Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.7
2775 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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vipShellyS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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RosaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going to the restaurant. The view of the ocean is fabulous and so is the ambience. The food was well presented and delicious. The waitress was always going to the table asking if we needed anything. My cosmopolitan drinks were the best I ever Had. We were very impressed and we cannot wait for the next time. Thank you!

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vipPattyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal the chopped salad with grilled salmon is our favorite. Our waiter, Chris was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday. Our server was fantastic. Loved the food too!

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vipRobertD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney's is a special place for many reasons, the lobster bisque is the best!

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DianeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lov Rooney’s 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner! Food was delicious, and nice portions. My husband felt his fish was not prepared how he had asked, and it was immediately taken back and fixed-with a smile! One of our favorite restaurants!!

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vipFrancisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a treat to have dinner t Rooney's looking at the ocean.

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GenarroG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff was in point. Food was great

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vipangrycarnivour
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never dissapoints . With the atmosphere they provide , they could get away with less than stellar food , but absolutely everything on the menu is first class and served with pride . Don't miss it !

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davidt
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue for indoor or outdoor dining. Beach views. Excellent food. friendly and patient service Easy beachside parking.

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MaryLouM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reconnect with our cousins

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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SharonM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food great time!!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Great seating , good service. Food was superb. Prices are high, but it was worth it.

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FoodLover47
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, drinks and great service! The ambience and view were spectacular looking out the big windows at the shoreline. We will definitely be back!

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MikeF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Rooney's since it was in Sea Bright and I have never gotten a meal there that I did not enjoy. The food and service is on the top of my list. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!

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Shelley
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful views..good food

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vipMichael
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney's is always a great experience with the best view of the ocean.

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CarolJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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vipwoodstock
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the food and the beautiful view!

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Christina
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth it!! The food and drinks were amazing. Staff was friendly and attentive. Restaurant has an amazing view of the ocean. Definitely recommended!!

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vipMarieb
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!!

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vipsadie
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good, but not really outside seating. Beautiful inside all glass enclosed

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vipPatPerrella
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, food was great, and prepared to perfection. From Halibut to pork chop to appetizers and dessert. All good. Nice they have cork fee if you want to bring your own bottle. Would say a bit overpriced for the value but you do get outstanding ocean front views. Must go place when weather warms up and outside seating is possible. We went with another couple this past Tuesday and was perfect, not crowded and as mentioned, food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Amazing Food, view and service. Could not have asked for a better “1st time out since Corona” Dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Annoversary

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vipDmc321
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

My Review is strictly based on the taste of the food. My wife had the Red Snapper special and I had the Market Catch which was Halibut. Both fish dishes were unseasoned although i had mine lightly blackened and both were over cooked. The Fish was tough dry . We were very disappointed. The waitress was extremely nice and very attentive but the Entrées just weren't prepared or cooked very well. We may not go back for a while as this is the second consecutive time there has been an issue with the entrée

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Barb
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word awesome !!

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AnthonyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Above average shore restaurant with a view. Menu selection was good

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vipEdwinJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall our experience was very good. Due to the pandemic Easter Sunday was the first time my wife and went to a restaurant since September 2020. We sat indoors as my wife thought it was too cold to sit outside under heaters, but we had received our second COVID-19 vaccine 9 days earlier. We did notice most guests did not wear masks while seated, nor did I once our meal was delivered, but the staff did wear masks. My wife and I are "Southerners," and she ordered the Shrimp Fra Diavolo (pasta), which was very tasty with medium spice. I ordered Low Country Creole (I grew up in the low country of Georgia), and it was VERY bland, which definitely IS NOT "creole" style; however the accompanying jalapeño cornbread was very tasty and sweet. The appetizers (calamari and shrimp cocktail) and dessert (lava cake and key lime pie) were tasty.

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IdaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Rooney's. I have always gotten a delicious meal. However. on Easter , the portions for the seafood platter was so small, and the price was outrageous for the portion, my meal was outstanding. the waitress was phenomenal and the atmosphere was superb. I'll always go back. I love the drinks of course 🤗

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RayR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Easter lunch with the family. Will be back:)

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SusanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ocean view from almost any table. Nice ambiance and good service. Food is great and prices are reasonable.

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Mak1136
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Need more landlubber options.y husband doesn't like seafood

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LeonardW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time and there will be a third. Server Kurt was awesome with selections and pace of drinks and dinner.
Made for a great Easter Eve event.

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Foodie31
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance!

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terry
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, friendly service, and very comfortable with their Covid protocols.
Best view on the Jersy Shore, while dining.

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KarenD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was mom & dad’s favorite place to dine. My mom passed in July and Rooney’s remains his favorite restaurant for its atmosphere , good food and safety comfort level!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and absolutely lovely staff who went above and beyond when I wasn’t feeling well.

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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2775 OpenTable diners.

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