Restaurant Profile: Hot Rocks Creative Diner

A Whitby staple for the last 25 years, Hot Rocks Creative Diner is a go-to restaurant located on Anderson Street. A casual bistro-style atmosphere offers eclectic fare including their famous wood-fired pizzas and perfect share plates, ideal for those who love tapas style dining.


Owned and operated by the same family as The Brock House, Hot Rocks is serving similar fare and an extensive list of local wines, craft beers and creative “rocktails”, such as the Grapefruit Rosemary Mule and Blueberry Basil Lemonade.

Not only is this spot perfect to hunker in to during the winter months, but they also offer a cozy patio, ideal for a summer meal and after work drink.

Some of their share plates include; Tempura Fried Cauliflower Tacos, Charred Brussels Sprouts and Miami Short Ribs. While some of their main dishes consist of a New Zealand Lamb Shank, Maple Bacon Wrapped Salmon and Vegetable Orzo. All the dishes are made in house with the best seasonal ingredients.

Not feeling a large main course, and looking to share a pizza with friend instead? Hot Rocks is known for their unique wood-fired pizzas. Whether you’re looking to try one of their own creations like; Shredded Short Rib and Sautéed Tiger Shrimp Pizza or create your own from their extensive list of ingredients, your bound to love every bite.

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