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Rockafeller's Restaurant

) #17 of 1,150 Restaurants in Virginia Beach ££ - £££ , American, Seafood
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-422-5654
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (91 reviews)
“bbq shrimp” (34 reviews)
“crab cakes” (162 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here based off of other good reviews and because I wanted a nice seafood meal while at the beach. We were seated by the window, but in a cramped corner table. I ordered the seafood steam pot, which I was very looking forward to...More

Thank heather d
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was the best seafood restaurant we dined at while in Virginia Beach. They have an interesting menu to choose from and the quality of the food served was excellent. Waitstaff were topnotch. We went on a Friday night and they were very busy. We...More

Thank travalingjack
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your kind remarks and we are looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We only get to VA Beach once a year but never leave the area without a trip to Rockafeller's. The staff people are friendly and efficient, and the seafood is outstanding. The atmosphere is casual and light, and it's enjoyable sitting next to the window...More

Thank julia b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant with a party of about 12 (including 2 kids) there was food on the menu to satisfy both seafood and non-seafood lovers. Oysters Rockefeller was the best we had in VA beach. Some of our party visited a second time during...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 week ago

went there on the recommendation from the visitors center or we would of never found this place was only in Virginia beach for few hours .food was excellent and service was fantastic. little ben was our waiter ,did a great job.

Thank alaskanmaineiac
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad that you were able to visit with us - we appreciate it! I will make sure that Ben is aware of your comment - he is pretty awesome!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch our first day in the area. Service was excellent. Our lunches consisted of various sandwiches and salads. Everyone in our party, loved their food choice. Cornbread that comes with meal is very moist and tasty. Restaurant is beautifully decorated although a...More

Thank lori d
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your business - we appreciate it!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the first time there. We were really impressed by the service and the food!!! We reserved a table for the lobster dinner on Thursday based on a great experience today. Again thank you !

Thank JulianeAchim
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting Rockafeller's - you came on one of our most popular nights. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went to Rockafeller's TWICE in our 5-day visit to VA Beach. We love the bbq bacon-wrapped shrimp. The second visit was during the Early Bird Specials, and was equally as good. We did learn that if you go for early bird specials, you...More

Thank Phred72
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a compliment - 2 times during your 5 day visit! Thank you so much - we really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a few recommendations for this restaurant and was looking forward to it. I wasn't able to go for dinner but went for an early lunch before leaving town. I ordered the she-crab soup and the shrimp and grits. I was really excited about...More

Thank Sharon M
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While I am glad you enjoyed your visit overall I am sorry that you did not enjoy your shrimp and grits. Thank you for your visit and I hope that you visit us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were six of us having dinner on a Thursday evening for Lobster Night.We had dinner outside overlooking the harbor. All agreed lobsters were delicious. Service and staff excellent. Good value for wonderful dinner. We will definitely look forward to anotherThursday evening at Rockafeller's. S.Corra

Thank franktown23306
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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25 April 2017|
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Response from EHB308 | Property representative |
Thursday night-look forward to seeing you!
11 November 2015|
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Response from EHB308 | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
    (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
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When visiting Rockafeller's, one of Virginia Beach's landmark family owned and operated 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. Rockafeller's is committed to great service, freshly prepared food and environmental excellence.
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