If you are looking for a bite to eat in Rochester, Minnesota, check out these 30+ restaurants that serve up amazing food that are all walkable in the downtown area.
Check out all of these places to eat that you can walk to in downtown Rochester, Minnesota
When someone says, "I'm going to Rochester, Minnesota", the reason is usually to go to appointments at the Mayo Clinic. Our downtown area can be really confusing to someone who isn't used to our subway system, which really isn't a typical subway. What visitors don't know though is that many of us who have lived in Rochester, Minnesota for years don't even know how to get around downtown Rochester or about all of the amazing restaurants and fast food spots serving up amazing food.
Whatever your reason is to meander in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, when your stomach starts growling, check out these restaurants and fast food spots that you can walk to and grab a bite to eat.
Starting right in the heart of downtown Rochester, by the Gonda Building are a few well-known spots.
Jimmy John's at 9 3rd Ave NW serves up subs freaky fast. See the menu for Jimmy John's here.
As we dive back into the underground area, also known as the Subway Level in downtown Rochester, isSaladworks.It is located in the Subway Level at 101 1st Ave SW Marriott. They offer made-to-order salads, wraps, paninis, and soups. Learn more and see their menu here.
Get back on ground level to find these next favorites that Rochester residents and visitors love.
Chester's Kitchen & Bar is located in the Shops At University Square at 111 Broadway Ave S #108. They feature upscale American cuisine and cocktails and you can enjoy a meal inside or on the patio when the weather is nicer. See their full menu here.
Hollandberry Pannekoeken at 214 North Broadway Ave. is a few blocks away from the heart of Mayo Clinic but serves up Dutch-style pancakes and baked goods along with other diner food. See the menu and learn more here.
One of the roads that definitely has personality in Rochester, Minnesota is what we call "Historic Third". The list of businesses and restaurants on this strip have amazing food but also some pretty cool spots for selfies.
ThaiPop at 4 3rd St SW, right there on Broadway. See the menu and learn more at their website here.
Is there a restaurant in the downtown Rochester area that is missing from the list?
Rochester, Minnesota is always changing and new businesses are opening up all of the time. Let me know if there is a place missing from this list. Just send me a message to my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.
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Check out these photos and see how much Rochester, Minnesota has changed throughout the years.
Rochester, Minnesota has been going through quite the transformation these last few years. Look at the photos below to see how some areas have had a complete facelift. We've even got a few spots that were completely reinvented and when you see the photos you'll be shocked.
Wow! Check out how Rochester has changed throughout the years in these Google photos.
As we are soaring down Hwy 52, it is hard to imagine what life was like in our town before the Target store was built where it is today. Or the house that you live in now, at one point in town, that wasn't there. In fact, Rochester has grown so fast throughout the years, most of our houses weren't even around 50 years ago! Don't believe me? Look through these photos to get a glimpse of what Rochester was like years ago.