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On The Rock Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1601 E Gate Dr, Watertown, WI 53094-9733
15:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I will never ever go back food was terrible. French onion soup was so nasty. Even the steak I ordered was nasty and I told them medium well and got it medium rare and I never ordered it that way. Poor service have to wait long time for drinks and for refills. As soon as I walked out I immediately... More 

Thank Steven F
Watertown, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

tried this place twice and never again. It is so noisy in there, you can't enjoy a meal. We went on Friday night for fish, and the service was awful, slow, unfriendly, portions of food were very small. Second trip and last I ordered walleye and it was served to me almost raw. The unfriendly waitress took it back to... More 

Thank Bucky729
Watertown, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Was there last pm with a date. I live in watertown and the setting and view is great. First i ordered a old fashioned ...whatever it was...... was not a old fashioned. (Wi traditional drink right)????? Limited menu ...salads, sandwiches pizza...i expected more supper club type foods. Asked bout prime rib sandwich...told like a french dip. Yikes...meat tough on toasted... More 

1 Thank Cynthia C
Marshfield, United States
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The owners are very welcoming. Love the Northwoods lodge feel of the place. Prices are decent, but the food really is just average. Nothing to brag about. But, it's good if you have a big group or want to sit outside in nice weather.

Thank Marie F
West Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Friday night and all had the "all you can eat" fish fry. The food was great and the service was even better! We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank PHupp1
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

One can tell a great fish fry place when it's packed. this place was fairly empty for a Friday night. we were offered the deck seating for the view, although it would have been better if they took care of the landscaping. The waiter for the tables was also their bartender which made for very poor service. The table behind... More 

Thank traci f
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped into this restaurant and headed directly to the bar recently for drinks and some snacks. We were very happy! Our table overlooked the water and the AC was nice and cool on a 90 degree Wisconsin day. The bartender was also waiting tables and he was quick and efficient. The specialty drinks were delicious and cheap. $6 for... More 

Thank Margie D
Watertown, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We stopped in tonight; Friday night and immediately when I walked through the door the owner looks at me and says "I hope you're not here for the all you can eat fish". Now I am a bigger guy, but talk about insulting! You're going to insult me first thing as I walk through the door?! I laughed it off... More 

2 Thank ballistic79
River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Sad, for this location along the Rock River, that the food isn't better and drinks tastier. Have been here several times with hopes it will be better but we are always disappointed. Cheeseburgers are greasy and dry and fish fry (baked option) is the same. Very dry. Have had a few martinis off of their drink menu and haven't had... More 

1 Thank Betsy E
Watertown, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

We decided to go to On the Rock this past Saturday night, on Halloween. We got there just before eight and went to the bar, because we wanted to hear The Danny Miller Band. We each got a sandwich. My husband got the Prime Rib with homemade potato chips and I got the Reuben with fries. Both were very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 E Gate Dr, Watertown, WI 53094-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Watertown

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