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“Kids favorite in 50's style” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Knapp's Dairy Bar

Knapp's Dairy Bar
304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
248-651-4545
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Ranked #14 of 77 restaurants in Rochester
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Pasadena, California
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Kids favorite in 50's style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011 via mobile

Throwback burger fries and shake place in downtown Rochester with counter and booth seating. Solid food and service without feeling rushed. Great for kids and lots of families, but still able to talk comfortably even at the counter. Sometimes a little wait to get seated. Parking in the back is a little inconvenient but free.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not wheelchair accessible!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Tried to get in for lunch with my son Whois in wheelchair. Could not get in door. Short on seating.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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S.E. MI
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“1950's fun - but expect to pay big bucks for it.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

A true 50's diner, it's been in Rochester since the 50's and nothing has changed, two U shaped counters w/stools and a few small booths. It fun to experience but expect to pay big for the experience. 2 burgers - which are very good - and a splitting a milkshake will cost you about $17. The place also has all the original dirt, it is truly a "greasy spoon!" They need to get a jukebox back. Theirs died years ago, come on the place is always busy, spend a few $$ and give the place a much needed cleaning and add a jukebox.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“It has an old school fountain bar feel to it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

It has an old school fountain bar feel to it.

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rochester hills, mi & celebration, fl
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“A local treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2009

I live in Rochester, not far from Knapp's Dairy Bar. Yes, it is pricey. In this case, you get what you pay for. Buns are made fresh daily for Knapp's only, the burgers are hand formed from fresh, high quality beef, the fries are to die for (I order the seasoned fries) and the milkshakes are the kind I remember from my childhood. They are so big, they have to give you the metal canister with the "leftovers". When I get a craving for a Knapp's, nothing else will do! In addition, the diner is authentic 50's ... no reproduction anything here.

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