Bill Knapp's

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  • It's Like a Night Club for Senior Citizens

    Sep 3, 2000 by Bryan_Carey is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable Prices
    Cons: Most Everything Else

    Summary: Bill Knapp's is a family restaurant with locations in Michigan and Ohio. It was founded in 1948 in Battle Creek, Michigan, by Bill Knapp. There are about 50 locations, mostly in Michigan, with a dozen or so locations in Ohio. All Bill Knapp's restaurants ... read more

  • Bill Knapp's is no more.

    Aug 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They had great food.
    Cons: Out of business.

    Summary: On August 20,2002 Bill Knapp's closed the last 29 restaurants in Michigan,including 4 in Ohio.Before that Cincinnati,Columbus,Dayton lost their Bill Knapp's I will miss their Steak Burgers,Fried Chicken,French fries with chicken ... read more

  • This Really is WOW

    May 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great prices, chocolate cake, birthday discounts, menu selection
    Cons: atmosphere is slightly boring

    Summary: I have been eating at Bill Knapps ever since I can remember. I used to love to go there on my birthday as a child because I would get a FREE chocolate cake. Well today they still do that so I try to get there as often as I can on my birthday. Yes, I ... read more

  • This is "Wow"?

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: yummy food, decent prices, free cake
    Cons: it's not just for old people anymore

    Summary: I have to admit, my husband and I go to Bill Knapp's mainly for the free birthday cake and discount. But we used to love the atmosphere: friendly service, nice and quiet, full of very nice old people. We liked being the youngest people in the place. ... read more

  • Comfort food - and lots of it!

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good, homestyle comfort food
    Cons: Sometime a long wait - it's a popular place!

    Summary: Of all the diner-style restaurants in my area, chain or otherwise, Bill Knapp's is my favorite! It's clean, fairly fast, reasonably priced and has good, homestyle food. They have meal deals that include salad and soup and potato or vegetable ... read more

  • Smothered Chicken MMMMM!

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive meals, great food,excellent service
    Cons: not enough of them

    Summary: We went on a business trip from Ohio to Michigan. On the way home we were starving and ended up eating at Bill Knapp's. I had the smothered chicken and it was the best i ever had. Along with that i had mashed potatoes and gravy which were excellent. For ... read more

  • Kudo's to Knapps from a former employee

    Oct 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Food, Great Prices, Fun Stuff for Kids
    Cons: You'll ruin your diet with all the great food.

    Summary: I worked at Bill Knapp's for two years while finishing college. I have worked in many restaurants and Bill Knapp's is the cleanest I've ever been in. The food is excellent. The Tortilla soup is to die for. The chocolate cake is delicious. Everything ... read more

  • Cheap food! Free Cake! What more could a birthday girl want?

    Oct 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Discounts for birthday meals
    Cons: You can always eat too much.

    Summary: That's right! Cheap Food! Free Cake! If your birthday is coming up, give your local Bill Knapps a phone call. In our area if it's your birthday you receive a discount percentage off your meal equal to your age. And for dessert you receive a chocolate ... read more


    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Delicious food, greta selection, great prices
    Cons: Not enough restaurants throughout the country

    Summary: Bill Knapps is a great restaurant that most of us have eaten at from time to time, but if you haven't, you really should check it out when you get a chance! Bill Knapps has long been known as an "old-fogie" restaurant full of ... read more

  • Don't Know Bill, But Love His Restaurant

    Aug 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wide Range of Food, All Homemade, Free Cake
    Cons: Not too many locations

    Summary: Bill Knapp's has been a fixture in my community for years. From the time my firstborn (now 30) was a baby, dining at Bill Knapp's on one's birthday has been a tradition. Well, it's come a long way baby.... Bill Knapp's has been a casual ... read more

  • Free Birthday Cake

    Jul 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast service
    Cons: Servings could be larger.

    Summary: My husband and I visited a local Bill Knapp's about two weeks ago. We were not overly impressed in the past. We decided to try the place out again as it had been several years since either of us had eaten there. My first impression was not ... read more

  • Not for old people anymore!

    Jun 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Food, Good Prices
    Cons: Wait sometimes

    Summary: I grew up on Bill Knapp's. Whenever we went, the place was filled with old people. They knew something that the general public is just starting to realize. Bill Knapp's has good food, at great prices. Bill Knapp's has been re-vamping their ... read more

  • Food that's worth the wait

    May 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very good food, reasonable price, good sized portions
    Cons: one we visited needed better waitress training

    Summary: Having lived in the home stomping grounds of Bill Knaps chain, we naturally had ample opportunity to visit their restraunts. The one we went to most often was located on Telegraph Road, South of Bloomfield Hills. (I can't recall the name of the town, but ... read more

  • Fast and friendly

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: service and decor
    Cons: sometimes a wait to be seated

    Summary: Bill Knapp's is a family restaurant with a complete menu. They specialize in catering to the young families. There is a variety of interesting "busy" toys for the children to occupy their time while adults relax. They have a complete take-out ... read more

  • Tortilla Soup, Chocolate Cake!

    May 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service is the best, so is the cake!
    Cons: They aren't open 24 hours.

    Summary: *Update* Bill Knapps is no longer in business in my area, but I can still pick up a Bill Knapp's Chocolate Cake at my local grocery store! I leave my review posted as a tribute to a great restaurant that once was. Bill Knapp's has been around in ... read more

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  • Oh Bill Knapp's

    Jul 15, 2004 by
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    Pros: very good HOME COOKING!
    Cons: Doesn't exist in my city anymore!

    Summary: I was so flippin' mad when the Bill Knapp's in my city closed, it was there since I was a little girl I bragged about it and when I finally went back after so many years...the food was still out standing I decided to go back 2 weeks later and it ... read more

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