RockBass Grill

RockBass Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rockbassgrill.com/
  • Phone: (717) 731-1160
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving continuously from 11:00am to 11:00pm daily
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Denezza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dinning is available for up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve T. Tomberlain 7177311160

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 3 private parking lots
A word from RockBass Grill
RockBass Grill features casual dinning offering fresh cut fish & steaks. We offer a raw bar that changes on a regular basis. Enjoy dining with a view of the Susquehanna River. A private dinning room for up to 30 people is available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
RockBass Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (68)special occasion (41)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (31)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (8)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • One of Harrisburg's finest resturants.....
    Sandy
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Always great food, friendly wait staff and the seafood is fantastic, we had the shrimp tasted just like you were eating fresh Florida Gulf Shrimp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful view
    sherry
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The wine was a little pricey but the fish was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner with friends.
    Horologist
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The hostess tried to seat us in the bar area which was VERY LOUD. I requested, and after a brief pause, received much quieter seating in the main dining area. The view of the city was very nice. The food was excellent. Sea Bass, stuffed flounder, tuna steak and Cajun shrimp all were delicious. My wife and I take advantage of the happy hours specials regularly with half price mixed drinks and half price fresh oysters. (4-6 PM daily.) An enjoyable spot for an evening meal for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday
    Localfood
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A friend recommended Rock Bass, and I thought that was a good idea. We haven't been here in a while, and seem to forget about it. I mentioned it to my wife and she thought the same, so we were on! I quickly used Open Table for reservations, and we got them! I'm guessing we were there later than the big crowd, and were seated in the bar area. There were two other small groups in there and it was a tad loud, but the food was very good! I had the Seafood Risotto, and my wife had sauteed Grouper! Both meals were excellent! We both started with soup, I had seafood bisque, and my wife had French Onion, also very good! I will definitely remember this place in the future, I can't believe I forget that it's here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Anniversary Dinner Ever!
    Riddlebit
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A last minute decision to go to dinner to celebrate our 11th anniversary and RockBass Grill did not disappoint! We rolled in around 830PM on a Saturday night - no wait at all, server was totally attentive, food was so fresh and filling. Seafood chowder was full of seafood; crabcake and hand breaded shrimp entree was ample, and very well prepared. Had I of known hush puppies would be in the breadbasket, I would have just ordered an entire basket! For a Saturday night, the restaurant was quiet, and it provided an extremely romantic atmosphere for an old married couple. We would go back again in a heart beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal - very relaxed
    TheColonel
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We arrived 30 min before our reservation and were still seated immediately. Food was very good, as was the service. We were planning on going someplace afterwards to talk and have a drink, but the atmosphere was right to just stay at our table and enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Jbanger
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I went here for the first time,for a quick dinner date later on in the evening. On a Friday it was dead in there. Usually not a good sign, but I was impressed with this place. Their seafood menu was extensive. Their wine selection was good. The decor is dull and drab, but the service and good make up for that. The waitress was very nice. Our food came out very quickly. The food was huge portion sizes. You definitely get your money's worth. It was delicious as well. I'm definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rockbass review
    super
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    all I all an enjoyable experience. food good,service good. had a drink and pour was terrible
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Excellent Meal
    ChestnutHillgrad
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have eaten at RockBass Grill several times. I have a family member from Philadelphia who always requests to dine there when she visits. As always, the service and the food were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Magnificent! Service was outstanding and the food was to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2cfood
    luv2CfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and service is always good and ambiance and river views are very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ordered cocktail shrimp and they smelled bad and looked terrible. Did not eat it. Then for our entrees my husband ordered a crab cake sandwich which also smelled bad and tasted bad. Like it was old spoiled crab meat. Then my ribeye was not cooked correctly returned it but it came back worse. Seemed like they microwaved it to cook it more. Didn't even eat it...it was gross and rubbery.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You for a wonderful evening!
    garbuco
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thank You for a wonderful evening! Your service made the evening easy! Will use your service again! :o)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food quality poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had the fish (their signature dish) for which there was a choice of three sauces. Mango salsa was overpowered by onion, lemon chive butter was just butter. Veggie of the day was cold and tasteless. The waitress was nice but she didn't know the menu or the specifics about the dishes. I asked if they could do hold the sugar and marshmallows in their sweet potato casserole. It looked like just mashed sweet potato but tasted like sugary mini marshmallows. The only descent thing we ordered was the peanut butter pie which waitress offered complimentary since the veggies and sweet potatoes were not edible. The view is great and the restaurant could be exceptional but they need someone who knows food developing the menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    Jerzy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Love this place, always great food and service. I can't wait to come back next time in Harrisburg.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My wife and I had the sea food platter which was excellent, especially the crab cake which was all crab; we could not finish all of it and was able to take home to enjoy another meal. This was our anniversary and it is a good place to go for a special celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful !
    rockbassbabe
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyed our dining experience at RockBass , great service by Collin, food was delicious, atmosphere calm and quiet like I prefer. Will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • A place with Class
    goodeats4me
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have always found this to be a classy place to dine. Good food, good selections, friendly, efficient and informated staff. I never feel rushed and leave satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    LoverockbassVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Rock Bass is Consistently a great place to go for a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feefs73
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lots of potential --- very pricey and the food was not that good, very plain and no good flavors to it. Mac and cheese seemed to be from a box. Not worth the money but a good view of the river.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually great, but....
