Rockafeller's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Seafood
When visiting Rockafeller's, one of Virginia Beach's landmark seafood restaurants located on Rudee Inlet, customers can expect a casual atmosphere and a menu with endless options, featuring fresh local seafood, steaks, pasta, sandwiches, Sunday Brunch, three course early bird specials and more! Our chalkboard specials will provide you with the freshest fish and seafood offerings available in Virginia Beach. Don't forget that Rockafeller's award winning homemade desserts offer the perfect way to finish off your dining experience . While there they can also feel good knowing that by supporting Rockafeller's they are also supporting one of the first Virginia Green restaurants. Large parties are always welcome with private banquet facilities which can accommodate groups from 9 to 90. Please visit our website, www.rockafellers.com to see a complete edition of what we have. Rockafeller's is committed to great service, freshly prepared food and environmental excellence.
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Teddy
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town, and what a wonderful place with excellent food. Will definitely return

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Francois
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rockafeller's is a solid and consistent go-to for us when in Virginia Beach because of the quality, value, and service. We especially like the Rockafeller's seafoood sampler, the Rockafeller's trio, and the Stuffed shrimp with crab.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood! Service was excellent. Portion sizes are a little small for the price, but the food quality is very high.

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vipPabloK
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service are what you would expect from a tourist oriented restaurant. The namesake oyster rockefellers were very good but rest was pretty average. The two grilled fish orders were dry and overcooked. Prices were reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great about this restaurant, we were on the second level, which was a bit more intimate and somewhat quieter. The only thing I did not care for was going outside to the restroom

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CrystalT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Annual Valentine Saturday early dinner w/friends. Shared steak and crabcake $37.99. Crabcake was very good. Steak was undercooked, cold, and no flavor. Didn't send it back because we felt it would ruin the meal. We will go back but would not order the steak again...overpriced and disappointing. But love this restaurant...just a bad meal this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, a little crowded and noisy...but overall a good experience

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Vdayvisit
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. A little noisy for a romantic dinner, but great seafood at reasonable prices.

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SamanthaE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dinner my boyfriend and I have had in memory! Great service and a beautiful view.

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RobertF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommended!!! You should try it.

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GBfoodie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner as well as my lady. It was a fantastic Valentine’s date. She complimented me on selecting the restaurant because she loved the menu selection. Our waiter Chris, was knowledgeable of the extensive menu and aided in our dessert selections.

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ToneyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location on the water. No wait time, we were taking to a table when we walked in the door.

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Bizjetman
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. It was Valentines Day so they sat us upstairs in what us normally the banquet area. So the ambiance wasn’t that good. The service and food was excellent and we will return. !!!!

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erin
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Went for moms 60th birthday celebration. Awesome waiter/good crowd

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Beachbum8
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited during Restaurant Week. The menu was fantastic, as was the service. Our table was ready when we arrived. My only issue was pieces of shell in my oysters rock.

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JenniferZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, food and service. Look forward to returning.

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vipGeorgeG
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions, great views of the inlet!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for restaurant week. Great service and food. Watched a few boats unload there fish at the dock. I would recommend this place for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived our visit was beyond expectations. The manager (maybe owner) made a special effort to greet us and made us feel like important guests, I had asked of at all possible for a view and that was provided as well.
The food was outstanding! Oh my gosh! 10 stars for everything ♥️♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our first date here, and this place stole our hearts. Paul visited me from Chicago and he craved salmon for dinner. He said the salmon here was the best piece of salmon in his life. I loved my BBQ shrimp and crab cake. I didn't want my meal to end!

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uvatech
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The oysters are fabulous. The side dishes are the same for every main dish, plentiful, and starchy. The service was decent. I loved that the 20% gratuity was added to our big party.

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IrvingF
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rockafeller's is a go to place for fresh, well cooked seafood. Nothing fancy, just a nice place with good water views. My salmon special was excellent. my wife;s mahi was very good also. We come often.

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vipMotoDaddy
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. Nice location but parking is tricky if you don't valet park. We really enjoyed the restaurant.

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vipLarryT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has lovely views onto the bay. Late afternoon is not the time for a window table because the sun is in your eyes, but we were quickly moved to a more comfortable table. Service was great. We shared the excellent crab dip and barbequed shrimp starters and all enjoyed the entrees. Two had the NY Strip special and others had the mahi mahi with risotto and the seafood platter. All were great. Definitely worth a return trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Crab cakes were good. Blackened fish was not good and dry

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal with a great view. Meal was prompt and delicious

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Seafood Restaurant to visit while at the Beach.

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JanW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service and ambiance. Thank you.

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Doug
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service-wonderful ambiance. It's one of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was OK. My broiled flounder was dry and overcooked. Maryland crab cakes were bland. Service was unique but good.

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TAG1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive service and enjoyed the seafood platter and oysters

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TianaL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view and excellent service! The Rockafeller oysters were Devine and the crab dip was sinfully delicious!

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, seated as soon as we arrived, quick service and the server was engaging and funny. We were having dinner with some friends from Maryland who had never been to Rockafeller's. They were both very surprised and pleased with the food and service. They particularly liked the she crab soup.

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JulieM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great location, we had 6 adults who all complained about the high priced menu vs. the low quality outcome of the food. My husbands crabcake served in a cast iron dish tasted like motor oil.
Service was quick lacking friendliness. Except for gentleman greeting you at the door is very friendly and welcoming.
We are moving to the area and hope if we ever give this place another try it will be a better experience.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time dining at Rockafeller and we really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and especially the view. Would definitely recommend it to other friends

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Heidi
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unimpressed with the Sunday brunch menu. Descriptions on the menu ("roasted") didn't match the food that was served ("fried"). Some items were ok (French toast, skillet), but omelets were runny and unseasoned. Service left much to be desired. Any time we asked for something, it seemed like we were an annoyance. I wouldn't return of my own accord.

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LoisR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always good. I love the Oysters Rockafeller.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good family dining

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Rockafeller's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 422-5654.

Rockafeller's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1406 OpenTable diners.

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