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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, NJ

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.8
4.8
5507 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (732) 870-1200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jared Brown
  • Private party facilities
    Rooney"s offers two oceanfront rooms for groups with guests up to 65. To book one of our two 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
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monmouth

    Best Ambiance

  • Monmouth

    Great for brunch

  • Monmouth

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Monmouth

    Great for scenic views

  • Monmouth

    Seafood

5,507 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet night at Rooneys the view of the ocean spectacular , our waiter Joseph was very nice and courteous , the food was very good

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  2. NickS

    New York City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a quality restaurant with a great staff and service. We both had the pork chop, which is really excellent. love the views of the ocean and the ambience.

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  3. Beaner

    Richmond

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Great service. Great food. Will visit again.

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  4. AndrewL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best brushes I've been to. Great selection of food. Food was excellent.I will be back.

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  5. Seabreeze

    New York City

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our birthdays with our daughter and son-in-law by going to the Sunday brunch. The location is beautiful, the service was fantastic and the choice of brunch items was amazing. There was something for everyone: shrimp, oysters, clams, 3 meats at the carving station, an array of breakfast items, awesome lobster Mac & cheese, and more. There were also many desserts to choose from, ice cream to cannoli. You could also order off the menu, and a free brunch drink! Highly recommend going to brunch at Rooneys!

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  6. BarbaraR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated immediately with our reservation. Server was pleasant and efficient. Food was plentiful and tasted great

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  7. LoriT

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great brunch. Excellent variety and the food is always delicious Everything is served warm and fresh. Service is outstanding. Wonderful experience

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  8. TessyM

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was positive. Service and food were great. Truly enjoy going to Rooneys!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or simply seeking a memorable dining experience by the sea, Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant exceeds expectations on every level. With its exceptional cuisine, breathtaking views, and impeccable service, Rooney's is a true gem along the coastline.

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  10. KathyB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had a fish dish - very well prepared and nicely plated. The bread pudding was excellent as was the apple crisp. Generous pours. All in all, conveniently located with parking and a perfect view of the ocean despite the rain.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unreal! Compliments to the seafood chef. Tuna and side veggies were the best we ever had

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    our server wsd was Joe he was great. the papardelle dish was an extremely small portion

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a brunch for 10 to celebrate a birthday. The food was amazing! The location is always great looking out at the ocean. The price was right for a buffet with complimentary mimosa. I would recommend going with a small or large group.

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  14. KathyB

    New Jersey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant server very attentive good food pretty view

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  15. ChimeneB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and brought to us in a timely manner. Wait staff was prompt and we didn’t feel rushed. The few negatives were due to customers bringing young children and/or babies, that cry disrupting our meal. I also would have liked to have been seated by a window.

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  16. GeneR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Rooney goers since 1995. Can't say we are frequently there but choose this restaurant for most of our memorable events because of its exceptional location, service and food. What is great about this restaurant is that it got only better! Looking forward to spend some quality time with my family and friends there again in the spring!

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  17. LindaG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure dine at Rooney's. It's our celebration Place! Wonderful location. Service and food were perfect. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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  18. Julia

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing and the staff is top notch. We continuously return for important events and gatherings because of the food, and how well we are all treated.

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  19. SuzannaAloian

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As great as always. Beautiful ambience, tasty food, great drinks and service. And thank you for taking that stupid credit card requirement for reservation. We missed many visits because of that rule. Finally it’s easier again.

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  20. BryceE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner was great! I love the jazzy music and the ambiance. The waterfront view was gorgeous even though it was cold when we went.

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  21. TrishF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! We come here every year for Valentine’s Day and it never disappoints. Our waitress, Danica, was awesome and very knowledgeable about the menu, ingredients, and gave us great recommendations. I had fresh catch which was mahi mahi. I always recommend getting it pan seared. My husband had tuna pan seared. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Can’t wait to return!

