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Oar House

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306 I-30 E, Rockwall, TX 75087
+1 972-771-9687
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Rowlett, Texas
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to the Oar House for 27+ years, 3-4 time per year. Never, ever have we had a bad meal or experience. UNTIL!!!, our last 2 visits. I made an 8:30 p.m. reservation in mid February for a romantic late night pre Valentines dinner. We were greeted by the hostess, a young lady, that... More 

Thank shackman61
Old Station, California
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining here on a Friday night with 5 family members, every aspect of our evening at the Oar House was excellent. The calamari appetizer reminded us of the tender, fresh calamari we had enjoyed in Italy. The wine list was broad and well-curated. This is a quality that I have found lacking in so many Texas restaurants, but is a... More 

Thank William B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going to The Oar House for over 15 years. Many of the faces are the same. The food is as good or better than ever. The variety is fantastic. Martinis are special and the atmosphere is wonderful. This is a favorite for locals and we welcome you if you are not from the East side.

Thank richardmA3732QS
Rockwall, Texas
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went to The Oar House for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Luckily we had reservations as the place was very busy. We were not aware in advance that they had a three course limited menu in place for dinner but it didn't pose a problem. The service was good ... a little casual, but good and attentive. The food... More 

1 Thank AJV901
Rockwall, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

When we are looking for an upscale seafood meal, this is the place to go. The atmosphere is very nice and makes for a cozy atmosphere when dining with friends and family. The food is delicious. The prices are more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Thank kbailey1088
Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very elegant. A very nice place to go for a business lunch, a special lunch with a friend, or to celebrate a special occasion. I love the atmosphere, and i call this my special place to go in Rockwall. I always go at lunch. The night prices are a little on the expensive side.The food is different but always delicious!

Thank U9688IPjerryh
Rockwall, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Oar House is a favorite of the old guard of Rockwall. It was the first five star restaurant in Rockwall and still thrives today. Classic fare, along with seafood dishes..

1 Thank richardsM2241CV
Rockwall, Texas
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have been to Oar House many times and always enjoy it. This was the first time with a group of 14 and on New Year's Eve. We had the little room at the front to ourselves and we were able to talk despite the crowd in the other part of the restaurant. We had a set menu to choose... More 

Thank Linda C
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760 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I have eaten here 4-5 times this year and it is always good. Sometimes very good and sometimes excellent. It is always expensive. The steaks last night were cooked to perfection and the Three who ordered the filets (both cognac sauce and peppercorn) cleaned their plates. The salads were fresh and plentiful as usual. Sadly, my crab... More 

Thank JoInTexas
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366 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Oar House has a great atmosphere. The food is very good and the service was excellent. We will need to consider the restaurant more often for special occasions.

1 Thank ERL972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 I-30 E, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: +1 972-771-9687

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