The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

4.5
485 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 485 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KirbyH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went for Father’s Day. The service and location are great but the food doesn’t live up to the price tag.

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midda
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good. I am a foodie and like to dine out. Met a friend there. Similar tastes so we ordered one app-humus and two salads. Thought the Baratta salad was a little on the small side. The cheeses was tiny.

Server was very attentive. Other servers were very friendly when I walked in and when we left and they said hello and/or goodbye. Even the bus boy. I wish I got his name.

Drinks were amazing. Overall great. Typical for McCloones. Thanks.

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vipJessica
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience last night at The Robinson. Restaurant is gorgeous and the location can’t be beat. Views - even from inside - are lovely. Menu is inventive and all the food was delicious. The cocktails were great and the avicadl and burrata salad with blackened tuna was the standout of all the meals and was amazing!! This place is a total hidden gem.

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ITALIANDIVA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Had a date for dinner with our sister and brother in law. First time eating there. Wanted outdoor seating and they kept saying there was none, but we saw several empty tables outside since they sat us by the window near the bar, bathrooms, and kitchen. Not too nice.

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music needs to be a lil lower so we don't feel as if we're shouting otherwise everything is great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fine but it was 90+ degrees outside and I don’t think they had the AC on

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BobG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the resv was easy; worked perfectly.
Super draft beer list, always start with a flight,
Our server was great; as was the food.
Being able to see the ocean while eating is just what the doctor ordered.

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MicheleW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner for two people in our party. The server was good and very nice. They were busy and even though I had a table reserved they had to find a table for us. We sat in the front on Ocean Avenue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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EllenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience!

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vipfruchstuck
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The place is truly great and the decor is very nice indeed. The food was above average, the service really excellent. Prices are above average but expected in a prime spot in the Jersey Shore.

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AngelaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant.
Good service.
Good food.
Great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Good food, good service, good view. Well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktail menu is worth coming to. Always a unique creation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Reservation honored
Service professional and friendly
Food.. needs improvement
Great location

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!

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GregM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went at brunch time. Very limited brunch items. No waffles French toast or pancake options. Luckily lunch h menu had far more options. Great service.

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vipNancy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dinner! Nice view

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BobG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

Our server, Katie, was terrific and the food was too.

We like the option to make a reservation ahead of time using OpenTable. We arrived on schedule and were seated promptly.

We ordered off the lunch menu which had a good selection. The beer menu was very good, had a fight of 4 and then a pint of one that I enjoyed.

Good selection of deserts too.

Always enjoy RAH

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was our waiter. He was fabulous.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent. Server very attentive. Manager checked in as well!

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DebbieE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, delicious drinks, fantastic service!!!

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lxmciner
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Location is great, service was excellent. Enjoyed the cocktails but I cannot recommend them for their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was cold(2x) burger was a frozen patty and extremely slow

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Boodanas
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere great food -service was a little slow & the food was pricey! Dress code was neat casual -I love the view of the ocean

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vipLisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was a bit spotty and food was nothing special for the price. I could see the boardwalk allure but on a rainy Saturday, we were less than impressed.

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ElizabethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roz was a fantastic waitress! Our food was excellent!

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Boone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely spot with ocean view whether seated inside or out. Service was very good.

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

Very good service ! Drinks were good but a little pricy. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined outside and it was a beautiful day for it. Our server was very nice, food came out quick and was very tasty. Overall pleasant experience.

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JosephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was sub par ... my my strip was the worst I’ve had in quite some time - terrible cut and overcooked

Crab cocktail was the best dish

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Covid protocol, great service, wonderful view of the boardwalk and ocean, food was delicious

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ShaneE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, cooked perfectly. Service was excellent even though they were very busy. Staff was working very hard. Pricey but certainly worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Turn the fireplace off and less people will say... “no, we’d rather sit somewhere else.”

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SJGarofalo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was quite an enjoyable time. I would go again.

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vipJudiths
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service terrific!

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JohnF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The place was empty when we arrived for dinner. Yet as soon as a foursome arrived, they were seated right next to us. Another couple arrived soon after and they were seated on the other side of us. Meanwhile, the rest of the restaurant remained empty.
My entree arrived BEFORE my salad!

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LizN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside,nice view of the beach, the service was great and so was the food

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Susan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great spot, and great service.

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The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is rated 4.5 stars by 485 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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