There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Rochester, MN. Craving Thai food? We've got you. Do you need pasta ASAP? That's covered too. I love the restaurant variety we have all within such a short distance. But with so many restaurants, which ones are the best?

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Plenty of websites offer customer reviews for restaurants you're looking to dine at, including OpenTable. Based on customer reviews OpenTable has their list of the best restaurants in Rochester. I haven't eaten at all of these but based on the ones I have tried, I'd say this list is legit.


Best Restaurants in Rochester, Minnesota

These restaurants aren't in any special order, just alphabetical.

Cameo

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This is one of the restaurants I've never been to but I always hear good things. Plus they're rated very highly on OpenTable.

Chester's Kitchen and Bar

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Again, a place I haven't been sadly but the food looks delicious!

CRAVE

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I was at CRAVE just the other day! The drink I had was tasty and the appetizer was good too.

Bleu Duck Kitchen

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I've only eaten from the Bleu Duck Truck but what I had was good so I'd suspect they serve food equally as good from their restaurant.

Five West

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Another restaurant I have yet to check out but I've heard good things.

Pescara

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Funny story: my husband, myself, and two friends wanted to go out for brunch. I had heard that Pescara has amazing brunch so we decided to go there. We had to wait for a table and when we were seated and handed our menu... it wasn't the brunch menu. Brunch had already ended and we didn't know it! We have to go back for brunch sometime.

Smoak BBQ

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Smoak has a very fun environment and if you're looking for BBQ food, yum!

Terza

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Anyone who listens to the morning show knows that Terza is my weakness. I love this restaurant.

Thai Pop

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Ya know, Thai Pop is up there with Terza as one of my favorites. My husband and I went on a date there once and the food was awesome and the drinks were so good.

Twigs

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Last but definitely not least, Twigs! They've got great food and since I have friends who are gluten-free Twigs is a top pick if we're going out to eat because they have a gluten-free menu.

My husband and I love checking out new restaurants so send me a message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (@carlyrossonair) and tell me your favorite!

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