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Knowles Restaurant

American, Canadian, Diner
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174 Queen St, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-774-6122
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326 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right at the main intersection downtown, the restaurant has a small front but there is plenty of seating as it runs deep. Settle your bill with cash only. A number of daily specials at reasonable prices with modest sized portions of basic food. The service is friendly and fast. The washrooms are tiny. The tin ceiling is rather impressive.

Thank Professor04
Ancaster, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A friend and myself went to this establishment because we were in the area to visit her family. The service was horrible, they were rude, seemed like we were a burden on their day. I will never set foot in this establishment again nor would I recommend it.

Thank Jenn N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Was not very good at all service was terrible will never go back it seemed like they didn't care we were there

Thank cjelectric
Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Where do I start? This place has some great waitresses! (Victoria 10/10) I could definitely talk to her for hours. As for the food, I had the clubhouse sandwich. Juicy roasted turkey on white bread. It was to die for. I also had a milkshake. It was honestly one of the best milkshakes I have ever had in my life.... More 

Thank alextaytay
Lake Country, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Knowles was the 1st. restaurant I ever visited in the 60's when our family moved to Dunnville. It was great, and I will always remember the Juke boxes on the wall.:) The owners were kind of enough to give us from the reunion a complimentary coffee with our breakfast. Thank you:) Breakfast was great also the service. Knowles is a... More 

Thank Colleen G
Dunnville, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great breakfasts, filling portions, homey atmosphere. Variety of lunch choices as well and of course make room for homemade desserts or enjoy a real milkshake with your meal.

Thank Jennifer G
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This place is a dying breed. When we were out on our bikes the previous day and I saw the sing on the back of the building "Breakfast All Day". I thought--"I know where I am going for breakfast Sunday morning". The building is on the main drag in down town Dunnville. The interior still has the stools at the... More 

Thank Michael G
Welland, Canada
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have been coming to Knowles for quite some time. And although very "dated" inside and out, it does offer charm, good food at reasonable prices and ol' fashioned good service. It's not a table-cloth style of a restaurant but offers all anyone could ask for this long standing favourite.

Thank TheTopper
Smithville, Canada
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the toasted Western while my husband had bacon & eggs.Food was good reasonably-priced & you get service with a smile Well done!

Thank Wendy S
Thorold, Canada
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I could have been In a coma for 40 years and come here and thought it was still 40 years ago. The only thing that's changed is the prices. Its still a pretty reasonable place to eat with pretty good food. It could use a bit of sprucing up though.

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Restaurant Details

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American, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Queen St, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Dunnville
  • Phone Number: +1 905-774-6122

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?