We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rockafeller's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Northeast Virginia Beach
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775 (Winston Salem Ave)
+1 757-422-5654
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,148: English reviews
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have heard so many great things about Rockefeller's, we decided to give it another try. The food was not good. The steak was very poor quality and overdone. The fried fish platter was ok - but nothing extraordinary. Avoid this restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank npdsleuth
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your visit. For 28 years we have prided ourselves in excellent food and service. We obviously missed the mark with you and I sincerely apologize! Please contact me directly at info@rockafellers.com if I may be of further service to you. BJ Baumann, Owner/Operator More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant to try out the early bird special. The hours are from 2 o'clock until 530. Got the tuna which came with red potatoes, and green beans. There was also a horseradish sauce that accompanied the meal which was quite tasteful. My date had the salmon. It too came with the same sides except had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank rrwatkins
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! Our early birds are great!! More 

Virginia Beach, United States
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rockafeller offers excellent seafood, and the food is fresh. The restaurant is located on Rudee Inlet and will take some directions to get there. The window tables are fantastic, because they are on the waterway overlooking large boats, pirate ships, and waterfront homes. The service is first rate, and appetizers are fantastic culinary creations. Once there, it's difficult to leave.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ronbE5413ZI
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - your positive comments are much appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again at Rockafeller's! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was wonderful! The environment was wonderful! The staff was wonderful! Everything was wonderful!

Helpful?
Thank marshmellowbear51
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

You are wonderful - thanks for the kind words! More 

thailand
Level Contributor
117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the end of "happy hour" yet our waitperson was cheerful and accommodating, serving us drinks at "happy hour" price. For dinner we had the fisherman trio (fish, scallop and shrimp) and the special of the night: prime rib. The trio portion was a bit on the skimpy side but tasty. The prime rib was exactly as we... More 

Helpful?
Thank asiacentury2000
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to Rockafeller's - we appreciate your business! Monday's are a really popular night with our local's due to the Prime Rib special - we think it is the best at the beach! Thanks again! More 

va.beach
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends were in town and went to Rockafellers had a great time delicious food and wait staff did a great job

Helpful?
1 Thank philbo32000
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome comments - we appreciate your business! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a relatively new menu which features the best of their well-proven selections and a few new things as well. We had the Canadian Bacon & Cheese Omelette this morning, and enjoyed it along with the potato/onion side that comes with it. The potatoes included a variety of Yukon, sweet, and purple and were delicious. We enjoyed watching the... More 

Helpful?
Thank ggconk
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments on our Sunday Brunch! We appreciate your business! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
328 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with six other friends on a Friday night. We were there for Virginia Beach Restaurant Week and several of us ordered the $25 three course special. Everyone enjoyed their food. Busy place, but good atmosphere. Service was so so; got the impression we were just another table of customers - no chit chat with the waiter, just ordered food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stefan G
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept my apology for your service but am delighted that you enjoyed your food. I would appreciate it if you could contact me directly at info@rockafellers.com to provide more details so that I can make sure this never happens again. Thank you for taking the time to let me know this and again I apologize! More 

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in late Saturday afternoon and a happy hour was happening. Great clams casino, pick-n-peel shrimp, calamari. Service at the bar was great. Hope to return for a full dinner at some point.

Helpful?
Thank JLMB1202
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments on happy hour and we look forward to seeing you for dinner!! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood good and fresh. Stick with local fish (i.e.-flounder), shrimp and oysters (in season). Crab and shrimp balls (app) really good (but filling - be careful!). Great hushpuppies.

Helpful?
Thank deh99
EHB308, Owner at Rockafeller's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - we appreciate your business! More 

Travellers who viewed Rockafeller's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Rockafeller's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4775
    (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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rockafeller's Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Kingston, Canada

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rockafeller's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?