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Red Rock Tavern

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369 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1414
+1 860-246-4527
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West Hartford, CT
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find. This unpretentious bar is a block or so from the State Capitol. Real friendly place. Easy on street parking. The beer was cold and the staff was warm. Great service and very good bar food and appetizers. Popcorn shrimp were excellent as was the chili cheese French fries. They had a DJ playing great music. Nice... More 

Thank Richard J
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was great here, and mostly a good value. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen the night we visited - but there was a small group playing pool, one other couple who wasn't ordering food, and the 4 of us. We ordered food and it took almost 45 minutes to get to us - no lie.

Thank Lauren T
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Red Rock is a good local spot to hang out and connect with the locals. The outside patio in the summer is a big hit. The drinks are priced perfect. Red Rock offers Sunday Brunch a variety of fun activities such as pool tables, darts and live music and DJ. The lunch menu and appetizers are great!

Thank Nilda F
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went in a Friday after a legislative session. There were lobbyists, office parties, and a warm buzz about the place. Nice racial mix that's rare in the USA. I'd go back for that but the food and drink were great too.

Thank John B
Poulsbo, Washington
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were just passing through Hartford but wanted lunch somewhere near the capitol. We had a great lunch at the Red Rock enjoying the atmosphere and especially the bartender and wait staff who were very pleasant and shared some local history.

Thank McSix
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I love the fun salads at Red Rock... They come in what looks like a giant taco bowl/shell and they're so yummy! A family owned place with great customer service. They make you feel apart of theirs :)

Thank Chelsey M
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I recently went to the Red Rock Tavern for a retirement party on a Friday night and the woman bartender was extremely rude and borderline harassing. I asked a question about the parking when I first arrived to make sure where I parked was okay and barely received a response from the bartender. Then when she asked what I wanted... More 

1 Thank HK1024
Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Red Rock is a fun, casual restaurant / bar. This is a great, affordable place to grab a bite to eat or a drink after work. There is ample seating both indoor and out. The staff is friendly and provide quick service. There is live music some nights.

Thank Nancy S
Northampton Ma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

What can you say about a place where the owner cooks your meals and then checks to see if your satisfied? This is an old time family run tavern where customers run from the rang of locals, politicals, insurance co folks, state workers n more. The weekends have good quality music available in a place staffed by mostly family and... More 

1 Thank Ptuck1
United States
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Perhaps I'm dating myself by comparing this to a 1980s TV show but the Red Rock Tavern is truly the place where everybody knows your name. I love this bar, nestled a block away from the Capitol in the Frog Hollow neighborhood. The staff is as friendly as you will find - the owner, Don, knows that customer service and... More 

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  • Address: 369 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1414
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-246-4527

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