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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Northeast Virginia Beach
1.2 miles from Virginia Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed May 9, 2024

Excellent restaurant, everything about it is top notch, and a must do when in Virginia Beach! Oysters Rockefeller never disappoint, crab cakes are amazing, as is everything we’ve had. Our server Christopher was amazing! Highest recommendation to go there and enjoy.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed September 14, 2023

This place is situated at the south end of the boardwalk around the marina area. It's a particularly pleasant part of VB and if we come back we'd stay at the south end somewhere; it's a little quieter and laid back than further up. The...restaurant is clean, contemporary and has a beachclub feel to it. A good selection on the menu including seafood and steaks. We hadn't booked, but it wasn't a problem and the service was prompt and friendly. Definitely our best eating experience in VB. Thank you Rockafellas!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

Our waitress was great! Definitely recommend the Rock trio. The food and drinks were great! I would recommend that they mark the parking lot entrance to better show parking as all valet. I was concerned that the valet was going to be hit trying to...stop people from self parking.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed May 28, 2023

Extremely racist restaurant. This was my first time experiencing racism in Virginia . If you are a person of color avoid this place .

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 30, 2023

We started with drinks at the bar, the bartender was very personable and the drinks were very good. She offered appetizer specials, of which we chose Oysters Rockafeller. The best I've had in years. Dinner in the dining room was very good too. Our server...was amazing and attentive. The food was also very good. GREAT experience and highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 29, 2023

The ABSOLUTE BEST place I’ve been for dinner in years!!! As you walk the path to the rat aura t from the parking area you’ll pass a mint garden area (fresh mint for mojitos!) growing. Our wait was a short one and we were seated...at a water view table just above a row of tidy crab boats. Our server was attentive, helpful and wonderful. The food was fantastic. We ordered steak, crabcakes and ribs. Everything was outstanding. Two weeks earlier we went to Rudees which is very close by. It was a horrible disappointment in every way and it seemed like they really didn’t care. I can tell you that Rockefeller Restaurant is the extreme opposite in a GOOD way!!! I recommend Rockefellers for an excellent experience!’More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 8, 2023 via mobile

We had the best Oysters Rockafeller and mahi-mahi we’ve ever had. Located on an estuary just a couple blocks from the ocean

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 3, 2023 via mobile

Good location. Good atmosphere. Good food. Good service. Nice family owned restaurant. Fresh seafood. Even the kids enjoyed off the kids menu.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2023 via mobile

During Restaurant Week we each had a different selection and shared. All were delicious with a very nice presentation! Of course the Oysters Rockefeller are tops, the Smoked Salmon Crostini were great and we loved the Thai Cobia Curry with two pieces of fish! The...Walnut Encrusted Salmon was unique on butternut an brussel sprouts. For desserts we liked the warm rum cake, but the chocolate mousse was too sugary for our taste. Wes, our waiter, lit the candle right away, was quick to bring the wines, asked how we liked the food each course, and we liked his calm and friendly manner.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

This place was recommended by a friend. Made reservations on their chosen reservation program asking for a window table. Got there 5 min early and watched the host assign a table to a walk-in with shorts and du rage and then tell us that "we...don't guarantee window seating!" He may need to speak to his reservation program. Sat us in between the bar and the kitchen. Took a look at what seemed to be a pedestrian menu and experienced a restaurant with very little ambiance and walked out. Would not go back again. We found a much better place for our 30 year anniversary.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

We’ve been here every time we visit Virginia Beach. Went at 5:30 pm on a Tuesday. Food was awesome as usual. Our waiter Christopher was the absolute best! Rating is low because hostess seated us at the worst table in the restaurant even though we...made reservations months ago. We asked to move since the place wasn’t even half filled and we’re told, “No, other people had reserved the other tables.” Doubt we’ll ever return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

We have been going here for many years and I have to say that I am extremely disappointed. The menu has shrunk to 1 piece of paper with many items gone. The quality of the food has gone downhill too. The BBQ shrimp were rubbery,...the oysters Rockefeller were watery, there is no longer bread or cornbread. The interior was redone at the expense of the food. We won't be returning and this use to be our favorite place. SadMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022

Our daughter chose Rockafeller's for her 18th birthday dinner. We went for an early dinner (with advance reservations) in the hopes that we'd be able to enjoy a quiet dinner. Instead, we were seated just inches from a large, loud birthday party (despite most of...the restaurant being empty). It was difficult to hear our waiter, or each other for the entire meal. The host up front assured us that if we told our waiter we were there for our daughter's birthday, he'd bring out a birthday treat for her and sing happy birthday. Despite our telling the waiter, and him acknowledging that he heard us, NOTHING was done to recognize her birthday. Our meals were quite good at least, though overly salted, and very expensive (just under $200 for 4 people). Also, we were pretty much ignored by our waiter until he brought over the bill. Our drinks stayed empty for most of the meal. Flies were all around us through the whole meal as well, and our view was of a dirty pier and murky water. In short, great food, subpar service. When a meal is this expensive, service should be commensurate.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Everyone was happy when we left! We made reservations for a table of 5 - pleasantly surprised we were seated as soon as all in our pert was present. The server was friendly and attentive. Every person at our table enjoyed their food and that...that doesn’t always happen. Great atmosphere and nice view of the inlet.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after a long drive from Cleveland. We were provided a window seat that overlooks a marina in Rudees inlet. It was nice watching the boats and paddle boarders. Very pleasant environment to enjoy a meal. The food: My wife got the...dozen oysters on the 1/2 shell. Which she enjoyed. I had the BBQ ribs. The sauce was sweet and ribs fell of the bone. Very tasty. Overall worth the visit and we would eat here again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, but the happy hour is exclusive to the bar area, not the main dining room.
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Thursday night-look forward to seeing you!
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Sorry but we are a restaurant and not a hotel. But we would love to have you visit us when you come to Virginia Beach. Please go to our website and check out our menu! Let me know if you would like a hotel recommendation... More
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ROCKAFELLER'S RESTAURANT, Virginia Beach - Northeast Virginia Beach - Menu, Prices, Restaurant Reviews & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Rockafeller's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5