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About Rockafeller's Restaurant

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.

308 Mediterranean Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Winston Salem Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 422-5654

Website:
http://www.rockafellers.com/

Parking Details:
Rockafeller's offers ease of parking via full time complimentary valets in season (May-September) as well as peak days off season. Free self parking is available all other days. Rockafeller's is easily accessible from the oceanfront and pedestrian/bike traffic is always welcome and just a short walk/ride from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

Public Transit:
Catch the Wave to Rockafeller's on Virginia Beach's hybrid electric trolleys! Trolley stops are available up and down the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Simply take the trolley to the 5th Street stop, then you will have a short and pleasant walk down Winston Salem Avenue (note it is the same as 5th St.). This deadends into Rockafeller's parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Mel Claiborne

Private Party Facilities:
At Rockafeller's, we're all about serving up the local flavor. Bring your appetite and the whole gang to our little slice of heaven at the end of Mediterranean Ave and Winston-Salem Avenue (5th Street), just minutes from the oceanfront. Corporate and office parties, family get togethers, and customer appreciation..no matter what the occasion, Rockafeller's banquet services let you shine while your guests dine! We can accommodate groups from 9-90 with private banquet facilities available upstairs!

Private Party Contact:
Brian Sutton: (757) 422-5654

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rockafeller's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (41)
Casual (33)
Scenic View (32)
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Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Salmon and oysters were amazing! Don't get the steamer unless you really like crawfish, it is crawfish heavy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Healthy, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

i ordered french toast. there was a few large parties so it took a while to get our food. no problem but when the french toast came it was bread that was deep fried. I cold piece of greasy bread. i sent it back and ask to be redone and it came back hot, greasy and raw in the middle. I sent it all back and ask for a english muffin. they had the nerve after a hour to try and get the order right from when I got there to CHARGE me for the muffin. never again

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a wonderful night. Food was amazing. Yoko was a wonderful and professional waitress. Highly recommend for great food, family friendly, date night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful on Thursday night - great whole lobsters

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Fresh Seafood and I’m a commercial Fishmen so I know my seafood

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing food with a view.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice atmosphere and service. Food was ok was a little pricey.
Sampler was good would go back for clams casino!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. Prices are a bit on the high side.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This has been one our favorite places since we discovered it years ago. You're warmly greeted by a hostess who guides you to your requested seats.
Warm homemade bread with seasoned olive oil awaits.
Our favorite app aptly named Oysters Rockafellas was delicious, as always.
Mrs J got the crab stuffed flounder and I had the scallops which were delicious;as well as two sides of fresh green beans and mashed potatoes. We split a delicious key lime pie. There was so much food we took half home and had another meal the next day.
I highly recommend this place. Also, it is friendly as well as family owned and we like to support local people

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We are here honeymooning and I have some friends in the area that we met for dinner here. We enjoyed our meal so much we came back two nights later and had a different meal. Everything was fresh and excellent. The crab and shrimp hush puppies are a must as are the bacon wrapped bbq shrimp as appetizers. Fish was fresh and prepared perfectly and the she crab soup was the best I had ever had. Our servers both nights were knowledgeable and very attenttive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful view. Very friendly server. Good food. Great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was great...noise level was too loud -we couldn’t talk across the table! View of marina very nice . Meals were excellent.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always a go to place for us! Good food, great value. Nice happy hour. Lunch or dinner you can't go wrong.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Met friends for dinner. Good food, great service. Monday was Prime Rib night for $15.00, but no one had as we all ordered some time of fish dish. All enjoyed their choice meal and the waitress was outstanding.

Tags: Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Live in Ohio.when in Virginia beach Rockefeller s is always a must more than once

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Unfortunately this was our first time eating here and we had a mediocre experience at best. It was during the Neptune Festival so will keep that in mind and give them one more change to do a good job. We sat at the bar because when we got there for our Reservation time they told us that it would still be 30 - 40 minutes to get seated. We ordered our meals that we promptly got 30 - 40 minutes after we ordered. The bartender told us that it was because it took a long time for the Steamer platters to get everything done. Both steam platters were so Over done that the Steamed Oysters were unrecognizable. As soon as we complained, the bartender took them off the bill so we were not charged.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were ten minutes late for our reservation for six but we called and let them know and were told there was no problem. When we got there parking and traffic was horrendous. Luckily they have valet parking but even that was a challenge when we arrived. We were told there was be a delay in seating us.....never mentioned when we called.....which ended up being 1 1/2 hour. Then it took another hour to serve us our meal. Our waiter was very attentive and even offered us salads while we waited. We had no idea we had a hour wait ahead since we were told that our food should be right up. Once the food reached us it was lukewarm and the tuna one person ordered was definitely overdone. We were told there was a large party upstairs and that was causing the delay but a restaurant of this size should be used to large groups......and this was off season! Our experience was so bad that the manager deducted $75 from our total bill and I'm not sure any of us will return.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I vacationed in Virginia Beach for our 1st Anniversary. For our last night we wanted good seafood at a restaurant with good ambiance. I researched for a while and read all great reviews on this place. We were excited when we got there, the view was pretty and with all the people we thought for sure we wouldn't be let down. We were wrong. It stared off alright. We ordered the crab dip for an appetizer, which we did enjoy. Our meal however was probably the worst seafood we've ever had. My husband had the special which was stuffed flounder. The fish was so dry he could barely eat it. He compared it to sawdust. I had the trio and again the shrimp, scallops, and crab cake were so over cooked and chewy. The crab cake didn't taste like crab but just filler. The seasonal vegetables were enjoyable which was what we ate because the seafood was so bad. Once our meal was served we did not see our waitress for the rest of our house dinner. She didn't check on us or refill my water at any point. Another worker cleared our plates and brought us our check. Needless to say we were sadly disappointed and left still very hungry.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I have had the pleasure of dining at your establishment twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have recommended it to all my friends and family. We will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

