Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
1125 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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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Def recommend and book early as it does get filled up quickly.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very good, the food was great with a beautiful view.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

still my favorite beach hotel in Long Branch
great staff

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with a spectacular view! Service was excellent as well. Very enjoyable evening.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun and lively place with great cocktails and ambience being right on the beach. Food was good - not spectacular. A little salty and heavy. Fish (mahi) was tasty but slightly dry. Overall a nice beachfront dining experience at the shore with a menu to suit many tastes.

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HW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service waa exceptional...we are going back AGAIN on Sunday!!

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BD
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent as usual. Would like to see your burger on the dinner menu.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Location is excellent but downhill from there. Food not good. Over cooked gnocchi which was a special. Octopus app had barely any in it and chopped in bits. Seafood nachos sauce was way too sweet. And the prices were ridiculous. $42 for gnocchi with minimal amount of lobster? I get it, you pay for the view but the food has to be there. Will not go back

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SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, atmosphere awesome. Wonderful evening

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

Lobster Gnocchi special was excellent. Hibiscus martini was delicious. Everything was great as usual.

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

the food is to expensive for what you receive. 22 dollars for a crab sandwich you need to be kidding.no salad with it. I had a lobster mac. one piece of lobster in it. this place is nothing but a rip off. very expensive considering what you get in return.will post on face book about my visit

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OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great enjoy place a lot not sure why no opentable credit is given

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ML
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, food and seating. Seating at bar, outside patio, or inside. Great view of the ocean. Highly recommend!

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BP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my bosses birthday. The waitress was wonderful making him feel special. Food, service, everything was perfect!!

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NS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you it was a delightful lunch! We have enjoyed Rooney's on many occasion inside and outside dinning very enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, mussels, haddock and salmon were great. Waitress was 110% and our table was perfect

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambiance!
Nothing better than looking at the ocean while eating dinner.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , service , and atmosphere

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R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

So glad we had a res! Place was sunny summer Sunday packed. But our server was great. Food came fast and was perfect: I requested simple grilled salmon and asparagus. Both were cooked to perfection. My husband loved his meal as well.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptional, waiters were friendly the location next to the beach was beautiful. Outdoor space has such a lively feel with live band playing. Would recommend this place for a nice night. Definitely going back.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Been to Rooney’s several times, this last visit was disappointing. Fish was over cooked, and one person received wrong meal and had to wait for a new meal to be prepared. Food is normally very good, but was not this time.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great ambiance overlooking the ocean on a beautiful summer evening. Food very good although expensive but to be expected for location.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was great!

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C
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here since it opened in 1995 and have never been disappointed. We sat in the covered outdoor patio which has amazing views! I love how this place just keeps getting better! There is a very nice wine selection. The good and service are always great. Had oyster for the first time in my life and loved them! Also enjoyed the crab bites shishito peppers!

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Getting pricey, be careful

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Overall great but service tonight was so-so

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R
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The female waitress never mentioned that there was an 18% gratuity added on to our bill. We were a group of 8 and them adding 18% is fine with me, it’s just she should have let me know when presenting the bill.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Rooney's is a nice restaurant with a great location / ambiance. Any pictures will speak for themselves with the great views of the beach and water. We we were there on a very nice evening and had a great view. The food was decent. My fish was slightly on the dry side and the portion was a little small. Prices are higher than what I would pay for the same food elsewhere, but I guess you're paying for the view (which is fine). We were able to take a nice walk along the boardwalk down to Pier Village after our meal.

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MA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I had traveled to the Jersey Shore five years ago and had dinner here and so enjoyed it that when we planned this trip we HAD to have dinner here. The food, the view, and the friendliness of the staff were amazing. Just a great evening. Highly HIGHLY recommend.

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f
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just like always, this was a positive experience all around. I plan to be back in the future.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was wonderful! The food was terrific and the view is second to near r!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All great except main dish came right after appetizers.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, timely, personable service by the wait staff, especially Mackenzie. The meal was excellently cooked and delivered promptly. The oceanfront view provides wonderful ambiance. My date loves the whole scene at Rooney's!

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JS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place right on the ocean. Great for people watching. Food and service was good. I'll be back.

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A
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at Rooney’s, some of the best in the area. Not inexpensive and lots of noisy kids at this time of year.

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE were meeting fiends for dinner and I suggested Rooneys for there location and past experiences. WE were promptly seated and attended to. The entire meal including appetizers, mains course , drinks and desert were all top notch Our friends were very impressed and kept their word as top notch restaurant!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Lots of young service people waiting around, no one acknowledged me or my party until young man greeted me and was most professional. Waitress was good.Food was sub par for the price. Drinks were ok. The draw is the location. The place could be so much more without too much effort

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G
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Rooney’s has a lovely ocean view even on a rainy day.
It was too hot in the enclosed patio area through out the meal. 🤷🏼‍♀️ The waitress service was ok

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The parking situation at Rooneys was so bad that I circled the restaurant for 25 mins without finding an open spot. I finally left without ever eating at the place. I will never go back there its impossible to get a parking place.

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