Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.6
1187 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
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 1187 People Are Saying
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KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

We did not eat at Rooney’s unfortunately. We were seated immediately and sat for over 20 minutes with no service. One waitress said she would get our drinks and find out what was going on but came back out and didn’t say anything so we left. I called and spoke to the manager, Al, and he explained that one of the waitresses had an emergency and offered for us to come back and the meal would be one then. My husband and I had come in separate cars and left in different directions and my husband could not go back.

CR
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent appetizers- especially the Brussels and the shishito peppers

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

I just love Rooney’s first of all the view is gorgeous!! The crab cakes are delicious!! The staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Can’t ask for anything else. Can’t wait to go back!

JC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location. Our meals where very mediocre not terrible but far from great. Service was good atmosphere was beautiful. I would go back just because the location and restaurant is so nice.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Beautiful views of the ocean!

C
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great. Food fabulous,, Tim our server was professional and friendly, loved sitting outside.

AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal. My picky father loved every bite!

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outside on the lower deck and had a great meal.

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

Loved everything about it! Food, service and ambiance spectacular

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

live music was great, perfect seating outdoor for a gorgeous night and the food was delicious. There were 6 of us and everyone's food was on point from appetizers to dessert!

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

Our dinner was delicious. The only thing bad was that we wanted to sit outside and there were no tables available

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
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 on 15 August 2019
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 on 14 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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

LG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
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
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour

p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
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 on 11 August 2019
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 on 11 August 2019
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 on 10 August 2019
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 10 August 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 10 August 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!

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

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

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

Family Wedding Anniversary

ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 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 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

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

Excellent food & service

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 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 3 August 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 2 August 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 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a perfect evening

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

Great experience!! Will definitely be back

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 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
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 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!

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