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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (68 reviews)
“steak” (98 reviews)
“carving station” (10 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy, rustic atmosphere. Food was just ok. The menu was not very exciting and the quality and taste of the food was ok, nothing special.

Thank MarieC1658
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went to celebrate my daughters modeling school graduation with her friend and my wife. seated quickly. ordered, but took over 30 minutes to get served our food. the restaurant was NOT busy. Other people had sat down after us and were served food before...More

Thank Walter K
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Walter, it sounds like we really dropped the ball. My apologies. We'd love to get some details from you and make amends. Is it possible that we could speak directly? If you'd message us with your phone number we'd be happy to call you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is exceptional, got in quickly and server was great prices are a bit high compared to other chains that being said the food was very goodMore

Thank Whse340
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Whse340. Just to clarify, we are not a chain restaurant. We hand cut our meat and bake desserts and bread in-house​. We go out of our way to avoid a cookie-cutter experience for our guests and as a result, might...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to dine in a relaxing, rustic atmosphere. Nice menu with something for everyone and the food was very good. There is also a very nice outdoor dining area on the porch in the front of the restaurant. Worth a visit!

Thank CandC926
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We couldn't​ agree more.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Dakota when we made a stop in Route 95 in our drive from FL to NH. Awesome pet friendly covered porch which is quite large. Our server Tom did an excellent job and Manager Michelle brought out this tasty...More

Thank sgva
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you​ for the shout out, Sgva. Well behaved dogs are welcome on our patio.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Odly enough, I ordered the fish & chips rather than a steak. The fish was perfectly fried and the batter was crispy. The chips (fries) were crispy and malt vinegar was offered (nice touch). The salad bar was well stocked and everything looked fresh. The...More

Thank ozzy6900
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I was concerned but the "not bad" title but in this case, it sounds like "not bad" is a good thing! Thank you for the review. The fish and chips are a great recipe.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I hate buffets. So when a friend of mine decided to have a birthday brunch here I was not thrilled to find out its buffet style. I stuck to what i knew would be decent. Prime rib, mashed potatos with green beans. Also had a...More

Thank Aniello1025
Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aniello1025, I'm sorry we weren't able to WOW you with our brunch. We have won Best of Ct and Best of Hartford 10 years running. We'll keep trying!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

Came for dinner while staying at a neighboring hotel. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too busy. i was quickly seated and served by an excellent waitress. The decor is really nice, and the place seemed clean and welcoming. Had a steak which...More

Thank ToSquareBob1
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Love the decor, great artifacts all around, cozy, great salad bar - though they have too small plates- makes a mess as you try & fill it😩. Husband ordered the salmon - did not like the mustard sauce at all. I ordered a baked potato...More

Thank Beverly61
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I frequently go to the Brunch Buffet which they gave Sat. and Sun. Most of the time it is with my family and other times is just the two of us. Either way it is always a good time and good food. Did I say...More

Thank Brenda K
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ava k
20 April 2018|
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Response from Glenn L | Reviewed this property |
It was not all that fresh
3 March 2017|
Response from Terri M | 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.
29 May 2016|
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Response from Terri M | 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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
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