Rock City Eatery

4.4
304 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
FOOD! BOOZE! PIE! MIDTOWN!
Come for Chef Nikita's creative menu filled with artisanal options and comfort cuisine. Enjoy a deliciously unique beverage. Stay for the pie. We love you.

Please note that reservations will expire after 15 minutes of your reserved time. All members of your party must be present to be seated. We look forward to serving you!
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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. Very unique. Service was great. Very knowledgeable and could recommend dishes

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We got there early our reservation was at 7, and they already had our table ready. Our waitress was fantastic! The prices were incredibly reasonable for the portions. The Mac and cheese was fantastic. We also ordered the duck fries for an app 👌👌 and I ordered the maidenhead cocktail, 3 times 😉 would recommend!!

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l
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there before the symphony. Reservation table was ready on time and service was very friendly and quick. Everybody's food was good, but the hamburger was the biggest hit. Would definitely go again. Lots more on the menu I want to try!

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KS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The online rating and casual atmosphere attracted us and we were not let down- wonderful, fun, quirky with delightful fare. Excellent post theater choice

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great time. Food was delicious- we had the chicken dumplings, brisket noodles and enchiladas. All were fabulous. Margaritas were super fresh, too. Will be coming back.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was perfectly cooked and drinks were very strong. Excellent!

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GI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, especially the mac and cheese. The service was outstanding.

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JM
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. Went once before. Liked it less this time.

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MC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with four women. Spilt several dishes. Everything was great and all us loved our meal

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

Food and service was amazing as always

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken dumplings and Mac N Cheese we’re amazing. Great service as well, everyone was really friendly.

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

Pre Hamilton dinner with family. We tried a variety of appetizers and they were all very good. The mixed drinks were creative and tasty. Even our normally picky eaters tried and enjoyed everything!

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JW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great prices and nice atmosphere. Solid drinks, food was tasty. Would recommend!

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A
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is amazing and will always keep me coming, back I always cringe at the idea of the atmosphere. The chairs are always awkward, tiny, and uncomfortable (coming from a 4'11" person), it's typically cold, and if you have the pleasure of sitting near the bar and the dining room, you'll be subjected to two kinds of music playing at once. For a great price you will be able to taste and eat some amazingly flavorful and interesting food, but at the cost of comfort. I have tried and tried again to not let it overshadow the experience, but it isn't possible for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the most lovely dinner before heading to the Fisher Theater for Hamilton. We ordered a bottle of wine, pickles and dumplings for an appetizer, and then the udon noodles and mac and cheese for our entrees. I would recommend it all. The dumplings were probably my favorite. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, service was very prompt, and we made it to the theater with plenty of time to spare. My boyfriend is a vegetarian and he had plenty of options. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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MA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and experience each time we’ve dined. This time Eric was our server and made our dining experience the reason why we recommend Rock City to our friends & family.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the menu being different from the usual burgers and fries.
Went in a little early in the night and atmosphere was chill and welcoming but as the night went along music suddenly got louder. That is my only complaint as I enjoyed the food and the bread pudding is a must have!!!

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would definitely check out Rock City Eatery again, especially just to try more of the pie flavors! Make sure to save room for dessert! Among our table of four, we tried a great variety of the dishes, and there was plenty to share around so we got to try a lot. I'm glad we had the reservation...we arrived at a slow time, but about 20 minutes later, a wait started to form, and we had theater tickets after. Our server Whitney was awesome and easily answered all of our questions. One of the Rock City Pies of the day, the Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter pie, was to die for!! We are looking forward to going again already!

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

My husband ordered a burger medium well. He said it was raw and cold. The other meals for the four of us were great. He did not complain to anyone until we left. I was wondering why he didn’t eat it but we were busy visiting with friends and he didn’t want to make a fuss.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and we will be back

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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

4 of us dined and 3 got our meals... after almost 20 minutes I asked our waitress when we could expect the last entree. It was very clear she forgot to put it in. Another 15 minutes went by and the last plate came out. 3 of us also asked for new drinks and she brought out 4, so she asked me if I’d like to keep the spare. I said sure, why not. We were charged for that drink even though we didn’t order it. We also didn’t get any kind of apology that the food was out late (nor did she ask us how our food was, which mine was not that great and I barely ate it). Our friends had a great experience but we had dined there before and our experience was so much better the last time. We were pretty disappointed with the subpar service we had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was cool. The menu was great. My salmon was amazing. My cocktail was awesome.

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LP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eclectic cocktails and menu. Large portions for sharing and sampling. Good sound system and music adds to the fun vibe of the restaurant.

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A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great service, awesome vibe!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service - highly recommend. We will be back for sure.

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KD
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat with kids too.

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JK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service amazing!!!

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks were excellent and the Korean Pot was outstanding. Great spice level and flavor. Highly recommended.

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J
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The mac and cheese w/ bacon was great, and the edd cheeseburger was 👌🏽 and the drinks were really good; overall the meal was pretty good

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Poor quality food. Everything tasted and looked like it was from bulk frozen food. Bummed about experience

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had Vietnamese Style Chicken and Noodles and loved it! A bit on the spicy side but not on fire spicy.
Loved the cool atmosphere and the playlist they had going!
Definitely recommend coming here if you’re downtown!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. Prices are more than fair. The Choclate peanut butter and banana pie was an excellent desert special. Rock City is great.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal! Good portion for a good price,unlike a lot of the other newer Detroit eateries with their small plates. Brussels sprouts and chili garlic blackened salmon were amazing. Buns were pretty good and the Mac and cheese with the parmesan bowl was Awesome

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CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, had the Kimchi Rice which was bomb. service was great, fit us in and kept everyone happy during the wait. Food and drinks flowed quickly, place is what you want in a midtown restaurant.

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

The waiter was very helpful and friendly, food was great and huge portions. Definitely recommend.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Server was super helpful since this was our first time there. She recommended the favs, but also asked us what we like so we could order the best things for us. We will definitely be back.

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AC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had dinner here a year ago and didn’t recall the entire menu being spicy! I can’t handle spicy food, so my options were very limited - which was very disappointing. My daughter enjoyed the mac n cheese and her friend liked the burger. I ended up with a kale salad with salmon, which was good but not as exciting as the rest of the menu! The waiter was awesome and helped me find something.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment is golden! Absolutely loved the friendly atmosphere and ambience of this restaurant for my birthday get together. We had a reservation and encountered a problem with getting sat right on time but this was handled by the owner and staff of the restaurant so graciously. All eight of us even received a free glass of champagne for the trouble! It was an amazing birthday dinner with amazing food as well! Two of us have celiac disease and enjoyed every last option of gluten free items! The mac and cheese and pulled pork nachos were to die for! Cocktails were also all delicious and very unique! We will be back! Thanks again for the great experience!

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, diverse fare, very tasty. Drinks were very good overall great place. Definitely want to have reservations limited number of tables.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Much better snd much different than we expected.

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