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Dakota of Rocky Hill

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1489 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1301+1 860-257-7752WebsiteMenu
Open now09:00 AM - 2:00 PM4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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STARTERS- DINNER‎‎
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Mesquite-grilled scallops wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, served with Vermont maple mustard dipping sauce
$12.95
Blue Chips
Housemade potato chips tossed with Gorgonzola cheese, applewood smoked bacon, green onions and horseradish sour cream
$9.95
Fried Calamari
Crispy fried calamari, cherry peppers, housemade marinara sauce, balsamic drizzle
$10.95
Dakota Trio
Mesquite-grilled chicken, teriyaki beef, jumbo gulf shrimp, served with chipotle aioli and horseradish cream sauce
$10.95
Buffalo Wings
Crispy chicken wings, housemade buffalo sauce, celery sticks, carrots and blue cheese dressing
$10.95
Bison Chili Nachos
Housemade chips, Cabot pepper jack cheese, diced tomato, pickled jalapeno peppers, topped with housemade bison & beef chili
$10.95
Maryland Style Crab Cake
Lump crab meat, scallion, red onion, celery, panko and old bay seasonings, pan seared and served with ai cucumber salad, chipotle aioli
$9.95
SOUPS & SALADS‎‎
South Dakota Chili
Western bison, Angus beef, slow cooked beans
$5.95
Clam Chowder
New‎‎ England style, served with oyster crackers.
$6.50
Salad Bar
Our‎‎ award-winning, farm-fresh salad bar with seasonally grown produce, marinated salads and an assortment of toppings
$11.95
Soup & Salad Bar
Our farm fresh salad bar and a bowl of soup.
$13.95
Soup & Salad Bar
Our farm-fresh salad bar and a bowl of soup
$14.95
Our dinners come with our signature fresh-baked, whole-grain bison bread and a choice of two sides:
Farm-Fresh Salad Bar or Bowl of Soup, Baked Potato, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Whipped Sweet Potato, Dakota Rice, Housemade Coleslaw, Hand-Cut French Fries
Substitute Sweet Potato Fries 2.50
SIGNATURE STEAKS‎‎
Our western grain-fed choice beef is aged and hand-cut in house.
Steak entrées come with our signature fresh-baked, whole grain bison bread and a choice of two sides.
Add Sautéed Onions,  Sautéed Mushrooms or Housemade Gorgonzola Boursin Cheese  2.95
Filet Mignon
Our‎‎ most tender and juicy thick cut steak served with housemade béarnaise compound butter   9 oz
$30.95
Top Sirloin
Aged hand-cut sirloin steak grilled to your liking
10 Oz $23.95
Teriyaki Style $24.50
8 Oz $22.95
Teriyaki StyleTeriyaki Style $23.50
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib (While It Lasts!)
Seasoned, slow-roasted and served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce
Regular Cut 16 oz $30.95
Dakota Cut 23 oz $33.95
New York Strip
Char-grilled center cut strip steak, rich in flavor   12 oz
$27.95
WOOD-FIRED STEAKS, SEAFOOD & CHICKEN‎‎
Entrées come with our signature fresh-baked, whole grain bison bread and a choice of two sides.
Mixed Grill
Delightful combination of mesquite-grilled chicken, jumbo gulf shrimp and our top sirloin
$25.95
Atlantic Salmon
Mesquite-grilled salmon drizzled with brown sugar soy glaze
$19.95
Chicken & Shrimp
Seasoned, mesquite-grilled chicken breast paired with garlic and herb marinated jumbo gulf shrimp, served with chipotle aioli
$21.95
Fresh Rainbow Trout
Mesquite-grilled rainbow trout brushed with lemon butter
$18.95
Wood-Fired Shrimp
Jumbo gulf shrimp marinated in garlic and herbs, mesquite-grilled, served with chipotle aioli
$20.95
Barbecued Ribs
Full rack of baby-back ribs, mesquite-grilled & glazed with tangy barbecue sauce
