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Route 42

$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Canadian
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2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
+1 519-966-5992
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would give this 10/10 for value for food. such good value and great choice options but for us the service was so bad, forget to give us knives and forks, didnt offer the water that everyone else got, never asked if the food was ok. I had to find. a waitress twice for the knives and forks and to... More 

Thank indyIndy
Windsor, Canada
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

12-Feb-2017 Although this was not our first visit, it is the first time I have rate this popular diner located just across from Windsor Regional Airport ( 2825 Country Road 42). If you are looking for a place for breakfast, lunch, or diner with a touch of nostalgia for the 50s/60s then I would suggest the Route 42 Diner &... More 

Thank TeKr0515
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience was amazing the minute we walked through the door. We were greeted immediately and offered drinks the moment we sat down. It was the first time being here for both us! The options of food are diverse and fun! The atmosphere is truly a 50s diner! Our eyes were kept busy as we waited for our food with... More 

Thank ChristinaWilson77
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, lots of vareity on the menu. The service was fast and friendly. It was busy when we went in but it didn't take long to be seated. Looked like a popular local place.

Thank 292normag
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there twice once for lunch and now for breakfast it was very good but the wait was about 15 to 20 minutes long . This has music and movies playing all the time I did find the wait staff freindly and very helpful not just with the menu but other thing to do and see in Windsor... More 

Thank Kelly P
Windsor, Canada
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175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tried Route 42 for the first time and was not disappointed. Nicely decorated 50's-style diner near the airport. Reasonable prices, good menu choices, and excellent home style food. Good service as well. Will be back!

Thank drummerhill
Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place I've been a handful of times , I find the prices are very reasonable. The donuts are very tasty. On my last visit, I ordered the steak sandwich and it was really good. I gave it four stars not because of the food but because I find the place is not big enough for a huge party... More 

Thank jbaylis1
toronto ontario
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Their menu is extensive, the staff very quick, and you can order and take home or eat in the tint sugar/cinnamon donuts they make freash. The portions are hugs, and I nearly always bring some of it home with me.

Thank kitley2001
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have visited route 42 several times in the past six months. The saying goes if the parking lot is always full of vehicles the food must be good. We've tried it for breakfast awesome and they serve it all day long. Lunch and dinner can't go wrong. The portions are sometimes more then you can eat.... More 

Thank Norm L
LaSalle, ON Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Good comfort food and a trip back into the 50's. Large selection of old fashioned food like shepherd's pie, mac n cheese, fish and chips, and everything in between. Waitress messed up my order, but whisked it away and brought another -- the right one -- in fairly short order.

Thank wishdonn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-966-5992
50's-style restaurant and ice cream parlour across the street from the Windsor Airport.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?