About Culpepper Steak House

Only 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, Culpepper Steakhouse has been a DFW favorite for 31 years. Fantastic food combined with superb service & real Texas ambiance will make your dining experience one to remember.

309 East I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 771-1001

Website:
http://www.culpeppersteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
We have live entertainment in our lounge on Friday and Saturday Evening. Outdoor concerts in the Spring on Saturday Evenings.

Catering:
Culpepper Steak House offers full service catering in the Dallas area for lunch & dinner.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking & a private lot are available.

Public Transit:
Ridge Road

Executive Chef:
Ted Grieb

Private Party Facilities:
Culpepper Steak House offers the Wine Cellar for up to 12 guests, a private dining room for up to 50 guests & a private patio for 100 to 125 guests. The front deck can accomidate up to 200 guests with a stage for live entertainment.

Private Party Contact:
Lance Thompson: (972) 771-1001

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Culpepper Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
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Romantic (17)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Live Music (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was my birthday, and I recommend this place to anyone!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Waitress seemed lost. Came back on 3 occasions to ask what my wife ordered to drink. I ordered steak rare but came out medium to medium well. My wife ordered medium came out rare. Mine was petite filet, her was not but she switched with me anyways because I will never send food back. She ordered crab as a side to her steak but it did not come out until 20 minutes after food since waitress forgot. So overall things were not horrible but for the price, if should have been great. We are new to Rockwall and will drive until Dallas next time we want to go to get a good steak. This was also a test run to see about having my office Xmas dinner there and that will not be happening.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was my first time visit and it was great. Meals was not that high, taste great. The atmosphere is was so nice and romantic .

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent Food! Richard our server was Awesome! Very attentive!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service was excellent. The menu is diverse and creative.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wondering place, we've been going there for many years. Always great food, wine and service. Great location, I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I went to Culpepper based on a recommendation from someone from Rockwall. The food was delicious and the salad and sides are large enough for two people to share. I enjoyed the live music and the atmosphere. My serve was excellent attentive and very personable. Great place for any occasion.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

It was very nice for our anniversary. Good service, good food

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best Brunch in Rockwall! Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had never been to Rockwall and wanted a white tablecloth restaurant for an important date. Our waiter was impeccable, the wine was stellar, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was world class for an elegant steakhouse.

If you are looking for the best value this isn't your place. If you are looking for a great, high quality, relaxing atmosphere and willing to pay a bit for that then this is your spot!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

On Sunday 9/24/17 I brought my son my grandson and my granddaughter in for my sons birthday. We ordered our steaks as medium rare. They did not come out that way. We did not complain. But I as my sons mother was so disappointed. I've been to Culpepper's many times and many times I have been so satisfied but on this day it was awful. I also ordered a Mamosa. The Mamosa had so much pulp in it that I could not even drink it. I don't want to think that my favorite restaurant has declined in its service. But as of Sunday 9/24/17 I believe that it has. You asked and I responded. I spent $124. And was totally not satisfied.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We love Culpepper Steak House for any occasion, wonderful atmosphere one of a kind restaurant. Great wine list attentive well trained staff and the food is alway delectable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The sides (spinach and asparagus) were a bit cool. The flavor on our salads and entrees were very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The steak we ordered literally had no flavor other then meat, it was so bland we sadly had to season it from the table salt. Way overpriced for an unseasoned piece of beef. Maybe smoke it or add a dry rub or anything really. The appetizer was some chicken tenders on a stick hanging out of a small bowl of dipping sauce... for 13$. I make better chicken at home. It was a Friday night at 6pm and we were literally the only people in the entire dining room, now we know why. Service was good! But we were the only customers so not sure how it would have been otherwise. Same owners at the Fatted-calf and we did not enjoy their food either. We will
stick with Bin 303 and Zanatas:)

