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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.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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
Winston Salem Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
Needed a reservation for family in town the weekend after Thanksgiving. They were able to accommodate a larger group on a busy night. Food and service were very good. Restaurant did get a bit loud when it got busy, but atmosphere was similar to many other seafood restaurants in the area.
I have been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and it was much better then. Now the food came out slow the out of 6 oysters Rockafeller two were burned. This is not thre same as it was before. I need to find a new seafood restaurant when I go to Virgina Beach.
We have been coming to Virginia Beach the last week of June for 42 years, and frankly stopped coming to this restaurant as they did not take reservations. We love the restaurant and are thrilled they now take reservations; at least they do for Thanksgiving week. We enjoyed it so much, we met friends again here later in the same week to enjoy the seafood and the view.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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