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  22. JosephJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dessert menu is generic factory made and needs an upgrade, it’s always been a good choice for dining!

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  23. KellyO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks, great service and the restaurant itself was beautiful. It is out of season but still an amazing experience.

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  24. LoriL

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent customers and the food and service are always amazing!

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  25. RonaldE

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Sunday Buffet with one minor complaint. More on that in a moment. This is my second time coming for the Sunday Buffet which only runs during the Winter months. Having tried both Rooneys and McCloones (right across the street) Sunday Brunches, I can confidently say that Rooneys is far better. The selection and quality of food are fantastic and they have added a few new items since we have been here last. In addition to the large selection of buffet items, there is also a limited menu of traditional breakfast items you can order from the kitchen that is included. We decided that there was enough food on the buffet to keep us occupied. The complaint that I have is that we were disappointed in the dessert selection in the buffet area that was limited to a chocolate fountain with strawberries and Rice Krispie treats (for dipping), that is until we went to the bathroom and discovered an additional dessert station completely away from the buffet area. It's located across from the check-in desk when you walk in, but can easily be missed. There's a self-serve ice cream machine with lots of sundae toppings and an assortment of cookies. However, it's easily missed if you aren't looking hard enough. I will say, the staff is exceptional. As we were leaving they saw that we had discovered the dessert station and they gave us a takeout carton so we could take some cookies and ice cream with us. I am sure this is not standard practice and I hope people don't take advantage of it. What I hope is that they move that dessert station into the buffet area so people don't miss it altogether. The buffet price went up in the past year to, I believe $49 per person. It's expensive but I feel that the quality of the food and the service is well deserving of the price point. The entire staff was tremendous. Very friendly. So much better than McCloones.

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  26. JennaP

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mahi mahi and crab cakes were delicious! My husband said the crab cakes may have been the best he has ever had. ! Brussels sprouts were perfect. Yum!

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  27. DougW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion size for price of a skirt steak is not right to value

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service at the bar. Same experience we always have there

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  29. PhilipV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but a very noisy large dining room. Service was okay, but it just could have been our waiter. Extremely pricey, but all restaurants are expensive these days. I would still recommend this restaurant, perhaps on a weekday rather than the weekend.

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  30. NJDiver

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience dining at Rooney. The ambience is really fantastic, with views of the ocean even at night. The food is always spectacular, well-made and delicious. Also, the service is professional and friendly.

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  31. Kurt

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for.

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  32. Arline

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday and Rooney's went out of their way to make it a memorable occasion. Service was excellent, the table by the window and the view were perfect. Our server was prompt & friendly but we did not feel rushed at all. That's why this is one of our favorite places to dine.

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  33. stephenw

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we love it my clients love it, excellent food and service

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place, food and view! Will definitely return

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  35. MaryG

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are locals but have never been to brunch here. Overall the brunch was great! Service was a little slow when we arrived. Coffee was not hot which was disappointing. Raw bar was excellent and all the food very fresh. Desserts tasted homemade and loved the chocolate fountain. Good value at $49 and we would definitely return.

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  36. FrankM

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the brunch and highly recommend it. The food choices were very good and for the most part, tasted great. There were a few things we didn't like, but overall, it's a great brunch. The only question that we have is the brunch used to be open until Mother's Day. What happened? We were told that it will close on April 14.

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  37. Ceem

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality has gone down. The pastry qualtiy has gone down. The crabmeat was soooo smelly - again, quality severely dropped. I'm not sure what happened I have been coming to the brunch for years. The service was amazing but the food was mediocre and nothing special. Not sure what happened but I will not be returning.

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  38. VincentF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good service. Waiter was tentative to our needs. Pleasent interactions.

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  39. Ralphy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i always have a good time and meal at Rooney's --great

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting and never felt rushed. Excellent wait service.

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FAQs

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 5507 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 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
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Jared Brown
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, 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 two oceanfront rooms for groups with guests up to 65. To book one of our two 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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