Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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SI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Never disappointed

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Love the band Friday nights.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as usual!

RE
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day was really nice at Rooney’s. Piano player and they don’t do a limited menu. The full menu was available with some specials. Great evening. Would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, but the food was just ok. I expected more . We ordered crab cakes and the mahi special. Mahi was overcooked and bland. Crab cakes were good but could have been more flavorful too.

R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day
That sat is along a window in a 4 top which allowed us to sit close and enjoy the evening. Foods was great, service was even better. Not rushed and nice food

KC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and no waiting on a busy Valentines night. We were sat immediately despite being about 15 mins late for our reservations and greeted by our waiter immediately. Food was perfect!

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good view. Did not get rushed. Food was good. Great drinks.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service & Nice beach conditions,

BI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was made special by great food, great
service and great ambiance on a night when large crowds usually tend to lessen the dining experience. Hats off to management that despite being at capacity, our server Chris was super attentive and the specials were awesome - I had Scallops done southern style and my wife had crab stuffed mahi on risotto. The Scallops dish was honestly one of the best seafood dishes I’ve ever had, served on a perfectly crisp grits cake, nicely spiced tender scallops and southern greens so good I could have eaten a full plate of them, all laid on top of a deliciously creamy but light sauce. When you’re this good on a hugely busy special holiday, you know you’re top notch.

LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Fish dishes.

Paella was intensely smokey due to high ratio of chorizo sausage.

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Rooney's. Always a favorite. Good food. Beautiful view. Friendly service.

RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great views of the ocean!Excellent seevice!Highly recommend Rooney’s

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

JJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great meal

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our appetizers were great. The stuffed lobster was super dry unfortunately.

D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few of us were catching up- everyone was very patient- let us sit for a few hours- always a pleasure

T
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was unbelievable, oceanfront. We had peel and eat shrimp, whole artichoke, two cups chowder and key lime pie. Everything perfectly prepared. Highly recommend.

SH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic - the ambiance, the food, the staff!

NJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service! Wonderful ocean views

ST
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was awesome. Our wait staff was kind, courteous and attentive. This restaurant is a bit pricey, but well worth it . Look forward to coming back during the summer months.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Lovely location. We will definitely return

l
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is perfect and includes a raw bar and mimosas with $5 bloody Mary’s! You can’t beat the view of the ocean ! Highly recommend’

DG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails,service can’t wait to try it again in the spring and of course in the summer

J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A favorite of ours, great food on this cold winter night..not super busy on the dining side.,but the music from the bar was blasting. Someone must have said something, cause eventually they lowered it, but . . .the salmon was delicious, the shrimp were fresh and the oysters fabulous!

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing they didn’t acknowledge the birthday!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is usually very good including this visit. Nice and dependable. Need some blinds on the upper windows as the glare can be brutal

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant in every way - excellent service, delicious food and attractive surroundings

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, assortment of menu choices and preparation excellent. Main negative was the price for wine by the glass was surprisingly inflated. compared with my experience.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a special birthday with friends.none of us had had brunch here before . We all enjoyed it very much. Would come again just for a casual Sunday...great view of the ocean. Would like to see some piano music added or jazz.

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Rooney's has always been my favorite seafood restaurant. However, this evening, my lobster tail, my daughter's halibut, and my husband's salmon burger were all slightly overcooked. For the cost of the food, our expectations were not met. My daughter was offered another meal, but we decided to make do with what we had. We will take a break from this restaurant and try it again at a much later date.

AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great New Years Day dinner & excellent service! Loved our cinnamon bread pudding for dessert!

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years brunch

DR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years's brunch. Live jazz in background. Nice selection of breakfast/lunch/raw bar items. Likely to do again next year. Great location.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice New Years brunch

CN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m still f’ing here! It’s New Years Eve!!

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great service tonight.

MM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for ocean front dining. The food was surprisingly delicious. Nice presentation with oysters. Pleasantly surprised with the entire dining experience. Would go back!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

This is our 3rd trip to Rooney’s. We brought guests and they enjoyed it immensely... the food was DELICIOUS, and was served nice and hot. My husband had the fish special, our guests had the salmon and I had the shrimp tacos. The only disappointment was the noise level. It was 12:30, and the music was very loud rock and roll. It was very difficult to hear and talk over it. It definitely did not match the ambiance, food and price. When we asked they did lower the music however it was still inappropriate for an afternoon lunch

JR
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angry lobster is off the charts as were the oysters. Great staff very attentive service

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