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The Loop

318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
+1 507-226-8644
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (14 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
“wontons” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Vibrant atmosphere and friendly, attentive service. The Sesame Tuna sandwich was perfectly prepared and the Mac & Chz Bites were in for the whole table. There was a lot of bustle going on - not necessarily the place for a quiet relaxing meal. More like...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Good food and service. Some standards, some creative. Good selection of beers. A bit noisy; better when eating outside.

Thank TubaPlummer
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife who is an excellent cook thought the menu selection and presentation was very good. New modern design and good beer list. Try the fish tacos.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My husband and I dined here for lunch and my Quinoa Chicken Salad was FABULOUS!! My husband got the burger which had yummy pesto on it. The atmosphere was nice and all the staff were helpful, at one point we asked a bus boy for...More

Thank missussmart935
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Love the brunch menu on both Saturday and Sunday with lots of options. The service was great as was the food. Lots of choices for where to sit including outdoors, high tops, elevated booths and tables.

Thank kagardner
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nicely decorated on a low traffic side street with lots of shops and restaurants. The Loop has windowed garage door openings and outdoor seating for nice weather. It specializes in craft beers and I'm not a beer drinker, so I can't...More

1  Thank LJBeem
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The loop serves food at an outdoor event each week during the summer, Thursday's on 1st and 3rd. We ordered a steak sandwich and a chicken with vegetable rice bowl last night and both were not worth eating. I think the restaurant would want to...More

2  Thank RAEMinnesota
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place has the BEST service in the Rochester area that I've found so far. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable every time I've been there. The food has always been great as well. 5 stars.

Thank Molly R
Reviewed 9 June 2016

During a recent trip to Rochester, Victoria and I had lunch at The Loop and found it a mixed experience. Although the setting itself is pleasant and the service attentive and friendly, persistently loud music and very mediocre food would suggest an unlikely return. I'm...More

1  Thank Morley G
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The Loop is my favorite place to eat in Rochester... everything on the menu is amazing! I was with 2 different groups of people who each had gluten free issues and they were taken care of without a fuss both times. I cannot wait to...More

Thank Rista
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8644
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