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The Oar House, Rockwall, TX

The Oar House

4.7
4.7
257 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come to The Oar House in Rockwall for lunch or dinner and prepare yourself for a meal you won't forget. Close to The Harbor Rockwall and Harbor Lights Cruises, this restaurant makes a wonderful choice for a meal with anyone.The Oar House has delicious choices both for lunch and dinner. Come and have one of the salads like the finisima Con salmone or the caprese clasica or one of the hearty soups like the lobster bisque. If you're a fan of seafood, there are choices like farfalle al salmone and risotto frutta di mare. For those who love Italian dishes, there are choices such as pollo monsignore and vitello marsala. The Oar House also has a nice spread for Happy Hour, with choices such as ravioli di formaggio and lasagna Bolognese. The restaurant has something for everyone so no one goes home hungry.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (972) 771-9687

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Renato Cardoso

What 257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Italian

  • Dallas Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. JH

    JohnH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waited more than 30 minutes after being seated before anyone asked us if we would like something to drink. Waitress said it wasn’t her table, but she didn’t know who was supposed to be serving us. After 45 minutes seated we got water. After another 15 minutes, we got our soup. Finally got our entrees ordered, after we saw two other tables that arrived after us eat, pay and leave. Finally got our food, which was good. Meal took 2 hours. Our server was pleasant, but appeared stressed and overworked.
  2. MS

    MikeS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a very good dining experience.
  3. G

    Greg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    The Oar House did not live up to billing. While the service was fantastic (Katelyn), the food and decor were dated. Could not tell if the A/C was even working. We were sweating throughout our meal. Heard several folks ask the waitress to turn on the A/C. The food was dated and not worth the prices charged. The whole atmosphere felt 20 years past its prime patroness by customers who had been going there just as long.
  4. c

    chloe

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for lunch and had the Lobster Bisque and salmon salad. Both were great! The service was excellent would definitely go back whenever in town.
  5. M

    Minerva

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I treated a 93 year old neighbor and another friend to lunch at the Oar House, to celebrate the 93 year old's birthday; the Oar House is a favorite of hers. The food and service were excellent; we had a lovely leisurely lunch at my favorite corner table. The tiramisu was gratis and delicious. The waitstaff are always friendly.
  6. w

    warrenb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good service helped us celebrate our 41st anniversary.
  7. AF

    AaronF

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was responsive, food was great, noise was good to hold a quiet dinner conversation.
  8. TJ

    TandJ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    AC was out in main dining area (yet on in restrooms?). Took awhile & finally the GM to be able to tell us what bottles of wine they did have since most that were on the menu were not available. Understand supply issues but they only had 1 pinot grigio so how about letting wait staff know. Once finally got that settled & apologies for no air, food was excellent. Server was friendly & did a good job after the shaky start. Wish we'd had a bit more private seating since there for romantic date night but probably would've been hotter with little sir circulating in the place. Got a lot of explanations & apologies from GM but almost seemed to make a joke of it all. Considering the prices would've preferred an offer of a discount or bottle of wine etc.
  9. BB

    BarryB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good food, atmosphere. Waitress good but not great. Biggest disappointment was no recognition of our special occasion (39th wedding anniversary) after it was mentioned to hostess.
  10. K

    Kevin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here. Tried alsorts and continues to be great food in an intimate setting. Great date night or get together place
  11. CU

    ClaireU

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good. The only negative was that they were out of the first two dishes I ordered. The first one they told me about immediately and I picked my second choice. They didn't come back for about 15 minutes to tell me the second dish was unavailable as well so I asked to see the menu again. It was another 15 minutes or so until they came back to take my order for the 3rd time. I understand the supply chain issues, but think it would have been better if they had said up front (upon presenting the menus) what items were unavailable that day to have saved me (and my guests) time. The food, however, was very good once we received it!
  12. CB

    CoreyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner in nice quiet setting. Service was awesome.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Oar House!
  14. RK

    RandyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible low light atmosphere. Food and Service is AMAZING!!
  15. F

