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The Fatted Calf

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112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
+1 972-722-3343
07:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 07:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great! Fabulous Reuben. Great chicken fried steak. Wonderful catfish. Service can be a little slow tho, when they are busy.

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the detour to downtown Rockwall - i try to eat at local establishments when i travel and avoid the chains - and this was simply charming and yummy. Nice homey atmosphere - a little upscale but not frightening. I had the pecan pancakes - warning - they are HUGE so you may just want to order one. But berry... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant! This was such a surprise. Classy and beautiful inside and the food matches the atmosphere. I've had the perfectly cooked salmon twice and it has been absolute heaven. The bread comes out warm and inviting and it is such a great and fantastic place to unwind.

Thank Ashley D
Royse City, Texas
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Huevos Rancheros and Sweet Potato Pancakes are divine. Service can sometimes be slow, but it's worth the wait. One of the best restaurants in Rockwall.

Thank ajranch
Sachse, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice food, great service, definitely a must try. I will be back again. Great mimosas. Go early out is a busy place. I enjoyed Te French dip, biscuit sliders, and the egg special with pimento bacon was excellent.

Thank darac77
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Sweet Potatoe Pancakes brought us here when they opened, Tuesday burger night, made us a frequent visitor & corned beef has sealed the deal (even though they don't have the hash any more). They have a great spin on recipes. We've enjoyed breakfast, lunch & dinner here for years.

Thank jfp122
Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Went for Saturday morning breakfast today 2/25 I ordered the chicken and waffles I was a little worried it about the poblano pepper gravy but it was not spicy. I think this was the best chicken and waffles I've ever had. My wife ordered a biscuit slider and thought it was ehhh at best. The service was good up until... More 

Thank Marine03
Rockwall, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The atmosphere is western style cozy with the arrangements of booths along the two walls and tables down the middle of the room. The Fatted Calf is one of my favorite places to dine with friends. It is easy to have a delicious casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner here and still have a private conversation without a wave restaurant noise.... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This place has great Sunday brunch that is good for the whole family. Prices were reasonable and the food was delicious. My only complaint is that we made a reservation in advance and were still made to wait while others without reservations were seated ahead. Not sure if this was just a wierd one off since this was my first... More 

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Cepina, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

There's not one item on the standard menu that isn't delicious but the "featured" items never disapoint! From the Salt crusted prime rib to the fresh oysters to the BBQ brisket/ribs/sausage plates are to die for!!

Thank pricefam3

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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
USD 9 - USD 37
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: +1 972-722-3343
Chef Ted Grieb has taken his talent to a new level ! The Fatted Calf, on the square in downtown Rockwall, specializes in "Down Home Chic" food at a reasonable price. Formerly Old Timers, the Fatted Calf is a comfortable, upscale restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Special dinners and evening events take place throughout the year. Daily specials are offered and feature only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. The genesis of the restaurant came from the need for a high quality, comfortable dining establishment in Rockwall. Ted was raised by his mother (a great cook) and father (a great fisherman) in southern New Jersey where he developed a love for farm fresh food, freshly caught seafood and large portions! Everyone in the family has a love for food, including his sister Beth who makes the jams, pastries and desserts for the restaurant. Chef Ted has made his home in Rockwall with his wife, two adorable daughters, four crazy dogs and three friendly cows. Manager Blake Kirk is always available to help you find a table or place an order! They have both been essential in the opening and management of The Fatted Calf. They and the staff at the Fatted Calf aim to please and will always greet you with a smile. Shoreline Restaurant Corp., The owners of Culpepper's and The Oar House as well, saw the talent of Chef Ted and the opportunity to take The Fatted Calf to a new level. The Fatted Calf moniker refers to the daily celebration to be had at the restaurant, where friends and family can meet for a quick bite or an extended stay. Come check out our beautiful new look and our fabulous bar. Happy Hour and dinner will be a must !

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