RockBass Grill

4.3
1808 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
RockBass Grill features casual dinning offering fresh cut fish & steaks. We offer a raw bar that changes on a regular basis. Enjoy dining with a view of the Susquehanna River. A private dinning room for up to 30 people is available.
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Charleston
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Seafood chowder was a great starter, but temperature was not as warm as it could have been, and appeared to have sat under a heat lamp for a short period of time (based on surface texture compared to below the surface). The swordfish was very thin cut and was finished as recommended by the server - a mistake I will never make again as it was dry and over-cooked (or sat under a heat lamp as the service was slow). It was average at best, and thankfully served with an acceptable lemon-dill sauce. My mom - who I took there to celebrate her 82nd birthday - had the grilled Mahi, which, thankfully, was better prepared; however, the mango salsa was not the best. I don't think I will return and have fresh fish in the Winter months. Brussel sprouts side - veggie du jour - was great. The view was nice. If I had not taken my Mom there for a special occasion, the food would have gone back to the chef.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a quiet night at the restaurant. I would have liked a couple more special options

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BF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Great food and service. Reasonably priced. Wonderful view of river.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times but never for a sunday brunch.Was excellent we love the fact you can get anything off the menu and the portions are great as well.You wont go away hungry that's for sure .All our servers were very nice and tells you about any specials or if somethings really good etc.

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BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there by request from out-of-town family. We had taken them there for Sunday Brunch and they LOVED IT !! Everything about it is great!

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

Brunch is always fantastic! RockBass is our favorite! ❤️

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Crab cake was delicious, however steak was not very impressed with. Creme brulee was terrible! Bread was stale.

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TT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here. No complaints or negative comments on our experience. I will point out though that, surprisingly, it was low in customer count for a Saturday evening at 6:30/6:45 PM. But there is plenty of competition in the area. Very nice place. Food was hot, delicious and plentiful to be able to take home for next day. Would come again. Hope quality is still there. Only real constructive criticism I would have is to make the booths a bit more sturdy & high back. I was bothered, not enough to complain, by the couple sitting in the booth next to us. It were the booths in the bar section against the wall. When the one person behind me would lean backwards hard or fast, it shook my side of the shared backing and once hit me in the head with hers. She did excuse herself. It just became annoying after a bit, especially when dining. But food was still good.

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

First time dining at rock bass grill.service was good food was good kind of disappointed with the surf and turf.steak was delicious but the lobster tail was a bit small.

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

Super friendly staff from the time we walked in until the time we left. The manager came by and did her obligatory table touch once the main course came, which is always nice. The Ahi tuna was delish! Perfect timing between courses; we didn’t feel rushed at all. Our server (older lady, dark hair) was a sweetheart. We’ll definitely be back.

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CC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time at Rock Bass Grill on Valentine's Day. As usual, the food and Service was outstanding.

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The steak was extremely tuff without any flavor at all. The crab cakes were also bland and didn’t consist of any garlic butter or lemon butter etc. For the pricing I expect better quality food

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JL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. This was our first visit. We plan on adding the Grill to our favorite dining spots.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed that the bread was cold and the hush puppies were hard. The service and ambiance were great. The main dish was very good. The crab imperial was a little bland. The sides and desserts were very good.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was impersonal and abrupt. Offered no drink refills to any of the table. Checked on a group of 6 maybe twice the entire time. The restaurant was not busy by any means and staffing appeared more than adequate.
Portions were small for the price. Food took too long to bring out as well.
Food quality was good however, except for the bread. The hush puppies were cold and rock hard. The butter was old and tasted odd.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We usually enjoy Rock Bass Grill. This particular night, the service was not good and the food came out cold. All in all not a good night.

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Special birthday occasion- several mains and side were burnt, waiter forgot to bring bread basket ketchup vinegar, he would just deliver the food and run off rarely returning to ask if everything was good or cooked properly. Just disappeared. We eventually had to go find a manger to get things straight but they offered only replacements and even though our birthday celebration was now disappointed they offered no discount. When an establishment of this supposed caliber burns entire entrees they should remove them from the bill, simply for the longer wait and trouble. Finally the birthday guest was offered a dessert in the past years- my son requested rockbass especially because of the birthday dessert, making it even more special- nothing was offered or said regarding this and since he looks forward to it every year, this was also a major disappointment. Rockbass has been his favorite birthday dinner and unfortunately we simply will not return again.

