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Restaurants in Rochester, MN

 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.

 

Use the search bar below or the navigation in the upper left to find more great restaurants in Rochester, MN!

 

 

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289 results. Showing 100-198

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

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

Flapdoodles Ice Cream // South

1710 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

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

Forager Brewery

1005 6th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering fine, small batch beers and wood-fired pizzas made on site in the brewery from a combination of locally foraged ingredients. ... more

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

78757 State Highway 16 Spring Valley, MN 55975  | website

Featuring on-site produced wine and ever-changing, one of a kind menu. Wine tasting is offered every day of the week, from open to close. ... more

Francisco's Cuban Cafe

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving truly authentic Cuban cuisine, made family-style and the traditional way. ... more

The Freight Yard

821 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Carrying a wide range of tap beers and craft cocktails, along with a menu filled with creative appetizers, burgers, pizzas, and broasted ... more

Freshens

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Fresh food studio located in the pedestrian subway. Serving healthy fast food as well as treats including: handcrafted crepes, crispy ... more

Gingerbread House Bakery

1104 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Fresh baked cakes, doughnuts, danish, pastries, cookies, muffins, sweet breads, pies, holiday specialties and more. ... more

Glynner's Pub

1643 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Serving over 50 kinds of import and domestic beer, and a full wine and cocktail menu. Specialties include burgers, seasoned fries, and hand ... more

Godfather's Pizza

1611 16th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Features a variety of fresh veggies, hearty meats and a ton of 100% real cheese on handmade pizzas. Choose from thick, rich, original crust, ... more

Grand Grill

20 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Savor weekday soup and salad bar and Mid-west favorite dishes. ... more

Grand Rounds Brew Pub

4 3rd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A neighborhood pub in the heart of the city serving fresh, local food and craft beer brewed on site. ... more

Grandma's Kitchen

1514 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906

Specializing in home cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A wide variety of dishes using fresh ingredients are prepared, ranging ... more

Great Harvest Bread Company

706 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Old-fashioned, scratch bakery specializing in freshly milled whole grain breads and dedicated to the traditional ways of bread making using ... more

Great Wall

1516 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Serving Chinese cuisine. Buffet available. ... more

Ground Round

7386 Airport View Drive SW Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Grill & bar offering a separate dining room for families and quieter dining, and a sports bar lounge with multiple flat screen TV'S, a large ... more

The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen

304 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Casual and fine dining serving lunch, dinner, and a long list of specialty cocktails. Offering over 150 types of whiskey and various whiskey ... more

Hefe Rojo

216 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A creative take on Mexican food in a playful modern space. Lots of Tequila, margaritas, and fresh craft cocktails. Tap Mexican and American ... more

HuHot Mongolian Grill

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

Customize own meal of bottomless bowls with Mongolian grill stir fry. Endless possibilities with dozens of fresh vegetables, meats, noodles, ... more

Hunan Chinese Restaurant

844 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Menu features a variety of choices from popular entrees such as Sweet & Sour Chicken and Broccoli & Beef to more eclectic entrees such as ... more

Hunan Garden

1120 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving authentic Chinese cuisine for over 30 years. Dine-in, take-out and delivery services to select areas. Daily lunch specials every day ... more

Ichi Tokyo // North

3499 22nd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Japanese cuisine featuring fresh prepared fish and sushi daily in a wide variety of dishes. Sushi bar open for lunch and dinner for both ... more

Ichi Tokyo // South

102 20th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Japanese cuisine featuring fresh prepared fish and sushi daily in a wide variety of dishes. Sushi bar open for lunch and dinner for both ... more

Imperial Wok

90 14th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving Chinese cuisine. ... more

India Garden

1107 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906

Providing authentic Indian dishes since 1997. Serving appetizers, soups, Tandoori and vegetarian specialties, desserts and more. ... more

Inta Juice

2550 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Specializing in smoothies and offering a healthy alternative to eating fruits and vegetables. Smoothies are loaded with nutrition straight ... more

Inta Juice

2550 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Specializing in smoothies and offering a healthy alternative to eating fruits and vegetables. Smoothies are loaded with nutrition straight ... more

Jenpachi Japanese Steak House

3160 Wellner Drive NE Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Japanese steak house offering an authentic teppanyaki table cooking style. ... more

