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The Oar House, Rockwall, TX

The Oar House

4.6
4.6
278 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 17 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 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. RS

    RosemaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our date night.. keep up the good work!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and the food. Overall, the dining experience was pretty long (2.5-3 hours), so this is not recommend for a quick dinner.
  3. MB

    MarshaB

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff members remember our likes and dislikes. They are always friendly.
  4. SO

    SherryO

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit there. This time with friends and we loved the ambiance. The food was excellent and presentation was spectacular. Will definitely be going back.
  5. KS

    KirkS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Our server Amy was great. Food was delicious. The Lobster Bisque is fabulous.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Horrible, nothing positive to say!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday dinner
  8. JM

    JoeM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    May be the best restaurant in the Dallas area. Every item is prepared individually - none pre-prepared. The mushroom cap apetizer is the best.
  9. MB

    MichaelB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The filet in cognac sauce was outstanding. Lobster biscue as well. We will be back for sure.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our party of 7 had Lunch on a Wednesday. We had a reservation. Service was very slow. It was a 1-1/2 hour meal. No dessert. Food was acceptable but nothing special. Disappointed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Texas - beautiful building, stained glass windows and boat/oar decor. Service was excellent and loved seeing the chef at work. Our meals were excellent…. A little pricey, otherwise 5.0. Would definitely recommend 👍
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Oar House. Food and service are always great!
  14. KB

    KimberlyB

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks. Service was prompt and every order correct
  15. N

    Nosey

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome waiter Robert! Excellent martinis by Chris. Greeted by the general manager. Food was delicious!
  16. KP

    KathyP

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner.
  17. R

    Roger

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Oar House. The atmosphere, service, and food exceeded our expectations!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30th Anniversary.
  19. KJ

    KellyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The restaurant was EXTREMELY HOT. There were so many tables jammed in that the noise was not conducive to have a conversation and I’m sure contributed to the temperature.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, delicious food!
  21. JH

    JohnH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    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.
  22. MS

    MikeS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a very good dining experience.
  23. D

    Dean

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food, large portions.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. AF

    AaronF

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was responsive, food was great, noise was good to hold a quiet dinner conversation.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. 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!
  33. CB

    CoreyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Oar House!
  35. RK

    RandyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible low light atmosphere. Food and Service is AMAZING!!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. f

    fatex2

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food and service were good. drinks were good as well.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

The Oar House is rated 4.6 stars by 278 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 17 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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