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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

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  • 18
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Knapp's Dairy - a downtown must!

Great food - good atmosphere - slow service - very dirty! But you can't pass it up - the ambiance is what you are there for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
PAvalon14
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Rochester, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Ok.. It's an old school malt shop. I get it. It brings back an era of when things were simple. The food was standard issue coney, but the prices were gourmet. I took my 4 kids there and our bill was $77.00 + 20% tip. We had burgers, fries, pop and each we all had shakes. The bottom line for... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food - good atmosphere - slow service - very dirty! But you can't pass it up - the ambiance is what you are there for!

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Detroit, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice place for a quick burger and a shake while shopping in Rochester. Servers are always smiling and prompt.

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Rochester, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You will not be disappointed - its a Historic Dairy Bar Classic Burger's and fries Courteous Service and Vanilla Milkshakes It will take you back in time - Thank's Red

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East Lyme, CT
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37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Knapp's Dairy Bar is the place that everyone over 40 has been to. They've outfitted the decor as expected with white subway tile (now back in vogue) and red Naugahyde seats. I sat at the counter with my colleagues for a quick lunch. The service was fast and courteous. We enjoyed the classic burgers, milkshakes and chili with a mountain... More 

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We came from Vermont to experience the chocolate malt. This is a great diner. Perfect cheeseburgers and fries. Price is reasonable.

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Rochester, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our favorite no-school lunch date with the family! The kids love the milk shakes, I love the onion rings, my daughter loves the chili cheese fries and we all love the cheeseburgers...what more could you ask for?

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Rochester, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fun place for a date night or to take the family. Malts, burgers, and more with the traditional 50's theme...

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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were looking for a quick lunch - and Knapp's Dairy Bar was the place to be. The staff was friendly high school students. With lunch we had to have a malt - brings back memories, especially for my city girl wife!

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Hollywood, Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful, old time ....true to their roots place A blast from the past real ice cream milk shakes one eats with a spoon

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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
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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