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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 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
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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Rhodes, Greece
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Danbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went back on a Sunday (of course) for the buffet. Told it would be 20-30 minute wait (very busy). It was about 8. Everything was great. Lasagna w/meat was excellent. Roast beef was rare and good. Tried the Aus jus and was very good. Bacon was cooked perfectly. Sausage, eggs, desserts all excellent. Home fries are good. Wait staff was... More

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

Thank you again Levi! More

Suffield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The salad plates are the size of a large butter dish. Really didn't want to have to go up there twice. Food was very good.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

By now, you know this is my favorite restaurant. And I have been in enough and worked in enough to expect a little backslide (sometimes) on holidays. I take all this into account when i do this review. But speaking only for myself, every review I do., I do as I've never been there (anywhere) before. Because, your first time... More

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

Hi Levi, thank you for your thorough review. Agreed that there were times when the ebb and flow of guests at the buffet lines might have strained the system, so we do appreciate your objectiveness. More importantly, we appreciate you as a regular guest. Many thanks. Please make sure you introduce yourself to one of our managers on your next... More

Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A very super salad bar buffet. You can forget about the steak and fill up on salad. Every thing you could want is available here.

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

You could forget the steak and fill up on the salad bar but you would be missing out on an excellent hand-cut, char-grilled piece of meat! We think they go great together. More

Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to delver a great guest experience and it is always appreciated when it is noticed! More

CT
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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