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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Spectacular food, horrible service.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
rebeccabutt
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
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38 reviews 38 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
Senior Contributor
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Whitby, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Better half and i come here every so often to enjoy a pizza together. Pizza is wood fire cooked has a thin crust and a very fair amount of toppings!

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Whitby, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Had the MVP pizza and loved it. Thin crust pizza, cooked in a wood fired oven = yummy. Price was reasonable and loved the fact that kids meals are miniature versions of adult meals, and only cost $5. Service was excellent, better than some high end restaurants. Very attentive staff, but not obtrusive.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants in Whitby. The food was always top-notch and 'creative' just like the name. But what was once a 'creative' diner is now 'vegetative' with its fare now falling well below par. The pizza just does not taste like it used to. The half roasted chicken was not crispy, well seasoned or... 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 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: European, Pizza, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?