Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
1176 reviews
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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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always wanted to try this restaurant and finally visited it. The food was great along with the atmosphere. The service was also very good.

SL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a weekday afternoon in August. The weather was perfect, the staff delightful, and the food was excellent!

AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service is really bad and very loud food wasn’t as good

LG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only problem was that their system never logged in the reservation made through Open Table, which delayed seating. After that, though, everything was impeccable.

p
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waitress. Great food. Perfect table in the glass room overlooking the ocean. Could not be happier

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday evening dining at the beach. Excellent atmosphere, very crowded, very good food, great service. All around great meal. Would recommend it to anyone

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Emerald Cove Oysters, Crab stuffed Mahi, Pan seared Branzino. All prepared and presented perfectly.

While sometimes the service isn’t the best, this time it was superlative!

GG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Rooney’s. One of my favorites.
Food is excellent views are great.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Waited for a table, even though I had a reservation. Extremely loud, waitresses leaning and standing around instead of providing customer service!

BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not find this kind of view and atmosphere at too many places! Perfect shore spot for dinner with good friends!

CJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family Wedding Anniversary

JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed that the restaurant did not give us an outside table as I had requested

ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Rooney’s was a great experience. My fiancé and I came for lunch and ordered the crab cakes, lobster salad, and mussels. All of the food was fresh, tasty, and amazing. We tried the white sangria and it was fruity and fresh without being overly sweet. Not to mention a wonderful view of the beach and ocean with the opportunity to sit outside with fans. Definitely coming back!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a beautiful night to dine outside, and the food, atmosphere ans service matched

BD
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, as usual. Please add the burger to your dinner options.

BC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the room, the view is fantastic and we went on a stormy day! However, the price points are high, especially since many options are a la carte. (my pasta entrée as an example). While the Caesar salad was delicious, I think menu options should include a house salad. Because of the overall price, the restaurant becomes more of a special occasion restaurant and not my weekend go-to restaurant. In the end, you miss out on more-frequent business. Just an observation. Yes, I would recommend this restaurant!

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place for a special birthday lunch ... fantastic food, lovely view (even on an overcast day) ... great service.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambience and service were great.
The calamari delicious
My daughters filet mignon delicious
My MAHI MAHI was fishy and dry.
Otherwise loved it.
Will come back

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food & ambiance were perfect. Service was outstanding! We are definitely planning another visit

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice little spot in Long Branch. Food was good. Cocktails were good. Service was good. Atmosphere was great. A bit pricey but that is to be expected on the waterfront. Recommend the seafood cocktail and oysters. Specialty cocktails were small and watered down for the price tag so I'd stick with beer and wine. But overall it's a great night out or fun place for lunch.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first date and the setting could not be more perfect. We enjoyed that patio outside with the ocean breeze and terrific food. Crab cakes were delicious. Our waItress (Nicky) was very attentive and knowledgeable. She helped make our night a memorable one. We will be back again and will recommend Rooney''s to our friends.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They should not have such loud music. It ruins the environment next to the ocean

SA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a perfect evening

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! Will definitely be back

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ocean front location. Food was not great. Drinks were so so. Disappointed. May go back in the off-season for Sunday brunch.

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Very well managed and decorated. Will be back, as always! Love Rooney’s for lunch and dinner!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The lobster tail was tough and did not compare with local competition.
Trout was dry and didn't taste like fresh trout.
Disappointing.

AA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight, we celebrated! It was Amy's Birthday! We decided to head out for some lobster and of course chicken fingers for the kids! The ambiance, staff and food were all on point! So glad to enjoy a great family dinner here!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Familiar restaurant to celebrate a birthday and sat outside on a beautiful evening—menu is limited to seafood so don’t expect much variety if you have kids your other picky eaters looking to feed for evening dinner menu. Overall good experience though!

AR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, our waitress went above and beyond to make our dinner perfect. The 3lb lobster was prepared perfectly and was delicious, I'm still craving the jalapeno cornbread. Superb!!!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was not attentive to the table, the main course had no flavor, rice was not fully cooked...
Cocktails were weak, hardly any liquor

m
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great view of the ocean. Relaxing place to dine

SE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great, they gave us plenty time throughout dinner to have a nice relaxed time & not feel rushed. Our food was spot on picture perfect & bursting with well paired flavors . Hand crafted cocktails were tasty. The reaturant was nicely decorated with ocean views. Definitely a must return to spot.

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant!
The food is amazing - portions are big and beautifully plated!
Great location and views of the ocean - makes it festive and fun.
Service was over the top - wonderful. And so convenient having a parking lot and parking attendants.
Highly recommend!

TM
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We should go every night we stay down the shore!

KP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here! First time and will definitely be coming back!

RC
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One the best views at a restaurant at the shore. Food is good and service has been prompt and courteous everytime I have dined. Overall, an ecellwnt choice if you're in the area and want a shore experience.

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