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Old 01-16-2014, 08:58 PM
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Steve,
The internet still shows Red Lobsters old location, when it was down town. The good news is that it is now at the Apache Mall, which is only a stone's throw away!
Sarah, lots of great local restaurants: Victoria's for Italian, Panekooken for breakfast, and Newt's for burgers, just to name a few.
Rochester is a great town, and you can rest assured the Tony has an awesome agenda planned for everyone!
I can't wait to meet you all and show you some "Minnesota Nice"!
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I can assure you that nobody will go hungry at this meet, and I seriously doubt I'll get any calls from panicked people who are lost in traffic somewhere. Rochester is such an easy city to navigate and, even if your favorite venue is on the complete opposite side, getting there is a breeze. We'll have maps and plenty of info for you, but it looks like several folks have already begun to check things out. As you make plans to descend on Rochester, a city rich in medical history, prepare to get a very large dose of that "Minnesota Nice" Kurt mentioned!

For those who like BBQ, we highly recommend these:

http://www.johnhardysbbq.com/

http://www.roscoesbbq.com/default.asp

For a bit more formal dining experience, we highly recommend this place, an easy 18 mile drive from Rochester:

http://www.hubbellhouserestaurant.com/index.html
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The last time I was there was in the early 80s. You before GPS map quest and all that.We made it to our rooming house,appointments and down town for food and back out. All with a paper map. Wow sounds like cave man times
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Steve,
The internet still shows Red Lobsters old location, when it was down town. The good news is that it is now at the Apache Mall, which is only a stone's throw away!...Kurt
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If the "Respond to Rochester" team could also look up some vegetarian/Vegan food spots, that would be great for those who apply.

Not me but I know that option usually gets forgotten about.

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Going over the listings as per the city home site we find a restaurant called "Canadian Honker" 1203 2nd St.S.W. in Rochester,as we saw in Milwaukee we rely on the hosts to tell us where the bestest eats are,or failing that follow the truckers
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Wayne,
Thank you for mentioning the Canadian Honker. Their food is fantastic, and sometimes they have live music, like Jazz. This restaurant does not disappoint!
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Golly: Never EATEN or BOUGHT SPAM??!!! I'm (Stephanie Richardson-Bain) from Red Wing, MN and without SPAM would probably have starved as a kid ... and I still like it in spite of all the snickers. For those PCS'ers in the Philly area: I also love SCRAPPLE .... now those items are definitely 'local' color. I have many recipes to incorporate (NO, not disguise necessarily!) SPAM and some claim they didn't like SPAM but liked my creation. Touche' with humor and smiles this lovely Spring day in North Carolina! See you in MN!
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I drove by the hotel a few weeks ago when I was in the area. Looks nice, and a gas station only a block away! I know I have to make a stop at Chucky Cheese also only about a block away.
If I remember right car wash is fairly close too.
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I'm mighty grateful for Tony's recommendations regarding Rochester restaurants found only in Rochester and nowhere else unlike The Olive Garden, as it's "against my religion" to eat franchised food on a backroad trip unless it's a franchise I don't have at home such as Hardee's. In my book nothing beats breakfast at a local trolley car diner off the courthouse square that's been catering to the locals since The Beaver was on TV, as exemplified by the plate of "Garbage" (eggs, meat, onions and potatoes mixed together) featured on the menu at one especially old-and-narrow diner I discovered in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana when Tom Hoczyk hosted the 1995 PCS International. I'm no less fond of the uniquely-local take on a "bacon cheeseburger" I experienced in downtown Brantford, Ontario on the way home from press days at the Detroit auto show - basically a beef patty with a pork chop on top! Not what I was used to but I've not forgotten it nearly a decade later, unlike my last meal at The Olive Garden.
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