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Knapp's Dairy Bar

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304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
248-651-4545
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
+milkshakes -small dining area

This place has great milkshakes and fries! The milkshakes are huge which makes them awesome for sharing! That is about the only thing I eat there because the burgers are a bit greasy. They taste fine...just greasy. The dining area is tiny so it really isn't wheelchair accessible. This is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
thegirlinthemitten
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has great milkshakes and fries! The milkshakes are huge which makes them awesome for sharing! That is about the only thing I eat there because the burgers are a bit greasy. They taste fine...just greasy. The dining area is tiny so it really isn't wheelchair accessible. This is a great place to go with a max of 4... More 

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Thank thegirlinthemitten
Rochester, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Knapps is a great little meeting place in downtown Rochester. Friendly staff and even the locals at the counter talk to you while you wait!

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Thank Laura G
Rochester, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a great place to go for a burger and a shake. Not on the same trip though. Portions large enough to share! Hot fudge sundaes are the boss. My grand daughter loves to go when she's in town multiple times

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Thank lsilveri
warren mi
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I went there for lunch recently ordered a burger and a shake pretty good hit the spot.This place is good for kids you are able to see the waitstaff prepare your shakes or boston Cooler.

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Thank motorcityWarrenMi
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Have been going to Red Knapp's for years and just love this place! They have amazing shakes and malts and good food. Burgers are quite big and great for sharing! The service is definitely lacking these days. The girls behind the counter usually are pretty rude. Never was an issue until a few years ago. But still love this place!

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Thank Lindsay R
Detroit, Michigan
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217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My hubby and I had burgers and fries here. It was okay nothing crazy definitely better options in downtown Rochester. Good for a quick cheap bite tho

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Thank jessm531
Rochester, MI
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Knapp's has always reminded my of a small town malt shop and seems out of place in downtown Rochester. Somewhat of a typical menu for a small shop....gotta try a malt and hamburger!

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Thank Kurtiemon
Rochester, Michigan
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The shakes at this place are good but the staff has an attitude as if they were doing me a favor and allowing me to dine there. A hair was in my daughters float and they said they will make another one, which they did but we didn't even get a simple "sorry about that". I wish I could post... More 

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Thank The_Lankan
Lake Orion, Michigan
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have eaten here a few of times to please my granddaughter My turkey burger was flavorful and as you've heard the malts are worth the trip! One order of fries is more than enough for two. A window seat is fun to people watch all the activity on Main St. Kids love the counter stools. On the down side it... More 

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Thank serenity201143
Mellieha, Malta
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Knapps has the best burgers in town! A side of fries and a milkshake are must haves with your burger. It's an old time diner setting, very cute.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 248-651-4545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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