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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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318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We just went to have dessert and ordered pumpkin bread pudding. It was horrible! It was sour, unbaked from inside and not sweet at all! I came home and looked up the recipe to figure out what could've gone wrong for it to tasty sour...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank 129Tina
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We were there on a Friday night, but early. We had to wait 25 minutes for a table. (They don't take reservations for less than 6 people.) The place was noisy and crowded, with TVs everywhere. Our waitress was very nice - but it took...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I had previously reviewed The Loop and found everything to be fabulous. However, upon a return visit nearly a year later, I am slightly disappointed. The mac-n-cheese that was so scrumptious before, was not the same this time around... the creamy, velvety texture and taste...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank designergrrrl
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I live in Rochester, work downtown and have been to the Loop three times, and had three disappointing experiences. Initially i went during their opening week and chalked the long wait, poor service and inconsistent food up to start-up probelms. The second time I just...More

Date of visit: July 2013
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Perhaps our expectations were to high, but we were really bummed out with the food quality. Chicken fingers were so greasy, I could not eat them. Each meal our party ordered was (pork chop was tough as leather, hash brown casserole had grease pouring off...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank jimbeam71
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Went to The Loop with my wife and 2 kids. My youngest son, age 10, got the Mac n Cheese and for once it was kraft easy mac. It was actually homemade. He loved every bit of it. The rest of the family got burgers....More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank trip1mn
Reviewed 17 June 2013

For a long time we had been going to the Loop for appetizers but over the weekend we went there and the menu had been changed. No more fried red tomatoes, pretzel bites with warm cheese spread (they called it fondue) or deviled eggs!!! And...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank CaroleRochester_MN
Reviewed 2 May 2013

When last here we had a hard time hearing each other, the music was loud and the walls echo the customer noise. Food was barely par. Not eager to return.

Date of visit: September 2012
Thank Rstlocal
Reviewed 17 April 2013

At the end of a long travel day, my sister suggested the Loop. I had the salmon/spinach salad which was delicious. My sister's salad was good as well. The martini was much needed and was delicious. Not busy when we arrived but I have heard...More

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank Monica1049
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I have been there three times -- and I have been disappointed each time, so three strikes and you are out. The food is okay, but not memorable. The wait staff is memorable for their lack of attentiveness to tables (where do they go?) and...More

Date of visit: March 2013
Thank AccidentalTraveler99
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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