bakery and lunch sandwiches. ... more

Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

4825 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving inspired Mexican food. Featuring fresh made salsa, made-from-scratch signature sauces, oven-baked recipes and jumbo margarita's. ... more

Carroll's Corn

20 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Specializing in fresh-popped, gourmet popcorn. Available in snack size, party bags and gift tins. All popcorn is gluten free. ... more

Carroll's Cup

20 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902

Self-serve frozen yogurt shop offering several yogurt flavors and toppings to customize, then pay by weight. ... more

Casablanca Creative Cuisine & Wine

1208 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A family owned and operated bistro featuring New American, French, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisines. Offering a ... more

CB3 Burgers & Brews

9 3rd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Casual restaurant located downtown at the Kahler Inn & Suites. Providing all-day dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring signature ... more

Charleys Philly Steaks

196 Apache Mall 1201 12th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving Philly Cheesesteaks for over 25 years. Every Philly Steak served is made with 100% USDA Choice steak, 100% all-white meat chicken ... more

Charlie's Eatery & Pub

1652 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Locally owned and operated, located across from St. Marys Hospital in the Brentwood Motel. Homemade breakfast, daily lunch and dinner ... more

Cheap Charlie's

11 5th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901

Family style restaurant featuring breakfast and brunch. ... more

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar

123 16th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Self-serve frozen yogurt offering over 50 premium rotating healthy and fat-free frozen yogurt flavors and over 50 toppings. Customers pay ... more

Chester's Kitchen & Bar

111 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving classic American food in a contemporary, casual setting. Seasonal al fresco dining on Peace Plaza downtown. Courtyard accommodates ... more

China 1

1117 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering Chinese food & cuisine. ... more

China Star // Central

405 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Family owned and operated since 1995, making all dishes fresh daily using the finest ingredients. Offering both sit down dining and take ... more

China Star // North

2808 41st Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Family owned and operated since 1995, making all dishes fresh daily using the finest ingredients. Offering both sit down dining and take ... more

China Star // South

1505 Highway 14 E Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Family owned and operated since 1995, making all dishes fresh daily using the finest ingredients. Offering both sit down dining and take ... more

Chinese Chinh's Express

100 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Located in the First Avenue Food Court. ... more

Chipotle Mexican Grill // North

3780 Marketplace Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic ... more

Chipotle Mexican Grill // South

1201 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Offering a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic ... more

Chocolate Oasis

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902

A variety of special candies and confections, truffels, bulk chocolate made in Minnesota, boxed chocolates, soups, Minnesota wild rice, ... more

Chocolaterie Stam

111 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A modern chocolaterie steeped in old-world, Dutch traditions specializing in handcrafted white, milk and dark chocolate bonbons and other ... more

Chuck E. Cheese

1250 16th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids can enjoy. Food ... more

CiCi's Pizza

221 28th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Offering more than 28 pizzas in rotation on the endless pizza buffet in addition to salad, pasta and dessert. Each pizza made by hand using ... more

Cinnabon

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Featuring fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and other treats including the Caramel Pecanbon, Cinnabon Stix, Minibon and Cinnabon Bites. MochaLatta ... more

City Market // Downtown

212 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Voted Rochester's Best Deli and Sandwiches 7 times. Urban deli set in the heart of downtown, featuring big New York style sandwiches, filled ... more

City Market // on 2nd

201 14th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Voted Rochester's Best Deli and Sandwiches 7 times. Urban deli set in the heart of downtown, featuring big New York style sandwiches, filled ... more

Club Cafe & Deli

3100 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Focused on healthy, fresh food using quality ingredients and offering a menu that can be customized for individual taste. Open to the public ... more

Cold Stone Creamery // Apache Mall

1050 Apache Mall 1201 12th Street SW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Unique ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with ... more

Cold Stone Creamery // North

3780 Marketplace Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Unique ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with ... more

Cold Stone Creamery // South

2650 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Unique ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with ... more

Cowboy Jack's

1625 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A saloon type atmosphere serving lunch, dinner, breakfast on the weekend and happy hours. Menu includes salads, appetizers, burgers, steaks ... more

