The Oar House

4.7
130 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We will be offering a special menu for Mothers Day brunch 11:00-2:00. Menu will me on the website soon!

What 130 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such an amazing time for my 21st birthday!

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Craig
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Oar House and have never had a bad meal there! We did miss seeing our favorite waiter, Roberto!!

JH
JohnH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!! The food, service, and building were wonderful!

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elliottperkins
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I celebrated our anniversary. The Food and service was great, as always, plenty of people enjoying the establishment as well, but not noisy, we were able to have and enjoy our conversation. Perfect evening!

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RICHARDB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly staff. Very efficient

MB
vipMarshaB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and it was great.

AB
AnnB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine. Great value and Service!!

RK
vipRobertK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and always a great meal. Our go to spot.

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trueD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we like the oar house it is the only really nice upscale restaurant in rockwall. i like the atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Slow service good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, never disappoints. We bring our out-of-town family and friends here. They are always impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good.

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Andy
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katelyn is a superior server. Food was over the top.

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vipJayE
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early for dinner and had requested a larger table and good social distancing for medical reasons. Our request was met with excellence. Caitlin was our server, her service and our food was on point and excellent. We love Oar House!

JS
JuliusS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was quite full, apparently was at 75%, although to me it looked like 100%.
The food (especially seafood) was outstanding!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience itself was wonderful. The food is exquisite, the waitstaff is exceptional. I do not regret going! The only thing that was a bit daunting to me is the (lack of) diversity here. I am new to the area though and come from East Dallas. In that aspect, we felt a little out of place. Lots of the old school cowboys with their wives who are to be seen not heard vibe. Maybe it was just more prominent that night. Either way, it won’t keep me from coming back.

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Jewels
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to the Oar House for special occasions! Have been for years! The service and food are always excellent! It is a little pricey but well worth it! I’ve had almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed! Their sauces are amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us had fish dishes that were fantastic. There was enough for us to take home. We ate the remainder for lunch and it heated perfectly and was just as good. Everything we have ever had there is delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was great!
I love that my husband and I can split an entree. The other couple ordered separately and they split onto 2 checks for us. One of our favorite places. So glad we found the Oar House.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and server

DC
DarrenC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic. Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

FT
FrankT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant experience. We have dined several times. We were very pleased.

AF
AaronF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, calm quiet atmosphere. Attentive wait staff.

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rpinky
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oar House always has excellent food, excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & ambience were immaculate. Servers were very helpful but very invisible, exactly what we like in a restaurant! The way the building was set up allowed for conversations not to carry table to table— loved the quiet atmosphere. Perfect for an intimate date!

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WilsonM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only negative about the experience was the price. Everything else was wonderful!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 6 loved our waiter and our food!! Thank you!!

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Joycamp
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was OUTSTANDING!!! We actually managed to eat here twice in the same week with different friends. Each meal was prepared well and very good.

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CYNTHIAM
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Absolutely no social distancing. Two people, 67 and 80 years of age. Waitress was unaware of social distancing rules and reported to Manager. Manager never came over and waitress offered a table in a small room with tables not separated either. We should have left but they had my credit card on file. No where on the Open Table site was there mention of a special menu of $95/person. I love the Oar House but this was a very uncomfortable situation for a lot of money. Food was ok. Not great for the price. Shrimp appetizer was like eating fish bait (really)? Desert (no choice) was a dry mousse cake that was horrible. Chilean sea bass was good. Overall Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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AnnetteW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We are Realtors and often take our clients to celebrate a sale at the Oar House! Love the ambiance and food. Our server wasn’t real attentive and after dinner we ordered lattes and a coffee. It took at least 30 minutes to get them. She said it took a long time for the latte machine to warm up?!?!

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Oilman
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve and our server Katelyn made it exceptional even though she was working instead of home with family and friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely friendly staff. Food is always good. I had the lobster bisque and snapper Rebecca. Both were extremely delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oar House is our favorite restaurant. Better than any fancy steakhouse in Dallas!

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TinaC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always top notch. Great, food, drinks and ambiance. Love it and highly recommend. Reservations important during this time if you don't want to wait.

JB
JulieB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are incredible. Great place for our anniversary!

BL
Boom2Longhorns
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time and it was a place we will return to. Attentive and helpful service

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AnthonyA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open door app had a place to put what kind of celebration we were having. Since it was our anniversary, that they put us in a quiet corner and gave us a special treat. I would definitely go back there again. The food was outstanding and the service.

HC
HappyCouple
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! My wife wanted a wedge salad but it wasn't on the menu, so I asked if they had a wedge salad on the menu, just in case we missed it. It was not on the menu bu they put one together for her!

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Preston
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice Italian restaurant with good ambience and great food. This is ideal for a date night. The price is fine for the value of the food. My only observation is that they need to distance the tables out a bit more. It was a tad too crowded for our taste. Still, I recommend this restaurant and will eat here again.

FAQs

The Oar House is rated 4.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.