Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
3441 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is a unique dining experience since Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, a unique dining experience since 1995, has a picturesque location on the famous New Jersey Shore in historical Long Branch. A huge bi-level outdoor deck brings diners even closer to the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The decor is truly designed to give patrons a sense of closeness to the sea.

Rooney’s provides innovative, diverse dishes with the concept of fresh seafood at the heart of its cuisine. The menus at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant continually change to offer a different dining experience at each and every visit to this exciting oceanfront restaurant. The stylish architecture, relaxed setting and creative menus make this year-round oceanfront restaurant a favorite on the Jersey Shore

It's a big ocean...someone has to embrace it.
What 3441 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
FC
FrankC
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful except the portions are small compared to the price you are payi f

c
cathid
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server wonderful

NC
NancyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our group of six was delighted with the chance to enjoy delicious food, enjoy the sea air breezes and view of the ocean beach, and have wonderful service. The ambience was great! Can't wait for our next visit.

w
vipw2dtc
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Made a reservation, but when I arrived, the wait time was to be 15-20 minutes.
What good is a reservation?

SA
vipSuzannaAloian
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as every single time!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Food was perfect. Delicious in every way. Service was superb as well! And a killer view topped off the night

VD
VincentD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night. Great food and great view of the moonlit ocean. Thank you for this experience

DC
DebraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting best of everything !
Took our request for the patio and made the bday girl happy

JE
JohnE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view, great service, good food. Overall, worth the $$$.

SC
SaundraC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day to sit outside a few weeks after our wedding. Food and service were perfect. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and overall experience, and hadn’t been there in a few years!!

DV
DebbieV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food good, service very good. Ambiance perfection!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The outdoor hostess was so disorganized. When we were called to be seated, inside hostess was disorganized, as well. We waited quite a while to be seated, along with a few other parties. Really poor management, clumsy, lots of confusion. Food was very good, can’t beat the view and our server was fine.

MM
MariaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and view is amazing. Will be returning again.

CG
CityGirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was fresh and well presented. Lobster tails were cooked perfectly. By all means try the Key Lime pie.

B
Byllfysh
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing better than the food was the SERVICE!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great vies of the ocean and friendly staff

BM
BeverlyM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though it was a bleak day with threat of rain, we were able to sit outside. The staff was accommodating by turning on overhead heaters and made our dining experience comfortable.

M
Mlbnj
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the weather wasn't perfect, the view of the ocean was breathtaking and tge food was wonderfully prepared. A very enjoyable dinner.

Y
vipYanke7
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints

Report
LM
LouM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Rooney’s. We had heard about it and then a friend of mine gave me a gift card and encouraged us to us. We were not disappointed and will be back.

DO
DorothyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Music was extremely loud. Wasn't appropriate for a resturant... more conducive to a bar setting.

PC
PamC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the view spectacular! Very good service.

RN
RobertN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is great with a view of beach. Parking an added bonus.

LI
LINDAS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for lunch, right on the beach. Always excellent service.

CL
CarolL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. It was a beautiful night and we sat outside. Server was great. She was friendly and helpful. Our table had salmon, tuna, crab cakes and the pork chop. Everyone loved their meals. I would definitely go back

K
Kimmy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and ambience was amazing! The waiter was excellent.

AL
AnnL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to eat outdoors right across from the ocean. Our waiter was very attentive and everything was just how we ordered it. We loved how you can choose a fish, how it’s prepared, the sauce and side. The halibut tasted fresh and delicious. My husband ordered the Bronzino. The portion of the bronzino was a little skimpy compared to the thick piece of halibut. Whenever ordering Bronzino, we usually get a whole fish even if filleted as it is not a big fish. But overall the portions were good.

SE
SusanE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Party of 4, not our first time at Rooney's. One plate had to be sent back 2 times since it was not cooked to the temperature ordered. After 3rd time plate was delivered to the table the fish was very dry and the rest of us had finished our meals. Manager was very apologetic took one meal off our check. First time this ever happened at Rooney's!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time food was excellent and the service was excellent.

JL
vipJLK10
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special with my sister

AA
vipAndyandAnnette
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in town! Never disapointed. The fish board is delious and a great value.

L
vipLetseat
Pittsburgh
302 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food on the beach. Rooney’s is always good.

HD
HappyDaysinHB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College reunion

Report
MD
MaureenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Nice location looking out at the ocean. Great views on the patio. Food is also very good I never had a bad meal at Rooney's. The Drinks are wonderful try the White Sangria or perhaps a Bloody Mary ( with fresh shrimp in it - hanging on the glass). They also don't rush you out the door. They let you stay and enjoy your time. Service is always good. This is a favorite place of my family and friends. There is also ample (free) parking for people at the restaurant which is becoming more rare at the shore. So enjoy the parking as well. Great place to meet folks for drinks after work, Brunch or a nice lunch or dinner.

JZ
JillZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is very good and the open ambience is lovely overlooking the ocean. All 4 of us enjoyed our food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant, superb food and service

c
chasm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was 20 minutes behind schedule on our arrival with reservations. Food is always very good

CW
ColleenW
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for any occasion or date night. Food, service and view is wonderful!

g
vipgaryb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & even better outside ocean front view can’t beat it!!!

FAQs

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant