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Whistle Binkies On The Lake

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
+1 507-424-1227
11:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Thompson nd.
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this a great location it is a huge place it needs to be the place is always full. the food is real good nice big servings the food menu is real big but the beer menu is real big great service

Thank jeromew323
Lake Mills, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good food. Great beer selection. Super Bloody Mary bar. And, always busy. A little out of the way, but once you find it, you will likely be back.

Thank Terry G
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good drinks and beer. Big menu lots of choices. Appeals to the 25 - 35 crowd and can be noisy at times. You can sit outside in the summer months. They have rooms for small parties. Basically a large bar that serves food.

Thank Deplorable M
Ridgeway, Iowa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time! The wait staff and bartenders were great. The food was wonderful! I had the stir fry and egg rolls. I would recommend this place and would go back again.

Thank 102connie
Kansas City, Missouri
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to Rochester 5 months after previous trip & couldn't wait to re-visit Whistle Binkie's. Always free popcorn & good craft brew deals, & this time had onion rings, chicken wings & meat loaf dinner in two stops. The food was delicious as usual, with plentiful portions & very fair prices for the food & attentive service. Binkie's never fails.....

Thank bartmankc
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there on the recommendation of management at Country Suites Hotel. My husband had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. The potatoes and gravy as re made from scratch, the turkey is roasted and all excellent. I had the Santa Fe chicken salad which was awesome. Friendly, fast service.

1 Thank W685BVmaryr
Hayward, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went here on someone else's recommendation and we were not disappointed. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was good, but the fries were great. Homemade I'm sure. Huge menu, lots of choices and specials.

1 Thank rsdrummer
Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We've eaten there multiple times over the last three years, and I think because we know it's a sports bar with a huge menu, lots of different beers on tap, and we enjoy going there. Our servers have always been attentive, and our food has always arrived on a timely basis. It's not fine dining, but we don't go in... More 

Thank mnwieam
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Crowded, expensive and poor food means we won't be back. However, if you like beer, they have a very extensive menu!

Thank Sherlock1958
Owatonna, Minnesota
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171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We love coming here for lunch, dinner or just the popcorn and a couple beers. This time we were there to watch and cheer on our Gopher basketball team in the Big 10 tourney. Not a lot of fans there but the ones that were had a good time...including us! The great thing about Binkies is there are plenty of... More 

Thank scooterpieMinnesota

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-5530
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-424-1227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?