$23.95
Ribeye
Hand-cut‎‎ mesquite-grilled boneless Ribeye steak
Regular Cut 12 oz $26.95
Cowboy Cut 18 oz $30.95
TAVERN FARE‎‎
Served with our signature fresh-baked, whole grain Bison bread and one side: Baked Potato, Dakota Rice, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Whipped Sweet Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Housemade Coleslaw or Hand-Cut French Fries  Add Salad Bar or Soup 4.95  •  Substitute Sweet Potato Fries 2.50
Mesquite-Grilled Chicken
A pair of  boneless chicken breasts, wood-fired and marinated in our special seasoning
$16.95
Teriyaki Style $19.50
Ten Penny Ale Fish and Chips
Fresh Atlantic haddock in our housemade beer batter. Served with hand-cut French Fries and lemon caper tartar sauce.
$16.95
Lemon Crusted Atlantic Cod
Fresh Atlantic cod topped with lemon herb panko bread crumbs baked Golden brown
$17.95
Broiled Sea Scallops
Fresh sea scallops broiled to perfection and gently tossed with our scampi butter
$20.95
Broiled Scallops & Top Sirloin
Fresh sea scallops broiled to perfection, gently tossed with our scampi butter, paired with our top sirloin
$22.95
Tavern Steak
Aged hand-cut sirloin steak grilled to your liking 8 oz 18.95 Teriyaki Style 19.50
BURGERS & SANDWICHES‎‎
Dakota proudly serves half pound 100% Angus beef burgers.
Served on a Kaiser roll, with a choice of our Hand-Cut French Fries or Housemade ColeslawAdd Salad Bar or Soup 4.95  •  Substitute Sweet Potato Fries 2.50
Naked
As a jay bird
Angus Beef $9.95
Bison $12.95
All American
American cheese and applewood smoked bacon
Angus Beef $11.95
Bison $14.95
Red Rocks
Barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon    
Angus Beef $12.95
Bison $15.95
Blues Brothers
Housemade‎‎ Gorgonzola Boursin cheese, applewood smoked bacon
Angus Beef $12.95
Bison $15.95
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow cooked pork, barbecue sauce, Cabot pepper jack cheese, served on a toasted brioche roll
$10.95
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Mesquite grilled chicken breast tossed in house-made bu alo sauce, mesclun greens, tomato and blue cheese dressing served on a toasted Kaiser roll
$10.95
FOR THE KIDS‎‎
Includes choice of one side: Hand-Cut French Fries, Baked Potato, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Dakota Rice, Whipped Sweet Potato Housemade Coleslaw or Seasonal Vegetables.  Add Salad Bar or Soup   3.95
All kid’s entrees include a beverage.
Jr. Top Sirloin
$10.95
Cheeseburger
$7.95
Chicken Fingers
$6.95
Grilled Cheese
$5.95
Kraft® Mac & Cheese
$5.95
Grilled Chicken
$6.95
Kid's Desserts
Your choice ice cream, ice cream sundae or root beer float
$1.95
For children ages ten and under, please
DESSERTS‎‎
Our Famous Homemade Mud Pie
Signature house dessert since 1963. Coffee ice cream on an Oreo crust,    topped with chocolate fudge, mocha cream, and slivered almonds
$6.95
Maple Crème Brulee
Creamy housemade custard, Vermont maple syrup, with caramelized organic sugar crust
$6.50
Molten Chocolate Cake
Indulge in moist chocolate cake with a melted chocolate center, served with Ben and Jerry’s vanilla ice cream
$6.95
Brownie Sundae
A rich chocolate brownie smothered in hot fudge and caramel, cooled by two scoops of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
$5.95
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Two generous scoops of everyone’s favorite ice cream!
$4.95
Lodge-Style New York Cheesecake
Rich New York style cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, topped with strawberries
$6.95
Apple Crisp
Fresh apples with streusel crumb topping, served warm with Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream
$6.95
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

