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US$20 - US$45
American, Bar, Seafood
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I had dinner here for the first time. It was a Sunday evening and we dined outside. The wait wasn't too bad but it did seem slow. The service was a bit confusing between the waiter and server. The waiter checked with...us a couple of times and didn't seem to know if our food was ordered and/or on the way?? However, she obviously was checking on us, which was a good thing. The décor is lovely and again, I'm sure the view is beautiful during the day. IMO the food is somewhat overpriced. The quality was average or the price would've been justified. Overall, I would return at some point.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of six. Several order the flounder fish sandwich. The sandwiches were all crust with the smallest slice of fish ever seen. Flounder is not an expensive fish so where was it. I might add this review was submitted several days after...direct email to the general manager with no response. I assume they just don't care.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Darrell W, General Manager at Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This was my email response on Wednesday: Hi. I’m very sorry to read about your disappointment. We use a panko breadcrumb which could be the reason why the breading was thick. I will definitely look into it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with 6 friends. What a beautiful restaurant. Everything was perfect from the food to our server, Scott. Enjoyed it so much, we are going back this week for a birthday celebration.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to drive down to Long Branch for a lunch with a view. Wow, what a view! The heat and humidity was too much to bear outside so we decided to eat inside. We were seated at a table directly in...front of the ocean. What a beautiful lunch. We started off with two appetizers - blackened halibut bites for my wife and Korean BBQ ribs for me. They literally fell off the bone upon the first bite! We then ordered our entrees - chopped salad for my wife and I ordered the shrimp tacos. Again, two very good meals. Our server, Dan was also excellent. I have added pics of all our meals.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in on Saturday for dinner without reservations. Waiting time for the table was 2 hours so I higly recommend reserve early or day before. For an appetizer I ordered seafood cocktail, for main course I had pan seared scallop. My husband got parmesan...truffle boardwalk fries and fish board with swordfish choice. Friends got Rooney s combo and board of fish with choice of halibut and onion soup. Everything everyone ordered was delicious!!!! Food is amazing and high quality, view is breathtaking and service is impeccable. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves seafood. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place for the total experience: good food, good drink, good service, & special views ! My date & I were there for Sunday brunch. He ordered the salad with grilled salmon. I had the salad with seared tuna. Both were excellent. We each...had a bloody mary; they were served in a very decorative manner (with olives, celery, lime, etc.) to make an impression ! We were seated outside under the awning, facing the ocean !More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

Ocean cost restaurant with stunning view and fantastic food, lobster and tuna salad unforgettable . We had fantastic lunch there.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021

Nice restaurant decor and view of the ocean. However, there are no vegan entrees, (not one) nor any vegan appetizerson the dinner menu. I had to settle for the arugula salad with beets and walnuts. I already had a salad for lunch so i was...hoping for something different for dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Had dinner and cocktails at Rooney’s this evening with my family and everything was top notch 👌 Our server, Lauren, was very attentive and went above and beyond (we are a needy bunch) thank you Lauren!! We had strawberry-tini’s, breaded fish bites, bbq pork ribs,...halibut entrees from their fish board, and Cajun shrimp Alfredo!! YUM!! I highly recommend Rooney’s and be sure to ask for Lauren!! We’ll be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

After a great day with family on the beach, a nice seafood dinner was on the menu. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. The apps were delicious, calamari, tuna bruschetta, Asian ribs and the seafood salsa was really good. The mains from the pork chops...to the filet and steaks were good but needed to be hotter, they basically were room temp. But other than that dinner was good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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typo.. i do not work for Rooney's but they are a great place
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Rooney's Oceanfront Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5