Menu & Rock’s Market

Fresh, local, and sustainable seafood in Virginia Beach, innovative appetizers, and – of course – our famous jumbo lump crab cakes are some of the mouthwatering options at Rockafeller’s. Whether you’re on a first date or enjoying a celebration with family or friends, our relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous views, and inspired menu items are sure to impress. Join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch for a meal you won’t forget.

Rockafeller’s is open for Indoor AND Outside Seating!


  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in our restaurant. Those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.
  • Dependent on business, there could be dining time limits
  • When you arrive, see our Rock’s team member at the hostess stand. They will take care of you. If there are multiple parties of people, please be mindful and keep a social distance yourself at a minimum of 6 feet. If we go on a wait, we will ask that you stay on the property, either relaxing on your car or strolling the docks, until we text you that your table is ready.
  • We have strict adherence to recommended guidelines and safety protocol. Please help us keep you safe and follow our lead!

Curbside available every day – Full menu!

Call your order in, drive up, and we will bring it to your car. We are considering potential delivery in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    • Appetizers

    • She Crab Soup

      She Crab Soup


      Creamy, delectable, and award winning. Cup 6.99

    • Grilled BBQ Shrimp

      Grilled BBQ Shrimp


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

    • Crab Cake Appetizer

      Crab Cake Appetizer


      Our signature jumbo lump crab cake – No fillers.

    • Artichoke, Spinach & Crab Dip


      A cheesy, crab-filled dip, with artichoke and spinach and served with homemade crostini.

    • Crab and Shrimp Hushpuppies

      Crab and Shrimp Hushpuppies


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

    • Calamari


      Lightly breaded, and fried to golden perfection. Served with our made-from-scratch calamari sauce.

    • Steamed Shrimp

      Steamed Shrimp


      One pound of shrimp seasoned with Old Bay and served with our made-from-scratch cocktail sauce and drawn butter. Half   9.99

    • 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

      Doz. 18.99

      Fresh oysters, spinach, bacon and cheese baked until bubbly! A hugely popular house specialty. Half Dozen 9.99

    • Virginia Oysters on the Half Shell

      Market Price
    • Salads

      Dressing Choices: Creamy Italian, Blue Cheese, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette (GF), and Housemade Tomato Dijon Vinaigrette (GF)

    • Rockin’ Bibb Wedge

      Rockin’ Bibb Wedge


      A new twist on a delicious classic! Local bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, bacon pieces with our housemade blue cheese dressing.

    • Summer Harvest Salad

      Summer Harvest Salad


      Roasted cauliflower, fresh strawberries, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts, bacon pieces with our housemade vinaigrette.

    • House Garden Salad


      Fresh mixed green garden salad with your choice of homemade dressing. Small 4.99


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

    • Homemade Caesar Salad*

      Homemade Caesar Salad*


      Our acclaimed classic Caesar: Parmesan cheese, homemade croutons, and made-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

    • Dinner Specialties

      Selections are served with seasonal sides.

    • Char-Crust Mahi


      Served over baby spinach and ancient grains, topped with a balsamic-marinated tomato salad.

    • Rockafeller’s Trio

      Rockafeller’s Trio


      Our signature jumbo lump crab cake, bay scallops, and shrimp, dusted with our house spice blend and broiled in drawn butter.

    • Dijon Dill Salmon

      Dijon Dill Salmon


      Our delicious salmon topped with crispy onions and a dijon mustard dill sauce. Served with seasonal sides.

    • New York Strip


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

      Rockafeller Style – topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and Mornay sauce   plus 12.99

    • Mr. B’s Famous Baby Back Ribs


      Local landmark Frankie’s Place for Ribs Original Recipe. With french fries and coleslaw.

    • Rock’s Bayou Seafood Pasta

      Rock’s Bayou Seafood Pasta


      Cajun-spiced shrimp, bay scallops, Andouille sausage, and peppers over pasta in a cream sauce.

    • Crab Cakes with Tarragon Relish

      Crab Cakes with Tarragon Relish


      Two of our signature jumbo lump crab cakes served on a bed of house rice, topped with a tarragon corn relish, fresh habanero cream sauce.

    • CauliCakes



      A vegetarian-friendly alternative to crab cakes made with diced cauliflower!

    • Stuffed Shrimp with Crab


      Butterfly shrimp hand stuffed with crab dipped in tempura and lightly fried.

    • Fresh Fish Market

    • Daily Catch Specials

      Available Grilled, Broiled, Fried, Cajun, Blackened, Lemon Pepper, or Poached    Market Price

      Fish Toppers:
      Dijon Dill Sauce 1.99
      Balsamic Tomato Topping 2.99
      Tarragon Corn Relish 1.99
      Crab 10.99

    • Lunch Specialties

      Selections are served with seasonal sides, except for quesadilla and tacos.

