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Dakota of Rocky Hill

1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301
860-257-7752
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Ranked #8 of 64 restaurants in Rocky Hill
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Our favorite local restaurant. Great for celebrations at dinner, casual lunches, and the the Sunday brunch buffet offers almost any thing one could want. The wonderful decor; charming paintings of mischievous bears, Interesting Native American artifacts, framed sorts magazine covers and posters and rustic architecture and always courteous, friendly service makes us want to return at every opportunity. . Great... More

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CT
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

For the past 30 years this has been one of our favorite restaurants. Tonight, our waiter took our order and we went to the salad bar. Two minutes after we sat down to eat the salad, the dinners arrived. The person who delivered the food, when seeing we just started on the salad, said I guess the kitchen was fast... More

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Sorry is clearly not good enough. Not sure why there was such a breakdown in communication but if you would please contact the restaurant directly (ask for Joy or Jason) we would be more than happy to make amends. 860-257-7752 More

Waterbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. The atmosphere is very cozy. They had two fireplaces going. The staff was very friendly. Our server Mike was very attentive a true professional. We both had the top sirloin which was very tender and tasty. The salad bar was very old school. We enjoyed our lunch.

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Nothing wrong with old school as long as it is fresh, plentiful and healthy! Thank you for the review FoodCritic5 More

Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

When celebrating a birthday this is where we like to go. Great food and service but make sure you make a reservation. People love this place so it gets busy quickly.

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for the shout out! More

Middletown, Connecticut
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

When I hear Dakota's, I think of a certain clientele and now I know I'm right. I'm sorry but this is a place you come with a big family on a budget and not the place for any real foodies. I eat steaks at very nice restaurants and was hesitant to order a steak here so I decided to go... More

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Hi jrtfoodie, I’m not sure what to say in response to your experience other than I’m sorry you feel that way. Your review fell directly above the one entitled “Kobe Beef is as good as you’ve heard.” We buy all choice beef, age for 6 weeks and cut all steaks in house and grind our meat fresh daily for our... More

Danbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Had the bacon cheeseburger. Absolutely, it is delicious. My only complaint was that it was ordered Medium and was cooked between Medium Well and Well. Despite this, it was by far the best burger of my life. Lunch of a lifetime. I will have to try a steak next time .

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

That sounds like a great combination Levi. And, if we ever cook your meal to a temperature that doesn't work for you, just say the word and we will replace it. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. More

New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is good and prices reasonable. Burgers are excellent and the salad bar offers variety of items.

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PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have been here for dinner twice so far. The first time I thought my food was good but nothing I could not get anywhere else. We decided to go back because we had a red envelope that could only be opened in January. We sit down order our food for the 3 for 35 menu well tell our waitress... More

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Sweetpoison76, that was clearly not handled well. Can we make amends? If you would be so kind as to call the restaurant (860-257-7752) and ask for Jason or Joy we would be more than happy to rectify that situation. My apologies. More

Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Once upon a time there was a Dakota steak house in the town next to ours and after several visits we were convinced that they served a poor selection of quality meat. That restaurant closed down several years ago. Two months ago when my company decided to have our holiday party at Dakota Steak House I objected but to no... More

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Rohrshack. As you mention, there were quite a few Dakotas at one time but we, the owners of Dakota of Rocky Hill, had not been involved in their operation for over 8 years. (Which is why we call ourselves Dakota of Rocky Hill, those restaurants went be the name of just "Dakota") As you can see,... More

Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went for a business lunch and ordered the chicken gorgonzola salad. The large plate of leafy greens was drowned in the balsamic dressing and the overcooked, dried out chicken breast was dumped on top. It was not seasoned in any way and was so rubbery I couldn't cut through it. The wait staff did not ask how my meal was,... More

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Terri M, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this review

Dear PDK5, I am truly sorry to hear about your experience at Dakota. As you can tell by our other reviews, we take a great deal of pride in the food, service and atmosphere that we provide and in the majority of cases, I feel like we deliver what we promise. In your case we clearly missed the mark. I... More

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