The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

4.4
541 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 541 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
106 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

LJ
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.

JP
JosephP
New York Area
20 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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bdgirl27
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Isaiah our server was fabulous! Personable, professional and very accommodating! Would request his area on return back! Lobster Mac n cheese definitely not worth $28! It was overpriced pasta. Hardly any lobster. Burgers, salad and apps otherwise good.

NJ
vipgleeNJ
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waited for awhile before a waiter came to us. Several tables that came later got served quickly. My chicken meal is average but the lobster roll is ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food and service were great. The place is very loud. This app has now lost 2 reservations on me, and both times the restaurant was willing to accommodate my wife and I. Call them directly for reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

birthdays are made for robinson ale house!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our server was hit with a large party of 8 and us within minutes of each other and she spent all night trying to keep up. I also suspect she had tables inside as well. The food was okay but it was definitely over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fair. Food was ok.

BG
BarbaraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and the service outstanding. Plus, what a beautiful view of the ocean.

CV
ChrisV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was ok, had to send back some fish that didn’t taste right. Service was very good, staff very friendly and attentive. Dining room very warm, like AC didn’t work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was hysterical! The food was amazing ! It just took a long time for the bar to serve drinks. A very long time. My only gripe! I will absolutely come back

MR
MRhappytum
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are delicious. The menu had options for vegetarians, which is very appreciated. The service was perfect and the food was delicious. I will definitely come back again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess and manager were very kind and accommodating!!!

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bigeaterfromclark
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic late Saturday afternoon in Asbury. Our server was wonderful, gave us great recommendations and was attentive to all of our needs. Cocktails were fantastic. My mojito was spot on. Very good tap beer selection. My steak sandwich was delicious. The shrimp guacamole is a must get for the table.

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Anthony
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent attentive and paid attention to detail. Food was perfect. We will be back again

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vipRich
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quality service in a great atmosphere.

BA
BigAL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. I had the NY Strip, cooked perfectly to my liking. Met my expectations for the price paid. Wife had a pork chop also wonderfully cooked and prepared. Service was also very good after a slow start, the waitress wound up to be super. Only negative was that the sound level was indeed "energetic", but I knew that going in so I hung in there and savored the food more than I indulged in quality conversation! Were it not for the noise, this is a 5-star restaurant.

CG
ChristinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess sat us immediately upon arrival. Our server, Tara was excellent. We got the cajun swordfish and pork chop. Both dinners were super delicious. The cheesecake was rich, creamy and so worth the calories!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Pretzels were soggy in butter. Ruben bread was soggy. Steak sandwich was overdone and chewy. Onion rings were greasy and soggy. Salad was good but it was served with no dressing and took 20mins for the waitress to get dressing. Bill was $200 and we won’t be coming back.

JB
JillyBeans
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good restaurant for just cocktails and appetizers. I wouldn’t waste my money on the entrée dishes. Also the crowd can get noisy once the evening gets going.

JT
vipJohnT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was really good as was the beer selection. It’s a great place to sit outside and take in the sounds and sights of Asbury. Importantly our server Julia was EXCELLENT- attentive, very nice and service with a smile. Well done Julia!

NJ
NJElaine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Robinson's in Asbury, have been to Red Bank many times pre-COVID. The food seemed better then I remember. We did have one issue with the lobster dip appetizer - it was watery - but they took it back and took it off our bill. For appetizers the cheesesteak eggrolls were our favorite, we also enjoyed the calamari and buffalo shrimp. Three of us got burgers for dinner, one the airline chicken, all were good. Cocktails were excellent, as was the service. We sat outdoors with a view of the beach, it was lovely.

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SueW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inside was cool and relaxing. The meatloaf was light and delicious. Fried zucchini for appetizer was excellent.

BG
BG495
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish not that good

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It was our anniversary and our 1st time there and it wasn't a great experience. The drinks we got were great and the cheesecake rolls were delicious! However, our service wasn't that good. We did wait a really long time between our server ordering drinks and apps to seeing her all after we finished our drinks and 1 appetizer. We never got a chance to put our dinner orders in as we waiting there for an hour for her to even come to see us to get our order. It was busy I get it but not too crazy. What is crazy, is how she didn't even check on us after we received our appetizers. It was probably about 15/20 minutes after we were done when she came by asking if we liked our meal and we didn't even have dinner yet. We left after that without ordering dinner. Place is really nice on the water but we left unsatisfied.

MM
MichaelM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was very good, thank you…

MH
MelissaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and location. Knows how to keep a reservation too!

JS
JoanneS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was in AP for 4 days & at least 4 people ate there every day. Each meal & service staff was great. Able to get reservations squared away each time. Food variety was perfect.

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d1000roses
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got together to have dinner with dear friends that I haven’t seen since COVID

SK
StuK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and drink choices, and attentive, friendly service

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natalieb
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views! My brother and I visited the beach then went here for a nice lunch.

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Beth
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and helpful waitstaff. Would return next vacation.

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Momof4
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

14 year old birthday, our server helped us choose a dessert to put a candle in and they presented it well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious our server was amazing only one thing drinks were not so good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good beer, good service!

KS
KimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very good time. Our one complaint was the bathroom was dirty. We understand there are people coming in with the boardwalk but somebody should be in there on a regular basis cleaning in there. Otherwise our experience was very good

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good
But service was terrible
Sat down got waters waiter left , then about 10 minutes passed he returned by then we where ready to order everything ( never took our drink order till we ordered our food )
Apps arrived then our drinks (weird )
Food came out was ok
(Never got my chili)
Never ordered 2nd round of drinks
Waiter returned .
Is there any thing else .
Said no just the check …

Thanks for hanging out with me
Quote the waiter ….

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The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is rated 4.4 stars by 541 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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