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Chester's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
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763 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Casual Upscale Dining in the Heart of Downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Made-from-scratch food with layers of flavor.

Large Patio Seating (In season), Garden Atrium and Private Dining.
Named Rochester's Best Restaurant 2018!
Rochester's Favorite Dessert 2020 - Banana Cream Pie!
Serving Rotisserie Chicken, Lavash Pizza, Steaks, Seafood, Burgers, Salads and Much More... Made Fresh Daily!!
Specific tables are never guaranteed. Due to popularity and weather conditions, we do not accept reservations for the Patio or Bar Booths (first come first serve basis).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 763 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JOANP
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester's never disappoints! Our go-to dinner spot whenever we are in Rochester.

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vipJulieS
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Was nice to sit outside even on a brisk day. Thanks!

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CeceK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Chester’s, when I’m meeting friends in Rochester they are always my first choice.

I’ve traveled all over the world, this restaurant has always been in my top 10!

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Mao3
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was AMAZING!! Our waitress was attentive and helpful. Our meals came out really fast. We brought out two kids, and they loved it as well. I would love to go back!

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Kelley
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant-they have the best salmon ever! I get it everytime.

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AnnaK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday brunch

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GoofromWI
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner close to hotel, great service, super rotisserie chicken

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service was good. The place was busy and a little louder than I was expecting.

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RonB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Chester's is very good at serving excellent food. Sometimes service is a bit lacking, but overall Chester's is a good value.

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joma
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Chester's was excellent. Our server, hostess and manager were very accommodating in moving us away from a very noisy table of 4. It was quickly handed and the manager addressed the problem right away also.
The walleye and Chicken Raspberry salad were both excellent and enjoyable. Our server was very efficient and personable. Overall an enjoyable meal. The restaurant has implemented very good separation of patrons and used protective masks and gloves.

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viplagg
Indiana
228 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were able to eat outside and were reassured about all of the safety precautions in place. We were seated far from other diners at an end table, which was nice. The sun was too hot and there were bugs around, but that is hard to escape when eating outdoors in the summer. Our food was good as always.

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viplagg
Indiana
227 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate dinner outside due to the pandemic, and we appreciated the precautions being taken by the restaurant. Rain began to fall lightly about 40 minutes after we arrived, which the young man who seated us hard warned us about, but because he put us against a wall and under an umbrella, we did not get wet. The food was great as usual, we had wonderful service from a young woman who is from Rochester, and we enjoyed not eating at home for a change. We always eat here when in town for Mayo appointments.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and great service by our waiter Terrance!

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RussC
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful! I had the lobster Mac & Cheese which is always outstanding and my wife had the Parmesan encrusted walleye which was excellent. The fillet was large. We eat here often and are never disappointed with the experience.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the Walleye special at our last dinner there. It was one of the best I have had. The service was excellent. This restaurant is a must whenever we visit Rochester.

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vipLuvfinefood
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great, server was professional & friendly. Had booth right next to open, bustling kitchen. Rattling dishes, etc is not for me. Next time, I’ll choose patio seating.

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johnh
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent guests @ CHESTERS, sitting in the bar. Pleased they have the HAPPY HOUR menu back and the outdoor seating.

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ConnieA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was great, took our drink order not long after we sat down and came back for our order with our drinks. The menu has a variety of choices in it, the corn bread is outstanding, but it is huge.

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vipDawnB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband ordered the fall-off-the bone ribs. I ordered the Buffalo shrimp and side salad. We shared the strawberry-rhubarb crisp with vanilla bean ice cream; everything was delish?

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brianL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service from Ashley.

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Tiffany
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dessert. Waiter was excellent meeting all of our needs.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! They keep the favorites on the menu, but the rotating specials are also delicious!

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JanetP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The filet and salmon and broccoli were prepared exactly as we asked. Our server Amy was attentive but not intrusive. Only negative was too loud music.

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Kate
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Couldn’t sit outside because there is a ton of construction around there and some of my group has hearing issues; but the outdoor area looks really nice.

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Patricius
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Steaks was prepared to perfection.

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Fooddy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Diner before mayo physicals

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommended!

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was Great... Food was great albeit a little overpriced... ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO GET THERE WITH ALL THE CONSTRUCTION!!! Will no return until 90% of Construction GONE!!!!@

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JuliaA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, drinks were awesome, food was even better! Definitely coming back!!

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GarthS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A good after church meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Anniversary and requested a booth but got a table

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TySchwantz
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The minute chicken was fantastic

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dineout
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the special for the night which was two 7 oz. pork chops. They were cooked to perfection and the seasoning was great. My wife ordered a ribeye steak. Normally she uses steak sauce. She said she didn't need it because the steak was seasoned just right. Their hashbrown casserole is a great side choice.

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vipDawnB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always
Good food
Pleasant Server
Quiet Atmosphere

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SarahP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Major road construction going right next to the patio. Made very a very distracting lunch. Food and drinks were amazing!!

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vipIkedallas
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good take out experience

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GingerB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Chester's for our anniversary. The food & service were wonderful. The only thing I didn't like is that the restaurant was cold.

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PandaBear
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, but noise level is way too high.

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BrendaE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve going to Chester’s for the last several years and never have had a bad experience the service is great food amazing . Only problem I can never decide what to eat because all the choices are amazing . Kudos to you Chester’s . I skyways try to tell people to go there for a great dinner ,

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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. One of our must-haves when in Rochester!

FAQs

Chester's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 424-1211.

Chester's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 763 OpenTable diners.

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