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McLoone's Asbury Grille
McLoone's Asbury Grille

McLoone's Asbury Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mcloonesasburygrille.com
  • Phone: (732) 774-1400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Please check our website for our Entertainment Schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from McLoone's Asbury Grille
The McLoone's Asbury Grille is an oceanfront restaurant on the famous Asbury Park boardwalk. The restaurant is housed in the iconic Howard Johnsons building, and customers are treated to panoramic views of the ocean and the historic Convention Hall.

Enjoy our fabulous ala carte Sunday Brunch starting at 10am every week.

Please note that we do not accept reservations for our outside dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was very average at McLoone's. For appetizers we ordered Texas potato chips and corn chowder, both were tasty. For dinner we both had burgers (Circa 79 & AP) that were overdone, bland, and expensive – this estaishment definitely uses frozen patties. The Circa did not have the caper sauce that came on the burger as described and neither of our meals came with the chips and fries that were ordered. The waitress brought out the fries after we reminded her, but forget the chips – we didn't even bother asking again. Nice views of the ocean from the resturant and $20 gift card made the check palitable."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Solid all-you-can-eat brunch at a decent price. Good view of the boardwalk from the outdoor seats, although the upstairs seats could use an umbrella or some shade from the sun on hot days."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food and service were exceptional (as always)! Ambience is just wonderful - indoors or outdoors! We always feel like we are "coming home" when we dine here! Everything is always just wonderful - thank you! (Will be back within the next 2 weeks!)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "While the view is great the food is OK , the appetizers were great but the main course could be better. I ordered swordfish which was OK it would have been better with out the Feta cheese somehow fish and cheese does not go well , also my husbands skirt steak was loaded with cheese Gorgonzola ? way too much cheese the steak sauce would have been enough, the cheese overpowered the dish. The burger side of the menu looked good next time will stick to them ."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was average to good. Outdoor dining on the boardwalk was very nice. Service was very good. Dinners were a bit pricey for not including salad or sides, the tuna was just tuna with some guacamole. The burgers were substantial. And came with a side."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "food and drinks were excellent as was wait staffand bar tenders. We made reservation vi open table. i received my confirmation and they would not honor it so we had to wait 30 minutes for a table."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Very scenic by the beach and everyone walking on the Boardwalk. Friendly service and tasty food. Great for kids as well and as adults. Best dining with all the rest...seaside, parking, menu!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "it's getting better! We've gone here a couple times a year for over 5 years now because it had a great view and great food when it first opened. Well, the view of the boardwalk & ocean are about the same, but the food keeps getting better, the selection of drinks keeps improving, and even the bread is getting better - and all those things were great to begin with! The prices are reasonable for the quantity of food you get, and if you just want to sit on the Asbury Park Boardwalk and cool off: order the "Rum Bucket." It's a quart (!) container half-filled with ice and half-filled with rums & juices. In the winter, just ask for a table by the fireplace and watch the snow fall. Great food and great views in any season."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service was great. Cleanliness not so much."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had lunch here during a business trip. I sat outside and had an amazing view of the beach and ocean. Very peaceful. The waiter was very attentive but not annoying. I had the blue point oysters and crabcake. Both were fresh and phenomenal. I will certainly go back the next time I'm in town."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The summer menu features a new Mac Bar including 4 Mac n cheese inspired dishes. I ordered the most expensive dish thinking it would be the most delicious. Unfortunately, the dish failed in many ways. Firstly, the whole dish was covered with a thick layer of what tasted like burnt French's Fried Onions. Underneath this layer, I found a few rubbery pieces of lobster meat mixed in with overlooked pasta in a tasteless red sauce. Surprisingly, I couldn't tell if there was any cheese in my dish either. For $27, I expected this dish go off like fireworks. Instead, it just fizzled out. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Location is great - right on the boardwalk. That is where it stops. Unless you can sit outside it smells like a dirty fishy dump. The most unappetizing smell and a pedestrian ambiance inside. Unimpressed and was embarrassed I brought my family there. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "McLoone"s is a big name in our area, BUT I was not impressed with this location. The food came out not as ordered, cold, and very slow. The waitress was sweet but not on top of her game. Not great. Sorry"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We came in for an afternoon lunch to celebrate my mother's 78th birthday. The server seemed to be new, and made a few mistakes on who had what, etc. But, the food was delicious - no complaints from anyone about the choices. The atmosphere was nice and quiet, so we could enjoy our conversations."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, excellent service, outstanding food and drink - great and memorable!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a great Easter brunch with my wife and children. Everyone had their fill and the assortment met everyones expectations. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I was disappointed in my visit to this restaurant. They had a very limited menu and their prices were extremely high. The food was good but not any better than other restaurants with a lower price point that I have been to. They had a special going on from April 4th to April 13th for restaurant week but although it was the 13th we were not allowed to order tom that menu. They said it was over, which was confusing to say the least. This special offered three items for 30.14 whereas the entree only on the menu was over thirty dollars. We were a party of six and all were disappointed."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I had been wanting to go to McLoones for some time because we used to go to the old Howard Johnson's growing up. However I was sadly dissapointed with the food and service. We were one of 4 tables in the entire restaurant and our entrees took over an hour."