Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During the week restaurant is quite, great views of boardwalk and ocean, food was great as well as the service, no complaints! Would recommend.

JP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday brunch. Would go again. I prefer Rooney’s off season.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W. Courtney was a phenomenal waiter!

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Randi, was FABULOUS -
Food - DELICIOUS.
View - on point.

A beautiful day.

J
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. In the area for parents weekend at Monmouth University.

Thank you!

y
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was surprised with how much I was satisfied with the food and the service. Food was good, and the staff is very professional, and attentive. I would recommend Rooney's to my family and friends.!!!!

LM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary at Rooney’s this past Saturday night. Everyone was so friendly, the restaurant and the surrounding views were beautiful, and of course the food was delicious!

LF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. We went with chargrilled and molinari oysters, with lobster bisque for appetizers. Then we had their chopped salad topped with a piece of blackened salmon and a pan seared rainbow trout in a cranberry and apple cider sauce with brussel sprouts and carrots. Homemade bread pudding for dessert. Our waitress was perfect. Looking forward to having our company's holiday party here next month.

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Delicious lunch with friends. 100% worth the drive.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant doesn't disappoint. We take friends there often as the view is wonderful as is the service and the food.

GW
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Now is the perfect time to dine at Rooneys - the beach traffic is gone so it is much easier to obtain a reservation. Rooneys is a treat for lunch or dinner and now the brunch buffet is back - run do not walk to Rooney’s for a quality experience

MP
Philadelphia
203 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food not as good as our first visit. The surf and turf at $71 + 12 for crab stuffing was average at best.

G
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The overall experience was good however the entree special was only fair. The halibut was way overcooked and lacked any flavor. I will return to Rooney's to give it another try.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service very slow but worth the wait. Excellent meal. Our waitress was very nice and extremely helpful. I just don’t know what it took 3 hrs to order eat and leave. Very long...

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Live music in the bar way too loud. After ordering off the specials menu, our waiter came back to tell us they weren’t serving specials. My side order was missing. Waiter very nice and brought it out right away. The meal and cocktail very good. Good outweighed the bad.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food and deserts. Service was great also. I will definitely return for Sunday Brunch. Great value

BE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rooneys is my GO TO for so many things. Specifically the Sunday Brunch. We had a bad rain storm, and water came thru the ceiling and the windows. This was unfortunate, but we still had a GREAT time.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We were really looking forward to dinner at Rooney's...so many " stories " about how wonderful it is...maybe it was an off night...server was inattentive and somewhat rude, drinks were forgettable and food was mediocre at best...crab bite app was DEFINITLY the crab stuffing they use in other dishes, formed into "bites" and served with a dipping sauce...artichoke and calamari were the best part of the meal...$400 for 4 of us (only 3 cocktails)!!!!...expected a much better experience. Dont think we will be back but also dont think they will miss us...

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Rooney's for our first wedding anniversary. We were staying in the area overnight and were looking for a good restaurant to dine in. We chose it due to the reviews. Our dining experience was excellent. Since it wasn't crowded and a little bit early for dinner @ 5:45 pm, we got to choose where we sit and picked a table with awesome views of the oceanfront. Our food was delicious although the risotto was a little bit salty for my taste. It's a little bit pricey but it was worth it. The staff is friendly and our server was attentive. My husband and I are planning to go back one day just for dinner. It's an hour and 15 min. drive but it's worth a trip if you're looking for some good food and nice ambience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific meal , beautifully plated in a spacious setting directly on the oceanfront ! Great experience, looking forward to going again soon

AD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Our waitress Mia was awesome. Especially loved the ambiance. We will definitely be going back again.

WP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place the food and service are always wonderful!

P
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere on the water. Waitress was sweet and attentive. My meal was so-so. In fact, a friend had raved so much about the food that I was a bit disappointed when I received my entree. Nonetheless, I will go back and give the restaurant another try.

PZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food was average at best. Not a good price value relationship. Breathtaking view can't make up for poor to average food quality.

TV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as always! I made a mistake and ordered the top neck clams when I meant to order the little neck. Our server took them back and replace them without making us feel terrible about it and I really did appreciate that thank you so much for being so good to us and for serving such delicious food

MM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rooneys has good food but the dinner menu is limited in variety. Better off doing lunch there

HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy thier Sunday brunch buffet very much . Its one of the highlights of winter for us . Great service great value .great food.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Saturday night for my birthday dinner!! I just love it there my favorite place!!
Delicious food especially the crab cakes!!
Staff is very and helpful.
The view is gorgeous!!

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food! Had grilled shrimp of the fish board and they were delicious!

VN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. Total disregard to food allergies. I am allergic to onions and garlic and dairy. There were NO potato choices for me. Only garlic mashed or au gratin. Not acceptable. The poor waitress tried to work w the kitchen and finally got me some plain steamed spinach and a lobster tail. The lobster tail was rubbery. I just kept it and kept quiet. I know you won’t believe this by reading this review but I hate to complain. The meal cost me $70 w the tip and was not worth that amount or anywhere near it !!!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Overpriced for mediocre food...customer service is Hlorrible...not a romantic place nice view but loud staff and customers.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch at Rooney's! The service was excellent. We had a table right by the window overlooking the boardwalk and beach. The food was a great mix of both breakfast and lunch items with a raw bar as well. There was something for everyone! A perfect way to spend a fall Sunday morning.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Our server was awesome! Thanks!!
Love off season at the Jersey Shore!!!

CK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food, service and atmosphere were very good. A little over-priced.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Nikki was exceptional - attentive friendly and on the money all around. Food was really very good. We had the fried calamari - delicious- and lobster bisque that was delicious . Main meals were halibut and blackened chicken with ravioli and paella. Overall all was great - paella a little dry but good. We have been coming to Rooney’s for years now and will continue to do so!

DZ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Nice location but food was just average and for price , not good value.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place on the water. Service is great, especially our server, Megin. We sat outside and a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Happy hour was a great value and delicious....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server was very friendly and food came out hot and she was patient with the kids menu etc. we loved it. Will be back. Food was very good

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and could not have asked for more. Service from hostess to manager to waitress and even chef was outstanding. Buffet choices were plentiful and delicious. Desserts were standards but good. The view was worth the price without the food. Highly recommended.

RK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I am not a fan of buffets but the quality and variety of the brunch buffet was excellent,

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