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Red Knapp's Dairy Bar

304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
+1 248-651-4545
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (44 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“ice cream” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have never had a disappointing meal here, always something on the menu for everyone. I would recommend it for just about any occasion.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank j-penn65
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Classic hamburger stand with a great soda fountain. There are few restaurants as clean as this one! We sat at the counter and enjoyed conversation with the staff. Well-prepared, fresh, hot food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CYuhas
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This place is a family owned “Johnny Rockets” kind of place that has that 50s charm from the decor to the style of food served. Things are pricey, likely because you are paying fr the ambiance, but it is worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mikemD7125JN
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Get a 50's diner experience, lots of metal advertising signs on the wall. The burgers are OK, the seasoned fries are really good. The shakes are simply the best. It is pricey so just an occasional treat.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Always have to stop in for a burger. Had a tuna fish sandwich this time on toast. What a classic. The hot dogs and fries are always consistent. Unfortunately the staff was not having a good day which did affect the overall feeling in the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lorettas804
Reviewed 24 April 2018

First and foremost. There were only two people dining in today! We paid 40.00 for our lunch which consisted of .. 1. Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce and Mayo 2. Bacon Burger w/ Lettuce and Mushrooms 3. 1 Chili Fry 4. 1 Cheese Stick order 5. 1...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ecrinke
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to try these "awesome burgers" a friend suggested. What a disappointment. It was disgusting. The burgers texture and flavor were gross. Even the shakes were only fair, pretty much watered down ice cream. Two shakes, two burgers with fries and our tab with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank ggggretchen
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

A cute restaurant with mostly bar stools and a few booths. I was surprised that it’s cash only but at least the sign is prominent. The younger server looked and acted like she hated her job, no smile just plopped the malt and the food...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It used to be better. Shakes were ok but on the whole, it is really overpriced, dull, and with cash only, a real downer.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank stakorgis
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went back to this favorite high school haunt even though recent reviews were brutal. Food was decent, shakes were incredible! Split the burger and onion rings plus a shake and was plenty full. Fun visit for our family. And yes, don't forget your cash!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bmboo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Old-school joint with diner-style counter seating, serving burgers, fries & malts since 1962.
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