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The Fatted Calf

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112 E. Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fatted Calf food never disappoints. Nice atmosphere, good service, nice location. Always a good choice.

Thank Carlos C
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels were delicious in a tomato broth, bay scallops were tender and nicely seasoned.Potatoes and rolls accompanied the hearty meal. Good wine selection.

Thank patricia11182015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I are not big fans of the dinner menu, however the brunch menu has SO many great choices that it is almost impossible to decide. My hubby and I were seated promptly today even though there were only two open tables (no booths) available. Our waiter acknowledged us quickly and had water to us by the time... More 

Thank JoInTexas
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A local, downtown on-the-square restaurant that serves delicious food. A neighborhood gem, but people come from all around. They have a varied menu and the service is respectable.

Thank dcseny
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I was in rockwall on an errand and had heard good things about this restaurant so my wife and I decided to stop in. We are glad we did. All of the food was top notch. All of it. 5 stars.

Thank harvey j
Sherwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

After finishing our trip to Dallas, I wanted to hit up a restaurant outside of the Dallas area and my sister found this place on TripAdvisor.We came in on Monday morning around 10ish. Didn't know what to expect. What a hidden delight! The place is very nice. I was expecting a diner, we got a very swank restaurant. Great atmosphere.... More 

Thank SouthernMommaof2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

They have good food but I wish they had more selections from their menu. I would like to see more healthy selections.

Thank LonghornMikeDallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I had a breakfast meeting at The Fatted Calf and it was terrific! I had the omelet and my associate had eggs benedict. They were both wonderful. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The location on the square in downtown Rockwall is perfect, with very abundant parking. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. The coffee was first class.... More 

Thank Dave J
Rockwall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I've been looking forward to breakfast at The Fatted Calf for 6 months. All the locals seem to rave about it. I took my son a few days ago, and we were both disappointed. My pancakes were overcooked and quite honestly small for $3.50 per cake. My son ordered eggs sunny-side up. His eggs and hashbrowns were over cooked. He... More 

Thank LtColRiley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Chicken fried steak was ordered by 4 out of 6 of our group & we ALL loved it. The two that ordered scallops (a special) & salmon were pleased with their meals too. The fried pickles (with a very nice salad on the side) were really good and the blue crab dip (with a very nice salad on the side)... More 

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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, Gluten Free
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
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
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
  • 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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