Details & Features
|Type:||Bistro, Sandwich, Pasta, Pizza, Comfort Food|
|Features:||Brunch, Casual Dining, Catering, Daily Specials, Extensive Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Group Functions, Online Ordering, Open on Sunday, Parking Lot, Patio, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Payment:||Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac|
|Price Range:||$$$$ » Moderate (Between $10 to $20)|
Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.
|Monday:||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday:||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday:||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Thursday:||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Friday:||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Saturday:||12:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Sunday:||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
Patio and Pick Up Menu
Due to COVID-19 non-contact payment is preferred. We thank you for your understanding.
Wine, Beer & Cocktail ListPrint
CHARDONNAY / COMMODORE ESTATE, AUSTRALIA
PINOT GRIGIO / WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES VQA, NIAGARA
SAUVIGNON BLANC / WHITE CLIFF, NEW ZEALAND
PINOT GRIGIO / SALVA TERRA ST, ITALY
ROSE / CAVE SPRING, NIAGARA
CHARDONNAY / DREAMING TREE, CALIFORNIA
PROSECCO DOC / ANTICAVIGNA / ITALY
RIESLING / CAVE SPRING "DOLOMITE", NIAGARA ESCARPMENT
SHIRAZ / JACOBS CREEK, AUSTRALIA
CABERNET MERLOT / WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES VQA, NIAGARA
MERLOT / COMMODORE ESTATE / AUSTRALIA
VALPOLICELLA / MASI, ITALY
PINOT NOIR / MARK WEST, CALIFORNIA
CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MONTES RESERVA, CHILE
MALBEC / ALAMOS, ARGENTINA
CABERNET SAUVIGNON / DREAMING TREE, CALIFORNIA
RED WINE BY THE BOTTLE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, J.LOHR, CALIFORNIA
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MCMANIS, CALIFORNIA
PINOT NOIR, MIRASSOU, CALIFORNIA
CRIANZA, CAMPO VIEJO, RIOJA, SPAIN
MALBEC, LUIGI BOSCA RESERVA , ARGENTINA
CHIANTI CLASSICO, ANTINORI PEPPOLI, UMBRIA, ITALY
VALPOLICELLA, ZENATO RIPASSO, VENETO, ITALY
AMARONE, ZENATO, VENETO, ITALY
MALBEC, GARFFIGNA, ARGENTINA
ZINFANDEL, PAINTERS BRIDGE, CALIFORNIA
WHITE WINE BY BOTTLE
SAUVIGNON BLANC, STONELEIGH MARBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
SAUVIGNON BLANC, RAVINE VINEYARD, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
PINOT GRIGIO, VOGA, VENETO, ITALY
PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA, VENETO, ITALY
RIESLING, TAWSE, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO
CHARDONNAY, WYNDHAM ESTATES BIN 222, AUSTRALIA
CHARDONNAY, CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA
HOT ROCKS CAESAR
Field Berry and Lemon Vodka Soda on tap
BEERS ON TAP
TOWN, OUTSIDE JOKES, PALE ALE
TOWN, WITZIG, HEFFEWEIZEN
BROCK STREET BLONDE
OLD FLAME RED
BEAU'S LUG TREAD
MUSKOKA CRAFT LAGER
NESTLE ICED TEA
ESKA SPARKLING WATER
ESKA FLAT WATER
CRISPY FRIED CALAMARI (dine-in only)
JERK CHICKEN NACHOS
BILLY BAKED BRIE
NASHVILLE STYLE WINGS
BAKED TABLE BREAD
MIXED GREEN SALAD
WOOD OVEN PIZZA
BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA
SIGNATURE THIN CRUST
GLUTEN FREE CRUST
SALSA, CHIPOTLE AÏOLI / 2 EACH
GOAT CHEESE, FRESH PARMESAN,
CRUMBLED BLUE CHEESE / 3 EACH
CHICKEN, CAJUN CHICKEN, SHRIMP,
PROSCIUTTO, MEATBALLS / 3 EACH
TOMATO SLICES, RED ONION, CARAMELIZED
ONION, GREEN OLIVES, KALAMATA OLIVES, PINEAPPLE, MANDARIN
ORANGES, SPINACH, ROASTED PEPPERS, HOT PEPPERS, SUNDRIED
TOMATOES, CARAMELIZED PEARS, HEIRLOOM CHERRY TOMATOES / 2 EACH
HOT ROCKS CLUB
BBQ PORK RIBS
CHICKEN, SAUSAGE, SHRIMP
PESTO BAKED SALMON
SHORT RIB TAGLIATELLE
FLAT IRON STEAK
STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE CHEESECAKE
TAKE OUT BEER ONLY
Town, Square Wheels, IPA
Brock Street Brewery, Blonde
Old Flame Red
* Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice and are displayed for informational purposes only.
HOT ROCKS CATERING
With over 20 years experience in the restaurant business, Hot Rock's reputation speaks for itself. Our team is well known and we are always preparing to cater to your every wish. From buffet service to fine cuisine and gourmet creations, we will provide you with the attention to detail and the finishing touches necessary to please all of your guests.
