Rockafellas of Salem

3.9
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$30 and under
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Rockafellas of Salem is a premier casual restaurant experience located in the historic downtown area of Salem. The Daniel Low building was built back in 1826 and has since housed a variety of businesses as well as the First Church that built it. Rockafellas of Salem embraces this rich history with a premier atmosphere and an exceptional, yet casual, menu.

The Rockafellas of Salem menu is varied enough to meet the craving of everyone in your dining party. Start with the hog wings – yep, pork wings. Perhaps not the result of special flying pigs but tasty nonetheless with Kansas City BBQ sauce and ranch dressing for dipping. The flatbread menu has plenty of great options including decadent fig and prosciutto. Just be sure you save room for Reese’s peanut butter pie or lemoncello mascarpone layer cake.

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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarlaW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good food. Definitely recommended to others

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MarianS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was incredibly slow and there was hair in my food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great atmosphere in downtown Salem. Shared appetizers and it was fun. Chicken fingers are top notch!

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KearaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely fantastic for a night out! We reserved a table for Valentine's day and everything was perfect. The atmosphere was so amazing, nice enough to wear a suit but casual enough to wear something semi casual, so no real expectations for needing to feel formal. The food and service were above par and the wait staff were extremely helpful for a couple of tourists. I would absolutely reccomend this place to a friend and I am absolutely going to come back.

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TroyR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, including mtg one of the owners. Food served hot and in good time.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing meal (steak was cooked just how I asked, and was oh so delicious), service was great, couldn’t ask for more. Will be returning.

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Kathryn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Weird ambiance, many better restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place is a pure college bar, if you’re looking for a quiet place to hang definitely not this place after 9. If you’re looking for a fun loud night out people watching and bands this is the place to be. Food never disappoints service during dinner is always good.

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JimH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The server did not space out the orders for a nice leisurely meal. It felt like she was rushing us out the door and did not care for being there.

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RobinJ
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was nice. A little old world which made it appear more upscale. The food was good and the service by Zachary was good. The restaurant was cold....had to put coat on to finish eating which was both bulky and uncomfortable. The staff should better manage the comfort of the diners. At first I thought it was just me, but as I looked around, men and women throughout the restaurant had been eating with their coat/jacket on.

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DawnS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food delivered incorrectly and cold. Charges $3 for condiments.
Food was mediocre. Short ribs served dry.
Wait staff was rude. Never came by to check on us or refill drinks until after we finally had to get manager to assist in getting warm food. Try another place for lunch.

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Christine
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service = fail. They did not want our money. We wanted to order more but our server Kayla didn’t come around. I watched her bus tables AFTER I flagged her down and she said before right with you’ and she never came until I flagged her down again. The team that delivered the food to the table didn’t want to take orders. They dropped food and tried to rush away and when we asked for another item their response was, ‘we’ll send your server’, and she never came.

The manager of staff should really take a hard look at what they hold staff accountable to because no one that came to our table had a goal of having us be satisfied. They were focused on a transaction and moving to the next priority. They were not focused on our needs. They may succeed short term due to volume but that crappy service standard will catch up to them and be their end.

We left and spent our money down the street.

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vipCambi
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Curry Chicken Eggrolls are excellent, service was good.

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StaceyD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They were very patient with me while my boyfriend parked. Plus had good service when he finally did. Very good customer service!

JS
vipJulieS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Don’t try to use open table rewards here refused to take

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My family and I came here for dinner tonight. We live up the street from this place and my daughter and I came here regularly over the summer. I understand that at this time the restaurants in the area are overwhelmed by tourists but we had a terrible time. With lack of service, cold food, and no apologies, we won’t be back. And it’s a shame because we came here so often. I’m just done and I hope people visiting won’t tolerate this poor level of service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The bacon baked macaroni and cheese was incredible!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Other than a great location, not much positive to say about this restaurant. You will find better quality food at Denny’s. If you are in the area and looking for a restaurant, I highly recommend skipping Rockafellas and going to The Ledger next door.

JJ
vipJandJ
Mobile
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service and great music after 9pm. Didn’t see the ghost.

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and had a great time! The food is delicious and the service is spectacular! We brought our own cake in and they gladly took it to keep in the kitchen until it was time to bring out and when it was they surprised me by singing happy birthday as they brought it out. They made me and my guests feel very welcome and I will definitely be returning when I'm back in Salem!

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JanetS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre and the apps and entrees all came out at the same time. The server said it was because the kitchen was backed up but the restaurant was mostly empty at the time. To be fair, the manager gave us $15 off the bill due to the inconvenience, which we appreciated. Would not recommend to friends, however.

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Cath
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, great service, and it was easy to make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was decent food

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vipDzubz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food. Also a great selection of drink options, including wine flights and local beer flights. Highly recommend. We will be back next time we are in town!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were kind of skeptical because of the mixed reviews but the menu fit our family so we decided to try it. The staff and server were great! Food was good too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I used to live in Salem and hadn’t been back to Rockafellas in years. We were all very pleased with our meals and the staff! In fact, it exceeded our expectations. Definitely a good option for an enjoyable dinner out with family.

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Shawn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The meal and waiter were awesome but the poor smug attitude of the two hostesses outside left us with a bad taste and will never return due to this.

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GabyD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation through open table. We were sat right away however left after 20 minutes because a server never came to our table. We watched multiple tables get sat and servers go right up to them. Highly disappointed with the service as we made a reservation in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First pick whenever in Salem

ML
MarisaL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than a brief issue with the reservation, which they couldn't find (but a table was still provided,) everything was fantastic. The food was phenomenal- the ambiance, decor, and friendly and helpful wait staff all made for an excellent dining experience.

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RonP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son’s college graduation, everything was great.

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BNAL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Awful, awful, AWFUL food. Gross bar food. Almost not even edible. Save yourself the trouble and go to one of the many other better restaurants in Salem.

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Brianm
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a table for 4 on mothers day. Service was good as were the prices. The table had salmon, eggplant tower and steak. All were cooked perfectly and tasted great!

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vipjacquied
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good. Although they have poutine on the menu, but their version is basically cheese fries. Poutine should use cheese curds and have more gravy.

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KatrinaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Mother's Day Brunch. Good food at reasonable prices. Pleasant interior.

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RobertC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was excellent however the waiter never checked on us and seemed to rush us. He brought the check without asking and we planned on desert. Then when it was time for the check he was too busy talking to female customers. While waiting for him to bring back my card he stopped to talk with a female waitress.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant itself did not match the website. The food was meh, not what I expected.

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vipSpiralout
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

St Patrick’s Day - management did a great job keeping us informed about our reservation; security/staff friendly and engaged; would have liked shepherd’s pie on the menu ‘-)

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OpenTableReviewFormatSuks
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

New Years Party - good food, nice crowd, music was okay (I do not think the band was bad but I believe the sound system cause vocals to get distorted). Restaurant did a great job at managing the attendees, as the crowd was energetic and fun, without getting too out of control (as some places do a New Years)

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coleykay
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE... had a beyond amazing time! Have been many times before since I went to Salem State, always blown away. Great food, great drinks, big portions, reasonable prices, great service. They made me and my date feel right at home, it was a fun time!

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Rockafellas of Salem is rated 3.9 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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