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Route 42

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American, Diner, Canadian
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2825 County Road 42, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6J3, Canada
+1 519-966-5992
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had brunch at Route 42 last weekend. We had to wait a few minutes for a table, but it was worth it. The service was excellent. The food was great and reasonably priced. And the decor is fantastic. And we recommend the donuts, too.

Thank Susan Joyce C
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food ...great service...but Sundays breakfast packed all the time...hard to get parking space so go early before church let's out...varied menu....lots of choices and ice-cream parlr-take out attached..o 50's tunes playing over intercom......

Thank suz2zigzag7
Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I checked the menu online all I saw was a breakfast menu, which they do serve all day so that's pretty awesome, but I wanted dinner so when I found out they had dinner/lunch menu I went and tried it out and was not disappointed! I had the meatball sub sandwich with the cheese/bacon/ranch fries which sounded a bit... More 

Thank Sherry C
Leamington, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment is reminiscent of the 50's in it's decor, the music being played, the attire of the staff and the food. You won't be dieting here but it's SO YUMMY. Just love coming here! We've visited on a few occasions, always on a weekend and it's been busy with couples, families and wide variety of age groups.

Thank HonestyOpin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I would give this 10/10 for value for food. such good value and great choice options but for us the service was so bad, forget to give us knives and forks, didnt offer the water that everyone else got, never asked if the food was ok. I had to find. a waitress twice for the knives and forks and to... More 

Thank indyIndy
Windsor, Canada
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

12-Feb-2017 Although this was not our first visit, it is the first time I have rate this popular diner located just across from Windsor Regional Airport ( 2825 Country Road 42). If you are looking for a place for breakfast, lunch, or diner with a touch of nostalgia for the 50s/60s then I would suggest the Route 42 Diner &... More 

Thank TeKr0515
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The experience was amazing the minute we walked through the door. We were greeted immediately and offered drinks the moment we sat down. It was the first time being here for both us! The options of food are diverse and fun! The atmosphere is truly a 50s diner! Our eyes were kept busy as we waited for our food with... More 

Thank ChristinaWilson77
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great location, lots of vareity on the menu. The service was fast and friendly. It was busy when we went in but it didn't take long to be seated. Looked like a popular local place.

Thank 292normag
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We have been there twice once for lunch and now for breakfast it was very good but the wait was about 15 to 20 minutes long . This has music and movies playing all the time I did find the wait staff freindly and very helpful not just with the menu but other thing to do and see in Windsor... More 

Thank Kelly P
Windsor, Canada
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179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tried Route 42 for the first time and was not disappointed. Nicely decorated 50's-style diner near the airport. Reasonable prices, good menu choices, and excellent home style food. Good service as well. Will be back!

Thank drummerhill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?