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“Nice view, cheap table setting, worst seafood ever!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rockafeller's Restaurant

Rockafeller's Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 1,398 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice view, cheap table setting, worst seafood ever!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

I always wanted to try this place and on 27 Jan was very disappointed. Calamari, bland, bland, bland! crabcake oyster combo, rancid and bland. It might help to hire an experienced Chef. No plate presentation and no pride what so ever. It's the food stupid! that's what makes a restaurant, be competitive! Location might be a lot but the food is terrible! Don't quit your day jobs!

  • Visited January 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

nice location... thats all i know. decent seafood.

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New York, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Visited Rockafeller's while on business in Norfolk, my coworker has never been to Virginia Beach so I suggested we went here. The seafood is great, the atmosphere is great, the desserts are great. When they say Sampler platter it is actually full size servings.

  • Visited July 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Meal!!! Great Service!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Food was good. Service excellent. The server, Joy, took time to describe restaurant history, menu choices and basically anything else we asked. Fresh seafood and good crab cakes. Nice atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2012
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Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“We're All About the Dinner Specials”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

Rockafeller's is a Virginia Beach landmark that specializes in seafood. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and offers a harbor view for most diners. Dress is summer casual flip flops and shorts; but the food and service is spectacular. When possible we take advantage of the early bird specials which include salad, entree, veggies, breads and dessert at a value price. Examples of specials: fried fish, battered fried shrimp, sirloin steak, grilled tuna, salmon, scampi, pasta. Portions are generous and the bar sports a happy hour. Hmmmm....think I'll head on down tonight.

I would have given Rockafeller's 5 stars; however, I went for Sunday brunch one day and was very disappointed.

I won't hesitate to return for dinner though!

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