Crooked Pint Ale House

2723 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A nouveau urban pub with the feel of a local neighborhood restaurant offering a full menu and a generous selection of beer, quality craft ... more

Culver's // North

3380 55th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Famous for ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard. Menu also offers homestyle plates, sandwiches, snackworthy sides and malts & shakes. ... more

Culver's // South

36 28th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Famous for ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard. Menu also offers homestyle plates, sandwiches, snackworthy sides and malts & shakes. ... more

Dairy Queen // Central

538 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Quick service food featuring frozen dairy treats, smoothies, signatures drinks and more. Open seasonally. ... more

Dairy Queen // Downtown

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Quick service food featuring frozen dairy treats, smoothies, signatures drinks and more. ... more

Dairy Queen // North

4140 E Frontage Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Quick service food featuring frozen dairy treats, smoothies, signatures drinks and more. Open seasonally. ... more

Dairy Queen // South

320 12th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Quick service food featuring frozen dairy treats, smoothies, signatures drinks and more. Open seasonally. ... more

Daube's Bakery

1310 5th Place NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Family owned and operated full line bakery with made-from-scratch breads to wedding cakes. Voted Rochester’s Best Bakery and renowned for ... more

Daube's Down-Under

155 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Located subway level of the US Bank building in downtown Rochester. Serving light breakfasts and a wide range of soups, sandwiches and ... more

Denny's // North

286 17th Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Known for world famous Grand Slam breakfast, all day value menu and $4 unlimited pancakes. Serving hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year, ... more

Denny's // South

1226 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Known for world famous Grand Slam breakfast, all day value menu and $4 unlimited pancakes. Serving hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year, ... more

Dickey's Barbeque Pit

1340 Salem Road SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Smoking all of their meats on-site at the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941. Serving beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish ... more

Domino's Pizza // Central

444 3rd Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Features crunchy thin crust, pan and classic hand tossed pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. Side items include bread sticks, stuffed ... more

Domino's Pizza // North

4125 E Frontage Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Features crunchy thin crust, pan and classic hand tossed pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. Side items include bread sticks, stuffed ... more

Dooley's Pub

255 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Located in downtown Rochester. Appetizers, dining options, flavored martinis & mojitos to 16 beers on tap ready to be served indoors or on ... more

Dunkin' Donuts

15 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Founded in 1950, all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Featuring hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel ... more

Dunn Bros Coffee // North

120 Elton Hills Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Locally owned shops roasting up fresh beans every day. Also serving specialty drinks, tea and smoothies. Offering breakfast and lunch menu. ... more

Dunn Bros Coffee // South

1340 Salem Road SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Locally owned shops roasting up fresh beans every day. Also serving specialty drinks, tea and smoothies. Offering breakfast and lunch menu. ... more

Eastwood Grill

3505 Eastwood Road SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Located at Eastwood Golf Course. ... more

El Carambas

1503 12th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Offering authentic Mexican food. Featuring tacos, al pastor, carnitas, barbacoa, tortas, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and posole, along ... more

Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop

2848 41st Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving unique named, flavorful signature, specialty, and classic subs as well as soups, sides and treats. ... more

Famous Dave's BBQ

431 16th Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Award-winning barbeque ribs and hickory-smoked meats in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Dine in, takeout, or catering available. ... more

Fat Willy's

4325 Maine Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A family neighborhood bar and grill with a garage theme. Menu features full flavor burgers, specialty dishes, all with take out service ... more

Fazoli's

5550 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, Submarinos® sandwiches, pizza, entree salads and desserts – along with unlimited ... more

Fiesta Cafe & Bar

1645 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Serving authentic Mexican food for the whole family. Offering a rich variety of traditional and contemporary Mexican classics. Adults can ... more

Five Guys Burger and Fries

2800 41st Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving made-to-order hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil, hot dogs and ... more

Five West Kitchen + Bar

1991 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

New American cuisine, breakfast and brunch menu. Featuring patio with outside bar and fire table. ... more

Flapdoodles Ice Cream // North

3525 22nd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Home-made ice cream featuring unique flavors, made on-site and made with the finest ingredients. ... more

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