Restaurants in Rockwall, TX
1.Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
1043 E Interstate 301.71 mi Rockwall, TX$$ RestaurantsFamily Style RestaurantsAmerican RestaurantsItalian Restaurants
Good but too long of a wait
202 E Rusk St0.04 mi Rockwall, TX$$ Mediterranean RestaurantsItalian RestaurantsCaterersFamily Style Restaurants
We went to this restaurant for the first time just before Christmas and was fairly impressed with the menu choices. The sea bass in a cherry reduction was VERY good. Gourmet pizza selection was good and they do offer a gluten free pizza option which is appreciated HOWEVER the gluten free pizza is so damn small it's an insult for the price!!!! That was one of the disappointments to an otherwise good experience. The other disappointment is that typically in a finer dining establishment, the very annoying sports TV'S aren't present!! If that's your preference, go down the street and eat at a crappy Chili's or STAY HOME!!! This restaurant has 2 of them in direct proximity to the dining area and VERY annoying when trying to eat or converse with others. Would I go back? Maybe, but not guaranteed. I'm kinda weird that, when I drop $200 on a dinner with friends, I like to have everyone leave satisfied and not deaf from the noise. Granted a lot of the noise was from the dining crowd itself but it detracts from an otherwise good place to eat. P.S. Internet menu doesn't reflect the actual somewhat limited physical menu.
3.Luigi's Italian Cafe
2002 S Goliad St1.53 mi Rockwall, TX Take OutHappy HourDeliveryReservations Italian RestaurantsCoffee ShopsPizzaMediterranean Restaurants
been eating here over 15 years since they started in the old pizza inn location. awesome mariana, pizza, bread, and try the alla panna sauce. can't beat the pasta sampler.
101 Goliad0.05 mi Rockwall, TX$$ Mexican RestaurantsCaterersFamily Style RestaurantsLatin American Restaurants
Great TexMex. These guys have been in Rockwall for over 20 years and is always consistently good.
309 E Interstate 302.79 mi Rockwall, TX Take OutHappy HourDeliveryReservations Steak HousesContinental RestaurantsCaterersBarbecue Restaurants
Culpepper's has been a staple in Rockwall for many years, but it has not been until recently that they have been taking the new fine dining popularity that has boomed in the DFW area seriously. They re-vamped their whole thought process, and instead of just being another steak house in a cool building, they have really set themselves apart. As far as Rockwall goes, there is nothing else like it, and there is no other dining that can even come close to Culpeppers. As far as the DFW area goes, I would place Culpeppers in my top 10 restaurants in the DFW, and it is in my top 5 Steakhouses for sure. \r The executive chef, Chad Bowden, has really taken Culpeppers to new levels. I have come to know him over the years, without any connections or previous relationship, because that is what kind of chef he is. He cares! He has passion for his craft, and takes a lot of pride in making sure he is doing the best for his customers. There is only one other restaurant and executive chef in the DFW area that shares the same passion and relationship with the customers, and that is Richard Chamberlain at Chamberlain's Steakhouse. I am not crazy and I do not gain any benefits from touting Culpeper’s, but I did just put Chef Chad Bowden and Chef Richard Chamberlain in the same category. (If you don't know who Richard Chamberlain is, you need to go educate yourself, before you review anything) These two chefs exemplify the time, and effort and passion not only they have for food, but for the customer service and being the actual face of the restaurant, and being there in person to make sure everybody is having an excellent dining experience, and that is what separates them from everybody else. The extra step they take to ensure you are experiencing something different.\r At Culpeper’s Chef Chad, not only will prepare special off the menu creations just for you, but he will come out and check on your dinner every single time we are there. If it is not perfect to his standards, he will not send it out.\r What can you say about the food other than, very well versed, and very quality controlled. The quality of ingredients is superb, and the skill and craftsmanship in the preparation is expert. The menu is routinely changing to keep pace with new ideas, and seasonal ingredients. There are few steakhouses around where you can have a choice between a wonderful steak, luscious fresh seafood, and ingeniously prepared wild game all on one menu. Not to mention the sides and the sauces are a work of culinary art for your taste buds that accompany the entrees as perfect as a symphony. \r \r If you have not tried Culpeppers you should!, If it has been a while since you have been there, go back now!, if you are in Dallas, and want something different, but not sacrificing quality and atmosphere, take the 20 minute drive east and make it a night. Go eat at Culpeppers, have some drinks next door lakeside at the Harbor, and go catch a movie right next door at a beautiful theater. If you really want to take it up a level, just stay at the Harbor Hilton Lakeside for a nice little local vacation, and a warranted change from the boring Dallas same old same old.\r \r All I can say is it has more tradition and legacy than most places, and the menu and service absolutely live up to both in a very (modern bridge to traditional) way. \r \r There are a lot of great chefs in the DFW area, and there are a lot of very notable chefs right now in the DFW area, who have made a ""celebrity"" name for themselves. But a chef like chef Chad (and Chamberlain) are a rare breed. A rare breed that actually is there day in and day out, and takes the time to interact with their customers. There are a lot of people that can cook great food and come up with creative menus, but very few of those can say that they take an active role in providing each customer with a complete dining experience.\r
2006 S Goliad St Ste 2001.53 mi Rockwall, TX$ American RestaurantsHamburgers & Hot DogsRestaurants
Best Burgers in the Dallas area. Best customer service, best home town feel. The girls at the place are on a name-to-name basis with the regular customers. The owner is frequently there, and he knows most people by name. This restaurant feels like home, only with MUCH better burgers. Try the fries, the onion rings, the awesome fried mushrooms, the awesome fried pickles, the awesome fried jalenpenos (all are AWESOME with the homemade ranch). You've got to try this place! Everything is cooked there, nothing is shipped in already fried and ready to be heated. I cannot stress enough, try this place. It's worth the time!
560 E Interstate 302.42 mi Rockwall, TX American RestaurantsRestaurantsBarbecue RestaurantsTake Out Restaurants
We was totally ignored for about five minutes.
Seems like we hit a network glitch.