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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (68 reviews)
“fries” (109 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don't understand all the hype. The food is mediocre at best. Rochester has so many other options. They need to step there game up with all the competition in town.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Try the Fatty Melt! Two Grilled Cheese with a burger sandwiched in it. The Juicy Lucy is good too. Orange Juice is over rated and very pricy but is fresh squeezed!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The burger was fantastic. However, very greasy. By the time I got back to our room five minutes after leaving I was vomiting. The ambience of a neighborhood bar with great music in the background, friendly people, timely service and the popcorn was a nice...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and food were wonderful. Love the chicken basket. The nachos are also awesome...enough for at least two people.

Thank Lona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eat there often and always find something new to try. Many different burgers and sandwiches to choose from.

Thank shesco15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is great, the food is awesome, and the prices are very reasonable. We were happy to have chosen Newts for dinner.

Thank 648tiffanyv
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Walking downtiwn looking for something different. Found it in Newts. Have to look for it but worth it. Extremely friendly staff and very good food. Daughter had Crispy chicken wrap,actually shared with me.. it was awesome. I had Shroom burger it was also very good....More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place! The decor is really cool and historic. The stairs leading up to the restaurant were a little scary, but the view from the top was cool, seeing all the little string light bulbs. I will definitely want to visit in...More

Thank pinkmints
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is about half bar and half burger joint, although they have more on the menu. Ordered the special which was a good basic burger served with lots and lots of fries and a generous portion of ketchup. Service was excellent.

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were visiting Rochester and lots of folks recommended Newt's. The hamburger and onion rings were indeed quite tasty but the mac&cheese sandwich was just so-so. It would be nice if they offered grass fed, antibiotic and growth hormone free beef. This town centers around...More

Thank bike_rambler
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30 January 2016|
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Response from jennelliott14 | Reviewed this property |
The south side location -- on south broadway -- doesn't serve breakfast. They're open for lunch and dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Upper level, Rochester, MN 55902-3129
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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