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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, NJ

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
4.7
4011 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 217 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

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What 4,011 people are saying

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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

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was proposing to my girlfriend last night and the staff was excellent in helping me pull it off. Super meal, great experience, 5 stars

  2. DD

    DianeD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner viewing the ocean. I highly recommend Rooney’s.

  3. EW

    EarlW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful place, sitting with the open dining room and the ocean breeze was relaxing and lovely watching the sunset. The staff goes beyond nice and really cares, even as you walk thru dining room to go to restroom, they are attentive. Its nice to be out with people again and for a special treat we got to watch a young couple get engaged! Everyone applauded and cheered. So good to out with people again and to feel normal.

  4. RI

    RebeccaI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and atmosphere was awesome! They do have a parking lot which is helpful. If using gps, put in the actual address. Our gps took us to Pier Village which is not the correct location.

  5. PF

    PattiF

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Rooneys has an ocean view, delicious food and a pleasing staff. There is inside, outside, and outside outside seating. And no thats not a typo there are 3 different areas to sit and dine. There is also a full bar inside and even drinks (water) for pups along the boardwalk. It is my go to restaurant by the ocean.

  6. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We went on a busy Saturday night in the summer. Our reservations were ready for us when we got there. Our waitress was nice, not overly friendly friendly, but it was very busy. She kept on top of every thing for us. The food was good, but the small amount you got on some of the dishes was disappointing for the money.

  7. H

    Harmony

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband’s 70th birthday!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful lunch at Rooney’s on the recommendation of our neighbor to celebrate our son’s High School graduation. The service and food were excellent, while the ambiance and views are indeed phenomenal. We will definitely return.

  9. TG

    TheGs

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We waited a little too long for our entrees, but staff were very responsive when we mentioned the issue. Rodney’s is always amazing!

  10. j

    jcalda

    New York Area

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place across from the ocean. Delicious seafood- great service. Absolutely recommend!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good solid food! Never disappointed eating here

  12. b

    bigfan

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place, good food. I would say that considering the expense ($40+ fish entrees), the plating is kind of drab. If their presentation was better, I’d have no criticism at all.

  13. A

    Aoril

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere was beautiful. Just a little noisy.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner with good friends. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Anton was always on hand making sure everything was right. He was very friendly and made the meal enjoyable.

  15. FS

    FrankS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Our waiter was awful but the food was good. I requested a vegetable substitution but he was unwilling - stating that the chef/restaurant won’t make any changes. I have NEVER been refused a change in vegetable… (I requested spinach instead of Brussels Sprouts). So disappointing…

  16. E

    Eli05

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    The restaurant is beautiful and the food is amazing. We decided to visit the place after a day at the beach thinking it was the best choice. Unfortunately, we felt that our waiter Jimmy G didn’t give us the treatment any guest deserves. He did not mention the specials of the day, he never brought us bread to the table, and never asked us if everything was ok. My girlfriend and I felt a different treatment compared to other tables around us. Besides that, I would recommend this restaurant, it has a magnificent view and very tasty food.

  17. JM

    JoeM

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Always a good meal.

  18. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    First time here. We had a reservation for 6pm but when we got there, table wasn’t ready so we had to wait which I thought was weird cause whats the point of reservations then. Food was good, view was great. Had to flag our server as we were running out of water vs server checking on us. Restaurant was good but - service needs a little improvement to make it all better.

  19. H

    Homecooking

    New York Area

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Gorgeous location and service is top notch. Only issue is one of our fish was over cooked and when we told waiter about it , their response was they heArd a lot of same complaints recently

  20. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated inside on a day that was windy The service was excellent. Food is always great. Father’s Day menu was very good.

  21. ED

    ElizabethD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant was very good, food and service. There was a table of 10 to 12, and they kept yelling louder and louder. Then a couple of the ladies that were yelling were using foul language! At that table they also had a toddler which I think was not correct talking like that with a young child there. I think that is unacceptable. We had a hard time we hearing the waiter speak to us and we barely about to hear each other. We were going to say something to management but then didn't. The hostess asked when we were leaving if we enjoyed and said yes but other patrons were yelling and using foul language, and being inconsiderate to other patrons. Other tables were looking at that table also.

  22. m

    maria917

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant for an early Father's Day dinner. It did not disappoint. The view of the ocean was beautiful. The food was delicious, our server was helpful with food suggestions and very attentive without being obtrusive. We had a nice relaxing dinner, a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Aidan was attentive and knowledgeable on the menu. He made us feel like we were family while dining. I’ve always loved Rooney’s and I love it even more now!

  24. W

    Wright13

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Highly Recommend! We really loved looking at the ocean while dining. Our waitress was Katie and she was so good!

  25. DR

    DeborahR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was good and we were not rushed. We sat by the window on the patio with a view of the water.

  26. A

    Arls

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always..a wonderful experience! Our server Mia was GREAT!! everything was perfect

  27. J

    Johntp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    food was great location is great .. nice view of the ocean service was a bit off. It took a while for waiter to initially get to the table , but after he did service was very good

  28. CC

    ChristineC

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice atmosphere Good food but my veggie was horribly salted And our waiter was an airhead! He is in definite need of training

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall we had a great experience and this place is much better than Rumrunner!!!

  30. L

    Lucille

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    I have always enjoyed every meal at Rooney‘s. But yesterday I ordered the stuff flounder over couscous and wasn’t really crazy about it. Other than that it’s always perfect- I love it at Rooney’s

  31. RN

    RobinN

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was very good. May was a great server. $40.00 for a pitcher of sangria, crazy. Most places charge $25.00

  32. H

    Helen

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    The view is beautiful. The service was good. But the food. I'm sorry. It was expensive (which I am used to and expected) which I would not have minded, however, both my sister and I got violently sick to our stomachs. As in all night. I was truly frightened. So what can I say? Eat at your own risk?

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing as always. The scenery is great.

  34. d

    devina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Debbie was an absolute Delight. Professional, charismatic, efficient, and very knowledgeable on her menu. We all ordered seafood, which never disappoints here. Do yourself a favor and get the gouda cauliflower as a side, so scrumptious! Same goes for the soups oh, they are also so good. Thanks Rooney's!! You're a real one lol

  35. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very good food, setting. Prices a little high, but overall great dinner.

  36. BB

    BBnj

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    this is our go to venue since moving to Long Branch. You can always count on a good meal and good cocktail.

  37. SS

    SusanS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kate is an outstanding waitress. She made our dinner special.

  38. JJ

    JudieJ

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service 🥂

  39. S

    Shana

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Child’s hamburger was excellent / we had salmon , lobster macaroni & assorted fish w/wild rice - was ok

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great meal and good time

FAQs

Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 4011 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 217 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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