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Cheap Charlie's

11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
+1 507-289-7693
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average34%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner
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LOCATION
11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our group of five all ordered breakfast and the food came out promptly, hot, and plentyful. Pancakes were huge. Service excellent and prices very reasonable. Price of breakfast includes coffee or juice which is super.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Tried to eat there two times in two days and found the establishment closed both times. I was told that it was a hole in the wall with very good food.

Thank bogeNEIowa
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I live in Rochester and we LOVE going to eat here. Delicious waffle special. Just all around good food.

Thank Elise R
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is an experience, not a fancy place at all, but the food is good. Serving everything from breakfast to dinners.

Thank Carla403
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

One does not go to Cheap Charlie's for ambience. There's a large pig atop the roof of the restaurant! But that is part of its charm. And one gets good basic breakfasts and diner type foods here. We have been before and will likely return!

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Cheap Charlie's is a dive. It is small and old. If you can see past the first impression you can get a cheap, satisfying meal. Don't expect great service. It can be a little bit unpredictable. We ate here on a Sunday morning with a...More

Thank drjohnScottsdale
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife had been here about 30 years ago, I have never been here, so I talked her into trying it again so I could form my own opinion. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a popular place, we were lucky enough to...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

You could tell Cheap Charlie's was a place to go but not so much the case any more. The food was OK but the staff seemed a little tense. I saw why. The lady running the register, I assume was the owner, berated our waitress...More

Thank jba68m
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I chose to go here for breakfast on my birthday. The name implies it...cheap breakfast. What it doesn't tell you is that it's also pretty darn good breakfast food too! It's very basic, eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast, omelettes, etc. The meats, bacon, sausage, ham and...More

Thank rschmitt73
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Cheap Charlie's is a somewhat old fashioned restaurant. Do not expect haute cuisine, only ordinary grub, American style.They only serve breakfast and lunch. Closes at 3 PM. I stopped by for breakfast, 2 eggs, sunny side up, with toast. Simple and cheap, the way you...More

Thank Usdobbin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 5th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2876
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-7693
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