Best donuts? Best burger? Best fries? One month of voting, two thousand voters (and 20,000 votes). Three dozen winners.

It's your keep-all-year guide to eating, drinking, coffee-ing, donut-ing, happy houring, breakfasting, appetizing ...

Find a preview of this year's winners below, and be sure to check out the full list of all 2022 winners here

Best Bar

Bitter and Pour

Bitter & Pour | Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Bitter & Pour

18 3rd Street SW (lower level) | 507-322-6320 |

RUNNERS-UP: Newt’s; Rooster’s; Wildwood; The Workshop; Purple Goat; Half Barrel; The Tap House

Best Take-Out Place


Pho Chau

Pho Chau | Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Pho Chau

1014 North Broadway | 507-281-3342 |

RUNNERS-UP: Hunan Garden; Nupa; New China; Smoak BBQ


Most Romantic Restaurant


Rochester Magazine - The Redwood Room

The Redwood Room | Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Redwood Room

300 1st Ave NW | 507-281-2978 |

RUNNERS-UP: Bleu Duck; Terza; Cameo; Chez Bojji; Victoria’s

Best Steak Place


Pittsburgh Blue

Pittsburgh Blue | Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Pittsburgh Blue

10 E. Center Street (in downtown Hilton) | 507-361-2560 |

RUNNERS-UP: Texas Roadhouse; Outback; Bleu Duck; Pappy’s Place

Best Breakfast Place


Rochester Magazine - Five West

Five West | Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Five West

1991 Commerce Drive NW | 507-361-5555 |

RUNNERS-UP: Canadian Honker; Roosters; Benedict’s; Brothers; Pannekoeken

Best Brewery



Little Thistle | Ken Klotzbach / Image Conscious Photography

WINNER: Little Thistle

2031 14th Street NW | 507-226-8014 |

RUNNERS-UP: Forager; Thesis; LTS; Kinney Creek

Best Outdoor Dining



Twigs | Post Bulletin


401 6th Street SW | 507-288-0206 |

RUNNERS-UP: The Tap House; Purple Goat; Five West; Crave; Whistle Binkie’s South; Hot Chip

Best Pizza Place



Pasquale's | Ken Klotzbach / Image Conscious Photography

WINNER: Pasquale’s

130 5th Street SW | 507-424-7800 |

RUNNERS-UP:Mr. Pizza North; Mr. Pizza South; Tilda’s; Pi; BB’s

Best Happy Hour


Boulder Taphouse

Boulder Tap House | Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Boulder Tap House

24 17th Avenue NW | 507-322-6056 |

RUNNERS-UP: Bleu Duck; Wildwood; Rooster’s; Smoak BBQ; Half Barrel; Whistle Binkies

Best Chicken Sandwich


Cameo at the Castle

Cameo at the Castle's Korean Fried Chicken sandwich | Joe Ahlquist / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich at Cameo

121 N. Broadway Ave Suite 100 | 507-361-2070 |

RUNNERS-UP: Five West; Purple Goat; Chick Fil A; The Workshop; Saints On Second

Best Salad Place



Saladworks | Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin

WINNER: Saladworks

101 1st Avenue SW | 507-361-3333 |

RUNNERS-UP: Salad Bros.; Victoria’s; Five West; Nupa

Best New Restaurant

Thai Pop

ThaiPop | Rochester Magazine

WINNER: Thai Pop

4 3rd Street SW | 507-226-8146 |

RUNNERS-UP: Purple Goat; The Workshop; Olde Brick House; Boulder Tap House; Tavern 22

And Rochester’s Best Restaurant

Bartender at Bleu Duck restaurant

WINNER: Bleu Duck

14 4th Street SW | 507-258-4663 |

RUNNERS-UP: Chester’s; Pescara; Terza; Victoria’s; Canadian Honker; Five West; Twigs

Find the full list of all 2022 winners here.