McLoone's Asbury Grille
McLoone's Asbury Grille

McLoone's Asbury Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mcloonesasburygrille.com/
  • Phone: 7327741400
  • 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: Seafood, American
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
McLoone's Asbury Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (25)scenic view (22)great for brunch (13)good for groups (13)great for lunch (12)special occasion (12)kid-friendly (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (8)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    always enjoy a meal at Mc Cloone's. I enjoy the service and the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MCCLOONES FOREVER
    Bill
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As far as brunch goes, its been a long time since one matched this one. A nice view of the board walk, a $5 mimosa flute, a$20 brunch with literally everything-made to order waffles and omelets plus amazing substantial tasty hot dishes chicken, fish meatloaf and pasta and charcuterie with lots of fresh veg , fruits, lox, croissants, bagels and cake with COFFEE AMAZING Ill be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, excellent service
    gabagoo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have eaten at all of McLoons restaurants and they are all good. The service in this location was probably the best. We ate in the Long Branch location several weeks ago, and was not happy with the service or the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor First Impression
    DonHo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Having arrived at the reception desk I was asked whether we preferred inside or out? We chose outside and were directed to another reception area. We were then informed that a party of less than five could not be seated (we were three) and were directed to yet another reception area up a flight of stairs! After a short wait we finally were seated and preceded to have a delightful dinner. Our waiter was outstanding. It seems that a small investment in a two-way radio would enable each of the desks to communicate as to the availability of seating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Bad Voices
    NJGolfer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service at were spectacular! We all enjoyed the Buffalo Crab Dip to start. The entrees were so good we just had to share them with each other! The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drink menu and helped us make great selections. We were never looking for our waitress (Megan) nor did we feel like she was hovering. The only disappointment, and it was huge, was the very loud and VERY BAD singing being done by the live entertainment. At 9pm the two "singers" with guitars in hand got up in front of the fire place, turned their amplifiers up to MAX and began singing, or should I say trying to sing, some 50's and 60's tunes. Not to mention the bad Elvis impersonations!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and beautiful!
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Whether it's lunch on the beach or a romantic dinner, this place is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tim at his best
    Pd077
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    third visit, food, service, entertainment all great, will be back again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    JandKD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went for Sunday Brunch, and had obviously made our reservation on Open Table. The young lady that we checked in with outside was pretty rude and acted like you can't make reservations. After walking away and then coming back she told us to go into the restaurant to the hostess by the other entrance and she was much more helpful. We sat inside, which was OK since we got the buffet brunch and had to keep getting up to get food. I think the price was reasonable at $19:95, and I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Long lines for brunch
    ShoreGirl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food tasted excellent but there was only one person making omelets. Waited a very long time. Also layout was poor. No self serve eggs at all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average, low value
    hightop
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch with Good View
    Paulius
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding as Always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view of the ocean
    Elizabeth
    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 .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good but not great.
    Trish123
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor management
    annxxxxxxxVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot at the beach
    YoginiVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's not getting older...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was great. Cleanliness not so much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ocean view and oysters
    Jhill1515VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster & Frizzled Onion Fail
    Mynickname
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok to miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 159 reviews are from the McLoone's Asbury Grille reviews archive.
  • Was Fine
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NotOftenSoSelective
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Wonderful ambience, excellent service, outstanding food and drink - great and memorable!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter
    jettyjockey
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a great Easter brunch with my wife and children. Everyone had their fill and the assortment met everyones expectations. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed in my visit
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed
    megmart76
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was ok - mussels were
    meg916
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Sunday Brunch - great price, great service and hot food, couldn't ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asbury Grill
    JoemM
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing brunch
    DianePVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • absolutely perfect meal
    Bigeric
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First time at this location. Food, service, drinks. Everything perfect recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    Valentinediner
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • catching up on a winter afternoon
    pat07762
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asbury staple
    NjMama01VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great.
    KGOFQNS
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Location is fantastic. Food is not bad but not worth a special trip.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asbury Good As It Gets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    KSDNJ
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to Neighborhood Events
    CitySaint
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    McLoone's serves great food and it is convenietly located to all neighboorhood venues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Jill
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.