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The Loop

318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
+1 507-226-8644
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (16 reviews)
“garlic fries” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After several extremely disappointing and overpriced meals in the Mayo Clinic area, The Loop was truly a bright spot during our time in Rochester. The food was very good, the wait staff was very attentive and helpful, and both hubby and I left there as...More

Thank helmerphud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first visit and stopped for a light dinner. This restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and asked to be seated Outdoors on a lovely summer night. The menu offers some interesting, unique options. Ordered the almond cherry salad for $12. This salad...More

Thank UStravelmaxx
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Everything on the menu is a bit pricey considering what actually comes out of the kitchen. $15 for 8 small buffalo chicken wings and they're not the best wings I've tasted by a long shot.

Thank stevelZ8388HW
Reviewed 7 August 2018

headed out to catch up with an old friend. the patio was full, so we sat inside. menu is small. food was good though.

Thank wannabevacati0ner
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We were told this was an excellent place to eat. I was not impressed. We did get seated right away, the waiter was kind but in a hurry, I had chicken nachos which were nothing special, my brother had the French dip and he said...More

Thank Randy-Renee S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were going to Music on the River and stopped for dinner here. My daughter is Vegan so we wanted to make sure she had options. The weather was perfect and their outdoor seating is really nice. Food was AWESOME! I had a Quinoa burger...More

Thank donutsemail1
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to Rochester twice and this restaurant hasn’t impressed me either time. The service wasn’t really that good and the food wasn’t memorable.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We had dinner in the sidewalk seating area, with a chance to greet and be greeted. The menu ranged from filet medallions to fish and chips, with several ethnic choices as well. We enjoyed a salmon filet and a kung pao tofu dish, accompanied by...More

Thank RomanRoamers
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great diverse selection of options. Two of us split a pizza and it was plenty....and so yummy. Another had a different pizza and he couldn't eat it all and said it was really good. Chicken sandwich was tasty which was enjoyed by another of our...More

Thank 3needabreak2016
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We love the early evening appetizer specials, and you can make a light meal on them. Especially yummy is the calamari (best in Rochester, imho). There are several great appetizers to choose from, so get several to share and have fun!

Thank brendaj61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8644
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