Let us plan your next event such as:
We aim to please our clients and your guests. From the initial meeting to supervising your event and taking care of all your finishing touches, everyone on our experienced team are dedicated to making your day all you would imagine it to be.
Our patio is now open!
Reservations required and are weather permitting.
90 minute seatings.
Please be prepared for the hot weather as we cannot guarantee shade.
Please take a moment to fill out our online reservation form at the top of the webpage and search for availability. If you require immediate assistance, please call us directly at 905-668-8600.
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* The directions provided by this site are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
How it Started
Hot Rocks Creative Diner & The Brock House Kitchen & Bar
Chris Neshevich knew he wanted to be in the restaurant business. He and his two cousins, Rick Neshevich and Gus Milosh with the help from their families opened Tat’s Restaurant at The Oshawa Centre in 1977. The job ignited Chris’s passion for restaurants and a respect for all it takes to be successful in a competitive industry.
Years later, cousins Chris & Rick went on to establish Shrimp Cocktail in 1990. Shrimp Cocktail, became a restaurant “to see and be seen”. Shrimp Cocktail was buzzing with packed crowds, unique flavours and sophisticated atmosphere made everyone come back for more. With the success of Shrimp Cocktail underway, three years later Chris decided to start a new business venture Hot Rocks Creative Diner, which opened in Whitby. Hot Rocks was another huge success! It was then, three years later Chris’s personal friendship with Russ Kent led to a lasting business partnership at Hot Rocks. The pair shared a commitment in making customers happy and welcomed the opportunity to create another unique dining experience.
Shrimp Cocktail & Hot Rocks become reputable names in the restaurant industry and Award Winning restaurants in the Region. Long time residents of Durham, Chris & Russ have always been thankful to area residents and businesses who have given their patronage over the years. As a way to pay back, Chris and his wife Kristine through the support of restaurants and their staff host several charity events every year. Shrimp Cocktail and Hot Rocks have given over $25,000 to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, and countless charities in the community such as the Durham Region Humane Society, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Durham Children’s Foundation just to name a few. The restaurant owners, have always felt it’s important to support the community they live in, especially a community that has helped them maintain their business for so many years.
With the success of both restaurants Neshevich and Kent knew they saw a vision for another restaurant in Durham Region. A new restaurant that would combine their history with the family atmosphere of Tat’s Restaurant, the casual fine dining atmosphere of Shrimp Cocktail and the casual bistro-dining atmosphere of Hot Rocks.
Opportunity came knocking on their door, when the restaurateurs purchased the former Krebs Family Restaurant and embarked on an ambitious five month massive renovation. The building’s transformation into an urban chic environment was a labour of love, taking on much of the physical labour themselves.
Opening to rave reviews in March 2009, The Brock House turned into a feel of a Muskoka Cottage meets Whistler Chalet. With warm woods, a stone fireplace and a centre bar that has become a favourite gathering place add to the restaurant’s charm. Comfortable booths invite conversation while private dining rooms provide a welcoming backdrop to special occasions, including anniversary celebrations, retirement and graduation parties, and even weddings and wedding receptions.
The Brock House and Hot Rocks are still owned and operated by Chris & Russ and have become home to so many in the area. Both restaurants are open 7 days a week. Be sure to visit The Brock House or Hot Rocks, even if it’s just to say hello to your friendly neighbours, Chris & Russ.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY....
March 23, 2015
Had a fabulous dinner at Hot Rocks!! Thanks Linda for the best service I've had in a long time. You guys hot ROCK!!
January 6, 2015
Dear Kristine & Chris,
I would like to thank you for your very generous donation of food and toys again this year. We were thrilled to see the Sysco truck arrive and the food that you purchased with proceeds from your Hot Rocks Fashion Show has helped us restock our shelves at a very busy time here at Simcoe Hall. Please also extend our thanks to those involved in your Christmas Party for the donations of food and toys.
It is always terrific to see you and it was great to hear about your longstanding connection to Simcoe Hall through the Women's Welfare League.
We wish you the best in 2015 and thank you again for being a wonderful friend to Simcoe Hall.
Simcoe Hall Settlement House
First off a quick apology for my tardiness in not sending you this note sooner, but I would like to thank you for all your help in setting up the surprise birthday party for my mother-in-law on November 8th at Hot Rocks. Everything from the food and service was top notch resulting in everyone enjoying a tremendous experience. I would certainly not hesitate in recommending using you and your facilities for any other occasion. Also I would like to commend Kelly and staff for the tremendous service provided.
- Tony, December 12, 2014
Outstanding food (especially any of the wood fired pizzas), great service, and fantastic cocktails! This is THE place to go for a great meal or even just a couple of drinks
- Mike, January 6, 2014
This is somewhere we go once a year for a good experience and we have not been disappointed in nearly 22 years......the pasta was delicious as was my pizza, portion size was just right, we are not big eaters, the dessert portion was big by comparison to other restaurants and I had to take half home, our server was excellent ...thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
- Pam, 19 October 2014