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Hot Rocks Creative Diner

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728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
(905) 668-8600
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Food, Nice Ambience

A friend took me for dinner here, and it was lovely. A Monday night, so fairly quiet and the service was excellent without being intrusive. You can smell the wood burning oven for the pizzas when you come in, makes it feel cozy. Had the hot rocks shrimp for a starter, really good. We both had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Susan S
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This restaurant has consistently been the best restaurant in Whitby for the past 10 years. The food and service is exceptional. They do have a limited wine list but have enough of a selection to cater to any taste. What began as a stone oven pizza restaurant has developed into an eclectic eatery with knowledgeable staff. It is well worth... More 

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Oshawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hot Rocks used to be our favourite restaurant. It was the one we go to with friends, the one we would recommend to out of town visitors but no more. I'm not sure when the menu changed- its been at least a year or more I would say but that's when we noticed the decline in the quality of food.... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Hot Rocks has a nice ambiance, and a comfortable atmosphere. I ordered the rib-eye steak blue rare. Stressed 3 times, as rare as they could do it. The quality of the meat was good so it took the over grilling but it was served medium. Yes they did offer to re-do it, but then one would have to wait while... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I go to hot rocks from time to time because we absolutely love their pizza. We also go every Valentine's day. On our last visit however, and a few times before that we've noticed the service is truly terrible. We were not greeted at the door, we had to wait several minutes at the door before even... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

A friend took me for dinner here, and it was lovely. A Monday night, so fairly quiet and the service was excellent without being intrusive. You can smell the wood burning oven for the pizzas when you come in, makes it feel cozy. Had the hot rocks shrimp for a starter, really good. We both had the pizza and it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This has been a favourite for many years but lately I am finding myself bored with the menu. It really does not appeal to me anymore. We have great waitresses like Resa but then there are the new ones that have attitude. I need a break from this place.

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Brooklin, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Terrific food. Great service. Good atmosphere. The menu changes up from time to time so you are never bored ... Good wines reasonably priced. This is one of those places you have to know where it is to get there ... Worth it!

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Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed the Macedonian salad and mvp pizza! Service was great and price was reasonable! We'll definitely be back!

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Toronto
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I could smell the wood smoke oven as we approached the restaurant. Is there anything better on a cold day? So I was really excited to have a wood-fired pizza. We were a party of 11 and we meet monthly for a family lunch. I have to say despite the great reviews I was disappointed in my pizza. There wasn't... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our favorite places to go in Whitby. A calamari, a house salad and Cajun chicken pizza is what we have ordered every time we visit. It is the best food east of Toronto.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: (905) 668-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Continental
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?