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Knapp's Dairy Bar

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American, Diner
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304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
+1 248-651-4545
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You ask for one, yet you get enough for two!!! And, it tastes unbelievable, also it reminds me of the past days, like a step back in time

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Thank chasemcbride
Commerce Township, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us met there for a late lunch in December. The place is tiny and every time someone opened the door we froze. Everyone ate with coats on. Regardless, the kids loved sitting on the swivel stools. A little expensive for what it is. Over $40 for two hamburgers with fries, two grilled cheeses and hot chocolate or tea... More 

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Thank 4nge14
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old fashioned malts (make sure to ask for extra malt) (they even give you the silver malt container with the left over malt) now THAT's nostalgia. Then get the Knapp's hamburger of cheeseburger .. BIG .. GOOD. Did I mention the AMAZING, HUGE onion rings? YUM !!!

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Thank Pastor F
Shelby Township, Michigan
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed.... I visited here on a saturday evening during the light festival. The food was very average, is was rather dirty, very cold inside and the bathrooms were unclean. After spending over $45 for four people, I expected much more... I definitely do not recommend.

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Thank dragisa t
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Okay, you shouldn't go here if you are on a diet, but if you want to take a day off, then this is the place. Like a diner in the 1950's, there is a counter that you can sit at and order;or sit at one of the booths throughout the restaurant. My husband loves the Boston Coolers, daughters like the... More 

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Thank tsdulapa
ROCHESTER MICH
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fun place to take the kids. Expensive for a hamburger, fries and shake, but portions are big and easily split. Milk shakes are to die for.... Kids like to sit on the red stools at the fountain and swivel away! Staff in friendly and efficient.

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Thank JUDYYRJ
Rochester, Michigan
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went back here for the first time in a long time. Nothing changes! Food was good - seemed to take a lot longer than I remembered though. Had plenty of staff - but they spent a lot of time on their cell phones. Food was good and shakes were good. Would recommend to others. Busy downtown area lots of people... More 

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Thank traveler201047
Macomb, Michigan
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Came here for a quick lunch, and wasn't blown away at all. The food was mediocre, and the prices were outrageous. Wasn't impressed.

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New Albany, Ohio
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190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A Rochester institution and a first job for many a Rochester teen. This place hasn't changed in 25 years nor does it need to. If you don't like the aged-ness of it, don't go. Great hamburgers, malts, onion rings. Did I mention the onion rings? They are big, crispy, and the best in the county. Go with no expectations for... More 

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Thank ST23
Shelby Township, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small old fashioned diner that reminds you of the 50 @ 60's hangouts. Old fashioned malted milk shakes as well as regular shakes. Yhe delicious hamburgers are large.

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Thank Denise M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-651-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?