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Rockafeller's Restaurant

308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
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Ranked #21 of 1,226 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
Portsmouth, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I am a genuine first time customer of this restaurant, and I am also an honest person. I am from upstate New York, originally from central New Jersey, and I have recently relocated to this area for work. I have not only tasted, but I have caught my own, fresh seafood in my lifetime, and I am fully, and thoroughly,... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice for lunch..the food, staff and atmosphere was great..they had a terrific menu and everything was great..will be back.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Been in here twice now and it just seems to get better. Love the clams casino, fried oysters and who doesn't like corn bread. Can't wait to go to Virginia Beach again.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We go to Rochafeller's regularly for their Early Bird Specials, their fresh seafood, and a nice view of the water. On a summer evening you have to get their early or you will have a wait to get a table. The tables are crowded into the restaurant and their is limited outside seating. They service is usually excellent and their... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This place definitely made it on to my must go list. Its tucked away from the main attractions and had beautiful views of the river. The food was exceptional ( my other half had the ny strip and I had bbq chicken). If you're looking for somewhere quiet to have a nice sit down dinner, give it a shot.

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Gloversville, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

In an area with exceptional dining opportunities, it's tough not try all of them. Even though we've had some wonderful meals in other spots, we seem to go back to Rockafeller's time and again. We're greeted warmly, seated quickly, served in a friendly timely fashion and always have good meals. It's informal, a bit noisy without being rowdy and a... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with coworkers and the food was fabulous. I started with the classic crasb dip and it was very good. Two coworkers had the she-male crab soup and they also enjoyed. Two of us had the broiled lump of crab in butter sauce (basically a crab cake minus the filling) which was great. The other person had shrimp skewers... More

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Virginia Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We love going to Rockafeller's for breakfast and brunch. They have a great shrimp and grits dish and their bacon-wrapped shrimp is also good. The service is excellent. Going to Rockafeller's for brunch is very relaxing as you can enjoy good food while overlooking the Rudee Inlet.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went with a party if 30. My meal was prepared perfect, full of flavor and served in a timely fashion. I was worried that it wasn't really prime season for seafood. The gumbo was rich, and blackened tuna with mango sauce was one of the best combinations of tastes I have ever had in a meal. Every meal that... More

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Virginia Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My family had me choose where to go for my birthday brunch on February 2, 2014. After several phone calls and checking menus I choose Rockafeller's Restaurant and I am so very glad I did! It started off with a perfect table looking out on the water and fishing boats as they came into dock and unloaded. We continued the... More

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