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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, NJ

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3921 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.

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Booked 102 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 870-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Schoborg

  • Private party facilities

    Rooney"s offers three oceanfront rooms for groups with guests up to 100. To book one of our three oceanfront rooms, ask one of our managers to help you customize your menu and make your party a smash hit on the ocean.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Christopher: (732) 870-1200

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Cooper Avenue

  • Parking details

    Rooney's has a large parking lot with over flow parking right across the street at the Promenade Beach Club year round.

  • Entertainment

    Memorial to Labor Day at our Beach Bar:Sunday 3:00 - 6:00Monday 6:00 - 9:00Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00Friday 7:00 - 11:00Labor Day - Memorial Day indoor lounge:Friday 7:00 - 11:00

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Family Style $29; 10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Choose One

per person

  • Italian Toast

    amaretto crusted brioche, whipped orange mascarpone, or french toast brioche

    • Burrata Avocado Toast

      basil deviled egg, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion

      • Crispy Pork Belly Tacos

        sunny side egg, black bean pico de gallo, chipotle mayonaisse

        • Chicken & Waffles

          boneless thigh, liege waffle, lavender honey

          • Carolina Benedict

            crabmeat, toasted cornbread, poached eggs, old bay hollandaise, or traditional eggs benedict

            • Shrimp Frittata

              lemon cream cheese fluff, carrot hash brown, green onion or lobster frittata (extra $10) or cheese frittata (no topping)

              • Apple Pie Waffle

                roasted apple puree, sauteed apples, baked apple chips, whipped cream

                • Churrasco & Eggs

                  602 skirt steak, fried eggs, chimichurri

                  • Smoked Salmon & Charcuterie Board

                    sliced bagel chips, crispy capers, dried fruit, cream cheese

                    Complimentary

                    • 1 Oyster Shooter

                      • 1 Mimosa

                        Shared Sides

                          Basket of Breads

                          • Cheese Danish

                            • Pecan Sticky Bun

                              • Chocolate Croissant

                                • Mike's Crumb Cake

                                  • Seasonal Housemade Bread

                                    Accompaniments

                                    • Home Fries

                                      • Smoked Neuskie Sausage

                                        • Cherrywood Smoked Bacon

                                          Dessert Board

                                          • Chocolate Brownie

                                            • House Baked Cookies

                                              • Biscotti

                                                • Fresh Strawberries

                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                  What 3,921 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.7
                                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • New Jersey - Central

                                                    Scenic View

                                                  • New Jersey - Central

                                                    Seafood

                                                  • New Jersey - Central

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                                                  1. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great birthday dinner.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Atlantic City

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent!

                                                  3. A

                                                    Arles

                                                    New York Area

                                                    85 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    85 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Eating at Rooney’s is an extremely pleasant experience. The food and service are very good and the ambiance and view are excellent.

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    The ocean view is impressive. The food was just so-so. We weren’t impressed with the seafood dinners. We were disappointed.

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful oceanfront dining. Great food. Everything was great.

                                                  6. M

                                                    Maffy

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    We love Rooney's and have gone there many times over the years. The ocean view is fabulous and the food is outstanding.

                                                  7. SB

                                                    SusieB

                                                    New York Area

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent in always😃

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Sunday Funday!!

                                                  9. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    As I come here often but was very happy to see how well the manager and my server took care of us.Thank you for a great night, angry lobster lovers

                                                  10. DB

                                                    DanielleB

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful restaurant! The food was fantastic, the view is beautiful, and our waiter, Dan, was perfection! Thanks for making our dinner so special.

                                                  11. CD

                                                    ChristopherD

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Make reservations! Service was wonderful. Appetizer was absolutely delicious and the entree was fresh and may have needed a little more seasoning.

                                                  12. I

                                                    In2food

                                                    New York Area

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Despite the burning hot record temperature, Rooney’s was a cool oasis with a great view. The place was very crowded, even at our reservation time of 5:45. We were seated at 6 at a lovely table. Despite being slammed with people, our waitress was so efficient and friendly. She gets 5 stars as well. The food is always well prepared with many choices. I particularly like the ability you have to order from several different types of fish and then choose your style to cook it ( grilled, broiled, blackened, etc). It also comes with your choice of a sauce and 2 slides. The salads are very large and the lobster mac and cheese is awesome. This is a great place for a special occasion or just come for great food and a fantastic view.

                                                  13. LC

                                                    LisaC

                                                    New York Area

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    View is amazing. Food was very good but pricey. Service was very good. But rest room was disgusting.

                                                  14. OB

                                                    OmallyB

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was amazing. I had the angry lobster. I'm definitely going back.

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orlando

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                    Service was not good. Waiter never checked on us. No appetizers after 40 minutes. Finally asked for a manager after 55 minutes. He apologized and tried to make things right Food was good though. Service terrible is

                                                  16. SS

                                                    SaliS

                                                    New York Area

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    We had a wonderful waitress but our Bloody Marys were sub par and we had 2/3 remade. They were weak and missing a lime and so much ice that they became very watery. The Green Apple Salad was tasteless and there was not enough dressing.Perhaps a few more items could be added to make it tastier. The view was incredible and we thought the waitress was great.

