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Oar House

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306 I-30 E, Rockwall, TX 75087
972.771.9687
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Rockwall, Texas
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379 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been dining here for years and keep going back for nice dinners and special occasions. They have very nice cocktails and a varied wine list. The salad selection is always good and changes with the seasons. We are not fond of red meat and the Oar House has some of the best fish dishes in the area. Service... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Oar House has been a favorite restaurant since even before we moved to Rockwall in 1992. In all that time, not one single miss, not even close to a miss. The food is so consistent that you know they have perfected their system and they work it perfectly without fail. The thing I love, besides the great food and... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were in town for a baby shower for my Grandaughter and four of us went to the restaurant for dinner. The environment is beautiful with large oars and a scull overhead. The food is Italian and was terrific. I had lamb shank that was as good as any I had in Italy. We booked it for a second night... More 

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Dallas
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667 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I took a couple of friends who were visiting from out of town over the 4th of July weekend. They asked us why we had never taken them there before and it made us start wondering. We go 3-4 times a year for celebrations and date nights, but for some reason not more often. Yes, the place... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The one house is my go to for a romantic dinner. The crab claws are spectacular, and their seafood is wonderful.

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Amherst, New York
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and enjoyed a very nice meal. It is a small restaurant with two rooms and a little dark. There are outside tables and a fountain. Nice appointments and decor. The menu offered many delicious offerings with fresh seafood and vegetables, fresh bread and soup or salad. Service was attentive but not too much. Definitely will... More 

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Thank Linda M
Rockwall, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My wife, daughter and I had occasion to visit the Oar House Restaurant this past weekend after not having dined there for several years. We had a great evening celebrating my daughter's graduation from law school. We had a reservation and were greeted and seated upon our arrival. We ordered the stuffed grilled eggplant appetizer which was excellent. We had... More 

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Thank TexasGibber
Rockwall, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Oar House is our favorite special occasion restaurant in Rockwall, as well as our favorite place to take visitors. We've never been disappointed here and over the past 20+ years, have tried almost everything on their menu. We especially enjoy the crab claws, the halibut and any of the veal dishes.

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Thank Barbara J
Rockwall, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Oar House always comes through! The lobster bisque and lunch time lobster crepes are beyond delicious. We had dinner last weekend and the specials were so tender and succulent. The grouper, my selection, was so fresh and delicate with subtle flavors swimming in an orgasmic sauce. I know that sounded weird but my wife's filet was equally seductive and we... More 

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Thank Tim M
Rockwall, Texas
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Not your run of the mill restaurant. Nice little bar as you walk in - reminds me of "Cheers" - very cozy. Dark and romantic would describe the ambiance - and the food is very good. We save The Oar House for special occasions if going out for dinner - just a little pricey at dinner time. I have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 I-30 E, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: 972.771.9687

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