Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
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2473 Reviews
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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.
What 2473 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathieNap
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the beach in Long Branch. Service was impeccable and food delicious

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vipCetts
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming to Rooney’s for 25 years. We absolutely love the atmosphere , food, service and of course the views! I loved the blackened magi bites and fish tacos. We live in Morris County now but it’s always worth the drive to Rooney’s!

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DrReene
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fabulous! Our party consisted of 4 generations and each of us was very pleased with the food and excellent service!

Love that Rooney's is right on the ocean! We were able to enjoy a stroll down the boardwalk after our lunch!

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Diane
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch- so much variety and do much food

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Lucy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular at Rooney’s because the service is always 100%

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DanielleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is a very good deal. You get a bread basket, oyster shooter, mimosa, a main dish, side of sausage, bacon and homes fries, and finally a dessert plate. In addition, additional mimosas were only $5. The ambience also is great and they have 3 levels, completely outside, outside in a glass cover windows open, and completely inside. Overall, I would definitely recommend.

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HaroldG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Rooneys Brunch Buffet unforunately because of the current situation right now it isnt possible. The special bruch menu was very good and the sides were great.We are definitely going back.

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LGT1972
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nikki was fantastic!!!!!!! Everyone was friendly and welcoming

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vipbarfoot164
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Will definitely not be back....couldn't even get my order right. Ordered salmon got stuffed flounder. My wifes seafood paella was also horrible...scallops and shrimp both cooked to death...This review probably won't mount to anything due to their location and Jersey Shore....But with so many restaurants in the Red Bank, Asbury area...why punish myself.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always exceptional and it was a beautiful night.

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vipcshoregal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney’s is consistently good. The fish tasted like it just jumped out of the ocean. It was a beautiful afternoon and dining on the water made everything even better. Our waiter, Dan, was outstanding.

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JaneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch Saturday afternoon and had such a great selection of drinks and food. Sat at the outside patio and had a marvelous view of the Atlantic and everyone had their masks on when necessary, even on the boardwalk. Love it!!!

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Stoney
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney’s has it all. Excellent food and a wonderful view. Staff are always attentive.

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Missy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful reunion with friends. You cannot surpass the beautiful ocean view. Our meals were delicious and the service attentive. We look forward to our next visit 😊

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SafiyaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i went here for my birthday dinner and i would return

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Boot22
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service
Definitely following dining rules
Wonderful evening

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SteveandLiz
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney's is great...food, view, service, all wonderful!!

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Moms
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night
Great server

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AlanR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to finally sit at the bar again. Can’t bear the ocean view

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cathid
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect which is the same on every visit

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vipdebbiep
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Rooney’s at least once a week during this crazy times and am always smiling when I leave knowing I just had the best food and service. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside but able to get my drink from inside bar. Good thing cause I’ve had horrible $13 martinis this summer. Only time I don’t mind the$13 is if Karen makes them in the inside bar!! She’s the best!!

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LoriD
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to eat in open air with ambiance

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JohnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent but the drink prices were a bit higher than other places we have dined at.

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Deegee
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've already written at least 3 other reviews this summer, Rooneys is just the best

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Very disappointed. Food was okay at best, very expressive and noisy and this was on a Tuesday night and they have a very limited bar... They were much better choices in Pier village or in Asbury Park. They are obviously getting by on an old reputation or tourists.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is always Amazing..👍🏻😘
And the service is great, Specially Ralf you did excellent job..💋

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KellyI
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time and this time didn’t disappoint. Server was wonderful and the food was great!

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ellenh
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Rooney’s on multiple occasions and the food and service is always fantastic. This time I, as well as the others I brunched with, had the Lobster Salad. It was delicious!

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PattieW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even without the buffet the Sunday Brunch was spectacular!

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JanetK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Rooney’s many times. Each time has been an awesome experience. The food, service and ambience. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you!

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MargaretB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JohnB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not the best table under the circumstances of the pandemic although I did book two weeks before. The server was fantastic. The food selection was good. I had tuna appetizer and entree and both styles were outstanding.

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LindaO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From cocktails, appetizers, mains and dessert, dinner at Rooney's was terrific! Our party of five swooned our way through our meals, and we look forward to returning the next time we are in the area. : )

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VK01
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing ! Location is outstanding. Pricey but totally worth it.

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Kate
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect at Rooney’s. Staff, food, drinks.
Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Reservation was right on time and we received table outdoors as requested. Plenty of social distancing. Wait staff was very good and responsive. Never was offered a NJ shore restaurant week menu? "Rainbow" beet salad had just ordinary purple beets, a lot of arugala, some walnuts, hastily prepared and overpriced at $16. Crabcakes and roasted asparagus were ok but somewhat dry. Potatoes were undercooked. Gluten free chicken dish was just roasted, sauce on the plate perimeter. With just one salad, one soda, two entrees and no dessert, tax and tip came to over $100. Not worth it. Will not be going back.

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EduardoD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

nice setting right on beach with friendly service and available parking on site. only reason not a 5 for me was that the beer taps were not working so they werent able to serve some of the tap beers on menu.

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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2473 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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