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The Fatted Calf

American, Diner
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112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087-3725
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are just a few places that serve a sit down breakfast in town and this place is right on the square. I had to wait for a seat, but their service is always quick and the food is very good. Plus when I finished I had a chance to do some shopping at the Farmers Market on a Saturday... More 

Thank MistiATX
Royse City, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here three times, all three times were disappointing. The service is slow and the staff either doesnt care or understaffed. Once we had to wait for silverware - seems they ran out. We've given up on this place, too many other places close by that are a lot better.

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Provo, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with some friends and we enjoyed the food and the experience. It takes some time for them to cook the food, but the taste was worth the wait. Good variety and great presentation.

Thank Kaytlyn M
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch is so delicious and farm fresh. Love the coffee and eggs and bacon. Warning that they are not open on Mondays though! They do serve until about two if I recall and I highly recommend.

Thank 311texan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service is great. Had the salmon and it was delicious. Little pricey but worth it! Have been several times and always good service and food.

Thank Renee K
Garland, Texas
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Love the home town restaurants. The food was excellent. Tried the southern blt and pub burgers - would order either again. Also had a waffle as we came at brunch and it was amazing!!!! Ready to try dinner next time.

Thank Diana D
Rowlett, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I had been there before and was happy to introduce 3 of my friends as new customers. It went very badly. All 4 of us had problems with the meal. T

Thank HappyGram5310
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Had breakfast of blueberry pancakes, fried eggs, patty sausage, and coffee. Coffee was hot and brewed well. Good flavor. Breakfast took unusual amount of time to be served as retaurant was not busy. Pancakes were of a generous size and were light and fluffy. Eggs were slightly under cooked but edible. sausage was just ok. Did not have much flavor.... More 

Thank DickCar
Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I eat here frequently. I love the fried green tomatoes. They don't change the menu often, but usually have specials. Great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank James A
Rockwall, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I like the food here, but last time I was here I waited over an hour to get my food and the restaurant wasn't busy at all. I even wrote to the owner and never heard back from them. They are very pricey for the portions you get.

Thank truthful77777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $37
American, Diner
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087-3725
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: 19727223343
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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