Rockafeller's Restaurant

4.6
1200 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! A little pricey but you got your money's worth. We will definitely be returning!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best seafood around!

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

great service in an enjoyable environment
The food was good but the appetizer was under cooked
The waitress was helpful and considerate

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Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm visiting the area on a business trip, so I decided to stop in. The seafood platter was my choice and it did not disappoint. The flounder, crab cake, shrimp, hush puppies, green beans, and rice were all delish. I would def recommend.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location and friendly atmosphere. Host was very gracious and our table was ready. Food was excellent and portions were just right. Food was served hot and appetizing to the taste. Planned to return again soon

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rockafeller’s is our go to restaurant. It’s a must whenever we visit the beach. The food is outstanding and so is the service.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, it was just alright. The food was over priced, the fish and shrimp were frozen and that was a disappointment. The services was good and receptive. It was cute and probably a tourist trap.

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K
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views, great food & service. My husband & I eat here every time we visit Virginia Beach. We particularly enjoy the twin lobster special on Wednesdays but were not going to be in town that evening so discovered a new special of Prime Rib Mondays. Had Oysters Rockefeller appetizer. Everything delicious. Can't wait for return visit.

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m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant met my expectations I would dine there again and recommend it to anyone that ask for a great seafood restaurant with a waterfront scenery

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Christopher, was friendly and knowledgable of the menu. The food was wondefyl. The view was epic on a crisp sunny winter day.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great location and delicious food.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One meal was excellent, the other was terribly over cooked. Been there many times...these things happen...this is an exception to overall excellent meals.

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

We ALWAYS go here when we are visiting Virginia Beach!

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! Fresh seafood, good service, a bit pricey but totally worth it.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on 12/29/2018 for our Anniversary. Wes was an awsome server with very careful attention to our needs, but not overbearing. Our food was delicious. My husband and I shared the Crab and Shrimp Hushpuppies. I highly recommend them. The dinner was over the top. Everything was fresh, served at the proper temperature and the portions were quite sufficient. I can say, we will be dining here at our next visit to Virginia Beach.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the prompt service, taste of food and service.

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BD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been eating in your restaurant for a long time, every time we have family from out of town we always bring them to Rockafeller’s. This time relative from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, they really enjoyed the good foods and service from the staffs.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing! Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 including 3 kids and had a great time. Service was friendly and paced well. It was great that they give you free cornbread while you wait for food. The early bird special was a fantastic deal! Loved the chocolate mousse. The people who ordered cocktails said they were really good. This is the perfect place to go with a large party with kids.

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FH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE FOOD AND SERVICE ARE ALWAYS GREAT, FAST AND EFFICIENT. WELCOMING AND HAS THE BEST CARROT CAKE, OYSTER ROCKAFELLERS THE BEST AS ALWAYS. LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING.

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LA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner right on the water! Service was great and food very delicious.

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j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Rockafellas! We were seated at a window table overlooking the marina with a great view and terrific food ! Service at the bar and table was friendly and professional.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Rockafellers every time we are at the beach. The food is spectacular, we have never been disappointed. The menu options work for both land and sea food lovers. The drinks are tasty and innovative. The atmosphere is casual, and every seat has a great view of Rudee Inlet. We sometimes go for lunch and watch the comings and goings of the Inlet, other times we have a late dinner and just chat. The service here is professional and friendly, no spilling drinks or screwing up requests. They have early bird specials that appeal to a whole party and are a great value, or order off the menu for long time favorites. You cannot go wrong at Rockafeller's!

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of eight all enjoyed our meal. We like the way the tables were configured ina square so that we were all able to see each other. I had the BBQ Shrimp and crab cake which I thought was a tasty lunch. Our waitress got all our orders correct, and was very nice and friendly.

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DH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff are very friendly and the food is great!

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RE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best crabcakes ever! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was great, the atmosphere was nice and service was friendly.

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 37 years with my husband. It was wonderful.

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KY
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and the view near the water was beautiful.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters Rockafeller was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting seafood in Virginia Beach!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was an anniversary dinner for my wife and I, and we shared it with our daughter. My wife had shrimp, and my daughter had mahi. They both seemed to enjoy their meals. I had the baby back ribs, and they were a disappointment. There was not much meat on the bones and they were seriously lacking in flavor as well. The small piece of corn on the cob was also almost cold.

The corn bread that came out before our meal was as good as anything I have ever had in terms of corn bread or muffins.

The location is nice being on the inlet, and service was perfectly fine.

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CJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was OK. Nothing was hot. Server may have been too busy with friends.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and son out for Sunday brunch. Outstanding meal, options and service. We visit VA Beach at least once or more a year and this is always a highlight of ours.

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BG
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was fantastic. Food was good. Not much oyster in the oyster Rockefeller. A little disappointed. Taste was perfect otherwise.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Seafood was very good, fresh, well prepared; however I had to send crab cake back because it was not hot; it was not hot the second time either I asked for a to go container

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time and the food was amazing!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I indicated it was for a birthday, received no recognition from our server. Service was also very slow and also forgot various food and drink items. This is our second time dinning here and saw no improvement on service.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Definitely a night when reservation came in handy. It was very busy.

We’ve lived in VB for a few years; Rockafeller’s has become one of our date night favorites. We’ve never had a bad experience. Check website or for specials on 99 cent Oysters Rockafeller. I get them well done, the char pairs perfectly your favorite “NASCAR” beer!

Tonight the food was very good; however, not as good as previous visits. If you like pimento cheese, the crab shrimp hush puppies are worth trying. The hush puppies were very good tonight.


Food was a little slow, very obvious kitchen back up. Again, it was very busy.

Crab Norfolk was good. I’ve had it once before, it was much better the first time.

My wife’s blackened rockfish was perfectly prepared and delicious.

Service was outstanding! Had same server on past visits, always great! In general the service is always excellent.

Ask for window seating, nice view of Lake Rudee.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

Booking in at 7:00 pm on OpenTable we were not seated till 7:35. Bad.

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B
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome oysters rock, Mahi, and flounder! We were seated immediately and had great service. We are already planning to return!

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R
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 6:30 and arrived a little early and were seated immediately. Our waiter was very friendly and made helpful menu suggestions. We decided on appetizers of shrimp cocktail and the shrimp & crab hush puppies, both were excellent! Our dinners were the steak topped with crab meat for my husband and I ordered the seafood trio of crab cake, shrimp and scallops. Both dinners came with red pot and green beans, all very fresh and tasty. From the service to the quality of the food this place is first class but with a little casual feel. I cannot wait to come back on my next visit to VA Beach and I would recommend for sure ! Oh and the white sangria was super unique and the drink menu selection is really good.

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