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“A downtown institution” 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 #11 of 79 Restaurants in Rochester
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Macomb, Michigan
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110 reviews 110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A downtown institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This time we just stopped in for ice cream, but the food here is fun and nostalgic. You can't beat the atmosphere both in and out. Inside it's like you stepped back in time to an old fashioned diner. Outside you have the beautiful views of downtown Rochester. We had malts and a Boston Cooler. Look it up - it's a Michigan thing and one of the yummiest ice cream drinks you'll ever have!

Visited June 2013
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Canadian
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“One Boston Cooler and one Malt to go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I wish every town had a dairy bar. We had a Boston Cooler and a chocolate malt.....all good! Will be back again to try a milkshake (or two).

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best chocolate malt around served here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food is good, but shakes and chocolate malt are definitely my personal favourites here. The place is small, but that is what this place s all about. Personal service and friendly is their priority.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Not much seating, but inexpensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

50's diner feel. It's nice for a quick stop while downtown. The only problem is the seating is very limited. Booths only sit 2 people, then there is some small barstools going around the counter, that's it. So don't bring a big group.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A step back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Knapp's is one of the greatest places in Rochester. You walk in to a 50's diner, with bar stool counter seating, black and white tile floor. the malts and milkshakes are EXCELLENT! Fried pickles are great! Burgers, soup, wonderful, Onion Rings bigger than your head! Check this place out!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Visited January 2013
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