Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
3041 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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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbarbara
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great service and delicious meal.

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JCAV5
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Delicious Meal and the service was excellent

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PatriciaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner and wonderful service. A beach evening, what could be better.

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vipSuzannaAloian
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as always!

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Nancy
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view from perfect table for our 31st Anniversary! Server was so friendly and we felt very special.

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patti
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wow!..Ambiance we sat facing the ocean. Will be going back ....Make reservations...

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Pete
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Drinks and apps were good. Entrees were not good. Fish was dry and pasta was stuck together and gummy.

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CDRSDR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were great, but the food not so much. My pasta and broccoli were mushy, baby food mushy and overpriced ($34 for pasta with broccoli on spicy tomatoe sauce)

To be fair, I am a vegetarian so I can’t talk about their sea food/meat menu. I would say if you are a vegetarian go there for drinks and eat somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience!! Food was good. Service was ok. I felt our server could have been a little friendlier but it is what it is.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and good service and food. Nothing extraordinary but reasonable good quality and value

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FoodieT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The scenery was gorgeous and the food was good overall. I actually enjoyed my entree over the appetizers. My table ordered oysters(my mom gave them a thumbs up), mussels and calamari. The mussels were okay and calamari wasn’t bad. The lobster bisque was very thick and tasted more like a roux with flour than rich creamy velvety texture and taste what I am used to for a lobster bisque. I requested to have it removed on the bill, which they did without hesitation. They made up for their apps with my entree. My branzino and Au Gratin potatoes was delish! They could’ve had an off day, so I would go again and try different apps. The waitress wasn’t I really friendly, but was professional. The manager and hostess delivered great customer service in the first few minutes of our arrival.

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vipJudypf1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, waiter being trained - but that worked fine. As always, it was a great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The seafood was great. Loved the delicious bread too!

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vipLAWM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot how much I love this restaurant. The salmon was excellent and I had a delicious wedge salad. And you can’t beat the view

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IsabelA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared & very tasty, atmosphere was very pleasant with a great ocean view, and the reservation time was honored very timely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney's never disappoints. The service, the food, A+++

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Namen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great views and nice atmosphere! Nice menu, not extensive. Table service was a little hit and miss, apps received before drinks, tried to take my friends lunch without her having finished, slow coffee service. Second time here and would definitely go again. Great parking and easy reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and funny she made us feel very comfortable. The food was quick and hot. We got concerned when we ordered appetizers and it came out like 5 minutes later but it was hot and not over cooked. The drinks were made to perfection and for the sizes of the Bloody Mary and the sangria the price was definitely right.

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fresh fish, good service. Love the white sangria.

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vipSteveandLiz
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a wonderful view and great food and drinks...highly recommended!!

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AnilK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good restaurant to have a dinner with family

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EduardoG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was magnificent! Spacious, fine fresh food, great atmosphere and impeccable service.
Good job, Rooney’s. Keep up the stellar dining experience!

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MaureenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ocean-side setting of Rooney's is beautiful. Our server had a great personality and was very helpful. Most importantly the food was delicious!

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Deegee
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunchtime - a cool day, got there 12"15 not crowded, yet, everything perfect..food, service. etc. Sat under the roof just beyond the bar, by the time we left not a seat to be had, even in the outside bar. It just keeps getting better and better..

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vipDebdelaware
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not as good as it always was

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasure to dine there

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vipDfbsbv
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly eat at Rooney’s because: the food is well prepared and good quality; the ambience is inviting with wonderful ocean views; the staff is friendly…like family to us. Great place for good seafood, tasty sides and salads and well-crafted drinks.

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Lori
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, delicious food, super service. I wish we sat at a table with a better view of the ocean, instead of the parking lot.

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mariab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant is in a perfect location and has its own parking lot, which is definitely a perk since it's situated in a very busy area. Service was efficient and pleasant. The food was good but nothing spectacular. We had 2 appetizers, burrata mozzarella salad and the tuna crustini type appetizer. Both were ok and the tuna was very tender but both dishes needed a bit more flavor. For dinner we had the pork chop which was juicy and had a side of delicious Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. The pork chop again was missing a bit of flavor. Overall this is a very nice ocean front restaurant and I would consider returning.

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vipmdm0910
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney’s is hands down my favorite beach restaurant! I go to long branch for the day often during the summer and I always have lunch at Rooney’s! It’s my favorite. The seafood Cobb salad is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

No AC sweating all dinner

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KarenE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants, our waitress totally messed up our order after waiting over an hour for the food. We left I had a half of a chopped salad on a bread dish, which it was how it was served. We will be back , but we’ll refuse her, we had her before with equally bad service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was very attentive

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mariaR
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service

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RebeccaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always can count on a good meal and good service when we go to Rooney's. Whether it is for a quick snack or a full meal, we are always satisfied!

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!! Great food!!! Great Ocean View and plenty of parking!!!

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BethB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Halibut which was excellent. Kris was our server and he was also excellent. He was very attentive and really customer service oriented. Of course the view from the restaurant is lovely.

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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3041 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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