Rochester Magazine “Best of Rochester” reader’s poll February 2010...
Best Burger Place Newt’s 216-1/2 First Ave SW, 289-0577 www.cccrmg.com
Here’s all that needs to be said: Newt’s has won our “Best Burger” title for ten straight years.
Homemade chips topped with cheddar and pepper cheese, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, black olives—all baked together and served with sides of homemade taco sauce, sour cream, and jalapeno peppers.
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Post Bulletin, May 24, 2010
Newt's Bar 216 1/2 First Ave. S.W., Rochester 289-0577
Ask anyone in Rochester who has the best burgers in town and most will say Newt's, and it's been that way for the better part of 30 years. It's tough to pick the best of Newt's dozen burgers, but I'm going with Todd's Burger ($8.95), one of the best concoctions I've ever tasted — a half-pound of fresh-ground chuck, topped with two fried eggs, bacon and American cheese, served on a Kaiser roll you can tell is fresh-baked, and perched atop a big basket of fries. Our waitress says Todd's is the staff favorite — and not just because it was invented by Todd Villeneuve, co-owner Denise's husband.
One other burger to try this summer, when you're feeling especially fit and you're prepared to work it off afterward: The Works Burger ($10.50), a 3/4-pounder truly smothered in cheese, crisscrossed with bacon and topped with the house bleu cheese dressing — a whole day's worth of calories in one delicious package.
Minnesota Monthly rates Newt's burgers as Top 18 in the state 2008