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Rockafeller's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northeast Virginia Beach
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308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775 (Winston Salem Ave)
+1 757-422-5654
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seafood good and fresh. Stick with local fish (i.e.-flounder), shrimp and oysters (in season). Crab and shrimp balls (app) really good (but filling - be careful!). Great hushpuppies.

Thank deh99
Le Claire, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, good service, wait time is not bad to be seated. Would reccomend this restaurant. I'm not a sea food lover, but had plenty of other meals on menu to chose from.

Thank wilsonshirla
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience with Virginia Beach restaurants and we were very disappointed. We went for the lobster special on Thursday night, we called the restaurant in the early afternoon and were assured that there was no problem getting the special during the offseason. We arrived at 6:30pm and were again told by the hostess that there was no... More 

Thank Mary P
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Mary P - please accept my sincere apologies for your experience - we obviously dropped the ball with your entire visit. I would ask that you give us another chance to show you the Rockafeller's that has kept people happy for 28 years! Please contact me directly at info@rockafellers.com if you would. Thank you and again I apologize. More 

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to eat dinner here. The bar was great and the dining was fantastic. Both had fresh fried Carolina caught shrimp. I am a fan of Gulf Shrimp, but these were delicious and fresh.

Thank NancyB702013
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Rockafeller's - we really appreciate your business! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. First time there went with friends and had a blast. Great staff and owner. Food was fantastic!!!

Thank normalanthetwins
New Jersey
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday dinner - beautiful sunshine - fun view of fishing boats offloading their catch! Perfect inspiration for our seafood lunch of fresh broiled salmon and an order of "Watermans Trio" - scallops, crab and shrimp. Each order came with fresh steamed broccoli and a medley of heirloom potatoes. Fresh cornbread delivered to the table with our drink order. The German... More 

Thank harpomargie
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, great scenery, food was amazing. We took or two year old there for lunch and it was perfect. Looks like an incredible spot for dinner too.Will definitely be going back.

Thank Packman67
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the great food you get at Rockafeller's, you can also make reservation which important if you have a large party. We've eaten there many times, just the two of us as well as several times with a party of 16. The wait staff is always prompt and attentive. They have a delicious brunch with tasty Bloody Marys. Everything... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rockefeller's is a great restaurant at the beach. It sits on a marina and you can watch the boats come and go. As we were leaving today, a fishing boat came in and we all stayed and watched them unload their catch of the day! Barrels and barrels of fish. Lunch was great as always. We were a group of... More 

Thank sully0089
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We enjoyed a very good meal and wonderful service. Our food was tasty, fresh, and hot upon arrival to the table. The sides were prepared properly as well. But, the menu is a bit more limited compared to a family style restaurant, and pricier. The quality deserves the price, but I ordered the Trio of broiled shrimp, scallops and crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775
    (Winston Salem Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-422-5654
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.

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