About Rockafeller's Restaurant
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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) 422-5654
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
Service and food was very good, much mor ...
Service and food was very good, much more food than expected. She crab soup was excellent and also had the shrimp and crab pasta and was surprised by how much there was, a little peppery but as expected with a classic Alfredo
Well, we were seated immediately which w ...
Well, we were seated immediately which was a plus. Our waiter was great, also a plus. But there's where the plusses end. The Seafood sampler appetizer was just ok, not worth $24.99. The dinners were flavorless and overcooked. I got the Tuna special with carrot ginger puree and quinoa. The tuna was "char crusted" and had zero flavor. My husband had the Waterman's trio. The crab cake was mashed to the bottom of the dish and so overcooked it stuck to the dish and had to scrap it off with a knife. The rest of the "trio" was a couple of dried out shrimp and scallops on top of the crab cake. It was awful. The appetizer was served in a timely manner but then we waited for at least 30 minutes to get our yuck dinner. We eat out twice a week every week at restaurants all over the tidewater area. This was by far our worst meal yet.
We were visiting from out of town and th ...
We were visiting from out of town and three of us had dinner on a busy Friday evening. We each ordered something different and we all liked our selection. We sat at a window with a view of the fishing boats right outside. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent location.
Enjoyed a delightful lunch with polite a ...
Enjoyed a delightful lunch with polite and prompt service while engaging in casual conversation with luncheon guest and watching activity in the marina on a sunny and crisp winter afternoon. I plan on returning to this location.
The restaurant could use a make over the ...
The restaurant could use a make over the seating is relatively uncomfortable. The clams casino appy did not live up to standards (with a piece of bacon on top of each clam) was pre-prepared and nearly burnt (cooked too long in the oven?) The she crab soup had plenty of crab meat in it but had a spice I did not recognize which made the taste off for me at least. Kudos for the crab cake which lived up to the advertisement that it had no fillers, which it did not, so all crab meat but rather on the small side, though the waitress said it was 8ozm seemed more like 6oz or less.
Went for our anniversary and was glad we ...
Went for our anniversary and was glad we tried it. Had the Thurs night Lobster special plus 2 apps (bbq shrimp and crab/lobster rangoons) and desert (chocolate mousse). All were amazing! Lots of windows for seeing the water. Service was spot on and the owner or manager checked on all the tables and was greeting people as they came in and thanking them as they left which was nice to see. Haven't seen that in a long time. Would definitely go back again.
We went on Thursday for their 2 lobster ...
We went on Thursday for their 2 lobster special for $26.99. Lobsters were cooked well. We wanted a window seat but unfortunately was not able to get one. My wife got a fried shrimp meal for an early dinner special. The shrimp was good but they were small shrimp.
The food was excellent and the staff wer ...
The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We went in with our 6 month old baby, and were quickly accommodated in a large open space with plenty of room for the stroller, and we learned a high-chair trick from our server. The ambiance is upscale casual, open, very comfortable and friendly, perfect for group dinners.
The $22/meal was an outstanding value. W ...
The $22/meal was an outstanding value. We got the Oysters Rockefeller and Barbeque Shrimp as an appetizer - and although we both don't like Oysters, we loved the appetizer !!
The $26.99 Crab Cakes were the main course, and were almost too much to eat, but we suffered through.
We picked the Key Lime Pie and Carrot Cake for dessert. The pie was great, the Carrot Cake a trifle too dry for our taste.
All-in-all an exellent value for our $44 + tax.
The wait staff is incredible. We had two ...
The wait staff is incredible. We had two small children in the party and our waiter went out of his way to make sure they were happy and enjoyed their meals. He was very patient with all of us as we were very busy talking and trying to catch up with each other. Even with all of our distractions, we were well taken care of.
The food was excellent.
And always save room for the rum cake!
My grilled tuna was very good and since ...
My grilled tuna was very good and since it was the early bird special the key lime pie was included - which was also good, as was my wife's complimentary dessert of chocolate mousse. However, my wife ordered the shrimp pasta and it was terrible. The shrimp tasted very strong - as if they were raw and weren't grilled and the noodles were tasteless. I would recommend this place with hesitancy . . all the dishes are not as good as others.
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.
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