Jersey Jo's

1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving East Coast style, generously portioned Philly Cheesesteaks and a variety of fresh, made to order subs. Located in Great Harvest ... more

Jersey Jo's Philly Cheesesteaks

187 16th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

East Coast style sub shop offering generously portioned Philly Cheesesteaks and a variety of fresh, made to order, sliced deli Subs. ... more

Jimmy John's // Kahler Inn

9 3rd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Gourmet sandwich shop serving lunch and dinner. Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh ... more

Jimmy John's // North

2986 41st Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Gourmet sandwich shop serving lunch and dinner. Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh ... more

Jimmy John's // South

90 14th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Gourmet sandwich shop serving lunch and dinner. Bread is baked in-house everyday and served fresh. Meat and veggies are sliced fresh ... more

John Hardy's Bar-B-Q // North

929 W Frontage Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Freshly prepared meats daily. Specializing in Bar-B-Q meats smoked over cherry and apple wood and slowly cooked pork smoked overnight. ... more

John Hardy's Bar-B-Q // South

1940 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Freshly prepared meats daily. Specializing in Bar-B-Q meats smoked over cherry and apple wood and slowly cooked pork smoked overnight. ... more

JW Bunker Grill

244 Soldiers Field Drive SW Rochester, MN 55901

Located at Soldiers Field Clubhouse, open during golf season. ... more

Kabab Restaurant

125 E Center Street Rochester, MN 55904

Serving authentic Halal cuisine. Buffet available from 11am-3pm daily along with full menu selection. ... more

Kentucky Fried Chicken // Central

1510 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving freshly prepared, hand-breaded chicken in secret recipes and cooked fresh by certified KFC cooks. Famous recipes include Original ... more

Kentucky Fried Chicken // South

717 12th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving freshly prepared, hand-breaded chicken in secret recipes and cooked fresh by certified KFC cooks. Famous recipes include Original ... more

Kingdom Buffet

1639 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906

Chinese cuisine featuring large buffet with over 200 items daily to select from. Dine-in and take-out for both dinner and buffet menus ... more

Kings Crossing Bar & Grill

915 21st Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Neighborhood bar and grill serving traditional American entrees for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Menu includes buffets, burgers and ... more

Kinney Creek Brewery

1016 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Making several varieties of Midwest brewed beer and sourcing many ingredients from local neighbors. Currently introducing products to ... more

La Poblana // Central

1121 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving Authentic Mexican food from Puebla Mexico. ... more

La Poblana // North

909 37th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving Authentic Mexican food from Puebla Mexico. ... more

Lazeez Restaurant

303 Elton Hills Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring Halal cuisine from all around the Middle East. Serving the finest spices and seasonings on meats from the culture. All meats for ... more

Le Petit Café

1903 32nd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving cups of espresso, cappuccino, flat white and more, as well as teas and treats made from fresh sourced farm ingredients. Located at ... more

Legends Bar-N-Grill

11 4th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904

Happy hour, late night entertainment, live music, DJs, pool tables, darts and other games. Located in downtown Rochester with large outdoor ... more

Little Ceasars // North

1641 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering pizza made using fine ingredients including fresh shredded mozzarella and Muenster cheese, sauce made from a secret blend of ... more

Little Ceasars // South

1529 E Highway 14 Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Offering pizza made using fine ingredients including fresh shredded mozzarella and Muenster cheese, sauce made from a secret blend of ... more

The Loop

318 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Happy hour and late night specials as well as a live DJ on Fridays & Saturdays. Full lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus. ... more

Los Dos Amigos

1611 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901

Serving authentic Mexican food since 2002. Seasonal outdoor patio. ... more

LTS Brewing Company

2001 32nd Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Microbrewery specializing in craft beer & soda, brewing up small batch ales and lagers. ... more

Lucy's Taco Truck Stand

1225 Eastgate Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904

Featuring authentic Mexican cuisine from loaded nachos to chicken, steak, and Barbacoa. ... more

Mac's Mobile Kitchen

2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Featuring authentic American and Mediterranean meals. Serving modern yet classic food from scratch. ... more

Manchu Wok

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

Serving signature Chinese quick service fresh food from the Cantonese, Szechwan, Hunan and Mandarin regions. ... more

Mango Thai

318 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving genuine Thai cuisine in an intimate setting located in downtown. Also featuring Asian Fusion and sushi bars. ... more

