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Rockafeller's Restaurant

308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
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Ranked #36 of 1,245 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Cross street: Winston Salem Ave
Transit: 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.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

From reading the reviews, I expected quite an experience. Unfortunately, I didn't get it. We're still trying to find a reasonably priced restaurant with good fresh seafood and ample portions, while visiting our daughter, while she's stateside.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite places by far, their crab cakes and crab bisque are to die for. They also have endless sweet cornbread. The view is right off the jetty so you can see all the boats passing by. I work at a hotel on the oceanfront and always send my guest there, would highly recommend.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to go here for our anniversary dinner after reading great reviews about it. So glad we did, this place was AWSOME. Its a little expensive but well worth every penny. Food was great, service great and its right on the harbor so great atmosphere.

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mullica hill
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A nice restaurant with great views. The hush puppies and the fried shrimp were very good. The crab cakes were average. Overall it was a good meal.

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Basic seafood fare, nothing out of the ordinary. Good oysters Rockefeller app and the hush puppies are great..best around. Dinner was good, pretty generic. Good place for large groups and a good kid menu. Super nice staff.

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Lancaster, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is our 5th return trip to this restaurant, We always make sure we go here when we visit Virginia Beach and every time it gets better, sat outside overlooking the inlet, and was comfortable outside even in August to do that. Food was out of this world, and service was Awesome. One of the best places I have ever... More

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Montreal, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Got there past 9:00PM on a Friday nightso did not have to wait for a table. Ordered a fish dish and it was ok. Fresh. With hungry kids they would have eaten pretty much anything. And the food was ok. The kids made a mess and for that hats off to the staff and waitress. Pretty sure they have better... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

An all around good experience. Solid food, pleasant service, parking, clean bathrooms, good view, ample seating, varied menu, wonderful crab cakes with lots of lump crab, reasonable prices.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There for dinner with my wife and two teens last Friday nite. First seated in booth next to loud kitchen (no waiting!) then reseated at our request after short 15" wait. Window table w nice view of boats, dock and inlet. Service was attentive until our appetizers were cleared. Our servers (2) then disappeared (smoke break?) for over 20" then... More

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I was initially a little skeptical when I read the reviews. However, my kids wanted to eat someplace on the water and outside. So this fit the bill. We sat in the second floor porch and we were immediately greeted by very friendly staff. Our waiter was wonderful, very accommodating. We ate at about 5pm so we all ordered off... More

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