Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant

4.8
3521 reviews
$31 to $50
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 3521 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
Ambience
4.3
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PerryanneT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Food was underwhelming. My scallops were overcooked and rubbery and over all the food lacked in flavor. Our waiter wanted to be anywhere, but serving that night. Views and customer service , outside of the waiter, were outstanding.

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vipCarinG
Naples
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view of ocean.

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KittM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service and food. Everything served was cooked well and delicious. The view was also great. One of my new favorite restaurants. It was just a little noisy with some loud big parties Burt they were having fun.

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Babs
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Would like to be able to make small substitutions

From a previous attempt to make reservations, would like to be able to combine tables if more than 8 people rather than be split and seated separately…

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SusanR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely table and the food was out of this world. Our server Patty was excellent, knowledgeable, sweet and truly Checking frequently on us. The only complaint we have is that because it is an indoor room but has the windows open throughout the day we had so many gnats at our table. The bottle of wine we chose was excellent, however in one glass my husband three gnats floating in it. Patty was sweet enough to get us a fresh glass of wine. Although the Nats could have spoiled the whole dinner, everything else outweighed that problem. Again the food was absolutely delicious!

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JosephS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere was great with nice views of the ocean. The good was great tasting but the portions could be a little larger. Our waitress Alexiss was very friendly and attentive. This was for our 29th anniversary and we weren’t disappointed. Will definitely go back again

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PatriciaQ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food as always delicious. Our server Chris was great

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CarolH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rooney never disappoints. The service was very good. Tables were still spaced a good distance apart. The view can't be beat!

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Christine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was great, but miss the Sunday buffet! Hope it returns

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Rooney’s every time I want to eat good fish una good place. Is one of my preferred restaurant

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LorraineD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seafood. On site ample parking. Perfect water view!

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DeniseGPhipps
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s 21 birthday! The food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic and our waiter Kirk made the experience a fantastic time! Place is always on point!

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BernieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice ocean front restaurant and bar with heated outdoor and indoor dining. Definitely visit if you are in the area.

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vipJoanneM
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining there. Beautiful location! Service was great. My husband raved about the burrata and Korean ribs. My salmon fish board was presented so well and delicious. A definite must visit again.

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DebraS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent service and the food was delicious. We have had Dave as our server for 3 weeks every weekend and he is attentive and wonderful The fresh oysters and catch of the day have been amazing all summer . Love this restaurant!

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Lanzara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is excellent. Love how you are right by the ocean. The food was out of this world.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and ambience has always been very good. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

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johnnyc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great evening once again. Server Dan was excellent and gave us time to enjoy food. Seafood was great, along with service and staff.

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LINDAS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have had lunch here several times and food is always good and service is always exceptional!!! Location can't be beat for a warm weather lunch, right on the boardwalk in Long Branch.

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DrDavidJFord
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience, food, and service were exemplary!!!

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JeffW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent lunch date at Rooney's. We ate outside and truly enjoyed our meal. Everything was extremely well prepared and thoroughly enjoyed. My wife had the fresh catch and i enjoyed a crab stuffed lobster. It's pricey but worth it.

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DrDavidJFord
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were extraordinary!!! I have always had good experiences at Rooney's.

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FrancineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated on time, and greeted by our waitperson in no time and given our menus. Our drink orders were taken and delivered in a timely manner. Our waitperson gave us some time to enjoy our drinks before taking our meal order, which we greatly appreciated. The rest of the meal and service went smoothly between courses. everything was delicious, which is par for the course at this establishment. Great food, efficient and friendly staff at every visit.

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TimothyC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server was very good and the food came out just the way we ordered it. An excellent experience.

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PORTIAD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience! Food, atmosphere and service all incredible!

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vipAnch
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good. All fish dishes were fresh and cooked perfectly. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Victoria is a real gem.

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Debbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Rooney's usually a wonderful experience. Tonight, however, about halfway through our meal, a table was seated - with a dog. For the rest of my meal, I watched the dog jump up and down in owners lap and bark - twice. Certainly influenced enjoyment of my evening. At end of meal I discussed with manager - who responded that there was nothing he could do.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful view of the ocean. The branzino was outstanding!

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vipken29
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please you need more gluten free options. Desert, bread and Appetizers. Live locally and come all the time.
Thank you

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SusanE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally enjoyed eating at Rooney’s on a beautiful day outdoors on the beach.

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BARBARAV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner at Rooney’s as well as my friends.
Ambiance, food and service was excellent!

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MEDD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fully enjoyed

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vipTheMster
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable and the food was superb! Best lobster ever !!

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vipTonyA
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and very accommodating. Had a business dinner there and they were excellent. Everyone's dishes and appetizers were very good.

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ConnieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful place with view of the ocean. Good food and excellent service!

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was wonderful- the sliding windows were open n the salt air breeze was heavenly! Great way to
Spend our anniversary!!

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RTZTMZ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our date night at Rooney’s was perfect. Everything that we ordered was prepared perfectly, with so many flavors! Our server took great care of us without being overly attentive.
It’s been a while since we had been to Rooney’s, it was nice to see that great service and consistency are still top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone loved their food! I highly recommend the drunken lobster.

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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3521 OpenTable diners.

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