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Dakota of Rocky Hill

1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 257-7752
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Ranked #8 of 67 Restaurants in Rocky Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
Boynton Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited Dakota late one night (around 9:30pm) on a Friday. It was empty. It looked like they were preparing to close. My server took a drink order and seemed to take a little longer than I would expect, considering the place was empty. As I was getting up to leave, she finally arrived with my beverage. I ordered a... More

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Plainville, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nothing spectacular, pretty much a chain steak house. We had ordered four dinners, three of them where ok and one of them was well well done. We have been to a lot of steak houses and when my wife asks for a medium well, the cooks normally get it right with a nice juicy medium well done steak. This steak... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just a pair of Seniors out for Friday lunch at a spectacular venue. It is just a WOW place! But then we became a little dubious since we were the ONLY customers. Unfortunately the wonderful decor/architecture/historical displays/ atmosphere were the only positives. The steak and mashed potatoes were a shocking presentation: my husband received a small oval platter HALF EMPTY.... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Neither particularly good nor bad. It is just another chain eatery. Some interesting menu choices. Food was good, service reasonable. A bit pricey fro chain food, but whatever. Only real complaint. Lord was it dark in there. I was not sure if I was cutting the steak or cutting of body parts in the dark.

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

Hi Al, thank you taking the time to share your experience. Just to set the record straight, Dakota is not a chain. There is only one and we are independently owned. As an independent restaurant we cut all steaks on premise, make our own bread and all of our desserts. Not sure what gave you that chain feel but we... More

Berlin, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I attended a nice luncheon here at Dakota Steakhouse. Our group if about 20 were seated in our own room, with a very attentive waitstaff. I enjoyed the turkey wrap with cranberry mayo, very tasted. It was served with a bowl of cole slaw. The service, food were very good and the price was reasonable. Some of the other meals... More

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

Thank you for the review Bill. As you may have noticed, we have several dining rooms to choose from so group functions tend to work out very well. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a GREAT meal and service, went two nights in a row. Great price too. This place has awesome decor.

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

Thank you for the review and we have passed on your kudos to Cristina as well! More

Rhodes, Greece
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My friend and I went for lunch and decided on the soup and salad bar. This was in the post-lunch-rush time frame, so there weren't that many people there. Service was mediocre at best. The clam chowder was very good, but the bread was very dry as if it had been laying around a while. The salad bar at $8.95... More

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

Hi CT Jodi, it sounds as if we may have a bad moment. I assure you that your experience is not the norm. If you would like to introduce yourself to one of the managers on your next visit we would happily make amends. More

Connecticut
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our waitress was Sandra. She was very attentive. I had the strip steak done perfectly. My husband loves the scallops. The salad bar was filled with fresh vegetables.And the clam chowder was to die for. It was a great experience.

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

Arabadyke, thanks for the hats off. We'll be sure to give your kudos to Sandra as well. More

Liverpool, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Recently ate at Dakota and was extremely pleased. The restaurant has a rustic atmosphere with log cabin appearance and a stuffed bison and bear. Waiter was a little disappointing, he was very attentive but lacked any warmth or pleasantry's. Had a steak cooked to perfection with broccoli on the side. Fantastic warm rustic bread with a hint of molasses. Would... More

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

Thank you for taking the time review us Jbor. We do share all of these comments with our staff as well so we appreciate the honest appraisal of service. It's the little things that make or break the dining experience and hearing that from our guests is the best way to hit home with our staff. Much thanks for choosing... More

Tyumen, Russia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Unique place. The best steaks I have ever had. Amazing interior. Friendly, helpful staff. Delicious wine. AND you may smoke at the outside terrace. Unbelievable low prices.

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

Thank you Shiskin, we do feel like we have great food at a great price AND it's always nice to be noticed. Thank you for the shout out. More

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