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Knapp's Dairy Bar

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304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
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
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a small old fashioned diner that reminds you of the 50 @ 60's hangouts. Old fashioned malted milk shakes as well as regular shakes. Yhe delicious hamburgers are large.

Thank Denise M
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love love the hamburgers here. I remember going here as a child an believe the burgers were bigger (could be a childs memory). The malts are excellent too. Can't go wrong eating here.

Thank elaine c
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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182 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a throwback to the '50's and a fun place to grab the best burger and shake in the area. This is NOT fast food and burgers are to die for as their buns are made fresh everyday from the bakery next door. The milk shakes are hand made with real ice cream and milk. Be prepared to be... More 

Thank ShermanSUV
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This throw back is a pleasant dining experience. Great burger, fries and malteds. Style in the 1940's motif it is a downtown Rochester main stay. Always filled and buzzing with activity. It is like a old time soda/snack shop. Great place.

Thank Lynne M
Clarkston, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

An old fashioned dairy bar. If you want a good quality hamburger on a homemade bun, this is the place for you! Through in some onion rings and a fresh made milkshake and you may think you have died and gone to heaven!!

Thank Paula H
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Casual place to pick up breakfast on the way to work. Fast service. Less place to sit and enjoy the donuts.

Thank ApoorvaJ
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Classic diner food. Hamburgers are great, best hamburger buns you will find, made fresh locally. Enjoy a trip back in time!

Thank Charles L
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The place is filthy. There were bugs on window sill. The windows and floors were filthy. We ordered one cheeseburger and fries and it took 45 minutes. The bun was stale. The staff could not care less. Never will I waste 15 bucks there again. Expensive. Terrible service. Fool me once. Never again! My husbands grandma used to go there... More 

Thank Sharon D
Savannah, Georgia
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

When my sister was visiting recently from out of state, we went there for a nostalgic lunch. We used to go back in the 60's and the to the movie at The Hills theatre. Lunch was fine, not quite as good as we remembered, but ok, the choc malt was great! Worse part was poor service. Felt like we were... More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Knapp's Dairy Bar is a Rochester institution. From the minute you step in the door, you feel like you have stepped back in time. The restaurant is not large, so plan your visit accordingly. You can eat at the dairy bar, or a small booth. There is no better place for a hamburger and a malt. Hamburgers are served on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 248-651-4545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?