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Route 42

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$$ - $$$American, ,
2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
+1 519-966-5992
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pineapple jam” (6 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
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American, Diner, Canadian
$$ - $$$
2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I remember the '60s, and there's much at Route 42 to jog those wonderful memories: Chili Cheese Dogs, Floats, Real Shakes and Cherry Cola. Then there's the weird things, things that don't fit, like a strange dream: Greek Salad, Chicken Quesadilla, Shepherd's...More

Thank FromPictou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go back in time booths retro decor and service in period dress. Food is good. A nice variety of generous choices on menu. I have been for breakfast and lunch many times. They have malts and shakes to die for. You can buy fresh cinnamon...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on September 9th @ approx 6:30pm with a party of 3. Almost every table was taken and we were seated almost immediately. We started with several appetizers and then on to massive burgers with the best french fries. My gosh we were...More

Thank weloveitallanduseit
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My husband and I have been to this diner numerous times in the past. The service has always been good until tonight. We were celebrating my adult son's birthday and it ended up being a very unpleasant experience. The waitress was either very new or...More

Thank skinny70
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is our 'go to' place for breakfast. Sometimes it can be a bit of a wait, but worth it. We decided to go for dinner for a change and I was sadly disappointed. The food was very salty, and the fries were not cooked...More

2  Thank donnagB9032OU
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have gone here on for about 2 years now and 80% of the time I have had a good meal but recently I have been finding they are using too much salt. Last time I pointed it out the cashier said there was nothing...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I ordered the Chicken Dinner which came over cooked and the coating was way too salty for my taste. Almost couldn't ear the coating. I wasn't the only one who said it was too salty and way fried too much. Lots of the other food...More

1  Thank BettyLali
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Vegetarian.....i always have the veggie pita wrap, they always make mine to order exactly how I ask. The staff is great...especially the manager, Lena....just the BEST personality around. Great atmosphere. My husband always tries something different, he loves the food.

Thank Sandra-Anthony
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends have been eyeing this diner for a while and when we finally visited I got to say it was great. We were greeted with amazing service and our waitress was so kind and helped us with what we needed. The food...More

1  Thank Foodie360180
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were seated right away, the one side of the booth's seat was dirty. I wiped it clean and sat down. Our waitress took our drink orders but did not bring all the drinks. We were looking at ordering breakfast ( it was early afternoon.)...More

1  Thank Cspl1
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12 September 2016|
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Response from 829irene | Reviewed this property |
If you are coming from Michigan via the tunnel, here are some easy directions: As you exit the tunnel on the Canadian side, turn left on Park St. and when you come to the first light, make a right hand turn. You will be on... More
19 March 2016|
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Response from amanda88878 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call ahead. Not really appropriate for a children's birthday party, however depending on how many kids will be attending? Definitely a great place to celebrate with family. Waitresses are super friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +1 519-966-5992
50's-style restaurant and ice cream parlour across the street from the Windsor Airport.
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