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Knapp's Dairy Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
+1 248-651-4545
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have been there forever. Great place for a shake or a malt. They turkey burgers are the best I've ever had

Thank cjmdett
Rochester, Michigan
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A Rochester landmark and fun place to have a burger and fries with a Fountain drink or Malt. Sit up at the counter to really get the feel.

Thank Scott C
Lake Orion, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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

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 28 December 2016

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 

Thank 4nge14
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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 !!!

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.

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 

Thank tsdulapa
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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.

Rochester, Michigan
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 25 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?