Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
941 reviews
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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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this for our anniversary dinner. Food was wonderful

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OT
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View was spectacular for sure but gracious service and interaction with staff was perfect

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r
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly atmosphere and good service, great location right on the boardwalk looking at the ocean. We had to request bread but once requested we received a double basket. Our lobsters were broiled to perfection wishing they had cleaned out the eggs and that they scared the lobster to make it easier to open. My one daughter ordered Tuna and the flavor was so so and she only ate half of the Tuna steak, my other daughter ordered the filet mignon and she said it was delicious.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent our St Patrick’s day at Rooney’s. What a pleasure to sit at the bar enjoying the ocean view, live Irish music and a wonderful plate of corned beef and cabbage. All of the staff are attentive friendly and courteous. Our bartender Brielle should be named the Mixology Queen of Monmouth County. We will definitely add Rooney’s to our list of top spots on the shore.

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HN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was very attentive. Views of the ocean are wonderful. Blackened Wolffish was cooked perfectly. Great meal with family for a special day.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something on the water on our way home from the shore. We saw this on open table and decided to try it. Amazing. Fried calamari was excellent. I had salmon with the chili sauce which was amazing. I had Brussels sprouts and broccoli with it. Will go back

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

When we got there, I thought wow found my new go to spot. Great location, band really good, Waitress was excellent. Only thing left was the food, which to our surprise was very disappointing. I'm hoping it was just a bad night for the chef. I will go again, hopefully the food will be better. If not would only go for raw bar, band and drinks.

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VM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Rooney’s and I am a satisfied customer. Due to a broken ankle, I was using a mobility device. The staff was extremely friendly, attentive, funny and professional at the same time. The food was delicious. The drinks could have been a little stronger and I prefer my bread warm, but I highly recommended this restaurant. I will definitely return. Ambiance very cozy.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and the food was good my family had a lunch buffet.
The view was outstanding as well.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. It gets better & better. Fabulous meal!

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Disappointed they didn’t put a candle
as requested in dessert. Also disappointed they are charging 12 for a glass of Kris when the entire bottle is 9.99 at Wegmans.

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N
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice and out of the tourist hubbub. Awesome menu, and the lobster tail outstanding. Service was commendable and atmosphere delightful.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the oceanfront views while enjoying brunch.
Plentiful assortment of delicious shrimp, clams, and oysters at the raw bar, along with a spread of other buffet items in another room. The service was excellent, never felt rushed, even though the restaurant was full.
Great value for the money, would definitely go back again.

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S
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit to Rooney's and there will be many more. Great staff every person that helped us had a smile on their face and a spring to their step. Fine food The mussels in red sauce is outstanding dont miss it.Pork ossobuco was a special for the night we had it and it was excellently prepared and the presentation was outstanding we also had the angry Lobster cant say enough about it.The wine recommended was perfect all in all a wonderful night.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. My 8 year old was treated fabulously. The Wine Flight was awesome. Our meal was cooked perfectly. We couldn’t have a better anniversary dinner.

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LR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out go-to place when down at the Shore. Plenty of generous-size, tasty and well prepared apps and entrees from which to choose. We always leave more than pleased on all levels.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Food was divine! Can’t wait to be back!

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice meal on Saturday night. We had 8:00 reservations. The restaurant was out of several popular entries like ahi tuna and salmon. The manager was very nice in comping my husband's meal for his disappointment; however, it was really surprising to us to be out of so many dishes.
We have never had this problem before.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Rooney’s! The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal!

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HD
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall experience at Rooneys was a good one. Food was served as requested; appetizers were great. My husband had the Lobsetr Bisque Soup and I had the Blood Orange Shrimp Cerviche which was delicious. The main entrees were butter poached lobster and Duck served with brussel sprouts and sweet potates (too many brussel sprouts on the plate). Both desserts were great (chhescake and caramel bread pudding. Pat our server was friendly and attentive.

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BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food unbeatable view great service what more could you want????

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Music was good. Good time

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was absolutely amazing! Our server was very friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Will definitely go again.

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p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lobsters. Great wine selection. We go often and are never disappointed

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance for Valentine’s Day

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H
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places...although I noticed dinner entree were skimpy ...small shrimp, tiny scallops & a mini stuffed flounder...don’t know if it was because of Valentine’s Day but when you’re paying $30 plus for entrees I expect a full size meal! Hopefully this improves if not we’ll dine elsewhere!

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courtney provided excellent waitstaff service. Everything we ordered for lunch was delicious. The brussel sprouts are to die for. The bourbon-infused brownie topped with vanilla ice cream an praline walnuts was outstanding. Ample parking. View of the ocean was relaxing.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I absolutely loved Rooney's. The food, service (Nicole) and view of the ocean made our day after having not such a good week. We live in South Jersey but it was worth the ride. Beautiful area too. Since this was our first visit, we will definitely recommend this place to others and will definitely be back again. Thank you, Colleen P. Palecki

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing evening and will definitely be back soon. Service was great and very prompt, food was delicious, and they even warmed our coats in the coat room!! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a classy place to dine with friends! The new decor is stunning too!

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BD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view. Food good but a little pricey. Calamari done just right—very tender. Two in our party had clam chowder and said it was excellent. Three of us had flounder picata and it was very good.

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y
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Great waitstaff and good selection fir the Sunday brunch

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BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

While my family and I have eaten at Rooney’s many times over the past 15 years, I was disappointed that no one took note from my Open Table reservation that we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. I wanted to surprise him with a simple Happy Birthday greeting on his dessert plate since he likes Rooney’s and he loves their Key Lime Pie and I asked for this in my Special Instructions on my reservation. While we all enjoyed our meal overall after driving 1 hour in the rain from Central Jersey, I was disappointed when nothing special was done for his birthday and I didn’t think I needed to step away from the table to highlight the request to the waiter. My husband did not know of this small surprise request and so the dinner was no different than previous meals at Rooney’s. The meal was delicious as always and we will return, but probably not for special occasions.

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r
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch - lovely ambiance and very good service.

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AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the service was EXCELLENT. The only negative was when the delicious food arrived, it was NOT HOT.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our staff to Rooneys for our holiday party. We had a great night . The space is gorgeous, located steps from the ocean, with ceiling to floor windows on every side in the dining area. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. We were extremely impressed with the service and the food. We went with several appetizers and entrees so we could try a little bit of everything. Our server Ciara was kind, professional, and very knowledgeable about all of the dishes, she helped guide us on what to try. Me and my boyfriend purchased Rooneys gift cards as Christmas gifts this year :-) and we've been back twice already. This place is one of my favorite restaurants in Monmouth County, and it just keeps getting better. The management team does a wonderful job.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch - wish there were crab legs though! Everything else was delicious!

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w
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved New Year's Eve. Good band, great food. .

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GD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite the rainy weather, my husband and I had a terrific meal at Rooney’s on New Year’s Eve. Their shrimp are colossal. The Caesar salad is well seasoned. The Mahi with stuffed crab meat is delicious.
We dine there from time to time. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, varied menu, pleasant service. Music a bit too loud.

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