    • Grilled BBQ Shrimp and Crab Cake

      Grilled BBQ Shrimp and Crab Cake


      Tender shrimp wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon, basted in our sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, and grilled to perfection. Served with our signature jumbo lump crab cake.

    • Shrimp and Crab Quesadilla

      Shrimp and Crab Quesadilla


      Shrimp, crab, fresh baby spinach, cream cheese and onions, sprinkled with Old Bay in a sun-dried tomato wrap. Served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Olé!

    • Double Decker Fish Tacos

      Double Decker Fish Tacos


      Corn hard shell tacos stuffed with fried fish bites, lettuce, shaved red cabbage, pico and a homemade creamy taco sauce, each wrapped in a cheese-filled, soft taco tortilla – double-decker delicious. Served with rice.

    • Sandwich Board

      Selections are served with French fries or house chips.

    • Tidewater Club


      Mouth-watering, king sized combo with a fried soft shell crab, crab cake, bacon, lettuce and tomato, topped with a creamy jalapeño cheese sauce, and served on a toasted Brioche Roll.

    • Paella Crusted Chicken

      Paella Crusted Chicken


      Hand-breaded chicken with paella spices, drizzled with garlic fermented honey and topped with house pickles and fresh aioli.

    • Crab Cake Sandwich

      Crab Cake Sandwich


      Our signature jumbo lump crab cake, fried or broiled, on a toasted brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, and a side of our zesty remoulade sauce.

    • Big Fish Sandwich

      Big Fish Sandwich


      Seasonal fish of the day fried on a toasted brioche roll with lettuce, tomato and a lemon-habanero tartar sauce. Served with fries.

    • Burger Bar

      All of our fresh burger selections are made with a fresh, hand-formed, Hereford beef patty and served with french fries.

    • Chesapeake Bay Burger

      Chesapeake Bay Burger


      Topped with our signature jumbo lump crab cake on a toasted brioche roll with provolone, tomato, lettuce, and Old Bay mayo.

    • Classic Burger


      Grilled to your preferred temperature and served with onions, lettuce, pickles, and tomato on a toasted brioche roll. Available with cheddar, American, provolone or blue cheese.


    • Weekend Brunch

      Served Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm

    • Classic Eggs Benedict


      Toasted English muffins, Canadian-style bacon, and poached eggs topped with a heavenly drizzle of our homemade hollandaise sauce. The best eggs Benedict in the world!

    • Eggs Benedict with Crab


      How do you improve upon perfection? Add jumbo lump crabmeat of course!

    • French Toast


      Thickly sliced French bread, soaked in an amaretto and vanilla infused batter, and served with applewood-smoked bacon.

    • Tidewater Skillet


      Homestyle potatoes and onions, Andouille sausage, peppers, and scrambled eggs then topped with housemade Hollandaise sauce and served in a cast iron skillet.

    • Rockafeller’s Seafood Omelet

      Rockafeller’s Seafood Omelet


      Our fluffy omelet filled with scallops, shrimp, tomatoes and scallions, topped with our homemade hollandaise sauce.

    • Kids’ Scrambled Eggs or French Toast


      Served with a slice of applewood-smoked bacon.

    • Additional Sides

    • Balsamic Marinated Tomato Salad

    • Homemade Mac n’ Cheese

    • Ancient Grains with Kale

    • Edamame Succotash

    • Kids Menu

      Ages 10 and under, please!

    • Half Rack of Ribs & Fries


      GF (without fries)

    • Shrimp Basket & Fries

    • Chicken Fingers & Fries

    • Pasta with Marinara Sauce

    • Homemade Desserts

      Rockafeller’s famous desserts are made daily, right here in our kitchen. Available by the slice.

    • Chocolate Eclair Pie

      Chocolate Eclair Pie

    • Chocolate Mousse

      Chocolate Mousse

    • Fresh Baked Carrot Cake

      Fresh Baked Carrot Cake



    • Jamaican Rum Cake

      Jamaican Rum Cake

    • Key Lime Pie

      Key Lime Pie




Visit our new Rock’s Market to find fresh foods including house-made desserts, prepared meals, Rockafeller’s Signature items, craft beer & wine, and so much more. Don’t feel like cooking? Let us do it for you. All prepared food items come with heating instructions. Please call ahead for large orders, 757-422-5654.

Convenient pick-up parking available

Weekly Family Style Specials will be available again in the fall.

Whole Desserts To Go

Key Lime Pie
Jamaican  Rum Cake
Coconut Cake 
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Eclair Pie

Call to Place Your Order 757-422-5654. Available with 24-hour notice.


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