Rochester MN Guide to Patios and Outdoor Dining

Crave Food + Drink – featuring a retractable roof

This post was last updated on May 12, 2021. 

It’s finally patio season! As Minnesotans, we all know how important it is to relish every single second of summer. That being said we are looking forward to long evenings sitting, sipping, and sampling all that Rochester’s patio scene has to offer! We hope this guide will be your go-to list when picking the perfect place to enjoy Rochester’s finest outdoor dining options.

Beetles Bar and Grill

Casual, laid back, convenient location and endless popcorn! What more could you ask for?!

Address: 230 20th Avenue SW · Rochester, MN

Phone: 507·529·9599



Canadian Honker

Serving the Rochester area since 1984, these made from scratch meals will be sure to help you create memorable meals.

Address: 1203 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Phone: 507-282-6572



Chester’s Kitchen and Bar

Chester’s is perfectly located in the quintessential Rochester location…the Peace Plaza.

Address: 111 S Broadway, Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507.424.1211



City Market

Located in the heart of downtown Rochester and serving up New York-style deli sandwiches. You cannot go wrong with City Market!

Address: 212 1st Ave SW Rochester, 55902

Phone: (507) 536-4748



Crave Rochester

Crave pride themselves on serving the freshest, highest-quality food using only the best ingredients!

Address: 220 Broadway Ave S, Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: (507) 512-3800



Five West

With breakfast and two happy hour options, you can’t go wrong with Five West. They offer several menu options from salads to full meals.

Address: 1991 Commerce Drive NW, Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507-361-5555



Forager Brewery and Restaurant

Forager specializes in wood-fired pizzas and craft beer made on-site! The menu items (both beer and food) are made up of locally and regionally sourced ingredients! We LOVE their lawn and covered outdoor dining area.

Address: 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507-258-7490



Hefe Rojo

A twist on Mexican food, several tequila options, margaritas, and craft cocktails. As well as tap Mexican and American beers…what more could you ask for?

Address: 216 1st Ave SW (Street Level), Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-289-1949


Hot Chip Burger Bar

“Not your Dad’s burger bar.” Voted the best burger in Rochester in 2020!

Address: 1190 16th St SW #600, Rochester, 55902

Phone:  507-424-0080



Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea is located right on Broadway to the owners’ other restaurant (and local favorite) Pho Chau.  Kung Fu Tea serves up a variety of tea-based drinks, slushies, and smoothies.  This is also where you can get boba tea! If you haven’t tried this fun tapioca tea drink, go ahead and give it a try.  They have a cute patio for you to enjoy your drink right outside the restaurant.

Address: 1006 N Broadway Ave, Rochester, Minnesota 55906

Phone: 507-206-6466



Little Thistle Brewing

While food is not prepared and served by Little Thistle (it’s a taproom only), most days of the week there is a restaurant set-up inside to serve food or a food truck there to satisfy your cravings!  The patio is spacious and open and great for families.

Address: 2031 14th Street NW, Rochester MN, 55901

Phone: 507-226-8014



Los Arcos Kitchen & Cantina

You can experience the authentic flavors of Mexico right here in Rochester!

Address: 7386 Airport View Dr. SW, Rochester 55902

Phone: (507) 206-0302



LTS Brewing Company

LTS is one of Rochester’s very own brewing companies. They not only brew delicious craft beers, they also have unique craft sodas. LTS Fresh is a food truck that can be enjoyed most evenings as well as other visiting food trucks.

Address: 2001 32nd Ave NW Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507.226.8280



Mango Thai

A taste of Thailand right here in Rochester. Mango Thai is sure to satisfy your Thai cravings!

Address: 318 South Broadway, Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507-288-2360



Nellie’s on Third

Familiar food, locally brewed and domestic beers, wine, cocktails, and everything in between.

Address: 4 3rd Street SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-292-1628


Old Abe Coffee Co

Your favorite bike coffee cart guy has a permanent location serving up delicious, vegan fare and of course your fave coffee drinks!

Address: 832 7th St NW, Rochester MN, 55901

Phone: 651-410-4137



Opa! Opa!

If you are looking for a Mediterranean meal Opa! Opa! has it covered. They offer a wide range of authentic Greek food and a family-friendly atmosphere!

