Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant
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.
baby shrimp, bay scallops, calamari, tomato base, cilantro, onion, lime, corn tortilla chips
We enjoyed our brunch there. To begin, parking was plentiful, which is a bonus to consider. The view of the ocean aided the ambiance. Our waitress, Caprese [sic] was competent, helpful and not overly attentive (which is a good thing because that meant she wasn't overly intrusive), and the food was quite good. Somewhat more innovative than the typical brunch: Eggs Benedict could be had either the traditional way or with crab over corn bread, for example. We drove down from New York for a brunch by the beach and were happy we did.
Excellent Food and Service! Family members say it's the best chicken parm sandwich they ever had. And they do eat a lot of chicken parm. Thank you! Planning on going again toward the end of the month.
I went for Brunch with a group of 5 people. Everything is so smoothly run, the food is delicious, the choices are fantastic plus you get a beautiful view. I would highly recommend Rooney's for Brunch.
We had a wonderful time. The table location was perfect. The view was amazing. The service was incredible. Can’t wait to go back.
Had brunch for my 50th birthday and it was delicious! Came down from North Jersey to meet my parents who reside in South Jersey, and definitely was worth the trip! Food was delicious, came out promptly. Our waiter was kind, courteous and accommodating. Mimosa and an amazing oyster on the half shell to start, yum! Carolina Benedict and Chicken and Waffles were a hit, as well as the delicious sausage, bacon, potatoes and fresh pastries! And dessert was perfect; a bit of everything! Brownie, cheesecake, cannoli, biscotti, choc chip cookie, fresh strawberries w/whipped cream. Would definitely recommend and plan on coming back soon!
Food was good. The place was beautifully decorated for Christmas. David, our waiter, was very good. Would definitely recommend tis restaurant.
Our server was friendly and very attentive. My wife and I both had the Branzino and were very pleased with it.
Great service. Food outstanding. Were not rushed out. Great place to catch up with old friends.
Our server and food were spectacular. We had a great view and great time. Next time pictures of the food. Artichoke hearts and salmon tartar were awesome!
My friends and I enjoyed a lovely reunion lunch at Rooneys. I have to say it exceeded my expectations. Everyone enjoyed our time there.
Beautiful setting, excellent service, and very good food. The noise level makes it difficult for normal conversation but still worth the experience.
Love this restaurant- Beautiful- and Great Food- Excellent menu and choices!
We had a wonderful waiter Chris that was very attentive. Our food was amazing! Two of us had the 2 lb Maine lobster which was so good. It is a little pricey for our pocketbook, not for what you get though. This is definitely our special occasion go to.
The best fried calamari. A must to try mahi mahi and crab cakes. Key lime pie was also amazing
Loved the fish board concept, where you can pick any fish, the way you want it cooked, a sauce, and two sides!! My blackened yellowfin tuna steak was fantastic! My two sides consisting of brussell sprouts & Au Gratin potatoes were really good as well! We went in December, so the restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas inside! I’m sure the ambience is just as wonderful in the summer as well! Overall an delightful experience! Only complaint was the bread for the table was hard as a rock. Everything else was perfection!
It was a nice day. Greater with a friendly Hello and welcome. Seated quickly. Server, Dan, came over right away and took a drink order, then the meal order. The food was hot when it should be and cold when it should be. Fried filet of fish was very good, the salmon burgers were very good and the beet salad was excellent.
All, in all, a very good meal.
Everything was excellent. Thank you for a great time
A great meal with good friends! Sitting by the ocean enjoying good food and drinks!
Love Rooney’s and go there all the time. Fabulous location, great service, and good food.
Sad to say but our recent brunch visit to Rooney’s was not what I expected.
We are Rooney’s regulars; we come for dinners and lunches and the food is always fresh, abundant and delicious. Unfortunately for Sunday brunch disappointed. It almost seems like the menu is created around what could be plated and served quickly, and the food really suffered for that.
We will definitely be back to Rooney‘s, but not for brunch
Michael our server was excellent. Unfortunately, a diner at the next table made a face time call on speaker for at least 15 minutes. This was highly disruptive, disrespectful to all other diners & almost enough to cause us to walk out.
Meal was OK, expensive for what ordered
Lots of other restaurants that are better by the beach
Excellent food, service, and gorgeous location on the beach. Private parking lot is a huge plus. Fish was outstanding as was presentation. Tons of options for everyone. Fish tower looked incredible and will have to come back for it!
We come here fairly frequently. The calamari we ordered last night was the best I have had anywhere in years. The service is wonderful, the atmosphere beautiful at any time of year and the food is very good.
Greeted immediately. Attentive service. Food was great. Artichoke was excellent as well as our fish entrees. Very adequate portions. Bread crispy and fresh. Martini excellent. Lovely dinner.
Celebrated my daughters 21st bday ! Great night !
Our request for seating locations was honored. The server was professional, friendly, knowledgeable , and accommodating. The food was presented beautifully, and was outstanding. Wish you had not run out of decaf coffee, but it was a wonderful experience .
Great ocean front seafood place … loved the seafood tower!!
Dining room was very chilly. Service was very good, and all the food (pano wasabi tuna and lobster mac a Rooney) was outstanding with generous portions.
Ambience was good. The calamari was not cooked enough and my crab stuffed tilapia was hard. My husband got the steak and it was cold. The oysters were great and so was the server.
The brunch was a little expensive for the size of entrees we received. The sides were excellent. I wonder if being at final seating of the day impacted what we received.
Excellent service, food
Great menu selections. Check the Sunday buffet as well. Tasty specialty bar drinks. Attentive service staff.
Several crying babies at various nearby tables made our anniversary celebration dinner difficult to thoroughly enjoy.
Not as good as usual
Delicious food. Great drinks and service. Special place to enjoy with friends.
Food was good, service was decent, view of the ocean under a full moon is always nice. Not a mask in sight except for a couple of the bus staff, which is disappointing.
There are "NO NEGATIVES" about Rooneys. amazing, isn't it? 4 people for dinner, unanimous in their opinion..a Friday night in November, the wild summer crowd is gone, the patio area filled up by 7-7:30 pm, we had 6 pm reservation, didn't leave till 9:30! Just a nicely paced dinner from cocktails to appetizers to dinner to dessert! PERFECT
Perfect spot for lunch. Great menu and atmosphere. Best wait staff anywhere. Everyone is happy, friendly and helpful.
All was excellent! Thank you!
Very nice overall in every respect but prices seem too high to rate it as a good value.
Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3615 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.