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h
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Huge portions. However my omelet (meat lovers) didn’t have a whole lot of flavor other than the ingredients. Also, the server asked me what meat I would like for my side. It never occurred to me that I would get a extra choice of meat that’s already in the omelet. A fruit cup or some other selection would lighten the whole dish though to be honest, I never thought to ask.

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D
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with the lump crab quesadilla appetizer, which was one of the best apps I've tasted. My wife had the crabcake-topped green salad with creamy peppercorn dressing, which she loved; I went for the tenderloin-topped gorgonzola, with the beef nicely grilled (my expectation that a request for 'medium' would yield the pinkness I desired was fulfilled). Portions were generous enough to warrant boxing up some leftovers. They have a killer bread pudding, big enough to share. This is one of those places that obviously has a highly competent executive chef--this menu is biiiiiiig and full of appealing choices. I plan to eat my way through their entree menu in monthly visits from here on out.

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DW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was quite an out of the ordinary experience for me. We visit Rock Bass often and have never had such a horrible evening before. It started with the hostess staff who were rude and dismissive that set the tone for the night.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My prime rib was good, my wifes fish was overdone. The drinks were mixed well. The strawberry desert was inedible. The berries tasted like they were rancid. The guy at the next seat had the same desert, he said his was just as bad. The waitress did a great job. There seemed to be a few cross dressers at the bar. Must be a safe place for them to congregate. Overall good ambiance. Food was hit and miss. I would go again though, nice view of the river.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at this restaurant and it was such an enjoyable experience. Our waitress was phenomenal and pleasant. The food was excellent. Can hardly wait to come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious! Service was fast and very helpful. Overall great experience. Will recommend.

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

Everything was incredible. Food came out quickly and everything was delicious. Staff was quick polite and attentive. Best dining experience in years.

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in town.
Service excellent.
Sesfood chowder superb.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location with sweeping views of the river and Harrisburg with comfy oversized booths.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The menu on line did not reflect the menu at Rock Bass

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very good lunch. The entrees were perfect. Only issue was that the soup arrived luke-warm. The soup was excellent in taste, just not hot enough to be perfect.

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M
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, nice ambience... always a treat!

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JC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and great service. We will definitely go back.

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JD
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall it was an enjoyable experience!

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JF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch in the middle of the week was easy and food was good. Casual business meeting with attentive service but not disruptive to our conversation. Food selection is vast and the salads ordered were prepared nicely and tasted good. Booths are large and allowed for room to write notes and share documents. Overall good experience!

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D
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy RockBass

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r
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well presented and very good. Have only eaten dinner there twice, and both times we were well satisfied. Certainly among the top ten overall in the Lancaster/Harrisburg area.

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

Some of the best stuffed flounder I have ever tasted. The waiter we had was excellent. He was very patient and quick.

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

The food was average for the price point. We did not receive our appetizer as there was an apparent glitching the system. The one steak connoisseur in our group ended up with a very small over cooked ribeye. The staff/waiter was very friendly and attentive. We will give it one more ty in future.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The crab cakes ordered by three of us in our party were excellent along with the filet. That is the only thing about our dining experience that was good. Our waitress took a long time to even acknowledge our presence. The restaurant had several empty tables for New Year's Eve so they were not overworked. We got baked potatoes that were so cold the butter would not even melt. We sent them back and the replacement potato also was barely warm and hard. They tasted as if they had been reheated. The salads were not even finished when our entree's arrived. Waitress needs to pay attention to the table when serving courses. To make matters worse, I had an Open Table Gift Card that the waitress said they did not accept. I booked the reservation through Open Table. How could you not accept the card? I spoke with the manager who did run the gift card and was able to apply it to my bill. She also was the one who replaced the potatoes. Thanks, Jennifer! Between dinner and drinks our bill was well over $200. Next time, I will choose another restaurant to spend my money at that provides excellent service and an overall good meal. I will only go there for happy hour where the bar menu is excellent along with the drinks.

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Our server was attentive and fun. Our food...chicken pot pie, plank salmon, seafood pasta were not good. Our friend ordered a quesadilla. It was good.

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OW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service . We always enjoy our experience at Rock Bass Grill

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RK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered scallops. Dinner came with two sides, but 5 scallops for $30 is poor value to me. And they weren't even very good.

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