Address: 1106 15 Ave. SE, Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507-282-1212



Panera (North)

A great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Panera has several menu options that will satisfy a range of appetites and ages.

Address: 3780 Marketplace Dr. NW, Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507-280-9185



Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria

Enjoy authentic New York-style pizza along with simple, traditional Italian food right in the heart of our beloved downtown. Quality, fresh ingredients are the foundation of this neighborhood pizzeria and they do not disappoint!

Address:  130 5th St SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-424-7800



People’s Food Co-op

Grab a bite to eat in their extensive deli, hot bar, or grab-n-go case, and head out to their patio! Perfect place to end a bike ride!

Address: 519 1st Ave SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone:  507-289-9061



Pi Wood-Fired Pizza

At Pi, their specialty is authentic artisan pizza baked in their custom-made oven. Their open kitchen creates an exciting and unique dining experience!

Address: 3932 Marketplace Dr. NW, Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507-424-3885




At Porch, they want to feed your soul and fill your stomach through family-style comfort foods! Let the sharing begin!

Address: 20 4th St SE, Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507-322-6551



SMOAK mixes a modern and casual ambiance with traditional Texas-style BBQ. We want our BBQ to be the ultimate comfort food – flavorful and memorable. The open dining room features spacious farm tables for large parties, a beautiful bar with smoked handcrafted cocktails, and vast windows and garage doors. SMOAK also features a beautiful patio with a large pergola, string lights, and outdoor bar seating – the perfect spot to relax during those warm summer months.

Address: 2291 Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester MN, 55901

Phone: 507-361-7427



Taco Jed

Taco Jed is one of Rochester’s Newest Taco joints.  Serving seven different breakfast tacos, nine varieties of lunch and dinner tacos, and all the extras – chips, salsa, queso, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Their full bar offers beers on tap, wine, and mixed drinks. Their newly built patio would be the perfect place to enjoy a taco and margarita!

Address: 808 South Broadway (Soldiers Field Plaza), Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507-258-9064




Terza is hand-crafted classic Italian and was created in the spirit of Dell’ Anima which means “soul of the pasta” and celebrating the bountiful flavors of Italy with friends & family. Their patio is just off Broadway and Historic Third Street so the people-watching is excellent!

Address: 30 3rd Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507-216-9190



The Tap House

The Tap House offers over 50 beers on tap and a menu to compliment! The rooftop patio seating and view of downtown make for a picturesque backdrop!

Address: 10 Historic 3rd St SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-258-4017



The Tap House – West End

The Tap House offers over 50 beers on tap and a menu to compliment! The rooftop patio seating and view of downtown make for a picturesque backdrop!

Address: 2365 Commerce Dr. NW, Rochester MN, 55901

Phone: 507-361-3250



The Thirsty Belgian

Providing delicious beverages, pub-style comfort food, and entertainment from its staff, The Thirsty Belgian is a triple threat!

Address: 2650 S. Broadway Suite #600 Rochester 55904​

Phone: 507.258.4402



Twigs Tavern and Grille

Twigs offers a variety of menu items from full-on entrees to small plates to share. They also offer an extensive menu of truly gluten-free options.

Address: 401 6th Street Southwest, Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-288-2677



Victoria’s Ristorante and Wine Bar

Victoria’s is known for its large portions and fresh ingredients. Located in the heart of downtown it’s a great place to enjoy a hearty meal!

Address: 7 1st Ave SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: 507-280-6232



Wahlburgers at HyVee

Enjoy menu items that are made-to-order with fresh ingredients at Hy-Vee Market Grille. Top off your meal with one of their on-tap beers.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr. NW • Rochester, 55901

Phone: 507-292-6012



Whistle Binkies Old World Pub (North)

Whistle Binkies (North) offers a variety of classic pub food, a vast array of beers, and the perfect pub-like atmosphere.

Address: 3120 Wellner Drive NE, Rochester, 55906

Phone: 507-289-9200



Whistle Binkies on the Lake (South)

Whistle Binkies (South) also offers a variety of classic pub food, a vast array of beers, and the perfect pub-like atmosphere…and bonus a lakeside patio!

Address: 247 Woodlake Drive SE, Rochester, 55904

Phone: 507-424-1227




Wildwood is locally owned and independently operated. It is a WILDLY popular sports bar in Rochester established in 2012!

Address: 1517 16th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Phone: (507) 226-8380



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