Mango Thai Express

100 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving genuine Thai cuisine. ... more

Marco's Pizza

2040 Viking Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving authentic Italian pizza made with fresh ingredients, hot sub sandwiches, meatballs, chicken wings, salads, and Cheezybread for ... more

Market Grille // Central

1315 6th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring a full dinner menu, including appetizers, freshly-made pastas, choice steaks, Iowa chops and grilled seafood. Every menu item is ... more

Market Grille // North

500 37th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring a full dinner menu, including appetizers, freshly-made pastas, choice steaks, Iowa chops and grilled seafood. Every menu item is ... more

Market Grille // Northwest

4221 W Circle Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring a full dinner menu, including appetizers, freshly-made pastas, choice steaks, Iowa chops and grilled seafood. Every menu item is ... more

Market Grille // South

500 Crossroads Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Featuring a full dinner menu, including appetizers, freshly-made pastas, choice steaks, Iowa chops and grilled seafood. Every menu item is ... more

Martini's

20 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Over 60 Martini choices, a wide variety of appetizers, and a full menu. Located in the Kahler Grand Hotel in the heart of downtown, across ... more

McDonald's // Apache Mall Area

1306 Apache Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

McDonald's // Central

1505 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

McDonald's // N Broadway

1116 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

McDonald's // North

5500 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

McDonald's // Northwest

2121 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

McDonald's // South

4636 Commercial Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Serving a variety of wholesome options to more than 26 million customers every day. Featuring famous items like World Famous Fries, the Big ... more

Moka // North

1023 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving hand-crafted individualized espresso, coffee and tea drinks. ... more

Moka // South

306 12th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving hand-crafted individualized espresso, coffee and tea drinks. ... more

Mr. Pizza // North

4040 28th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering many pizza creations, fresh salads, appetizers and desserts. Hearty soups, pastas, sandwiches and wraps are also available. Enjoy a ... more

Mr. Pizza // South

1729 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

All pizzas are made to order using the freshest ingredients combined with a secret recipe. Dine in, take out or delivery available. ... more

Murph's at Peace Plaza

1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902

Serving hot dogs, chips, and pop. ... more

New China

2630 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving Chinese cuisine. ... more

Newt's // Downtown

216 1/2 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A local tradition since 1980. Menu features 12 different hamburgers to choose from. Quick lunches and a large selection of ice cold imports, ... more

Newt's // North

5231 E Frontage Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A local tradition since 1980. Menu features 12 different hamburgers to choose from. Quick lunches and a large selection of ice cold imports, ... more

Newt's // South

1201 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A local tradition since 1980. Menu features 12 different hamburgers to choose from. Quick lunches and a large selection of ice cold imports, ... more

Newt's Express

100 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Quick service lunch counter located in the skyway between University Square and the US Bank building. Serving burgers and menu items such as ... more

Noodles & Company // North

3944 Marketplace Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups. Each dish is carefully hand made to guests’ specifications, using only the ... more

Noodles & Company // South

4607 Maine Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups. Each dish is carefully hand made to guests’ specifications, using only the ... more

Northwoods Candy Emporium

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

Hundreds of varieties of fresh classic candies, chocolates, caramels, salt water taffy, nuts, and sugar free products. ... more

Nupa Mediterranean Cuisine

412 Crossroads Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902

Serving a variety of healthy Mediterranean foods featuring bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and homemade recipes. Catering any occasion ... more

Nupa South

1035 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901

Serving a variety of healthy Mediterranean foods featuring bold flavors, fresh ingredients and homemade recipes. ... more

Oishi Candy

11 2nd Street NE Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Import and candy store bringing Japanese culture and flavors to the rest of the world. Find everything from authentic ramen, to one of a ... more

Old Abe Coffee Co.

832 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving locally roasted coffee. ... more

Old Abe Coffee Co. Bike

2nd Street + 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Dutch-style cargo tricycle capable of delivering up to 300 lbs of beverages and other refreshments using human pedal power and nitrogen to ... more

Olive Garden

380 17th Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring a variety of Italian specialties, including classic and filled pastas, chicken, seafood and beef. Freshly baked garlic breadsticks ... more

Ootori Sushi

2665 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving Japanese cuisine and creative signature sushi roll. ... more

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