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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank tsdulapa
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Rochester, Michigan
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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.

Thank kjs082915
New Albany, Ohio
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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.

Thank Denise M
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love love love the hamburgers here. I remember going here as a child an believe the burgers were bigger (could be a childs memory). The malts are excellent too. Can't go wrong eating here.

Thank elaine c
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a throwback to the '50's and a fun place to grab the best burger and shake in the area. This is NOT fast food and burgers are to die for as their buns are made fresh everyday from the bakery next door. The milk shakes are hand made with real ice cream and milk. Be prepared to be... More 

Thank ShermanSUV
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This throw back is a pleasant dining experience. Great burger, fries and malteds. Style in the 1940's motif it is a downtown Rochester main stay. Always filled and buzzing with activity. It is like a old time soda/snack shop. Great place.

Thank Lynne M
Clarkston, Michigan
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

An old fashioned dairy bar. If you want a good quality hamburger on a homemade bun, this is the place for you! Through in some onion rings and a fresh made milkshake and you may think you have died and gone to heaven!!

Thank Paula H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?