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "food was ok - mussels were excellent, house salad not so much. service was a little slow, the busboys should all get haircuts. we asked for a table with a view, and they sat us at a hi top table right near the kitchen - the view was of the construction area at the end of the boardwalk - so much for watching the ocean. Overall, it was fine for what we needed - we just needed a quick decent meal and a drink before heading across the street for some live music. good location."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch - great price, great service and hot food, couldn't ask for anything more!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had Sunday brunch to celebrate my daughter's 26th birthday. The venue was perfect for us because of my three-year-old granddaughter makes dining out a challenge for everyone. The food choices were varied and very good. The service was good but a third omelet station would speed things up. A carving station would be a welcome addition as would the inclusion of complementary soda. However, since the price is very a reasonable $20 per person, I can live without the carving station. We were all very happy with the experience and will certainly make it a point to comeback."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Our party of 4 chose the brunch buffet instead of ordering off the menu. Bad decision. The "chef" at the omelette station made only 1 at a time while the line grew to 6+ people. (I've seen chefs handle 3 pans at a time in other places.) Another chef finally came to help. Omelettes were very small and not fully cooked. Yet the chef burned 2 for the woman in front of me and had to throw both away. The home fries, bacon and sausage were OK, but the stuffed French toast was mushy and undercooked. By 11:30 the only bagels left were poppy and cinnamon. There was a platter of veggies and cheese, but no fruit. The hot entrees were odd. Mushroom ravioli? Server was nice and bar food has been good in the past, but I would NEVER go back for brunch."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "First time at this location. Food, service, drinks. Everything perfect recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were greeted as we entered and asked where we would like to sit since the dining area was fairly empty at that time. The waitress came immediately to take our drink orders and warm bread was placed on the table by the bus boy. We were disappointed that no butter or dipping oil accompanied it. We had plenty of time to look at the menu and listen to the specials. The dinners came out after a reasonable amount of time. They were delicious! ( short ribs and fettuccine with mushroom ) We shared a piece of chocolate cookie pie. I was given a red rose for Valentines Day. The pianist played soft music during most of the time we were there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "got together with a friend I haven't seen in a while for a late lunch (1:45). we sat in front of their fireplace and were about the only customers there. our waiter teddy was great and really helpful. I wasn't sure about the mushroom soup so he brought us samples!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "McLoone's is always great with good food, unbeatable view, and friendly service. Our group hose a variety of dishes and everyone was pleased. Try the spinach artichoke dip -we practically licked the plate to get the last bits!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Location is fantastic. Food is not bad but not worth a special trip."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Booked a table for 6 at McLoone's Grille because of proximity to the Paramount Theatre. The table was ready as soon as we arrived. The menu had something for everyone and the service was very good. The manager noticed one of us looking around the room and darted over to see if we needed anything. The salad bowls were virtually bottomless! We were so pleased that we returned for a lovely brunch the next morning and noticed that many of the staff members were the same from the night before. Overall, it was a very good dining experience. Definitely would return."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Generally go to this restaurant when attending events in Asbury Park. It's within walking distance of most nightclubs so you only have to park one time. And it has a nice view of the ocean. The food is generally very good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "McLoone's serves great food and it is convenietly located to all neighboorhood venues."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We all had a lovely evening, food was delicious,nice list if wines, ambiance was great, very friendly service, and the guitar player was very talented and a joy to listen too."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We've been to Asbury Grille many times, the food is always consistently good. This is the first time we tried their brunch and it was well done. Stuffed french toast, chicken, tilapia were standouts for me. The others had omelets from the omelet station which was very good. They have a great view of the ocean, comfortable seating and good service. This is in the former Ho Jo building just on the south side of convention hall. Usually our go to place in the summer when we are on the beach."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We always eat here when in town for something -- the place the food and teh staff are 99.99% of the time very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "What a special time we had at McLoons.It was everything we were looking for on a special night. Outstanding service by Steve and the food was just awesome. Outstanding presentation. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Very good experience for a group lunch. Some of the folks were a little late but it was accommodated. We asked if we could order from the dinner menu and that too was no problem. Friendly service, great food. Not rushed at all"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Caanot say enough about the quality of food for Thanksgiving buffet. Crestive and tasty. Service was even better. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed the dinner, service, and table view. Would definitely go back and recommend it to friends and family."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We went for Sunday brunch in October and it was well worth the $20 tag. Highly recommended. Will definitely re-visit."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The woman who seated us knocked over the simulated candle, said she would light it and never came back to do so. I ordered the chicken, which was juicy and succulent, probably due to brining. However, I and my table mate were served, at best, lukewarm mashed potatoes, carrots and sauce. I don't see how, considering how easy it is to keep such things warm and that the restaurant was nearly empty. The manager deducted our dessert to compensate. McLoon's advertised happy hour all over their webpage, but when I arrived, I was informed it didn't apply at table, which means there was none, since there was no one at the bar. It certainly seemed like deceptive advertising to me. Have they ever heard of goodwill?"
    Dined on 9/24/2013
  • "We were meeting cousins we hadn't seen in years, and this turned out to be just right for our 7 person get together. We all loved , our lunch, delicious burgers and sandwiches. We loved the beautiful view of the ocean, the wait person was wonderful and we had plenty of time to sit and talk over old times without feeling rushed at all. Great experience!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013