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Newt's Downtown

) #7 of 226 Restaurants in Rochester $$ - $$$ American, ,
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-0577
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hamburger” (57 reviews)
“fries” (98 reviews)
“juicy lucy” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Newts is fantastic! They're burgers are awesome and even the popcorn is awesome!! The atmosphere is old fashion and just kinda like an old bar but in the best ways. It makes it feel homey! It might not be for some people bc it is...More

Thank khalasz1493
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was cool and cozy. The waitress was nice and friendly. I got the chicken tender wrap. The chipotle mayo saved it, and there wasn't much chicken for the size of the wrap. It just seemed filled with iceberg lettuce. Cole slaw was ok...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully juicy made burgers. Original combination of tasty choices. Glad we stopped by and had dinner! Also had popcorn to munch on while you wait!

Thank Karen Q
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Newt's serves a decent burger and offers a passable variety of beer. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. While they offer a long list of burger options, I didn't find anything in the food that made me think Newt's was anything more than just an...More

Thank WynneWoody
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Our family visited Newt's in Downtown Rochester as they are close to Mayo Clinic. It is a very eclectic experience, but the burgers were very good and the wait staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The burgers didn't have much flavor and chipotle mayo tasted like a side of straight mayo. Bacon over cooked. Food wasn't hot - in fact, I suspected it was reheated pattie. Date had grilled chicken salad with only iceberg lettuce, nothing special although Server raved...More

Thank teresae740
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone raves about theirs burgers. I don't get it it's not the best I have ever had. Are they tasty..depends on what you get. For me these burgers are too greasy. I like to taste the quality of my beef and I don't taste it...More

Thank Angloveskiwi
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Newts has been a staple of our since we moved to Rochester 30+ years ago. We tend to hang out at the bar and eat the massive Nachos Grande while taking in a sporting event. The other day we stopped in and I had a...More

Thank morvidas
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Needed a quick lunch and Newt's came through! Busy little place with lots of people, fast-paced service, and you watch the cook build your burger fixed how you want it. Fries were excellent as well. Burger was juicy, messy and tasted great. Strongly recommend for...More

Thank bobandruth19
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great service, great burger and fries. One of my son's favorite places. Atmosphere is laid back. Definitely recommend if you are in downtown. We also like the north location and go there often to watch games.

Thank pjk1124
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does the south store serve breakfast?
31 January 2016|
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Response from jennelliott14 | Reviewed this property |
The south side location -- on south broadway -- doesn't serve breakfast. They're open for lunch and dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 1/2 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-0577
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