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Hot Rocks Creative Diner

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Pizza, International, European
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    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
Hot Rocks returns to former glory!

Used to eat here frequently. Had some staffing problems when their chef started to work at their sister location Brock House, but had heard things had turned around and decided to gave it another try. Happily Reesa is still there, and running things to the same high standard. Had a good meal, good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
PeterandAlexandra
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Whitby, Canada
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Whitby, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Used to eat here frequently. Had some staffing problems when their chef started to work at their sister location Brock House, but had heard things had turned around and decided to gave it another try. Happily Reesa is still there, and running things to the same high standard. Had a good meal, good service, and will enjoy eating here once... More 

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Toronto, ON
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ate here twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. Dinner visit I built my own pizza, red sauce, hot peppers and a couple other toppings. It was excellent, and I really liked their Caesar salad too, with some corn kernels in there. Lunch visit, I ordered a Hawaiian pizza, and it was decent but not as good as the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

People usually either love or hate this restaurant, however, my opinion falls somewhere in-between. Have been there on several occasions as a group. The restaurant is very cramped, being long and narrow. The prices are rather on the high side for pizza and I must admit, I have had better pizza elsewhere. In summary I would say this restaurant is... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Have dined here many times as it never fails to satisfy. Menu and service are great. Certainly one of the best places in the area. Wood fire pizzas are excellent offering a design your own. The rest of the menu is great and the kitchen is happy to oblige small menu changes. Great atmosphere with the wood fire oven. Definitely... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I went with a friend and we chose to eat lunch outside and enjoy the sunshine. We were promptly asked if we would care for a beverage and the server knew all about the craft beers. She was pleasant and quick to attend to our needs. We both got the special- pizza with salad. The pizza has a thin wood-fired... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The main attraction of Hot Rocks was the pizza. You used to be able to get any type of pizza you want, but now with the new menu, you have to choose only the pizzas they list - no exceptions. And the cocktails are horrible. I kept sending them back because they tasted like my alcohol experiments when I was... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I love hot rocks! The food is always delicious, I have been coming to this place for years and have never been disappointed. The prices are very reasonable. I love the wood burning pizza oven! The atmosphere is cozy and clean and service is always friendly.

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Oshawa, Canada
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Their old menu was better then their current menu in my opinion, but the pizza is still good. Never been disappointed. The price can seem high, but the food is always fresh and ingredients. This is our go to place when we have something to celebrate. Service is friendly. The dessert menu changes regularly and there is always something really... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 100
  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, European
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?