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Rock Garden Cafe

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459 Main St, Watertown, CT 06795-2628
+1 860-361-9800
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Watertown, Connecticut
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been hear right after it opened - many years ago. Wasn't wowed by it. A friend was playing music there so we stopped in for dinner and drinks. Had a great meal, good drinks and great music five minutes from home! I have been missing out. This little gem that I passed by for years. Looking forward to... More 

Thank Ntngale59
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were greeted immediately upon entry and they quickly cleaned up a just emptied table for us. Server was enthusiastic without being annoying. She brought our drinks quickly and provided great feedback on portion sizes. Had a great beer selection. We really enjoyed our meals. I had a steak sandwich with truffle fries that were sinful and my husband had... More 

Thank shoezygirl
Watertown, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Great food,service and friendly atmosphere. Selections of good and beverage(beer) are excellent. Recommend highly

Thank zoldyjohn
Watertown, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Good food and drinks! The kind of place you can go alone and sit at the bar with a drink and an appetizer!

Thank Sudsie52
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Atmosphere is very comfortable. Staff and customers are friendly . Variety of food but philly cheese steak and tuna melts are delicious.

Thank Forda
Watertown, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Not the best experience with food. Ordered a half sandwich with soup. Waited about 20 mins, and they were busy, when the bartender came out and apologized profusely that he was putting together my meal (shouldn't the chef be doing this?) and they ran out of soup. 1. It was clam chowder 2. It was 2 in the afternoon 3.... More 

Thank Twins2luv
Watertown, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very loud, average menu with so-so food. Not a restaurant we'll return to. Average menu. Nothing special.

1 Thank DAWtraveller
Naugatuck, CT
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88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

First time visiting. Cafe is well appointed and comfortable. Music was a little loud for my taste. Charming decor and attentive staff. Ordered ginger ale, lobster roll with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Food was fantastic as was my server, Megan. Can't wait to go again and try a burger.

Thank Lynda B
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We eat here often. Reasonably priced good food. It gets crowded, so go early or call for a reservation.

1 Thank NJfoxred
Anderson, Indiana
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were in Watertown exploring an estate sale. When lunch time came, we searched for a likely spot. The Rock Garden Cafe menu was inviting, so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Our friendly waitress greeted us promptly and took our drink orders. There are numerous beverage choices, including craft beers. I ordered the "House... More 

Thank Cheryl W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Main St, Watertown, CT 06795-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-361-9800

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