We both had the clam chowder (excellent-great taste good portion). My wife had fish and chips, large portion and great taste. I had the rainbow trout and garlic mashed potatoes and buffalo bread. Excellent! Apple crisp like home made. Moderate price with great atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

We went as a family for dinner since we've been several times for brunch, thought we'd try dinner. Dakota's did not disappoint! Great food, well prepared, and priced appropriately. Brunch is still king though!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

This has to be one of the best steaks I've ever had at an event. The meat was tender and flavorful, and the sauce added a nice tang. Mashed potatoes were also good, and the salad bar was fresh with good variety. Somehow, they managed...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

Excellent to hear, Tom. Thank you for the thorough review.

Reviewed January 1, 2020

I eat occasionally here,but the last meal I had was the best of the year. The Prime Rib was succulent and the Sweet Potato fries are my new favorite.

Date of visit: December 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2020

I am willing to bet we can stay "best of the year" even if you come back on 12/31! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed December 14, 2019

We chose this restaurant because years ago when we lived in the area, it was top notch. This visit was so disappointing. Our first clue was that the restaurant was pretty much empty on a Saturday evening!!! In the past, we waited two hours to...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2019

Colleen, I'm baffled by your review. Dakota is as busy now as it ever has been. As a recipient of the Best of Ct, Best of Hartford and Trip Advisor Award of Excellence I assure you we are going better, not older. In saying that,...More

Reviewed November 20, 2019

Dakota of Rocky Hill exceeded most of our expectations, we arrived around 11:40 for a Saturday lunch, knowing that they had a great salad bar but not realizing the brunch was on Saturday and Sunday. We were seated right away and the waiter explained what...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2019

We love it when we pleasantly surprise people! Thank you for sharing your thorough review. We also appreciate the mention of the service. Guest reviews are a great learning opportunity for our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

We had been avid customers of the Avon CT location. We get to the Rocky Hill location maybe twice/yr. I have noticed a steady decline in both customer service and food quality. Don't get me wrong, the steaks are OK, but just OK, not great...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2019

MMouse, we appreciate the review and without sounding defensive would like to say that we are buying the same beef we always have, the salad bar has the same amount of offerings since we've opened (and the same quality), the dessert menu hasn't changed and...More

Reviewed October 24, 2019

Our company decided to do a group function activity and selected this place for a mystery dinner. We all had so much fun and the dinner was amazing! we had several selections for entrée - I decided on the sirloin steak and it was superb,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

Excellent! We are so glad your group enjoyed themselves. The murder mystery dinners, offered monthly, are a great way to experience the restaurant. Your choices of steak and salad bar are perenially favorites. Please try us again for dinner, lunch or brunch- you won't be...More

Reviewed October 13, 2019

Friends and I celebrated my birthday with brunch at Dakota. Their first time my repeat experience. As always the service was great, the food terrific and the options for food and dessert was wonderful. Kudos to this restaurant for having such a enjoyable Sunday respite...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2019

We love the fact that our guests continue to come back to Dakota to celebrate all of life's happenings. Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review.

Reviewed October 4, 2019

This was my first visit due to the others in our party raving about Dakotas, and will definitely return. We went for Sunday brunch with another couple. The offerings were through the roof! Even though it is mostly self serve Tevinn took excellent care of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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DavidMelincoff, Owner at Dakota of Rocky Hill, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

LorettaP, thank you for an exceedingly thorough review. We couldn't have done a better job ourselves. We look forward​ to serving you again soon.

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Ava k
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Glenn L | Reviewed this property |
It was not all that fresh
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randallmantilia
March 3, 2017|
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Response from DavidMelincoff | Property representative |
Hi, we built the restaurant back in 2001, prior to that, there was a hotel in that spot. You may be thinking of the J Copperfield's which was in the location that is now On The Border.
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BandCSwans
May 29, 2016|
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Response from DavidMelincoff | Property representative |
Yes, we can accommodate groups up to 75. Our party packages are available on our website or you can call the restaurant and ask for Cathy Harris.
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