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was a wonderful experience !The fillet will melt in your mouth and the fried lobster tail couldn't be any better . Our waiter Richard was Johnny on the spot always there to take care of our needs , can't wait to go back !!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We came to celebrate our anniversary at the place we had our wedding reception 11 years ago! Food was amazing and the service was great!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was good. The steak a bit under cooked. Yes, I could have sent it back, but I don't do that unless extreme. Broccoli was weeping in garlic. Baked potato was best part of the meal. I was surprised by the casualness of the dress. Was expecting more. It was our 59th anniversary, but no one asked, even tho we were dressed much better than the t-shirt crowd around us. Just not Ruth's Chris or Three Forks.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was awsome, everything was EXCELLENT, you guys make the best house salad in the world.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I've been to culpeppers numerous times, primarily for work related gatherings, always enjoyed the menu. I decided to go there this time to celebrate our anniversary because my wife had never been and we live literally five minutes from the restaurant, I wish our setting could have been more
private for our anniversary but the food and service were great. Highly recommend for business or group gatherings.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our first time to this restaurant, and we had a great time. Wonderful service, excellent steaks, the best I've ever had, and the ambience was amazing. Thank you for such a great time, everyone left happy and very satisfied!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I met my son at Culpepper's for a fine dining experience and to catch up on news. I was looking for a place with great food and atmosphere (the band was excellent and not too loud). I also wanted somewhere we could linger over a cocktail and catch up. Culpepper's never disappoints. They had a special of smoked prime rib which was outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love this place. Service was excellent !! Great food and wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

They have a seperate party room, wonderful bar area and really good food and drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food, loved the atmosphere, wonderful service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

They sure rooked people participating in restaurant week. The bad reviews on the restaurant are correct. The only portion of our meal that was good was one appetizer. This was in a three person three course meal. Will not be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great establishment!! Food is always consistent and wait staff is attentive .Always a great meal!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very disappointing!! Worst meal that I've had there!! Steak's was burnt on the outside, and raw in the middle. I sent mine back and it still wasn't done correctly. I hate to say it but we should have gone to Saltgrass!!

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I'm not sure what changed about this place this time around, but it just wasn't what it has always been. Maybe we just had an unlucky, bad batch of steaks.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Richard was our waiter . Excellent service with a great personality.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We were seated in the back wine area. It was very romantic and quaint. The music was great and not too loud. The steak was to die for!! Our server Richard was very helpful, friendly, and a joy. I will definitely come back when I'm back in town

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We made reservations for a family farewell dinner. Unfortunately they sat us at a table with a railing adjacent to the lobby/waiting area. We found this table to be unacceptable. We asked to be reseated and they sat our family at a table under a tv playing loud country music videos. The volume was on and thus tv was right over my head and it was loud and made it difficult to carry on conversations. I'm not sure if the hostess placed us here in retaliation for us complaining over the first table's location because this table wasn't much better. This is a very nice restaurant but a tv had no business in the "fine" dining area. For the money we spent on our meals I would have expected a classier set up. Food and service was excellent but the tv and railing seating has got to go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Wonderful ambience, great wine selection, food even better. Crab cakes...simply heavenly.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

As usual food was amazing. 4 drinks 2 steaks 2 sides 2 desserts = nearly $250 for 2 people. So ridiculous. I just wish this place were more affordable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Took my wife out for date night. Had never been here before, but we'll definitely be back ! Food was great, drinks were strong and the service could not have been better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

New chef and not as good as it was with Chef Chad. Had 12oz lobster tail and it was really more like a 8 oz. Used to be a great place for dinner, now it is only fair.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was excellent and prepared exactly as ordered and the service was the best.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Server was Megan. TERRIBLE. No ability to remember anything you told her. Never received our app that we ordered. I know she heard me. Had to remind her several times re 2nd drink order. Side order of asparagus came when I was almost done eating. CMON! Not for 50$ a person. Funny thing is, very attentive to my hubby. Just saying folks.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Everything was great with the exception there were two couples seated in the back where the wines work. Nice cozy area but after a few minutes they seated two large groups next to us and they were so close we can hear their conversations and we couldn't hear our own conversations. Maybe large groups should be seated in a different area from where you have couples who want a more intimate and quiet setting. Other than that, we are definitely coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Reservation stated Birthday but they did not recognize that as part of the reservation. Two of the four meals did not come with the sides as ordered. Dessert was average. Dinner food and wine was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great , had a very experienced waitress that has been there for about 15 years!
Good food and atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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