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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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Clarkston, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews
8 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 195 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 

Thank maawandoon
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

OK, I've been going to Knapp's since 1967. Since then, I've finished school, had a family and made going to Knapp's a family tradition. It really hasn't changed, up until this last visit. Before, they would rate as an Excellent, a Rochester tradition that can be shared by generation after generation. But a funny thing happened. This last visit, the... More 

Thank Mark P
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place has great milkshakes and fries! The milkshakes are huge which makes them awesome for sharing! That is about the only thing I eat there because the burgers are a bit greasy. They taste fine...just greasy. The dining area is tiny so it really isn't wheelchair accessible. This is a great place to go with a max of 4... More 

Thank thegirlinthemitten
Rochester, Michigan
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Knapps is a great little meeting place in downtown Rochester. Friendly staff and even the locals at the counter talk to you while you wait!

Thank Laura G
Rochester, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place is a great place to go for a burger and a shake. Not on the same trip though. Portions large enough to share! Hot fudge sundaes are the boss. My grand daughter loves to go when she's in town multiple times

Thank lsilveri

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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?