    Coco
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    In general my visits to Rockbass Grill, usually business dinners, have been great. This past one, however, wasn't up to par. Our waiter seemed a little sullen (maybe he was having a bad day?), but more importantly, the side dishes were not that great. Our entrees were delicious, but the sides were cold and unappetizing and in some cases completely the wrong one. Specifically, these were the risotto, mac and cheese, and sweet potato fries. It seemed like they were made in advance and got cold waiting for the entrees to be finished. Hopefully this was just a one time thing and my next visit will be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good but not bad
    leo0013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I took my husband to RockBass Grill for his birthday because their seafood menu is extensive and they offer a nice variety. I conveniently made reservations online which was great! In the "special requests" box I typed that it was my husband's birthday, hoping they would do something special. There was no acknowledgement of his birthday. We both ordered fresh catches (sea bass and salmon) but the quality did not represent the price. The salmon seemed as if it had been frozen. The food was hot but we've had and made better seafood elsewhere. Our waitress was odd and seemed to have left her manners at home. I would rate RockBass Grill as a 5 out of 10. If you're looking for good, quality seafood, I wouldn't recommend RockBass Grill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would definitely go back!
    Bren
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Dined here while visiting Harrisburg upon the recommendation of some local people that we talked to when we told them that we were looking for a good seafood restaurant. We were celebrating a family birthday as well. Our server was wonderful. The scallops, crab cakes and coconut shrimp were all quite delicious. We arrived in time for 1/2 price drinks and oysters on the half shell so that was an added bonus. Everything was fresh and tasted great. We received a delicious complimentary birthday dessert as well for our birthday boy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a really nice dinner.
    Bart
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our entire party had a very good meal. We loved the crab pretzel appetizer and the hush puppies were great. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bumbball
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Upon making reservation I asked to notified IF outside seating was NOT available for this reservation. During day was informed that outside seating was on a first come first serve basis- much appreciated call. Upon arrival we were able to be seated on side outside deck. Our thought was to wait at bar until outside seating was available. When ordering our meal we also ordered an appetizer. Unfortunately WE NEVER RECEIVED our app- when final bill arrived, the app was NOT included so really no big deal. One thing beyond restaurant's control was that we were seated on side deck & there is another eating rest. immediately beside. The table immediately below us had 4 smokers and needless to say the smoke blew right up to our table - UGH !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • looking4forseafood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    it was a gray surprise on the quality of everything with the experience and seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good
    Dragonfly60VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a good place to go if you are in Harrisburg and want seafood. Overall, it was good but the cost versus the quality was a bit over the top. We thought that it was definitely overpriced. Sitting outside is really nice if the weather cooperates. RE: FOOD The shrimp was overcooked (there were five) and the salad (Caesar) was overdressed. Ask for dressing on the side if you don't like salads overdressed. The fresh selections are probably the best option.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I won't be going back. The food is OK but not good enough for me to make a special trip for. The service was good and the view is GREAT! It is pricey and the amount of the food is way too much and it's not my style to encourage restaurants to serve such huge portions.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Seafood Restaurant in Hbg Area
    jimhfoster
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best seafood restaurant in the Harrisburg area. I especially like the catch of the day blackened. Try the mango salsa and sweet potato casserole.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar areas can be loud!!
    Cowgirl55
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our server "Mitzi" was very good and provided great service. She was very busy as the bar was busy. There was a group of people at the bar who were very loud. It was a much more pleasant experience once they left. Other than that, we had a nice evening. Next time I will ask for reservations in the dining area and not the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was good. The service could have been better, the waitress and server were not very personable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great combo good food great view
    KGMom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of our favorite go-to spots for a special occasion or ANY occasion. We like to mmet up with friends from time to time. Also a great place for a small group . We hosted a family Sunday brunchhere. And we're very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing ...
    JMRH
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and we go often; however, if this had been our first visit we probably wouldn't go back. Out of 6 diners at our table only 2 received what they expected and really enjoyed their meal. Our favorite entrees was soupy and they actually served it with a spoon, two were bland and one was missing a key ingredient. When we questioned our server (who was great) she commented that their regular chef was on vacation so the recipes were slightly different. We weren't sure how to respond to her but were thinking that perhaps they ensure that their backup chef is skilled enough to replicate standard menu items. The mgr apologized and discounted the bill but we would have preferred our usual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but dissapointing
    CampbellSupper
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were hoping to recreate an outstanding Chilean Sea Bass dinner experience from a few years ago. However, our two Sea Bass entrees were not up to par of the previous bass which was a thicker center cut fillet. Whereas, these sea bass cuts were thinner one inch cuts. It was still good, but not outstanding as we hoped. Everything else food and service wise was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Birthday Dinner We Wanted
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I both ordered steaks, he requested the sirloin and I asked for the prime rib special, both cooked medium. When mine arrived, it was well-done, and he was given a small fillet instead of the sirloin he had ordered. We politely sent them back and the server returned with my correctly cooked prime rib shortly after. We waited about 15 minutes after that for my husband to finally get his steak, which was charred on the outside and raw on the inside, but at that point it just didnt seem worth it to send it back again so he ate a few bites and let it go. When the check arrived, we were charged for a $28 ny strip instead of his $22 sirloin. We were so tired from the experience that we but the bullet and paid so we could leave
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  • Food ok
    Liketodine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The lobster tail was very tough and hard to eat. Should have told server but did not. The style of the plates make it difficult to lay the fork or knife on it without falling off.
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    scenic view
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  • We love Rock Bass Grill
    Granny
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It has always been delicious, great fresh fish and so many good ways to have it prepared. The staff is always friendly and very efficient. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pastafazool
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The atmosphere was quiet and unobtrusive, with the night view stealing the show. The imaginative menu and delicious food would satisfy any gourmet who wasn't an absolute snob.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River view
    luv2CfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good restaurant to enjoy good seafood and very nice river view, indoors or outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch for 95th. birthday
    liketooeat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    had a lunch reservation for 11:30 a.m. we were seated right away, the waitress was very nice and helpful with the menu. the food came out in a very timely manner and was very good. would suggest to friends and we will be back. Thank You for the nice friendly visit. the waitress was cathy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.