We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Fatted Calf

$$
American, Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
112 E. Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
19727223343
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef Ted Grieb has taken his talent to a new level ! The Fatted Calf, on...
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 !
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 102 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not ostentatious, just good food

We've eaten at Zanata next door several times (recommended), but had never been to The Fatted Calf. Was doing some shopping for my wife at a boutique next door, and stopped in at TFC for lunch. Had a delightful green drink (wheatgrass, spirulina, ginger, and something else), followed by one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Gregcarrera
,
Dallas, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The hubby and I tried this place out for brunch and the grits with bacon were outstanding! We're self proclaimed foodies and LOVE The Porch restaurant in Dallas so we were pleasantly surprised when we happened upon this gem with similarly delicious down home eats and a great ambiance in Rockwall! Very good food and great service! If you're ever... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our favorite is there breakfast and brunch we go all the time don't mind paying for good food and service we highly recommend you try it 😍

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've eaten at Zanata next door several times (recommended), but had never been to The Fatted Calf. Was doing some shopping for my wife at a boutique next door, and stopped in at TFC for lunch. Had a delightful green drink (wheatgrass, spirulina, ginger, and something else), followed by one of the best rubens I've ever had. The sandwich was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
473 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Fatted Calf is famous for it's brunch, but I didn't know it offered an upscale dinner menu. Apparently, not very many people do. We were there around eight PM and we had the dining room to ourselves - a real shame. We wandered in after our first choice down the street was just too loud to tolerate. They were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockwall, Texas
Level Contributor
101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Fatted Calf has a great breakfast menu with wonderful food that is appropriately priced for the quality. Like many of the top downtown Rockwall restaurants expect a bit of a wait on Saturday mornings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best food in Rockwall by far and the service is great! The filet is amazing, the best I have ever had :) Go see Heather at the bar, she's excellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

2nd time at the Fatted Pig in 6 months, service was very accommodating - we were running late to catch the local Theater. As I asked the unsavory question "we have 19 minutes before the show, what's the fastest thing out of your kitchen" That must drive them crazy :-) However the servers never blinked, got us our soups, salads... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forney, Texas
Level Contributor
149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

10 to 15 minute wait on a Saturday morning is really not that bad. Once seated, we were waited on promptly and efficiently by Andrew our waiter. Food was prepared nicely and presented very well. The Fatted Calf makes their own jams and preserves, and the strawberry preserves are totally awesome. Will definately be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockwall, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It's been a few years since we wrote off this place. Waited on the street for 1 hour to be seated, 20 minutes to be waited on, and 40 min for our meal....brunch for my birthday

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lumberton, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Atmosphere is upbeat and fun with a casual modern decor. The staff is professional and very accommodating. The service is exceptional. Our party ordered pancakes, spinach omelet and huevos rancheros. Food arrived promptly and the only real criticism is the lack of seasoning. I'm not a lover of salt but for both egg dishes, the salt was lacking. Other than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Fatted Calf also viewed

 

Been to The Fatted Calf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E. Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: 19727223343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 37
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Description

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 !
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Fatted Calf staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?