Hot Rocks - Sear. Sizzle. Savor.

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Steakhouse
Welcome to Hot Rocks, primitive cooking in a tiki dining experience. Enjoy perfectly-cooked, delicious, sizzling food, bite after delicious bite.



Hot rock cooking is one of the oldest styles of cooking, dating back to 7,000 B.C., yet it is relatively new to Wisconsin. We introduced hot rock cooking to our menu in 2016. It soon became so popular, that we decided to make it the centerpiece of the dining experience in our restaurant.



In fact, in the summer of 2018, we used it as an opportunity to reimagine, rebrand, and rename ourselves.



Why? Because it’s hot and fresh, at your table, exactly as you like it.
What 39 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was a very nice atmosphere. Waiter was very nice.

TT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place to go. Good service and nice atmosphere. Food was fabulous!!

MK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was great food, and great service! Maybe some steak toppings. And needs a better ventilation system! Smokey and only half full

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and not very attentive. Food was just ok. The concept is amazing and the atmosphere is right.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that you can cook your own food. Great food!!

MW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We sat at the table for 20 mins and nobody wanted to wait on us. All the other tables around us that got seated after were promptly waited on. We decided to get up and leave and wont be back anytime soon.

j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Different dining experience. Servers should check in with guests more often. Very good food.

AB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our family had a great time. Our little guy had fun. He loved the fun drinks and dessert!

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

For cooking your own food I feel the price should be a little more reasonable. My Husband's 24oz Ribeye had a good amount of gristle in it, for a $54 steak in my opinion that's unacceptable. The stone worked fine for my 12oz Ribeye but wasn't hot enough to cook my Husband's he had to use mine for some of his. You use the same utensils to cut raw meat as you do to eat which isn't very sanitary. All in all we wouldn't go back or recommend it I feel the price point doesn't match the quality.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR SERVER WAS WONDERFUL. HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND QUICK. COOKING THE MEAT MYSELF WAS FUN. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family enjoyed cooking on the hot rock and the food was amazing.

M
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little on the pricey side but it is the Dells in summer - not sure if the prices will stay in the offseason - service was great, large layout to accommodate larger groups, outdoor seating - only issue was out booth's table felt like it was on a pivot or about to fall off.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience a must try

BF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a fun time! The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. It’s was a bit pricey, but worth it!

SV
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was so much fun great time delicious food cooked to order because you cook it

KI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to the high end restaurants like Ishnala and Fields in the Dells for the last hand full of years. We were looking for something different because their prices are typical but the steaks have fallen short consistently for years . Hot Rocks was the best steak dinner we had last week in the dells out of these 3 places. The Hot Rocks Steaks had that top notch aged flavor that we havent seen from Fields since they were back in the woods. Those 2 places have been replaced in our book. They have a great Atmosphere but if you want a great tasting steak go to Hot Rocks> You wont be disappointed.
Ken from Des Plaines IL

NH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have never experienced anything like this. It was a neat place to explore while on vacation. I would highly recommend the adventure to anyone traveling to the Dells area!

NY
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really loved the unique dining service and the unique style of the restaurant. The only issue was that when I was seated, it took about 10-15 minutes before the waiter even introduced himself to us. Other than that, everything was wonderful.

h
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely a new dining experience! I wasn't sure how it was going to be "cooking my own" steak, but it was no problem. It truly cooks the way it says it's going to. The quality of the steak was excellent! I dine out at a lot of "fancy" steak places in Milwaukee and let me tell you...this was right up there in the quality of the meat! Our waiter was very cordial, friendly, knowledgeable and informative! Will definitely dine there again the next time we are in the Wisconsin Dells!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a unique experience!

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hot Rocks was a delicious experience. It was fun to be able to cook your own food on the rocks. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinners. I wish there was one closer to my home.
We would definitely eat there again.

EW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our main course was served before we had time to finish our salads. Salads were not included but a la cart. Not enjoyably to be halfway thru the salad course and have your main course now on the table.
I ordeted baked fish. My husband ordered fried fish. Both were raw inside. The fried fish even had batter on it that wasn’t cooked.
Manager was accommodating regarding removing the main course from our bill.
Still paid $22 and didn’t have dinner.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited here on our weekend getaway to the dells to celebrate our one year anniversary. We both agreed that our meal was thee best food we had tasted in a long time. Our server was absolutely wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it here! Meat and fish were great quality! What a unique experience to sear your own meat on a lava rock!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

A compete lack of familiarity by the waitstaff and bar tenders with the food and drink menu. We left after the salads were not prepared as the menu described four different times and to top it off then they still tried to charge us for the salads. It was so bad we literally thought we were being punked.

C
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kids loved cooking there own food. Everything was great!

JG
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place to eat at and great experience. Beyond a place that redefines cooking dinner the restaurant has a good menu and quality food. Really enjoyed the experience and let’s not forget the great desserts and drinks.

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to a lot of restaurants but I haven’t found one this unique and with such caring servers the price for how good our steaks were was amazing. I would gladly come here again when I come back to the dells you did not disappoint, my boyfriend and I are very pleased and will be coming back!!

f
Minneapolis
56 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was OK at best. Service was not good, but that is typical in the Dells. Food was good, not great. I wish they offered sauces and more selections

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night with 9 people. The place was nearly empty when we arrived for an 8:30 seating. It made us wonder why it was nearly empty. As it turned out everyone had fun cooking there own dish. The food was excellent and so was the service. For a resort area the price was inline. We’d definitely go back.

c
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Filet medallions were amazing. Kids loves the volcano ice cream dessert. Great service! Will return next time we are in the area.

CM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, food, service and atmosphere however it was very pricey.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!! Service was great and cooking your food on the lava rocks was a really different experience! We loved it!!

M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the idea of cooking your steak right in front of you. The steak was delicious but I feel there could have been more vegetables and potatoes in the meal. I came here two years ago and felt that there was much more potatoes and vegetables on the side. We all left kind of hungry.

OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun for a different night out. Food quality was good and staff was friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Few friends got together... great staff! Service was super! Food was tasty! Could have a bit more choices for dipping sauces but all were yummy! Overall... great experience! Fun!

BK
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional atmosphere, unique concept, great menu, and tasty fare. Definitely a fun family or friend experience.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. My kids loved it.

SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, calm atmosphere. Food was delicious. Overall great first time experience.