Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall
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I was fortunate enough to visit Chester’s four times (with three different dining partners) within two weeks. Between us we had rotisserie chicken, steak, prime rib and Tuna Poke (and the fabulous sweet potato fries!). We would recommend all of these. The service was so outstanding that we stopped the manager to compliment him. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Rochester, Minnesota, is a welcoming community and home of the Plummer House, which features a quarry, water tower, gardens and a large event facility. To start your day, visit one of the many coffee shops or bakeries in Rochester and try a cafe au lait or bold-roasted coffee and pair it with a biscotti, apple fritter or Berliner doughnut filled with fruit preserves. Swedish food is a popular type of cuisine in Rochester, reflecting many city residents' historic Scandinavian roots. Swedish meatballs paired with mashed potatoes, gravy, pickles and lingonberry jam is a traditional meal to enjoy at one of the family-owned and operated restaurants. Herring is also a favorite local specialty. You could try it pickled, which is the traditional Swedish way, or have it fermented with boiled potatoes and cabbage.