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Dakota of Rocky Hill

1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301
+1 860-257-7752
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (73 reviews)
“steak” (100 reviews)
“prime rib” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

THe atmosphere is incredible. From the fires in each room, to the decor,to the fresh salad/soup bar. The food was great and the staff welcoming and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ReGina G
DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Regina. We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't live near Dakota restaurant anymore, but when I'm in the area and the family is hungry we stop there for dinner. I love the salad bar. The only drawback is the slow eaters in line trying to choose toppings for their salad. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank john12774
David_Sweetwaters, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

If slow eaters in line is the worst problem- we'll take it! Thank you for your kind words and the 4-star rating. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

food was very good service very friendly salad bar just so so big restaurant atmosphere little pricey

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alan g
DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love the title you choose for this post and couldn't​ agree more. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dakota is a great place for a steak or chicken dinner they have a fabulous salad as well in the food is always well-prepared and reasonably priced decor is wide open ranch style

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John G
DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, exactly what you said! Thank you.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Had dinner at Dakota and were pleasantly surprised. While the service was average. Our server was training a new employee which was fine with us, but our server was so not friendly, monotone and lacked any enthusiasm which was disappointing. The food did not disappoint....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank beetrvln
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Our server Amanda over in the bar area was absolutely amazing all night long. She was attentive and took care of a dish that was not really hot in the matter of minutes. She is very good at what she does. The food was average...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave A
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your business! We're glad we lived up to your expectations.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I met a friend for lunch here as it was a good in between location for both of us and am I glad we selected Dakota! Our server couldn't be nicer and the food was great. I had the crab cake sandwich and my friend...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the thorough review, New England Traveler. Our salad bar never seems to disappoint! We are so glad you stopped by and we look forward to serving you again.

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

They have a fantastic bunch on Saturday and Sunday. Food is delicious and the variety is excellent. Mother's day, father's day, birthday or just don't feel like cooking, Dakota's is a wonderful dining experience.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jon S
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you so much, you really have left us nothing more to add except that reservations are recommended, especially on Sundays and holidays. Holiday brunch reservations can only be done via phone. Saturday and Sunday brunch can normally be reserved through our website or via...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I went after work on a Friday and was seated right away. I had the Dakota Trio, an appetizer, and it was a nice portion. Teriyaki steak (cubes), mesquite chicken, & Gulf shrimp. It comes with two sauces. I added the salad bar & it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dorisd291
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review, Doris!

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I would suggest making reservations on the weekends or the wait could be long. The Sunday brunch is delicious and plentiful! The variety is great and everything is very nicely presented. Even the kids loved it!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank icurokruok2
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Yes, reservations are helpful, especially on Sundays. Saturday brunch is usually not as busy. Thank you for the review!

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avak4
20 April 2018|
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Response from Glenn L | Reviewed this property |
It was not all that fresh
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randallmantilia
3 March 2017|
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Response from DavidMelincoff | Property representative |
Hi, we built the restaurant back in 2001, prior to that, there was a hotel in that spot. You may be thinking of the J Copperfield's which was in the location that is now On The Border.
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BandCSwans
29 May 2016|
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Response from DavidMelincoff | Property representative |
Yes, we can accommodate groups up to 75. Our party packages are available on our website or you can call the restaurant and ask for Cathy Harris.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 860-257-7752
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Dakota Restaurant in Rocky Hill. Take a step into an era of rich traditions with an intriguing mix of history — Adirondack mountain lodge, the Old West, the Rockies, and the Great Plains. Our reputation is built on quality, consistency, service, and value. Our steaks are served juicy, hot and sizzling; the fish and seafood are ocean fresh; the extensive salad bar features locally grown produce; the Swedish homemade bread is hearty, and the mud pie is irresistible. Whether you’re looking to come in for a casual lunch or dinner, our award-winning​ Saturday and Sunday Brunch, to watch a game in our tavern, or host a special event in one of our private dining rooms, we’ve got you covered.
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