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Route 42

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2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
+1 519-966-5992
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been here a couple of times for dinner. the service was good but the food was just OK. It's got the old school diner feel which is nice. It's not a bad place but not a great place. Worth giving a try at least once.

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Thank Kevin G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a corned beef sandwich with side poutine and my mother had a chicken wrap with fries we were disappointed that the wrap came in a pita and not in a tortilla however everything tasted fine and was reasonably priced the wait staff was attentive and speedy we ordered Donuts to go which were our favorite part of the... More 

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Thank Chris R
Windsor, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stopped in here on Sunday afternoon with a friend. She had the perch on a bun which was awful, tiny pieces of perch, overlooked and dried up. I just had an order of fries and they are the frozen ones out of a bag. Not what I would expect from a place that is supposed to be an old... More 

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Thank Boxerbeck
Windsor, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always amazing food at very reasonable pricing!! Kids always enjoy as well, and you simply MUST get some donuts to go as well!

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Thank Cdndad12
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here before for dinner but this is the first time I've been for breakfast and I found it mediocre. I wasn't impressed. But the food was cheap and as always the waitress was awesome ! It's a fun atmosphere in there. I will definitely be back for dinner. I highly recommend it. There's lots to choose from the... More 

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Thank jbaylis1
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know I've been here several times and always had to wait a few minutes to get a seat. 50's style deco and can watch old tv shows while waiting/eating. Great food and all the basics...dogs and fries. Only complaint is a few times I was swatting fruit flies occasionally while eating. Didn't bother me but bugged my other guests.

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Thank sajore2001
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had brunch at Route 42 last weekend. We had to wait a few minutes for a table, but it was worth it. The service was excellent. The food was great and reasonably priced. And the decor is fantastic. And we recommend the donuts, too.

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Thank Susan Joyce C
Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

great food ...great service...but Sundays breakfast packed all the time...hard to get parking space so go early before church let's out...varied menu....lots of choices and ice-cream parlr-take out attached..o 50's tunes playing over intercom......

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Thank suz2zigzag7
Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

When I checked the menu online all I saw was a breakfast menu, which they do serve all day so that's pretty awesome, but I wanted dinner so when I found out they had dinner/lunch menu I went and tried it out and was not disappointed! I had the meatball sub sandwich with the cheese/bacon/ranch fries which sounded a bit... More 

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1 Thank Sherry C
Leamington, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This establishment is reminiscent of the 50's in it's decor, the music being played, the attire of the staff and the food. You won't be dieting here but it's SO YUMMY. Just love coming here! We've visited on a few occasions, always on a weekend and it's been busy with couples, families and wide variety of age groups.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
50's-style restaurant and ice cream parlour across the street from the Windsor Airport.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?