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Wed, 10/27
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$20 - $45
American, Bar, Seafood
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Rooney’s for our 29th Anniversary with 4:00 pm reservations. We were seated immediately when we walked in the door. Our waitress Alexiss was both friendly and very attentive. We were seated by the front window and had a great view of the ocean....Started our meal with French Onion soup which was delicious and not too salty which soups sometimes are. My wife had the Rooney Combo and the only complaint was that the portion could have been larger. I ordered the blackened shrimp from the fish board with the angry sauce. It was delicious. We shared key lime pie for desert. It had just the right amount of tartness. Overall, it was an excellent dinner and the perfect anniversary dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for my 62nd birthday. Everyone loved being by the waterfront. Kaitlyn the waitress was very good and attentive. The bartender was very friendly also, even joking for ID of my 11 month granddaughter. The best dish for me was the appetizer of...Char-grilled Oysters (the flavor was great and they were so tender) and the Rooney's seafood combo (which had a variety of seafood). A little pricey but you are paying for the atmosphere, which was great.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a dinner with a friend. The hostess was friendly and took care of us quickly. Beautiful view of the boardwalk and ocean. The salmon was flaky and delicious. Portion size was quite nice. Also enjoyed the house made key lime pie.

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

The staff great . Had the view of the ocean. Drinks great. The angry lobster , lot of flavor, cooked perfectly. My son likes his roast beef sandwich.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 September 15, 2021

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 September 17, 2021

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 September 8, 2021 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 August 30, 2021

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 August 25, 2021 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 August 25, 2021

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
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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 travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5