Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
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1677 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 1677 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view, the service and the seafood Cobb salad

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vipAngelaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious
Great ocean view

JF
JoanneF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Our waitress was so friendly and attentive. We were under the tent with an amazing view of the ocean.

JR
JR64
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day good food awesome service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service. Seafood was very fresh!

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Sheri
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and bartender were fantastic! Sang happy bday to my friend

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TwoFoodies
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointed. First and foremost, we believed that it would be outdoor seating. Well that's not what we got. How is that possible in the age of Covid? So frustrating and disrespectful that this establishment would trick people to believe they would be seated outside. Secondly, our reservations were at 3:00 pm. We understood that to be dinner. And just because they seated us earlier is not a reason to force us to order off of the lunch menu. Very disturbing. Plus, I wanted beurre blanc sauce. For some reason, the kitchen didn't have that available after 3:00? Really?? The stuffed flounder was not even close to what it should be. We've never had such a terrible experience. It's time for you to rethink your operation. Seriously!! We dine out on a regular basis and thus have experience. This is truly subpar. The only thing you have going for you is the view of the ocean. Don't think you can screw that up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Great view of the ocean. Food was amazing! Biggest shrimp ever!

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GregC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My entree was delicious, but my wife's risotto was little bland. The restaurant did a very good job on social distancing. Service was great too.

JG
JamesG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In tough times they gave a great , safe and enjoyable experience

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent. Our waitress Ally was very attentive and kind. The outdoor only Covid dining experience felt very “normal” due to how the staff treated guests.

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BillB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were outstanding. I would highly recommend everything!

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GuyS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant on the Jersey Shore with a marvelous ocean view. Darryl the GM runs the place flawlessly making every single customer feel special. The service is outstanding and the food delicious with great portion size. I tell everyone Rooney's is the place to be !

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vipvictormatt
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife come here a couple times a year, especially during summer. Appetizer was the calamari, Salad was different color beats with walnuts over arugula. For our dinner we had a 2 pound lobster which was absolutely delicious the best you can find anywhere. Some people say it’s expensive but it’s worth every cent. I promise you you will not be disappointed in the Lobster.It’s a great place to have a lunch, dinner or just chill with there special drinks.

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DianeB
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, with the ocean etc, so fun to get out and feel safe

JR
JoseR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my wife birthday at Rooney's. The food was delicious, service was suburb, and the ambience/view was amazing.

Highly recommend a visit you will not be disappointed!!!

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NealR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

LA
LAURAN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rooney’s never disappoints. In this trying time for them they still manage to get it absolutely right! If you have a reservation, and I’ve been 4 times already, you don’t wait more than a few minutes for the table. Food and drinks great as always and service...terrific.

CG
CathiG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - best artichoke I have ever eaten - I’m a real fan of them. Food was so yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice ocean views. Great service

BD
vipBeverlyD
Naples
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Patti was wonderful!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic meal always and great service.

JG
JudithG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food very good and plentiful service was very good

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal ! I also enjoyed how they did their menu - scan it with your phone camera . Our server was amazing ! Was able to answer all our questions

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robinz
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love seafood so this is the place to eat. I had the seafood Cobb salad with crab meat and shrimp. The tuna bruschetta was delicious as was the grilled oysters. The servers were wonderful even under these extraordinary circumstances. I commend them for making my dining experience memorable.

MD
MaureenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ocean view accompanied with wonderful Seafood lunch and exceptional service make Rooney’s my favorite lunch outdoor social distancing on the Jersey Shore !

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vipsusang
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated next to Grab and Go Bar. Many People standing there to order were not wearing masks and standing within 2 feet of the table. No one asked them to put on a mask. Food and service were great but that particular seating is not

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful table on the permanent patio, gorgeous day, leisurely lunch with a very special 90+ year old family member! Our server, Kim, was so very pleasant!! Would love to have her again !!

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JoeA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was awesome and the ambiance was indicative of what you look for in a shore experience.

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WarrenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the seafood was perfectly seasoned. I had 6 in my party and all the dishes were good. I was seated within 5 minutes of my reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was perfect. Our waitress Mia went above and beyond for us , we will be back.

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HollyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and set up overlooking ocean was beautiful. Tables were spaced appropriately for social distancing. We had great food, drinks and ambience for a girls night out !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney’s was very organized and made us all feel safe without being overbearing. You could see the effort they are putting into sanitizing and distancing which is something not every shore restaurant has mastered. The food was delicious and Steve was an amazing server... service, patience and personality! The food runners were also great and more attentive than your typical runners.

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Phyllis26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Rooney’s come shining through! Our server, Natalie, was amazing. You really can’t beat the atmosphere and all of the precautions that they take to keep everyone safe!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooney’s never disappoints. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Staff accommodating and friendly!!

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LeonardM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In spite of the pandemic Rooney's was special to us on our 47th Anniversary. Our waitress was very helpful showing me how to use my phone to see the menu. The food and service were very nice. We had no concerns about our safety, the waitresses wore masks at all times. The social distancing was appropriate. A very nice experience. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time dining out during pandemic and it was a great experience. Arrived around 3p for a 4p reservation. Got drinks at the bar and sat under the large tent. Very relaxing. Then was seated for dinner just along the side walk which we enjoyed. The weather held out and we had a wonderful time. Food is always tasty, but I do feel like prices increased since last year.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Rooneys plenty of time. We drive from Brooklyn just to eat there. Food is great and the staff is awesome.

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TomH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were taken on time and everything was great
Our waitress Andrea was fantastic !
My wife’s birthday and her first time To a restaurant since March
Great experience, have eaten there before, we will be back
Thanks

SC
SuzanneC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual. good food. lovely view, great service. Can't wait to go again

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