About Rockafeller's Restaurant
When visiting Rockafeller's, one of Virginia Beach's landmark seafood restaurants located on Rudee Inlet, customers can expect a casual atmosphere and a menu with endless options, featuring fresh local seafood, steaks, pasta, sandwiches, Sunday Brunch, three course early bird specials and more! Our chalkboard specials will provide you with the freshest fish and seafood offerings available in Virginia Beach. Don't forget that Rockafeller's award winning homemade desserts offer the perfect way to finish off your dining experience . While there they can also feel good knowing that by supporting Rockafeller's they are also supporting one of the first Virginia Green restaurants. Large parties are always welcome with private banquet facilities which can accommodate groups from 9 to 90. Please visit our website, www.rockafellers.com to see a complete edition of what we have. Rockafeller's is committed to great service, freshly prepared food and environmental excellence.
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Winston Salem Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rockafeller's offers ease of parking via full time complimentary valets in season (May-September) as well as peak days off season. Free self parking is available all other days. Rockafeller's is easily accessible from the oceanfront and pedestrian/bike traffic is always welcome and just a short walk/ride from the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Catch the Wave to Rockafeller's on Virginia Beach's hybrid electric trolleys! Trolley stops are available up and down the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Simply take the trolley to the 5th Street stop, then you will have a short and pleasant walk down Winston Salem Avenue (note it is the same as 5th St.). This deadends into Rockafeller's parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
At Rockafeller's, we're all about serving up the local flavor. Bring your appetite and the whole gang to our little slice of heaven at the end of Mediterranean Ave and Winston-Salem Avenue (5th Street), just minutes from the oceanfront. Corporate and office parties, family get togethers, and customer appreciation..no matter what the occasion, Rockafeller's banquet services let you shine while your guests dine! We can accommodate groups from 9-90 with private banquet facilities available upstairs!
Private Party Contact:
Brian Sutton: 757-422-5654x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rockafeller's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We booked the reservation for 8 PM. When ...
We booked the reservation for 8 PM. When we arrived at the restaurant at 7:50 , the greeter checked the computer, read our name off and then entered it on the wait list at the bottom along with everyone else was already there. I assumed that my reservation would've been put on the list as soon as I received confirmation of it, not when I showed up. If that is the policy, then why would anyone use this service?
I was also told we wouldn't be seated at eight because the kitchen was backed up. Which begs the question, if the kitchen was backed up, why was the restaurant still taking reservations?
If you can get past the incredibly grump ...
If you can get past the incredibly grumpy old guy at the door without turning around and leaving then the server was great and the food good. Seriously, we had a reservation and when we arrived on time I gave our name and said so to the hostess. This man descends and says it will be ten minutes and we can wait at the bar. When I mentioned we had a reservation he still very abruptly said it would be ten minutes and how did he know we had a reservation. Friendly greeting would not be in his vocabulary. When we opted to wait on the bench outside our table only took a couple of minutes. Won't be going back.
Really enjoyed Rockafellers for date nig ...
Really enjoyed Rockafellers for date night with my wife. Food was amazing! Ambiance lacks a little something... mostly music. Great views of Rudee's inlet and fun to watch boats moving in and out of the harbor. Would recommend.
Went with a group of 8 and had an outsta ...
Went with a group of 8 and had an outstanding meal. All food was great, especially the fresh catch seafood. Good selection of seafood options, fresh oysters and beer. Wait service was very good. Easy parking. Great view of the waterfront.
Had a great dinner there on our last nig ...
Had a great dinner there on our last night of vacation. Seafood was cooked just right and my wife loves the Oysters Rockefeller. Little noisy because still a lot of vacationers but lots of locals as well. Usually eat there when we visit Va. Beach and Sandbridge.
Went on a Friday evening and the place w ...
Went on a Friday evening and the place was very overcrowded and noisy. We had requested a table by the window. When the guy showed us to our booth he just dropped the menus without a word or a glance over his shoulder. I went back to the desk to ask about the window table and was told it would be awhile if we wanted to wait. We sat in the booth. The service was good considering the crowd in there. We waited quite some time for our appetizer and the food was very good.
We went on a Thursday for the Lobster sp ...
We went on a Thursday for the Lobster special and weren't told they were out of lobsters until after we were seated. I think we should have been told before waiting that that was the case. We wound up having the drink we ordered and then left. Normally it's a very good/fun place to eat. Maybe next year!
Food was fantastic. Little on the pricey ...
Food was fantastic. Little on the pricey side, but it was worth it. Great choice of fresh seafood. The restaurant itself was chaotic with large parties and we had to speak loudly across the table. I must say the management and staff worked very hard to control the chaos. We will definitely go back and hope it's not as crazy.
The food was disappointing, especially t ...
The food was disappointing, especially the She-Crab soup, which was not especially flavourful, and was way too thick and made with too much roux, and tased floury. The seafood itself, for example the steamed shrimp, was over-seasoned.
Too bad, because the location and ambience are nice, and the service was friendly.
Pro Tip: waiters, please clear plates when EVERYONE at the table has finished.
Good local seafood and some limited chic ...
Good local seafood and some limited chicken and steak options. The ribs were good, but if you have a large appetite, the full rack will be necessary to satisfy you. The deck seating overlooks the harbor and inlet which is quite scenic and great for watching the boats and sea life. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Our only complain was the typical hazard of dining out...who gets seated next to you. We had a couple with two small children on one side of us and the woman was wearing an excessive amount of perfume which we do not find pleasing...but the children were well behaved. On our opposite side we have a table full of drunk adult and unruly kids; the collective effect was a distraction to our meal, but we managed to enjoy ourselves nonetheless. Enjoy the fare and views from the deck. Also be aware the only way to park is valet; not a big issue, but the valets work for tips only, so you pay them however much you desire and be sure to bring adequate cash.
Was on vacation and this restaurant was ...
Was on vacation and this restaurant was recommended by a local individual.
My family enjoyed the food and atmosphere
Waitress was friendly and efficient
Food was very good.
Would go back if ever in Virginia Beach again
The food was nothing spectacular - I alw ...
The food was nothing spectacular - I always base my favorable reviews on the side dishes. If your food is good at only the entree level then your meal is only average. The sides for the BBQ shrimp and crab crab cake was steamed broccoli, green beans and carrots - very bland and boring. How about making an effort to improve the sides? Great view of the marina, but I can get better food closer to home and have almost as good view
We had a pleasant time the server was ex ...
We had a pleasant time the server was excellent..
My Lobster pasta was ok, for the 40.oo dollars I paid it was so bland.
the plates are pricie and very little food.
Other than those small issues everything was good.
I would go back anytime and recommend it to family and friends.
Very very slow service. Got seated right ...
Very very slow service. Got seated right away but we placed a reservation early in the day. Small portions, some entrees claim crab cakes but the crab was in a small casserole dish. Itty bitty shrimp. Small scallops. The fried fish was large and plentiful. Side dish is not optional unless u want to pay more. Loud, noisy, could not talk to each other. Will not come again.
My initial thought were that this place ...
My initial thought were that this place was a great local restaurant. However upon arrival it was apparent there were either staffing issues or that you needed to be a local to receive good service. Our server (who wasn't awful) was slow bringing drinks and getting orders. My wife's food was not brought out with everyone else's and it's to be assumed that it just wasn't rung in. We watched as the manager table touched everyone around us but did not once check on us. Not a bad place to eat but definitely not worth the money, and not somewhere my family and I will visit again.
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