Dinner Menu

Fresh fish, choice steaks, and jumbo lump crab cakes are just a few of the mouthwatering dinner options that await guests at Rockafeller’s. Whether you’re entertaining clients, on a first date, or enjoying a family night-out, our relaxed atmosphere and inspired menu items are sure to impress.

    • Appetizers & Starters

    • Calamari


      Tender calamari, lightly breaded and flash fried. Served with warm made-from-scratch marinara or our zesty dipping sauce.

    • Crab Cake Appetizer

      Crab Cake Appetizer


      Our signature jumbo lump crab cake – No fillers.

    • She Crab Soup

      She Crab Soup


      A bowl of our creamy, delectable, and award winning she crab soup. Cup 5.99

    • Hot Crab Dip


      A cheesy, crab-filled delight, sprinkled with Old Bay Seasoning.

    • Crab & Shrimp Hushpuppies

      Crab & Shrimp Hushpuppies


      Southern style, and served with a delicious low-country pimento dipping sauce.

    • Rockafeller’s Seafood Samplers

      Rockafeller’s Seafood Samplers


      An enticing combination of our famous Oysters Rockafeller, Clams Casino, Jumbo Lump Crab Rounds, and tender, grilled BBQ Shrimp. Serves 2. Serves (6) 69.99

    • BBQ Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

      BBQ Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon


      Tender shrimp wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon, basted in our sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, and grilled to perfection.

    • Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail


      Mouthwatering chilled jumbo shrimp, peeled and served with your favorite Bloody Mary garnishes—pickled okra, olives and pepperoncinis—plus our delicious made-from-scratch cocktail sauce.

    • Steamed Shrimp

      Steamed Shrimp


      One pound of juicy shrimp dusted with Old Bay Seasoning, and served with our made-from-scratch cocktail sauce and drawn butter.

    • Today's Oyster Board

      Rockafeller’s Restaurant is a proud participant in our local Lynnhaven River oyster shell recycling program. Not only are these efforts critical in cleaning up our area’s water supply, but they are helping to increase the local oyster populations… so you can continue to enjoy them.

    • Oysters Rockafeller

      Oysters Rockafeller


      A dozen fresh oysters, spinach, bacon and cheese baked until bubbly! A hugely popular house specialty. Half Dozen 8.99

    • Big Island Oyster (VA) 1/2 dozen

    • Big Island Oyster (VA) dozen

    • Dinner Specialties

      Selections are served with seasonal sides.

    • BBQ Shrimp and Crab Cake

      BBQ Shrimp and Crab Cake


      A heavenly combination of two hugely popular items: Tender shrimp wrapped in applewood- smoked bacon, basted in our sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, and grilled to perfection. Served with a jumbo lump crab cake.

    • Fried Shrimp


      Lightly seasoned, hand breaded, and fried to a crispy golden brown.

    • NY Strip


      Choice boneless, hand-cut strip, lightly seasoned, and grilled to order.

    • Char-Crust Mahi


      Fresh-caught Mahi seasoned and grilled to a subtle char-crust to seal in the juices. Served over house rice and topped with zesty tomatillo salsa, a dollop of jalapeño crema, and garnished with crisp pea shoots.

    • Back Bay Barbecue Chicken


      Whole boneless, antibiotic-free, grilled chicken breast, basted with our signature BBQ sauce. Topped with applewood-smoked bacon and melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

    • Ultimate Seafood Platter

      Ultimate Seafood Platter


      A delicious combination of juicy shrimp, our famous jumbo lump crab cake, hushpuppies and the fresh catch of the day, lightly battered and fried until golden brown.

    • Mr. B’s Famous Baby Back Ribs

      Mr. B’s Famous Baby Back Ribs


      Fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, basted with our signature BBQ sauce. Served with french fries, corn and coleslaw.


      OR Treat yourself to a BBQ indulgence with a half-rack of ribs and our famous BBQ Shrimp. 19.99

    • Waterman’s Trio

      Waterman’s Trio


      This famous trio is made up of our signature crab cake, scallops, and shrimp, dusted with our signature spice blend and broiled in drawn butter.

    • Crab Norfolk

      Crab Norfolk


      Jumbo lump crabmeat, dusted with our signature spice blend, and broiled in drawn butter. A crab lover’s delight!

    • Crab Cake Combo


      One signature jumbo lump crab cake served with your choice of fried oysters, scallops, or shrimp.

    • Crab and Shrimp Pasta


      Scrumptious crab and shrimp atop a bed of linguine tossed with fresh-diced tomatoes, scallions, and mushrooms. Choose Alfredo or marinara sauce.

    • Crab Cakes with Tarragon Relish

      Crab Cakes with Tarragon Relish


      Two jumbo lump crab cakes served on a bed of house rice, topped with a tarragon corn relish, fresh basil cream and lemon-habanero tartar sauce. Garnished with crisp pea shoots.

    • Today's Fish Market

      We serve only the finest seafood available. A wonderful variety of fresh fish is delivered daily to our kitchen.   Available Grilled, Broiled, Fried, Cajun, Blackened, Lemon Pepper, or Poached.

    • Tuna*

    • Salmon

    • Stuffed Flounder

    • Mahi

    • Flounder

    • Salads

      Dressing Choices: Creamy Basil Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, and Balsamic Vinaigrette (Gluten Free)

    • Caesar Salad*

      Caesar Salad*


      Our acclaimed classic Caesar: Parmesan cheese, homemade croutons, and from-scratch Caesar dressing. Small 4.99


      Add Chilled Shrimp plus 6.99
      Add Grilled Tuna* plus 8.99
      Add Chargrilled Chicken plus 4.99

    • House Garden Salad


      Fresh mixed greens with grape tomatoes, onions, red cabbage, croutons, and choice of homemade dressing. Small 4.99


      Add Chilled Shrimp plus 6.99
      Add Grilled Tuna* plus 7.99
      Add Chargrilled Chicken plus 3.99

    • Asian Shrimp Salad

      Asian Shrimp Salad


      Four large, butterflied shrimp, fried to a golden brown and lightly coated in a sweet soy sauce served on a salad of mixed spring greens, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, and cucumbers tossed in a rice wine vinaigrette.

    • Kid’s Menu

      Ages 10 & Under Please

    • Half Rack of Ribs & Fries

    • Shrimp Basket & Fries

    • Chicken Fingers & Fries

    • Pasta with Marinara Sauce

    • Additional Sides

    • Southern Style Hushpuppies

    • Homemade Mac n’ Cheese

    • Steamed Broccoli w/Hollandaise Sauce

    • House Jasmine Rice

    • Onion Rings w/Cajun Dipping Sauce

    • Beverages

    • Rockafeller’s Homemade Blueberry Soda


      A healthy alternative to regular soda - made with real blueberries & honey, served over ice and topped with fresh blueberries!

    • Tazo Herbal Teas

    • Perrier/Dasani Water

    • Freshly Brewed Coffee or Iced Tea

    • Soft Drinks (Free Refills)


      Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Pink Lemonade

    • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade or Limeade