Places to eat near Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

While there is a threat of COVID-19 transmission, many restaurants in the state are limited to take-out or delivery until further notice. Call ahead for information on hours.

The Rochester Ready initiative provides a list of local restaurants that have pledged to meet a set of safety standards for their patrons.

Mayo Clinic cafeterias remain open with more grab-and-go items and fewer self-serve foods.

Many restaurants in downtown Rochester are within walking distance of Mayo Clinic. You'll find traditional Minnesota favorites like walleye and wild rice soup as well as a growing range of global options. Familiar chain restaurants and value-priced options also suit a range of taste buds and special diets.

Both the downtown and Saint Marys campuses in Rochester also offer on-campus eating options.

Downtown Campus

The patient and visitor cafeteria is located on the street level of the Eisenberg Building. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cafeteria is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day including holidays. Visitors are welcome to have patients join them in the patient cafeteria.

The Skylight Commons in the subway level of the Mayo Building also serves breakfast and lunch, and is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day.

Vending machines are in the cafeteria and also in patient and visitor areas on floors 5, 7, 9 and 10. Vending services include hot beverages, canned soda and snacks.

In addition, several stations have been set up recently for grab-and-go items, coffee and other beverages:

Location Hours of operation
Gonda Building 12th floor 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gonda Building 19th floor 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gonda Express in the Gonda lobby 6:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mayo Building mezzanine level 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shoppes at Gonda, Gonda subway level 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Siebens coffee shop, Siebens subway level 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phillips Hall, first floor in the Siebens Building 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saint Marys Campus

The patient and visitor cafeteria is on the main floor of the Francis Building. It features a complete breakfast menu, hot entrees, pizza, grilled and deli sandwiches, soups, salad bar and desserts. All food is available for takeout.

The Saint Marys Campus visitor cafeteria is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Breakfast: 7 to 10 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:45 to 7 p.m.

Vending machines and microwave ovens are available 24 hours a day at the following locations:

  • Domitilla Building, ground floor, room G-101
  • Francis Building, Tower section, ground floor

In addition, stations have been set up recently for grab-and-go items, coffee and other beverages:

Location Hours of operation
Chiara Café 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Generose Express 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.