Rockafellas of Salem

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39 reviews
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Rockafellas of Salem is a premier casual restaurant experience located in the historic downtown area of Salem. The Daniel Low building was built back in 1826 and has since housed a variety of businesses as well as the First Church that built it. Rockafellas of Salem embraces this rich history with a premier atmosphere and an exceptional, yet casual, menu.

The Rockafellas of Salem menu is varied enough to meet the craving of everyone in your dining party. Start with the hog wings – yep, pork wings. Perhaps not the result of special flying pigs but tasty nonetheless with Kansas City BBQ sauce and ranch dressing for dipping. The flatbread menu has plenty of great options including decadent fig and prosciutto. Just be sure you save room for Reese’s peanut butter pie or lemoncello mascarpone layer cake.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The meal and waiter were awesome but the poor smug attitude of the two hostesses outside left us with a bad taste and will never return due to this.

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation through open table. We were sat right away however left after 20 minutes because a server never came to our table. We watched multiple tables get sat and servers go right up to them. Highly disappointed with the service as we made a reservation in advance.

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OT
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First pick whenever in Salem

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than a brief issue with the reservation, which they couldn't find (but a table was still provided,) everything was fantastic. The food was phenomenal- the ambiance, decor, and friendly and helpful wait staff all made for an excellent dining experience.

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RP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son’s college graduation, everything was great.

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BN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Awful, awful, AWFUL food. Gross bar food. Almost not even edible. Save yourself the trouble and go to one of the many other better restaurants in Salem.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a table for 4 on mothers day. Service was good as were the prices. The table had salmon, eggplant tower and steak. All were cooked perfectly and tasted great!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good. Although they have poutine on the menu, but their version is basically cheese fries. Poutine should use cheese curds and have more gravy.

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice Mother's Day Brunch. Good food at reasonable prices. Pleasant interior.

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RC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent however the waiter never checked on us and seemed to rush us. He brought the check without asking and we planned on desert. Then when it was time for the check he was too busy talking to female customers. While waiting for him to bring back my card he stopped to talk with a female waitress.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant itself did not match the website. The food was meh, not what I expected.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

St Patrick’s Day - management did a great job keeping us informed about our reservation; security/staff friendly and engaged; would have liked shepherd’s pie on the menu ‘-)

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

New Years Party - good food, nice crowd, music was okay (I do not think the band was bad but I believe the sound system cause vocals to get distorted). Restaurant did a great job at managing the attendees, as the crowd was energetic and fun, without getting too out of control (as some places do a New Years)

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c
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for NYE... had a beyond amazing time! Have been many times before since I went to Salem State, always blown away. Great food, great drinks, big portions, reasonable prices, great service. They made me and my date feel right at home, it was a fun time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Big group on Xmas Eve

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! I ordered steak tips and they melted in my mouth! Waitress was attentive and owner
Can around and chatted for a bit!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great spot for casual dining, nice but comfortable, nice big bar and friendly staff

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FB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Our server was amazing! But the food is mediocre at best. For example the soup was served barely warm and tasted like the can it came from. The poutine fries were absent of cheese curds and instead had shredded cheddar but the shredded cheddar had rehardended since melting and just created a unappetizing glob of cold fries and hard cheese. My wife had fish and chips with probably the worst tartar sauce that's ever existed. Our server was amazing! And the food came pretty quickly. Those are my compliments.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun and friendly place, very good service and the food we ordered was excellent. I highly recommend the beef and beet salad. If was perfect!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had confirmed open table reservation that was list or not honored. Had to ptoduce copy of lost ooen table confirmation to get tab lk e for 40 minutes later than orginal reservation. Food was subpar, drinks nit too good. Very noisy. Do not reccomend. Try some other restaurant.

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MW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation through OpenTable, and upon arriving they said they don't accept reservations, and there was some sort of glitch in the system. They did manage to sit us outside relatively quickly, but we had to wait 20 minutes to have a waiter come over and take our drink order. Our meals took over 45 minutes to arrive, and our waiter didn't come to check in with us. With two small children the wait was very long and it was hard to keep them busy while we waited. Once our food arrived it was cold.

Overall, I do not recommend going to Rockafellas.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was turned away at the door- Restaurant does not take reservations in October even though I was able to make them through open table. Will not return.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had some friends coming in from out of town and made reservations for Saturday night on Opentable. Upon arrival there was a huge line. When we spoke with the staff they told us they are not doing reservations in October. I subsequently showed the waiter the reservation confirmation I received which he said they could not honor. The waiter was extremely smug and rude to us. When I asked for the manager he went off to speak with the manager. When he came back he said the manager said we have to wait. We ended up going to Ledger next door and couldn’t have been happier with Rockafellas turning us away, their food is definitely not worth the wait.

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had made a reservation. The restaurant refused to seat us citing that they don't hold reservations in October. They stated we would have to wait 45min -1hr. The offered the people in front of us immediate seating to sit outside. They didn't offer us the same. They also told Open Table we didn't show for the reservation when they actually refused us. Horrible customer service

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G
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience here. We did a girls trip to celebrate my birthday. We are from out of town The wait staff was phenomenal! Our waiter Rafael was the best! Great food great drinks great time!

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The place was Empty there were only two other tables full And at least 10 people working there and The service was very slow and the food was horrible Our waitress disappeared never checked on us

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DL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tasteless food with weak service. There are better restaurants in Salem. This was disappointing.

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CB
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was ok, not great. Food was a bit bland. The chili was more like a tomato soup. Better places to eat around town.

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OT
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Always a great time. Live music & people dancing.

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JJ
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food prepared perfectly and friendly service. Beyond my expectation. Ate inside.

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JB
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food wasn’t great for the price and they didn’t have many options to chose from.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and the band was even better.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Watery drinks, cold food, meh atmosphere - this was their 2nd chance, they won't be getting a 3rd.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had chicken Madeira, steak tips, bacon mac and cheese and fish and chips. The chicken and streak were terrific. Ate every bite. Bacon mac and cheese was a bit on the smaller portion so husband had to order a side of onion rings for extra food-onion rings are nicely battered and crispy!! The only thing that wasn't exceptional was the Cesar salad: a bit warm and lettuce was not super fresh. friend who had fish liked it fine but didn't rave.
Service was great! We all said we definitely be back. We hadn't been for several years, but thought we'd give it another go. Waitress said they got a new chef a few months ago. Nicely done

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was good family dinner

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The day we dined at Rockafella’s we had an elderly person in a wheelchair, staff was very helpful in directing us to an enterence without stairs and making sure we had our choice of table that would work best.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great Mothers Day ! Good burger, good breakfast, good wrap. Everyone was satisfied!

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. The nachos were excellent but was enough to feed four all by themselves. Bacon Mac and cheese was excellent!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful and there was an amazing live performance.

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