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Red Knapp's Dairy Bar

304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-651-4545
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burgers” (25 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner
304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307
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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....More

Thank 4nge14
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?...More

Thank Pastor F
Reviewed 12 December 2016

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...More

Thank dragisa t
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...More

Thank tsdulapa
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.

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...More

Thank traveler201047
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
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A Rochester institution and a first job for many a Rochester teen. This place hasn't changed in 25 years nor does it need to. If you don't like the aged-ness of it, don't go. Great hamburgers, malts, onion rings. Did I mention the onion rings?...More

Thank ST23
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small old fashioned diner that reminds you of the 50 @ 60's hangouts. Old fashioned malted milk shakes as well as regular shakes. Yhe delicious hamburgers are large.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love love love the hamburgers here. I remember going here as a child an believe the burgers were bigger (could be a childs memory). The malts are excellent too. Can't go wrong eating here.

Thank elaine c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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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