Places to eat near Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

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

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

New restaurants are booming in downtown Rochester, and many are within walking distance of Mayo Clinic. You'll find traditional Minnesota favorites like walleye and wild rice soup, but there is a growing range of global options. Plus, there are many familiar chain restaurants and value-priced options to suit a range of taste buds and special diets.

You can learn more about coffee shops, farm-to-table fare and recommended restaurants at Experience Rochester MN.

You also have eating options on-campus at both the downtown and Saint Marys campuses in Rochester.

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 6:30 p.m. every day including holidays. Visitors are welcome to have patients join them in the patient cafeteria.

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.

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