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  2. Distance: 1.51mi
  3. Distance: 1.92mi
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About Rock 'n Chair

Rock'n Chair offers a new appearance, great food, exciting atmosphere & live entertainment. The warm & inviting atmosphere is sure to enhance your dining experience.

2409 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily in Summer: 4:00 pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
24th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 967-3300

Website:
http://www.rocknchair.net/

Entertainment:
Nightly (in season).

Executive Chef:
Chef Matt McComb

Private Party Facilities:
Our beautiful fieplace room is perfect for a rehearsal dinner or any event up to 60 guests. The private banquet room "Upstairs" at the Chair can host any event up to 200 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Diane McDevitt: (609) 967-3300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rock 'n Chair Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I love their filet but it's not on the menu anymore.
I ordered a salad with dressing on the side, topped with chicken breast and had to send it back as it was dressed and wilted. The new salad came with tasteless chicken and brown edged lettuce. A real disappointment.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was quite good. Tops was the calamari appetizer (good for 4). The calamari was tender and lightly breaded and included hot peppers and olives along with a tasty sauce. The entrees were all delicious. Prices were resort prices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The CHEERS of Avalon. A terrific place for a family meal, a good adult beverage, and no pretense.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Service was excellent. We had a large group and everyone had a good time. Kid friendly. Would book again when at the beach.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was okay. Portions on prix fixe menu were small. Pasta primavera was disappointing. Menu on OpenTable is not accurate, especially regarding vegetarian options. Restaurant website is correct.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and service and locally brewed beer on tap.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Don't get the scallops! They are heavy on seasoning and the taste lasts in your mouth. Our server was so nice. The food came pretty quickly. I think the quality of the food didn't quite match the prices.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very small portions + entrees priced $10 higher than they should be. Brett is an excellent waiter.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Overpriced for the food and portion size

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Good deal Tuesday nights for $17.99 and kids $5. Like that it's on Open Table.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Not crowded, off night. Drinks very expensive, but food was good and service generally good. Will likely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Average at best. Warm draft beer a turn off

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Decent food. A little high priced for what you get. A bit better than average pizza. Mussels Fra Diavolo was a ba bit bland, although mussels were fresh and cooked well. Calamari was solid and included fired peppers and fried olives (nice touch). Decent beer selection and good bar. Service was good. All in all, a positive experience and a bit better than average.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The dining room has plenty of space so they do not crowd you in. Staff was great and the food was very good. Will be coming back. Great big bar..

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Music, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2017

A staple of the Avalon restaurant scene, run by a fabulous family and always a good experience in our years going there. Can't go wrong with the Rock N Chair!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Overpriced

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Sat in booth upstairs. Great food had the flat steak special. Perfectly done! Wasn't super crowded, they let us sit and talk. Great service.
Casual, live music later in evening. Nice bar crowd.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were there for New Years Eve using regular menu. We very much enjoyed meal and ability to talk with the other couples without having to shout at each other

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

All very good. Had a great experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Dined in the off season with limited options. The shrimp scampi was very good. My spouse had a BLT which was fine. We had an outdoor table.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Always a good but not spectacular meal with good service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We ordered from the early dinner special menu ($17.99 inclusive).
It was very good. The only negative was the rolls seemed to have been reheated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Great meal with a great view of Avalon. Restaurant had been recommended by some locals and we were glad we took their advice. Had an appetizer of cape may salts and entries of crab/risotto and excellent swordfish. Menu included a gluten free pizza for our granddaughter. Will certainly come back next time we are in Avalon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2016

I had very good service. It was my second time with the same waiter. It was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2016

The food was very good and the atmosphere was nice but my family asked for the 4 course pre-fix dinners at 17.99. The menu said wine, soda, salad, entrée and dessert. But we were charged for our wine and a soda. I feel like we were overcharged $18.00. I didn't realize it until I got home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Not happy with the food or the pricing. service was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2016

A great atmosphere and very good live music. Outdoor seating is very comfortable and a great view of the town. Food was acceptable for a shore restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Ordered Caesar salad with chicken. When salad arrived there were 4 small strips of cold chicken, three stale croutons and barely any dressing to know it was a Caesar salad. Personally I would not dine there again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2016

We had the worst service we have ever had a restaurant. We frequent this restaurant a lot since we spend the summer in Avalon. We were not seen by a waiter for 25 minutes. We asked twice if we could get a waiter to no avail. A waiter finally took our order and explained he would give it to the girl who was supposed to have our table. The girl who was supposedly our waitress never apologized or explained the confusion, never introduced herself, never refilled our drinks or checked on our food. Finally when our waitress brought our check we asked her if she was super busy and she scoffed at us an basically ran away.

We let the manager know but will not be coming back to the Chair.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Made reservations with two teenagers . Of course they were late getting to the rocking chair. The restaurant was very nice and allowed us to sit down 30 minutes later. We
loved the food ,loved the service . The bar was somewhat quiet, no music that night they must start later. We had dinner about 7 PM. Overall nice vibe ! have fun at the shore!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2016

The service was fair and our main course came before the appetizers were finished. Or dinner reservations were at 8:00 but we felt we were rushed because of the music venue starting at 10:00. Food wasn't anything gourmet or over the top.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Year after year I fail to understand the price/quality model of shore dining at its finest. This time: translucent fish dish.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Really good food, nice server. Just felt a little old

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

We had an outstanding meal and live music that provided an enjoyable atmosphere.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2015

had fun... food was pretty good... wait staff had us settle up check twice as they left which was slightly annoying... but overall it was nice to be at this crazy busy spot during the off season and really enjoy it. Guitar singer, Johnny's cousin Steve was fabulous! loved him.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Seated promptly on the porch as requested. Our server, Marybeth, was very attentive and suggested the scallops which were perfectly cooked and a very large portion. During the summer months parking could be a problem but luckily they are open all year. Great spot for an elegant dinner or apps at the bar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Six of us ate on Saturday evening at the Rocking Chair. They were extremely friendly, great service and terrific food. They even let us bring our own birthday cake and the waitresses help sing. We enjoy the rocking chair for their live music. You will relax and have fun. Have a great time -casual dress

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2015

I thought only diner witnesses called people dear. Always feel 100 when I hear this. Realize we were there during Early Bird so entree was decent. First time here since I always heard that it wS a "meat market". Families very evident. People I know coming to Avalon may expect more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Good food - not great. But has a big selection - main dinners, burgers, sushi, salads.
Nice atmosphere especially on outdoor porch. Wines by the glass very small, and house wine selections are not great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2015

The baked Brie appetizer was very good as was the Shrimp Francaise and Burrata Ravioli with broccoli rabe. We ate during the Early Bird special time which included a complementary glass of wine and dessert...excellent value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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