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“A must place to eat in Virginia Beach”

Rockafeller's Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 1,427 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: 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.
Description: When visiting Rockafeller's, one of Virginia Beach's landmark 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. Please visit our website, www.rockafellers.com to see a complete edition of what we have. Rockafeller's is committed to great service, freshly prepared food and environmental excellence.
Lancaster, NY
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must place to eat in Virginia Beach”
Reviewed 23 August 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 ate.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Jerry G
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Might have been better eating here during the daytime.”
Reviewed 22 August 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 deals for early birds so go before 5:30PM type thing.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Cirilen_MTL
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good food and view”
Reviewed 21 August 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.

Visited August 2014
Thank Mary H
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
“Does Not Rock”
Reviewed 19 August 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 dropped off our entrees and disappeared again. Portions were large and well prepared but barely lukewarm. We concluded that dishes must have been sitting out because they had all cooled about the same. This was a real disappointment, especially since by this time an hour had passed. Rather than send our dishes back for reheating, and more waiting, we decided to go ahead and eat. The cream sauce on my son's pasta dish did not benefit from the wait and looked goopy and unappealing, so he didn't have much. My flounder with crab was generously portioned, but really lost a lot from not being hot enough. Same with my wife's mixed seafood dish and my other son's ribs. So overall, service was uneven, and food lost a lot from our servers inattention. Good atmosphere, but we will not be back- too many other places to try.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank snek98
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful! I would eat here again!”
Reviewed 19 August 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 the early bird specials. The food was wonderful. It rained terribly during our dinner, but before it started coming down our waiter moved us to a table where we wouldn't get wet. Over all it was a wonderful experience thunder/lightening and all.

Visited August 2014
Thank Angie B
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