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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
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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344 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your cash because you will need it. Not only because the place is super expensive but also because they only take cash. The burger and chili was okay but definitely nothing special. The place was not clean and the service, while friendly was super slow and forgot the fries. The shake was respectable. A one time visit here was... More 

Thank Toddamy
Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food is great diner food. The soup is fantastic. The burgers are old school fantastic. The decor is fantastic the wait staff are great. Good value.

Thank Uptown1322
Rochester, Michigan
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sharing can be a good thing - and when your 6" round burger, mammoth rings, and shake/malt with some left in the shaker arrives - you'll be glad you did. WOW - the old booths and burger bar just take you back. Love the food - ambiance even better!!!

Thank K C
Rochester, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great traditional Hambergers and the best old fashion Chocolate Malts. A downtown favorite for a long, long time. When my Son was little he begged me to take him there all the time! He is 41 years old now!

Thank SenoritaBond
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 7 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
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?