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Knapp's Dairy Bar

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

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Burger and a Shake

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
warren mi
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  • Families with children
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warren mi
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40 reviews
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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.

Thank motorcityWarrenMi
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

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!

Thank Lindsay R
Detroit, Michigan
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211 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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

Thank jessm531
Rochester, MI
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

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!

Thank Kurtiemon
Rochester, Michigan
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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 

Thank The_Lankan
Lake Orion, Michigan
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44 reviews
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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 

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

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.

Thank LMB22015
Rochester, Michigan
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

the burgers and buns are fresh and delicious. The food is great and the shakes are a must try. If you are in Rochester and want to get a burger and fries or onion rings, stop here and you wont regret it. Leave room for a milk shake!

1 Thank John D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Every time I'm in town I always stop in at Knapp's. I usually get a burger and those ridiculously large yummy onion rings.

Thank 1HappyCamper12345
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant has been in downtown Rochester for EVER. A fun place to have a good burger and milkshake in an old fashioned soda shop atmosphere.

Thank Carolyn F

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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

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