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The Fatted Calf

112 E. Rusk St, Rockwall, TX
972-722-3343
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Ranked #29 of 148 restaurants in Rockwall
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Rockwall, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to try something different and eat breakfast at The Fatted Calf. We were seated immediately upon arrival at about 9 am on a Saturday morning. The place was clean and our waitress attentive though a little standoffish at first. We knew going in that the meal would be a little more pricey than we were... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The menu is promising, but overpriced. Our waitress was unfriendly and not knowledgable about the menu and could not answer a question about the special. When asked specifically if there would be a charge for substitution, we were told no then charged 2.79 each for a bacon vs. sausage substitution. Two of three plates were incorrect.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After waiting 15 minutes for a table when there were PLENTY of open ones we proceeded to wait 15 minutes for our drinks then 30 minutes for our food which was good but over priced. Not acceptable and not going back.

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Riga, Latvia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was anxious about this place as a TX friend recommended as it is well known for delicious fresh breakfast, but their dinner menue is not very plentful. However me and 4 colleagues chose it for dinner. The place was not packed at 6 pm, unlike many other traditional Texan diners; the decor is kinda standard. We ordered Fried Pickles... More

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Hoover, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The best breakfast in Rockwall. Farm fresh eggs, home made jam and fresh Bread. Great upscale causal atmosphere on the square in old downtown.

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Rockwall, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Finally visited for brunch after church & can't wait to go back to try more menu items! It's a small restaurant on the square but the food is one of a kind. Unique twists on traditional dishes & all fresh ingredients. Great variety & quaint atmosphere. I understand they have live music on weekend nights so I look forward to... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fatted Calf is what you might hope to find in an upscale, educated but laid back community which strives to preserve its "small town" ambience. It prides itself on serving locally grown produce, meats, dairy, etc., all with a unique twist (which would not be an option for chain operations). Located "on the square" in old town Rockwall, it is... More

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Dallas
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333 reviews 333 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I am a regular at The Fatted Calf, but have decided after this week that I will not be back for dinner. The prices (as several other reviews on Trip Advisor & other sites like Yelp, Urban Spoon & such have pointed out) are just TOO high for what you get. For the prices and food choices and dinner atmosphere... More

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louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This has become my favorite restaurant in Rockwall. Great atmosphere and exceptional food! I've been 4 times now and have never been disappointed with the food or service. They often have live music on weekend nights too.

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Rockwall, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good food, fun atmosphere, rich food choices. The pancakes are so light and fluffy! Crabcakes are good!

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