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The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Italian
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1920 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
+1 253-272-1221
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After sitting down it took almost 2 hours to get our food. We came in just in front of a large group and they received theirs first, most actually finished their food before we got ours. Not once did anyone ask how the food or service was while we were there for 2 1/2 hours. Food was average, but our... More 

Thank leaf5718
Pittsburgh PA
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Really good food - and, they were able to accommodate a group of 17 with no notice. We were in a somewhat private area - which was good for the other patrons!

Thank msfrompa
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wow, excellent attitude towards kids! They wasted 3 pizza dough's to show our kids how they make pizza. BTW it was great! Kids loved the food and I had the beer sampler and my wife had the volcano! Next time I'm back I will stop in!

Thank Paul T
Seattle, WA
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I'll TRY to make this brief: We booked a table for 16 a couple of days in advance. It was a kid's birthday party, eight grown-ups and eight kids. Not unreasonable for any good restaurant. We stipulated that one of our party, my wife, is in a wheelchair. They assured us that they can handle it, no problem. We arrive... More 

Thank ThePourFool
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Saw this place as we drove by and figured why not, I'm always in for a new pizza place. This place had great pizza, great service and a unique/fun atmosphere. It was refreshing to go into a place where they play the classics! Not only that, it's all about the music, no sports anywhere. I love sports but it's a... More 

Thank Justin G
Tacoma, Washington
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Somehow lost one sandwich order for our group. Took about 30 minutes for him to get his sandwich. They did give us an order of cheese bread while we waited. Server did a good job. CAUTION: the City of Tacoma does parking enforcement on Saturday nights. Due to our meal taking so long, we went over the 90 minute paid... More 

Thank BBlkburn
Kansas City
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered one of The Rock's cheeseburgers and it came out raw. However, they did make a new burger and didn't charge me for it. Very busy place and went with friends that love their food and beach bucket alcoholic drink! Interesting place and might go back but probably won't order a cheeseburger again.

Thank Jalissa K
Frankfurt, Germany
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199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I'm from Europe, where we have close proximity to Italy and very good imitations besides. I have to say that I was always going to be a tough crowd in this case. I found the pizza too slimey as the dough wasn't fully cooked underneath. If the pizza is cooked in a traditional wood oven, they need to leave it... More 

Thank HSed22
Surrey, Canada
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This restaurant was a quick walk from our hotel (Holiday Inn Express), and there was quite a lot of cars outside, so we figured it must be good! The atmosphere is really fun, with lots of rock memorabilia, and classic videos playing on the TVs. I had the Bang a Gong pizza - so good! An individual pizza was way... More 

Thank Bumblepug
Williamstown, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Www were visiting family and someone had recently told my son about this place. The building is unique and so is this place. Love the different names of the pizzas, well thought out. Four of us had four different meals, all wonderful. Hawaiian pizza, veggie pizza, meat supreme (can't remember the name) and fish tacos for the non dairy, vegetarian... More 

Thank 528sunshine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Bar, Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-1608
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1221
The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen is a family friendly, full service, unique dining concept. Though the focus may be on our hand-tossed wood fired pizzas, The Rock offers a variety of Foods for all moods. Throw in our microbrews and custom Rocktail drinks, and you truly have something for everyone to enjoy. And don't worry about the children, we've got a full kids' menu for those little rockstars!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?