It was just OK

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner since we don't live in the area and rarely get good seafood. Love the Crabmeat Norfolk.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was ok but I would not say it was delicious. And all the meals are quite pricy.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great seafood on the beach. Recommended to us by a local so we knew it had to be good. The salmon was perfect as were the Oysters Rockafeller. Wife raved about the crabcakes. We will be back next time we are on vacation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fantastic water view with sunsets. Thursday night twin lobster special is a great deal. Convenient valet parking. Glad they now take reservations.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Overall decent. Not good
For a foodie and anyone looking for
An authentic experience. No local beers.

If you like Cracker Barrel you will love this place!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

In va beach on vacation with friends. First sat in cramped booth with no view. Moved to another booth with view but it was too tight for 4 adults. Finally got table for 4 by window. Got attitude from server Andrew p about ordering prime rib end cuts. Food timing rushed between appetizer and entree. Entrees came out cold. Cold meat. Cold mashed. Cold beans. Bread never served. Seared rare tuna on salad cold on outside. 1 prime way over cooked. Had to get up and go ask hostess for our own to-go bag for remainder of bottle of wine and got a plastic grocery store bag handed to us. Asked to speak to manager who ignored us. After speaking to hostess server Andrew followed us out and apologized. All in all this restaurant is in a high traffic resort area and just cares about 'getting them in and out'. Priced as a high end restaurant with very low quality food, poor management and sub-par service. Stay away and spend your money elsewhere! So disappointed!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My family drove down from Delaware to meet cousins vacationing in VA Beach. This was our first time to Rockafeller's and it was the best experience. Our service was exceptional, Lauren B, he was amazing and didn't hurry our dining. We loved he hush puppies and cornbread, both were delicious as was all of our entrees I would highly recommend for a nice evening out. We will definitely return again for the great food and the hometown atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved the shrimp hush puppies and salmon dinner special. Seemed to be an early bird crowd. We arrived at 8 and we're last ones out. Would love outdoor seating. Wasn't aware if any downstairs. Overall. Very nice dinner like the booth and Carolyn waitress. Very sweet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was simply Awesome!!! The service was Outstanding!!! Very nice view.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We were in town with the Shriners and we come to Rockafellers every year for the Maine lobster special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great location on Rudee Inlet but the restaurant interior needs to be renovated. Service is lackadaisical. Menu is ho-hum.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food, view and service. Out-of-town family always request it and we gladly oblige.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Appetizers were good. Main meal was not that good. Would check other restaurants before returning

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great with kids. Awesome view of the water and boats.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Birthday dinner! We were in from out of town and a fellow camper recommended Rockafellers. Great crab cakes! They told is the She Crab soup has won many awards....and I can see why!! Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food served by friendly staff. Atmosphere was casual, waterfront on the inlet. We had a large party and were accommodated. Service was good despite the size of our group which can be a challenge to serve everyone at the same time.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I visited Rockafellers while vacationing at Virginia Beach. The food was amazing (recommend Bbq shrimp wrapped in bacon and the crab/shrimp hush puppies). The waitress was attentive and very friendly. One of the best dining experiences ever!!!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!!!!!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I made a reservation for 11 for a bachelorette party. They were able to handle it same day, were accommodating and understanding when we were 30 minutes late, and only one server was able to handle our group with ease! We were very impressed with the menu--I'm local and thought it would be a standard beach tourist spot, but the out of towners who wanted seafood were very pleased. We ordered drinks and appetizers and then ordered meals. The appetizers came out as soon as we finished ordering, and our meals came out with perfect timing. Favorites of the group were the Waterman's Trio and the Crabcake/BBQ shrimp combo. I'll definitely be back with family or other visitors!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was excellent, everything was very tasty. Service was great: timely, not overbearing. We all had a great experience and will more than likely return sooner rather than later.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Exceeded expectations

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