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Hot Rocks Creative Diner

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728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
+1 905-668-8600
11:30 - 22:00
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Markham, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was busy for lunch. We walked in unacknowledged. Asked if we could seat ourselves. Wanted a window seat because we found it dark inside. We were told we couldn't sit at a table for 6 at the window. Grant it we were only 2 people. Looked at the menu. Found it overpriced for a pizza for 1 @ $16.... More 

Thank bluemountainskibum
Whitby, Canada
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we dine out, we usually arrive 5ish, before the rush and this day was no exception. The restaurant away from the bar was almost empty. Still we were seated immediately next to the wait station where orders are put in on one side and on the other side, the corridor (to the kitchen and bathroom?) In other words, constant... More 

Thank AlleVast
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When it's wet and damp outside it's a great and cozy place to eat and warm up... sit at the bar in front of the pizza oven and watch the pizza maker, the bar tender and the food coming out of the kitchen and the many take out orders. I love the pizza, beer and Ceasar salad and have enjoyed... More 

Thank Dawn D
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive to Whitby! Fabulous food, ambiance and service. Definitely recommend getting reservations as it gets full early and quickly. Our server Risa made it even better with her friendly demeanour (been at the restaurant for 20 years!) Even if you're not a vegetarian, suggest trying the orzo and the homemade hummus...incredible!

Thank Delia D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoy the atmosphere at Hot Rocks. They don't have a huge menu. However the quality is fantastic. We enjoy sharing an appetizer with a wood oven pizza and a glass of wine. Our last visit they had a lobster mac n cheese as their special. .WOW...I hope they have it again soon. I just had... More 

Thank Trevor P
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We love to eat food but hate paying for food that we can make ourselves at home. This place did not disappoint! Food: hands down best food in Durham for quality/ price/ flavour. 5 star for food on it's own. Menu has great selection but not too big. Our group of four split 4 apps (BRUSSELS SPROUTS good but not... More 

Thank barkwellnbickle
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If it's been a while since you've been here, you must go again!..And if you like to dine at one of the best places in town, this place is also a must.... I sat at the bar and I had the best seat in the house. The young, passionate pizza maker was phenomenal to watch. Every pizza was crafted and... More 

Thank Dawn D
Whitby, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have been going to to Hot Rocks since they opened in the late 90's and never had a complaint. The door staff knows pretty well every customer by name since all the customers like myself live close and visit several times a year. There are always specials that are excellent, my favorite appetizer the coconut shrimp are awesome. I've... More 

Thank Pumpkin1998
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We celebrated a small birthday party in this restaurant. We have known this place for many years. It serves great food and you can “build-your-own” pizza. We love that. Every time we come for a dinner it surprises us with new type of food or pizza. I like a selection of local Ontario beers.

Thank Cri1230
Whitby, Canada
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have not popped in here for some time, but tried it again when deciding to go out on Valentine's Day, sort of at the last second. Even with late notice we were to book a table at a decent time. Maybe luck on our part as it did fill up soon after we arrived. In previous visits, there was... More 

Thank Pete M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Canadian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 Anderson St, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +1 905-668-8600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?