    Foody

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sorry we were not able to get our usual table because it was held for someone. Now that we know that’s possible we will ask. Chaz our waitress was very accommodating and put 2 small tables together to accommodate our wine and all the food we ordered. Great staff and fantastic food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very nice dinner at the Oar House. The Caesar salad was excellent and the eggplant appetizer was delicious. Our entrees were also very delicious. Dessert didn’t disappoint, I had the bourbon pecan pie and my husband had the cheesecake. We look forward to dining there again soon.
  17. f

    fatex2

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food and service were good. drinks were good as well.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a authentic place to go. Nice and lively. Very cool for a date or family dinner
  19. TD

    TerrenD

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great place to eat. Food was very good and the atmosphere was quint.
  20. K

    Kevin

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently great food - Our go to place for date night meals
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We were often ignored when we asked a waitress for help or to order something. From the moment we walked in, we felt that our presence was unwanted. We were sat in the back of the restaurant, as well, and were given dirty looks. Will not be coming back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good wine list, Gorgonzola cream sauce is a must.
  23. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our Waiter. My special request of dessert with 1 candle and NO Singing was perfect! Only issue was a VERY loud customer at the bar that echoed in our private dining area. Fortunately he did not get loud until towards the later part of our dinner. Overall, the Oar House did not disappoint!
  24. RB

    RockwallBoomer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oar House is our go—to place for scrumptious steaks!
  25. JP

    JosephPaul

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A little pricey even though the quality of food was good. Service times between courses was a bit slow but service was good and professional.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials of the night we ordered were both fantastic Service was excellent and very informative We’ve been multiple times and it’s always an enjoyable and relaxing experience Love this place
  27. EH

    EdwardH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was great as usual the service was poor except for the gentleman that was our busser for our table he was very good. Bar tending and wait staff were poor.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time going and it was unique inside with a nice ambiance. Seated promptly with an attentive waitress. The mushroom caps appetizer were not my favorite but the salad and steak dinners were great. We would definitely come back again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sons b day and was not was a knowledges. Not sure why y’all ask about occasions if it does t matter.
  30. KH

    KaylanH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Came here for our anniversary and will definitely be back for future date nights
  31. KS

    KatieS

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just ok. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The Oar House is our all time favorite restaurant. However, last night the service was pretty terrible. We had a reservation and after being seated, no one even said hello to us for 15 minutes. We didn’t get bread until about 35 mins after we got there and our salad was 10 mins after that. Then the food took even longer. Not sure what was going on, because we’ve never had this problem. But if we’re going to drop a pretty penny on dinner, I’d like to have better service. The food was still as good as ever though, so I guess that’s what is important!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Oar House! We’ve been dining here for 15 years. Would choose this place over any fancy steakhouse in Dallas! Great food, not pretentious, always great service.
  34. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will go back for sure. The food was great. Highly recommend.
  35. N

    Nessie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been eating at the Oar House for over 20 years for special occasions. It never fails that when we're walking out to the parking lot; we always say, "we need to come here more often." From impeccable appetizers, to incredible entres, to their phenomenal wine list, and excellent desserts; the food, drink, and service has never disappointed us.
  36. J

    Jewels

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Oar House for probably 25 years. It’s our go to place for special occasions. It’s a little pricey but always worth the money. We celebrated our 47th anniversary here. My husband ordered the lamb shanks and I had the scallops with saffron cream sauce! Their known for their sauces. We have probably had most all the dishes on the menu and have never been disappointed!! Impeccable service and a great bartender. I think it’s one of the best restaurants in the metroplex!
  37. TH

    TomH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere as always! This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Be sure to try the escargot!!!
  38. DM

    DocM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food although a little pricey. We arrived at 5 PM and asked for a quiet location for our special anniversary dinner. Before our food was served an adjacent party of four adults was seated. Those guests were very loud. We were relocated to a better place on request.
  39. NU

    NU2TX

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch reservation (was not crowded so walk-ins would have been welcomed.) We were celebrating a family event, so we weren't in a hurry. The food was wonderful, better than the last time we ate here. The server was perfectly attentive but did not intrude on conversation. These special memories are the reason we choose The Oar House over other restaurants.
  40. AF

    AaronF

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant. Seating was immediate. Drink order taken immediately. The food was excellent. We enjoyed our meal and conversation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

The Oar House is rated 4.7 stars by 257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Oar House

303 E Interstate 30 Rockwall, TX 75087

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Rockwall

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renato Cardoso

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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