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.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Mediocre experience despite our servers good intentions. Hard to overcome poor quality of food items. Somewhat cheesy atmosphere - extremely touristy and gimmicky. Would not recommend. Far overpriced for the meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great overall. No complaints. Food was surprisingly very good. I had low expectations as I don't hear anyone locally talking about it. Only suggestion of improvement is in atmosphere.. it looked great, lighting was great, however, the mood was lost by the music... It was pleasant pop rock but it just didn't fit the mood that the place markets, the decor, the menu, etc. So it kinda ruined that effect. It could have hot a home run with the right hawaiian, tropical music.

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vipTippygonnapay
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My kids and I thought the food and overall experience was outstanding! Such a fun and unique platform to cook your food on 700 degree volcanic rock!! It was my daughter’s birthday, which made the trip even more special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent she explained the process great. Food was yummy would recommend

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Di22
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. We arrived a bit late but we didn’t feel rushed. The sever was very attentive. The food was outstanding. The server was also very kind and brought out an extra dessert and candles for our daughter’s birthday, she was so happy and surprised. Overall we had a excellent experience and would definitely go back!!

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vipDjrandall9
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had fun "searing" our dinners (ahi tuna). Portion for the tuna was 2x the size expected. Salt & Pepper Calamari was good but wished more Cocktail sauce provided so we had to choose Tartar Sauce which I have never seen served with Calamari.

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TAZ01
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very interesting experience. Worth a one time try, but considering you do the work of cooking, too expensive to go on a regular basis.

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vipChris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

All servers seem to be racing around. Our server never came back to refill water or ask if you want additional drinks. We were not instructed on the tiki remote maybe would’ve would’ve gotten drinks if we known we had to press the button to ask for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday.

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dellsvacation
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food very overpriced and also overseasoned. We did get great service from our server who was very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and environment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

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JessieB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating her and it was wonderful. The food was top notch. Our waitress Sara was very knowledgeable about the first, how to cook it and answered every question we had. Sara even made suggestions when we asked what was hot rocks specialties. Didn't sway us just suggested. We already have plans to go back in 2 weeks and are bringing our family.

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JuanO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food 😋 very high recommended, good staff

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Too much smoke, they need a ventilation system, otherwise delicious! Unfortunately they ran out of ribbeye steak which is why we went their in the first place : (

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. The services is too slow. This was our second visit and we thought the service will improve but it took 15 minutes to take the order of drinks and another 15 minutes to have them... needs to have more servers. Our server had to many tables.

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Elena11
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we received was phenomenal. Great food and fun, relaxing atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and a unique experience. We dine here every time we visit the Dells!

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Kevilama
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

It was very much a "novelty". The tenderloin medallions were fantastic. The drinks were good. The service was a little slow, considering that they are essentially serving you a hot rock and raw meat... and restaurant was a little cold....but I'm being very picky now. It was fun. We both thought it was quite pricey for "what you got"... total package, including portion. The "meat" / protein portion was adequate...vegetable side was scant.....did leave seeking a "cheaper" place for dessert. Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I rush there again and again? Nah....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waiter was amazing!

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service & ambiance was great! Filet mignon had fatty pieces on it....disappointed by that part! All other food was good

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RebeccaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 8 pm. When my husband, baby and I arrived, we were told they were closed. The door was not locked. We walked right in. There were 4 other people at the bar. The host was at the bar eating. She got up from the bar to let us know the restaurant was closed. I confirmed that she just stated they were closed. I asked for the hours. She said open to close. I asked what time is close. She replied until close. On the website the hours are until 9 pm. The restaurant unofficially closed before their posted closing time. No manager came to speak with us. Very rude and unprofessional.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Was understaffed, didnt like open table ( told someone to turn off reservations after sitting us). The page system didnt work (which seems like a cop out instead of just checking on tables) Quantity and Quality of food lacks. Salmon was falling apart.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unique dining experience! Our group tried the scallops, rack of lamb, lobster, and fillet — all turned out fantastic! Definitely coming back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was a very nice atmosphere. Waiter was very nice.

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TinaT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

MW
MelissaW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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julianan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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AliciaB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

MB
MirandaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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LoriT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Madison44
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience a must try

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BrianF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SandraV
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KenI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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