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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

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (22)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Scenic View (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service from Yoko, the crab cakes were delicious!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is my 4th visit in the last 3 years. Each time I noticed that the service is going down hill the quality of the food has declined. It's all hype. Food was cold. Portion size on the decline
Over priced. Will not be back. I have blasted it on social media. My anniversary was completely ruined. That was the last time they will take my money.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great views, brews, and seafood. We loved the steam pot with lots of seafood!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for date night . Wife enjoyed the seafood platter and I had oysters rockafeller and blackened mahi . All delicious . Service was friendly and spot on . Enjoyed the view of boats in the marina .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

NIce restaurant. Tasty food and good service. Good selection of seafood with samplers that allow you to try several dishes. Would recommend for casual dining.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Rockafeller's on Dec 23rd for a nice casual diner. As usual, service was prompt and efficient. Understandably, they were running out of a couple items as they were closed on both Dec 24 and 25th. No problem. Upon entering, I saw 2 plates with beautifully prepared fried flounder so I had to have it. Great dinner! My wife's combo crab cake/ fried oyster dinner was also very good, although the oysters were slightly gritty. It's not prime season for oysters. Our she crab soup and Caesar salad were both excellent. We love this place, especially during the off season when we don't have to fight the tourists.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We really enjoyed the view. The service and recommendations were great, The food was great and the price was reasonable Would definitely return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ben my waiter was great! Friendly and very helpful with my selection.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Waterfront, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was amazing & service was impeccable!! We try to eat at Rockafellers whenever we vacation in Virginia Beach. Just love it!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was mediocrely prepared for the money spent. Not worth it.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is a wonderful place to go any time of year. We have gone in the summer and winter. Very quiet in the winter and you can take your time. The food is always awesome. Best seafood we have ever had.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Family was in from out of town. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We made reservations and we were seated immediately.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is always good here and consistent. Large portions. Staff is always willing to customize meals by request. Our kids love the chicken fingers, Caesar salad, BBQ chicken and of course the dessert. Husband highly recommends the Crab Norfolk.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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