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Dakota of Rocky Hill

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1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 257-7752
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good steaks.. pricey

Been many times. We do love the steaks. Salad bar is very good. Only thing I have never liked is their bread but the family enjoys it so I'm in the minority. Prices a bit steep in my opinion. But very nice overall

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
cpmken
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Hartford, Connecticut
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I joined 15 of my friends for brunch and was blown away how good it was. The omelet that I only anticipated half of was all gone before I knew it. The bacon was the best ever. The waffles were delicious topped with fresh or frozen strawberries. I ate until I was about to explode. Do not wait, run to... More 

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Connecticut
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107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is like another Chillies or Long Horn. For almost $10.00 we got just 4 scallops, I'm not kidding. Their plates are pricey with not much into, that the reason they look flat. I had ribs and it was just that on the plate. My friend had salmon and again the plate just had a piece of salmon. Besides... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been many times. We do love the steaks. Salad bar is very good. Only thing I have never liked is their bread but the family enjoys it so I'm in the minority. Prices a bit steep in my opinion. But very nice overall

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

Thank you for the review. Most people love our bread but we get that it is not for everyone so we do carry a regular baguette as well. Next time please ask your server for an alternative. As of the meat prices, we buy all choice beef, aged and cut in house. Unfortunately, our price continues to go up as... More 

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The restaurant is large and gets really busy especially for mothers day when my family and I went. Many options for my mother in law who eats meat and there are animal heads up on the wall. I don't care for this, and I do not eat meat but they do have a nice salad bar. I wish they where... More 

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

Thank you for your suggestions, we appreciate the feedback. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sadly, on our last visit, the same could not be said about everything. We were looking forward to seeing the renovations? We were seated on the bar side (Where we had never been before), so that was a disappointment. Not the bar side itself though. This is not a complaint at all! We were greeted by a wonderful server and... More 

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

We don't mind complete and honest. Sounds like we have a few opportunities to improve upon. In the meantime, I'm happy to hear that we handled the situation appropriately. I'm willing to bet that on your next visit the coffee and bread will be great! More 

Fairfield Co, Connecticut
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Service is really wonderful here. Food was very enjoyable from the appetizers to the mains, I had a steak, probably one of the best steaks I've had in years, cooked perfectly (I ordered it rare). Nice selection of drinks and beers, wine, etc. Prices were not over what we expected to pay. Daily specials are a great deal. The service... More 

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

We look forward to serving you again too! Thank you for the review. More 

New Britain, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I absolutely love going to this place for brunch. It never disappoints, and you get your money's worth. The omelet and waffle stations are my favorite, but they also have a hot lunch station, salad bar, fruit and dessert bar. You will not be dissappointed.

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

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. Thank you! We serve brunch both Saturday and Sunday and take reservations. More 

West Suffield, Connecticut
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131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Jordan of the wait staff was very professional. The salad bar is outstanding. The featured steaks are always A1 - on a par with Ruth Crist and Morton's. The wine list is limited but of quality selections.

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

Thank you BardW for the review. We hand cut all our steaks, which absolutely makes a difference. It's nice that you noticed. More 

Oxford
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Debbie did a great job, she constantly refilled our beverages and put extra chocolate sauce on our mud pie. Yum! We used to frequent the Milford location and we were sorry that it closed. The bread seemed to have a tad too much molasses in it today but otherwise everything was very good. Amazing salad bar!

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

klscaz, we are glad you joined us. At one time there were several other Dakota Restaurants but as you mention, we are the original and the one only one still around. The salad bar is available for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches, it's a huge hit. More 

Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We love brunches.....especially buffet brunches.....and someone had told us about Dakota Steakhouse's award-winning weekend brunch buffet! We got a group of 14 friends together and made a trip out to Rocky Hill to see what the great reviews were about. Wow - so glad we paid them a visit! The decor is kind of a mix between Western and Wilderness.....beautifully... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. Your kind words are appreciated. Dakota has been voted Best Brunch in Best of Hartford Magazine for years. As you also mention, Saturdays due tend to be less busy than Sundays. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Rocky Hill
  • Phone Number: (860) 257-7752

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?