                                                  17. o

                                                    out2eat

                                                    New York Area

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was our first time and we LOVED it. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was so inviting even on a cloudy day: We will definitely be going back! Such a nice place!

                                                  18. VK

                                                    ValerieK

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    We always love Rooneys... Apps were great, we had 5. There were a few hiccups in our main meals that got sent back, but everyone was happy in the end. Our servers were terrific all around.

                                                  19. JL

                                                    JLK10

                                                    New York Area

                                                    56 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    56 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My only ocean front go to dining when I visit NJ

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was my sister bthday and everyone from the hostess to the waitress made it special by putting us on the inside patio. Food was delicious. Gave us lots of time to eat and talk.

                                                  21. MA

                                                    MyraA

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Honestly, the price was very high and not sure worth the $$$$ but a pleasant experience.

                                                  22. AP

                                                    AccP

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Service was a little bit desirable. Place could use a face lift.

                                                  23. JS

                                                    JudyS

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I have eaten at Rooney's many times . The food is always excellent, the service spectacular and the view beyond words

                                                  24. KH

                                                    KarenH

                                                    New York Area

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our server was lovely. solicitous, but unobtrusive. Entree salads delightful, fresh and creative, view, perfection. Beautiful place to celebrate the season!

                                                  25. EB

                                                    ElizabethB

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall4food2service3ambience5

                                                    I love the ambience of this restaurant and it will always do well however their prices went up and there portions went down. We were a little turned off.

                                                  26. MT

                                                    MichelleT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent food service and ambiance. We absolutely love this place.

                                                  27. PR

                                                    PatriciaR

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Gloria was an excellent server:) very attentive ! Haven’t had such great service in quite awhile . Food was delicious ! Not too long a wait and quickly seated!

                                                  28. MP

                                                    MonikaP

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service are always wonderful here.

                                                  29. RW

                                                    RayW

                                                    New York Area

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    As usual, everything was first rate. From the lobster bisque, and the tuna bruschetta appetizers through my halibut lunch was excellent. Our server Debbie was excellent and very personable. Thanks again.

                                                  30. VL

                                                    VickiL

                                                    New York Area

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    One of my favorite restaurants with an amazing view when it’s nice out! Servers r Terri ic and so is the food!

                                                  31. D

                                                    David

                                                    New York Area

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                    Tough note at Rooney’s. Sat at the bar and service wasn’t great. Forgot silverware, crackers for the lobster and

                                                  32. EC

                                                    EdCny

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Celebrated my wife’s Birthday. Had an excellent time, definitely will return.

                                                  33. MV

                                                    MelissaV

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Have not had a bad meal there yet. Love this place

                                                  34. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    So accommodating for my families food allergies! Meals and service were excellent, always a pleasure dining at Rooneys

                                                  35. R

                                                    Rudychick

                                                    New York Area

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Rooney’s never disappoints! Best seafood dinner. Perfection.

                                                  36. JR

                                                    JoRams

                                                    New York Area

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Rooney's restaurant is a great place for good food, a beautiful view and good, friendly service.

                                                  37. M

                                                    Miamcmuffin21

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely would recommend! The freshest oysters and seafood, very attentive staff. Our party arrived 30 minutes early and our table was ready for us!

                                                  38. DD

                                                    DianeD

                                                    Atlantic City

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was so delicious, the service was excellent, and it is beautiful being able to look out on the ocean. Love this place in Long Branch!

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    We took our church deacon out to celebrate his birthday.

                                                  40. PE

                                                    PENNYA

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    ITS ALWAYS GREAT AT ROONEYS, EVEN ON THE RAINY DAYS ITS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND A GREAT DINNER. THE BARTENDERS ARE ALWAYS SPOT ON AND THE FOOD AND SERVERS ARE THE VERY BEST!!

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                                                  Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3921 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                  Booked 102 times today
                                                  Google Map for Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

                                                  100 Ocean Ave. North Long Branch, NJ 07740

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Cooper Avenue

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Long Branch, New Jersey

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Seafood, American, Contemporary American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Rooney's has a large parking lot with over flow parking right across the street at the Promenade Beach Club year round.

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Thomas Schoborg

                                                  • Entertainment

                                                    Memorial to Labor Day at our Beach Bar:Sunday 3:00 - 6:00Monday 6:00 - 9:00Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00Friday 7:00 - 11:00Labor Day - Memorial Day indoor lounge:Friday 7:00 - 11:00

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (732) 870-1200

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    Rooney"s offers three oceanfront rooms for groups with guests up to 100. To book one of our three oceanfront rooms, ask one of our managers to help you customize your menu and make your party a smash hit on the ocean.

                                                  • Private party contact

                                                    Laura Christopher: (732) 870-1200

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