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Hot Rocks Creative Diner

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728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
(905) 668-8600
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently went out for dinner at Hot Rocks with my aunt on her recommendation. The restaurant was quiet on the night we were there and our server was friendly and attentive. The menu has quite a few "comfort food" items on it and specializes in meat and seafood. I was disappointed at the lack of vegetarian... More 

Thank theRoamingMurphys
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So far I've only had salads here and they have all been absolutely delicious. But I've side eyed the pizza at the table next to me and by the look, smell and the customers' reaction they have to be next on my list. The service is professional but in a casual and very friendly way. They make you feel like... More 

Thank Zephyr5154
Brooklin, Canada
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a change we decided to have our Friday evening dinner here. We were seated immediately (without a reservation). The menu has some creative items. We shared the Focaccia to start. I had the Macedonian salad with chicken. It was delicious. My wife had the short ribs pizza, equally good. The staff were friendly and attentive. We will return.

Thank Easyville
Whitby, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Visited with a group of friends and enjoyed a delicious lunch and a pleasant time. The second visit was with a couple we have known for over 40 years and we enjoyed a very fun lunch together - good food and good memories as our children grew up as good friends. Recommended for good service and food at a reasonable... More 

Thank AllenDB
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

All six of us enjoyed our dinners very much. Our waitress was outstanding. The mood in the restaurant was lively. Couldn't ask for more.

Thank Lizabeth55
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Well, my girlfriend took me out for dinner for my birthday and I suggested Hot Rocks in Whitby. I had eaten there twice before and it was very good. I ordered the Lamb which was outstanding, delicious. Unfortunately my friend ordered the steak and it was awful...smothered in heavy sauce and very thin for a strip sirloin. Needless to say... More 

Thank SylviaToronto
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My first experience at Hot Rocks was just over a year ago and it hasn't failed once! It is an absolutely delicious restaurant and in my opinion, a staple of Whitby. I have had everything from the calamari, to the orzo to my own pizza concoction and everything has been very fantastic. The service is great and the wait staff... More 

Thank vanessaannalise
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Waitress mentioned the Lunch specials, and came back once we were ready . Lunch there often with Girlfriends, we are never feeling rushed out of our seat...

Thank Lois W
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This place is a gem! Food is amazing, staff pleasant and the ambiance is perfect. I had the chicken roulade, delicious! My husband had the pizza and raved about it. I would highly recommend trying out this spot. As a side bar, we did the Shrimp Hot Rock... It tastes great, just not sure it was worth the price for... More 

Thank L A
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in Whitby. Food is really good. I especially love the Cajon pizza. Really good flavours in the food. Staff is friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Peter P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: (905) 668-8600

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