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The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen

Italian, Bar, Pizza
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1920 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Kansas City
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered one of The Rock's cheeseburgers and it came out raw. However, they did make a new burger and didn't charge me for it. Very busy place and went with friends that love their food and beach bucket alcoholic drink! Interesting place and might go back but probably won't order a cheeseburger again.

Thank Jalissa K
Frankfurt, Germany
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Europe, where we have close proximity to Italy and very good imitations besides. I have to say that I was always going to be a tough crowd in this case. I found the pizza too slimey as the dough wasn't fully cooked underneath. If the pizza is cooked in a traditional wood oven, they need to leave it... More 

Thank HSed22
Surrey, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was a quick walk from our hotel (Holiday Inn Express), and there was quite a lot of cars outside, so we figured it must be good! The atmosphere is really fun, with lots of rock memorabilia, and classic videos playing on the TVs. I had the Bang a Gong pizza - so good! An individual pizza was way... More 

Thank Bumblepug
Williamstown, New York
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Www were visiting family and someone had recently told my son about this place. The building is unique and so is this place. Love the different names of the pizzas, well thought out. Four of us had four different meals, all wonderful. Hawaiian pizza, veggie pizza, meat supreme (can't remember the name) and fish tacos for the non dairy, vegetarian... More 

Thank 528sunshine
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I moved to a small town in Washington, from Philadelphia. We have amazing pizza in Philly. This was the best pizza I have eaten in over a year. Kind of brings a tear to my eye. :)

Thank joanzone
United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to the rock wood fired kitchen on the recommendation of a friend and the best decision ever great brews pizza and service. If ever in the Tacoma area it's a must.

Thank Bill1599
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Always amazing! Fav is Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy. Yummy beer, crazy fun atmosphere & always helpful staff. Must Go!

Thank Christina C
Lewiston, Idaho
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a great weekend lunch date, with friends at the Rock. Great classic rock decor and music...along with great pizza and drinks! Didn't know of this place, but we'll be back - next time we are in town for a concert and the Tacoma Dome....it's only about a mile away!

1 Thank lkom78
Loveland, Colorado
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I had one of their burgers, and a shrimp appetizer. The shrimp app was ok, tasted like something you get frozen out of the box. The burger was awful. I asked for them to make it medium. It came out like shoe leather, it seemed like one of those burgers you get frozen by the case from Sam's Club, and... More 

TheRockWFK, Owner at The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion and give us feedback on what we are doing well and where we need improvement. As much as we enjoy the accolades, it's clear from your point of view that we need to improve in some areas. We take your feedback seriously and we will be making changes to improve... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

This is the second or the third time in about as many years we've stopped by for lunch and each time the service Rocks, pizza Rocks and at $9.99 (M-Th buffet) value Rocks! Thanks Candy and Adriana :)

Thank SirPunjab

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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
$10 - $40
Italian, Bar, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 12532721221
The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen is a family friendly, full service, unique dining concept. Though the focus may be on our hand-tossed wood fired pizzas, The Rock offers a variety of Foods for all moods. Throw in our microbrews and custom Rocktail drinks, and you truly have something for everyone to enjoy. And don't worry about the children, we've got a full kids' menu for those little rockstars!

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