The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

4.4
570 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 570 people are saying
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DanielleL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were amazing. Our waiter Nico was so attentive and fast.

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Iceroy
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meatloaf was great, 2 of the 5 dinners were pasta but no bread was served, music not turned on until 6pm, fireplace never turned on, ordered medium cheeseburger but it was well done, terrible ice trying to walk in. Waiter was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and very happy and will return. Had the gorgonzola strip steak and my husband had the pork chop...tried to post pictures but it wasn't working. The singer last night was awesome....

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JesseG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE night had a great time

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vipKarenb
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was making a special dinner plan for my husband and I for New Years, but early and tried to get 6:30 but it was not available. We arrived for our 5:45 reservation and the whole restaurant was 80%empty. We were sat at a tiny table towards the inside of the restaurant with no view. I was very disappointed. I assumed they must have a ton of 6pm reservations but when we left at 7, the restaurant was still just as empty and all the tables near the window were still empty. Again, very disappointed that we were given such a terrible table. The food was very good, the service was “meh” at best. I would not go back again as I can get the same or better elsewhere and the view is important to me.

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vipDaniP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining option and view are amazing

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GinaC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent! Nice to see a young person pulling it off!
Food was good. I asked for a table to ace info seat in reservation but hostess was not even

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific.

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AdamH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had three appetizers (oysters, zucchini sticks, and goat cheese skillet) and all were outstanding. Our entrees were enjoyed by everyone, with the bang bang shrimp taco special probably being the best. The drunken mussels (an app that I had for dinner) were fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Like coming here. We are about 50 minutes away. Food is always good. Little more than I would usually pay for a lunch though. Server was very polite and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is always warm and cozy!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with friends who are gluten-free. Great that they were able to eat apps through dessert. Server & food runners were thoughtful & engaging. Nice live music in background- not too loud like some places. Will definitely be back. Live nearby, but was reminded of location because daughter goes to Seton Hall and they advertise at the men’s games.

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vipsusan
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and they even offered my favorite wine, which I don't often find in restaurants. The ambience was lovely and festive. Our server really personalized our experience and went above and beyond. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience
Excellent food, intimate ambiance, great live music
Beautiful view of Asbury
Will definitely dine again soon!

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JohnM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Robinson Ale House. Right on the ocean in Asbury Park, so right away, you have fantastic views. The food and the service were EXCELLENT! I would highly recommend it.

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AmyfromAP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place but love it even more in the off season! A cozy spot with great drinks food and service!

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DaveF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kevin was the best waiter we have ever had! Knew all about gluten free options for my wife and recommended where modifications could be made. He also had a tremendous personality!

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AliceE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent chicken fricasse pork chop lobster roll and specialty burger…Allison our sever was wonderful very helpful and extremely pleasant! An enjoyable evening was had by all! I highly recommend Robinson’s Ale house!

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vipMarkS
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice looking place in a great spot, svc was good but food wasn’t good. 10 of us and everyone said the same thing. Pretzel sticks were very good but thats it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. First time there. Great service. Our waiter was great! Food was good, but pricey.

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BarbM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. A favorite of fine.

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EllenZ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michael our server was great. Our experience was very good. Great food good value friendly environment.

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GarrettD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place right on the water. I came for lunch and would definitely come back. I got the crabcake sandwhich and it was good.

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NYC1perTripAdv
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a wonderful time last night our server Isiah was awesome the services we had was superb.


Will be visiting more frequently.

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vipJennifer
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal right on the boardwalk in Asbury Park!

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Sarah
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Isaiah was Fantastic… food was great. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Celebration for daughter’s band

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wineNdinegirl
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Burgers are always so good. I should have stuck with them. I ordered chicken Cobb salad and the chicken was like a hockey puck. Completely dried out, hard, and obviously had been just sitting around. The worst part was that kitchen had to cut it into slices, which had to be difficult, so they were aware how hard and dried out it was but still served it. Everything else was good, drinks, service, wings, and of course, burgers.

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SylviaM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There was a bit of confusion over our reservation with the indoor and outdoor hostesses. Once we spoke to the manager everything was good.
The food is always solid and fresh. The grill cheese bar was a new try for one of our party and that was good too.
Always like going to Robinson in AP as the waitresses are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner , amazing prime rib burger and cheesesteak egg rolls.

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vipWendyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We eat in restaurants about 3 nights/week. This was the worst experience we’ve ever had. The cheesesteak spring roll appetizer, tasted like a frozen product that they threw into a fryer. I ordered the seafood risotto. It looked like a bowl of sloppy soup. Very unappetizing! My girlfriend ordered a steak without any sauce or toppings. It arrived drenched in sauce so we sent it back. She ordered the steak medium rare. The second one arrived well done. We sent that back. The third steak arrived and was raw in the middle at which time, we asked for a check and left without either of us having dinner. The chef should be ashamed to send any of that food out of the kitchen.
The only positive thing was the nice waiter that served us and continually apologized and let us know that there were many complaints that night.

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RonaldE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience3

I had an issue with the restaurant but they reached out to me and I must say it has given me a very positive opinion of my experience with them.

I deleted the less-than-stellar review and will just say that I look forward to continuing to dine at their restaurants.

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vipandrewg
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible experience every time. At least they’re consistent.
Greg is a great manager who handles issues well. Jonathan has no patience and was unprofessional.
Stay away.
Open Table is welcome to call or contact me to discuss.
Very below par.
Many better options in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

For the prices, it’s very mediocre. Cocktail was undrinkable. Burger was tasty, place looked nice. But you can do far better in Asbury

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Chris4shore
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We just didn’t care for the menu . Some in our party has gluten and dairy allergies and it was very difficult to find something to eat. The menu is more like fast food, great for burgers and fries.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We've eaten here before and enjoyed it, but in Sat, the menu seemed very limited and all 6 of us felt that the food was much less than what we expected and what we remembered from previous visits

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vipNjMama01
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My first visit to this restaurant after having tried their other location in Red Bank. Service was excellent and we enjoyed both our app as well as our entrees. The short ribs were very good. Will definitely go back.

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LancasterJay
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual meal outside on a pleasant evening in mid September. Burgers - beef and black bean - with fries or sweet potato fries filled the bill. Smooth fast service and good food on the boardwalk overlooking the beach.

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vipJosephP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food as usual and at a great value. Have not had a bad appy or dinner in many visits. Mixed drinks were a disappointment- weak. Service was very good and staff very pleasant

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The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is rated 4.4 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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