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The Fatted Calf

112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
+1 972-722-3343
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“sliders” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their Eggs Benedict is to die for. Wonderful farm fresh eggs hash browns cooked perfectly. Service was exceptional. People are friendly. Weekends be prepared to wait but it's worth it. Highly recommend it.

Thank thed3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for my birthday last weekend and everything about our experience was AMAZING! The food was beyond delicious and the service was great! We will be back!

Thank Ames519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic service. Waiters return to the table often to tend to your needs before asking (i.e., coffee refills, napkins, etc.). Sumptuous dishes served beautifully on the plate that taste even better than they look.

Thank imageneh
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Menu has a great selection. Upscale, casual, friendly helpful service. Food came quickly. And it was excellent as usual. Will eat there again when we return.

Thank Andrew R C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to give the restaurant a try especially on Mother's Day to see what it was like. We were very impressed. Definitely not country cooking. Much better. Lots of choices and the mimosas were wonderful. We're going back to try their regular menu next...More

Thank BDS62
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Having been to The Fatted Calf a half dozen times, I have never been disappointed. Service is friendly, food is always excellent whether breakfast or lunch items are ordered, and portions are generous. They allow call-ahead seating which is very helpful for such a popular...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were looking forward to breakfast, here, as it had some great reviews and was voted one of the best breakfasts in the area. It was promising when we showed up, because it was PACKED, with a substantial wait. The menu is interesting and varied,...More

Thank D and J
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Met friends here for lunch and was greeted warmly. We had the lunch special - Chicken with pork dumplings, corn and asparagus with an awesome sauce! So super yummy!!! The server suggested it and she was right!! Tea is fresh and tastes great. Great experience...More

Thank Texsons
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I had on my agenda this evening chicken fried steak, plain and simple. That led us to the Fatted Calf. Easy substitution of spinach for the corn made me happy as I don't eat corn. My husband and I split the enormous serving as did...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Always great! Fabulous Reuben. Great chicken fried steak. Wonderful catfish. Service can be a little slow tho, when they are busy.

Thank K2121WSlaurap
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Gluten free dishes?
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Response from harvey j | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Rusk St, Rockwall, TX 75087
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Rockwall
  • Phone Number: +1 972-722-3343
  • E-mail
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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