You're planning on going out to eat. Yum! But where the heck do you go? Most of the time the decision is divided or it's a back-and-forth of 'oh, I don't know, where do you want to go?'. Let this list help you decide where to eat next in Rochester, MN!

Also, when you go out to eat you want it to be a fun, tasty experience. So I have the top 12 best restaurants in Rochester according to reviews on OpenTable.

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There are four different categories that break down these restaurants. Three are the best because of their food, three for service, three for ambiance, and three that are the overall best in Rochester.

We'll start with the best for food!

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Credit Bharath Wootla
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Thai Pop

Credit: Terza via Facebook
Credit: Terza via Facebook
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Terza

Credit: Twigs Tavern and Grille Facebook Page
Credit: Twigs Tavern and Grille Facebook Page
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Twigs

Up next: the best Rochester restaurants because their service was amazing.

Credit: Chester's via Facebook
Credit: Chester's via Facebook
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Chester's

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Google Maps
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Five West

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Credit: Pittsburgh Blue via Facebook
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Pittsburgh Blue

Now we have the top three Rochester restaurants based on ambiance.

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Jessica Williams
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CRAVE

Chez Bojji
Chez Bojji
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Chez Bojji - Sadly, Chez Bojji just closed for good.

READ MORE: Chez Bojji Closing

The Well Dining via Facebook
The Well Dining via Facebook
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The Well

And finally, the best restaurants in Rochester overall according to OpenTable:

Bleu Duck Kitchen via Facebook
Bleu Duck Kitchen via Facebook
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Bleu Duck

Prescott's via Facebook
Prescott's via Facebook
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Prescott's Grill

Smoak BBQ via Facebook
Smoak BBQ via Facebook
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Smoak

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Eating out on the patio at a restaurant is one of the best ways to enjoy warm weather in Minnesota. Check out the 13 Rochester, Minnesota restaurants with the best outdoor seating (in no particular order). 

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