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“Inedible food, bad service.”

On The Rock Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 73 Restaurants in Watertown
Cuisines: American
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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 us had a waitress, but she didn't tend to us at all even though we were the only two tables with people in the room. Our food was cold when we got it. The cold potato pancakes were doughy, too much flour, and the worst I have ever had. The baked cod fish portion was tiny, and for its small size one would expect it to at least be cooked all the way thru. It was not. It was ice cold, not flaky, and inedible. The waiter/bartender lowered our check to the 7.95 Pollock fish fry price. No manager to talk to. Should have just charged for the coleslaw, it was the only thing half edible on the plate. This is on my worsts lists. I would suggest others put it on their avoids list and save your hard earned money.

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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 a martini?
The beer list was a mile long. $5

We had the creamier cheese curds and the fried pickles. They were both delicious.

Some folks at our table shared a huge prime rib and it looked like they loved every bite. We had a wedge salad which was uneventful and the iceberg lettuce looked old and tired, ate most of it anyway.

$90 for 5 folks. We had 7 alcohol drinks from the bar, one soda. The food was the queen (24oz) prime rib, 2 wedge salads and the pickles and curds.

Definitely was a great time and we definitely would go back if we are in the area.

Thank Margie D
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Reviewed 26 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 one that tasted good yet. Sad this isn't a better place to eat and hang out, as we live close by.

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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. My Reuben was packed with a lot of corned beef. I took half of my sandwich home along with a lot of fries. The beer selection was good and we had a fun time listening to the band and dancing!

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We have been coming to On the Rock over the years with each name and management change. Fish fry Fridays are always good. Nice bar overlooking the lake.
Friendly wait staff.

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Thank Diane P
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