Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a casual diner looking for new flavors, Rochester, MN’s restaurants have something to satisfy every palate. And the culinary scene in downtown Rochester is growing, with an array of exciting new restaurants to explore. Here are four of the latest additions to downtown Rochester to try next time you’re looking for a great meal.  

507 Public House

507 Public House Exterior

507 Public House food

photo courtesy Nicholas Geroux

507 (Pub)lic House is an international Pub that offers cuisine from around the world, while highlighting the local product from southern Minnesota. The menu offers seasonal, locally-sourced dishes that change weekly and include flatbreads, double smash burgers, sandwiches and more. The restaurant also has great outdoor seating!


Marrow Exterior

food from Marrow

Photo courtesy Marrow

Marrow is located in the newly renovated Kelley Building, a more than 160-year-old building on South Broadway Avenue. The intimate restaurant features a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu - utilizing classic French technique, with a touch of humor and fun. Don’t miss their Happy Hour from 4-5pm Tuesday-Friday for a variety of great food and drink specials.

Our Paladar


Our Paladar Exterior

Our Paladar Food

Photo courtesy Axel Vazquez Michel

Located in the historic Railroad Depot on 4th Street SE, Our Paladar restaurant and bar serves a seasonal menu with local ingredients, such as pasta, swordfish, pork chop, steak and more. The restaurant already has loyal fans, as it originally began as a pop-up restaurant in Chef Nick Diaz’ home, then later, inside downtown Rochester restaurant ThaiPop. Now, check out their new, permanent location for a distinctive dining experience.

The Well

The Well

Photo by Dean Riggott courtesy of The Well Dining

The Well cook serving food

Photo by Dean Riggott courtesy of The Well Dining

The Well features comfort food with a unique style, providing ambiance from the earth’s natural elements. Open for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining, the menu offers burgers, sandwiches, salads, naan and more. The Well also showcases live music by local musicians on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

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