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The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

4.4
4.4
642 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 774-1400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walter Quiteno

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Please check our website for our Entertainment Schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. B

    franB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu!
  2. SO

    SusanO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location! Attentive staff! Only negative was I Felt it was a bit pricey for the portions, however, the food was excellent
  3. AS

    AnnS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely love this spot on the Asbury Park boardwalk! The location is superb, and the view of the beach and ocean makes it a very scenic spot. The menu has amazing selections, and great daily specials. I had the bang bang Thai glaze wrap that was quite delicious! Ask to sit in Amanda’s section, as she is attentive and gracious… five stars for her service!
  4. MB

    MicheleB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place on the water!! Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. I wish I could remember his name, because I would give him a shoutout!
  5. BP

    BillP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok, service was good. Expensive for the amount of food that was served
  6. RS

    RSKB

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent dinner - great service ! thank you
  7. G

    Gr1112

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t seen a friend in over 30 years and the waitress was so kind and let us catch up(for quite a while)before we ordered. Although drinks were served , she was very sweet
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good, big portions and super nice servers! Was perfect for after the beach, it’s right on the boardwalk. Really nice views depending on where you sit. Great location also!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance of this place is great but the food is just okay. I was excited for the pineapple guacamole but when it came it was loaded with peppers which I am not a fan of. There wasn’t a mention of peppers on the menu nor does guacamole typically have red and yellow peppers in it. The wings were okay. Service was okay. The ravioli was a bit flavorless but okay. The Connecticut lobster roll was okay. Better off going a bit further down the boardwalk and getting one from cousins Maine and that one was far more delicious.
  10. LH

    LauryH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Busy on weekends but still a great vibe to eat and talk and enjoy Asbury. Recommend a flight to sample all the brews. Food ranges from basic to very creative and done well. Great burger and fresh made chips.
  11. J

    Jack

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Better than I remember. Haven’t been to Robinson ale house in a few years and I was surprised at how good it was. Great service as well.
  12. GV

    GilV

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. Gabby our waitress was the best. Gabby was great friendly and informative.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wonderful service ! Beautiful view
  14. MG

    MariaGuzman0909

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is perfect 🤩 it was nice 😊 we have a lot fun
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great burgers, excellent sweet potato fries..so so calamari..clean, quick, nice place with a great view.
  16. n

    nmcepeda

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food after a nice hot day at the beach
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    First Summer 2022 visit to this location and sadly the Lobster Roll entree was nowhere comparable to the 2021 version. I give it a 6/10 .... no chunks of Lobster, just a blend which could be anything. In these times, I guess you have to expect a downgrade in quality when the price did not change from 2021.
  18. JL

    JohnL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pineapple guacamole and fish tacos were excellent. Lovely baked goat cheese.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, good food, and great service!
  20. M

    Megg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful spot to watch passerbys on the boardwalk. Almost every table has a view. Comfortable, friendly and the food is great.
  21. RB

    RobynB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. Food and service. Can’t wait to try other items on menu. We had burger, fish and chips, onion rings and watermelon salad with chicken. Everything was delicious and big portions.
  22. DB

    DarylB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got soup, big salad and steak so a variety from the menu. The food was excellent. Service was slow but I think thats true everywhere lately- server was quite pleasant and attentive. I would recommend for a nice meal for small or large group.
  23. TB

    TricindaB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere, and service was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice experience, food came within a reasonable amount of time but drinks took some time. Service was very good.
  25. B

    Bettster

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We made reservations for 11:00 on Sunday but I don't know they would have been necessary based on the traffic when we got there. There was a line, but it was managed efficiently and we were greeted warmly and given the option for inside/outside dining. We chose inside and were seated immediately. It took quite a while for our server to come to our table, not sure why - wasn't volume, but once they made contact they were terrific. Loved the menu, hard to choose! Great options for all members of our party who had different dietary requirements. Two in our party ordered the special flat bread and enjoyed it. Drinks were served, timely and very tasty! Absolutely loved the beer menu! We received our order timely and accurately. The dishes were mostly delicious, I ordered the prime rib grilled cheese which had sparse cheese, a fair amount of meat which didn't seem to be prime rib, was kind of tough, grey, and flavorless. The bread was also more just toast and not consistent with "grilled cheese", surprising because it was designated in the "grilled cheese bar" section of the menu which indicates something more "melty/cheesy". The tomato bisque that came with it was wonderful and was a generous portion. Atmosphere was terrific, and we weren't rushed at all. I was disappointed with the wait for the restroom. Despite the signs that say the restrooms are for patrons only it seemed there were a fair amount of beachgoers; the women in front of us were actively changing in the restroom and they were discussing their afternoon. It doesn't seem the signs are enforced by the staff. Overall, we were able to catch up with old friends in a seaside setting. Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, service was great. Average prices for the shore. Would definitely come back!
  27. JT

    JoyT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was my third visit because you can't go wrong with this place. Great food, great location, great service.
  28. BV

    BVC218

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Overall not as good as previous experience. Buger was not good at all which is unusal. Salads were great! Live music by Billy McCarthy was KEY!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was great but a bit overpriced for what it is, in my opinion.
  30. SM

    SylviaM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wait staff and hostess station. They were very kind and gracious even though we lingered. Portions were great on the salads but I would improve on the nachos a bit if I were them. Overall a terrific way to spend a couple of hours.
  31. F

    Flyer

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous location, friendly and attentive staff, typical food offerings.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Lobster rolls were so good!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The four of us ordered burgers. One person ordered medium rare and it came more well done. Another thought the food wasn’t hot enough. That said, the food was good and service solid. I would definitely go back.
  34. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I got the fish tacos which were fantastic. It was a bit loud but that’s expected for a beach restaurant.
  35. H

    Hms1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience
  36. P

    Pickyeater

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Drove 45 minutes to eat here, we went starving, so we ate everything but I wouldn’t recommend it. Fried calamari and fish and chips were greasy(they really needed to clean the fryer), my steak was cold and over cooked, burger was over cooked, nachos were mostly sour cream and diced tomatoes on chips, pineapple guacamole had literally 2 pieces of pineapple in it. And it must have been kids eat free cause they were coming out of the wood work. It was dirty. Waiter was the high point cause he was so nice, he forgot some stuff though, but I think maybe he had too many tables.
  37. EB

    EllenB

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our server was great. The food was a bit bland and salmon seemed overcooked. It was in a nice location on the boardwalk and had live music.
  38. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Robinson Ale House is a gorgeous restaurant with beautiful views of the ocean both inside and outside. The seating is comfortable, the food was amazing, and the service was fantastic!
  39. R

    Racecar20

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, wonderful lunch and view. Highly recommend.
  40. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was ok, however the experience was a little disappointing. We chose this restaurant for it's gluten free options (They have Gluten free and Gluten Free Available), but my wife asked for the salmon (which is listed as Gluten Free) and was told that they couldn't make it gluten free. We appreciated our server being patient as we went through a few other options that were listed as gluten free or gluten free available to see if they actually were going to make them gluten free.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park is rated 4.4 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for The Robinson Ale House Asbury Park

1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Asbury Park

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walter Quiteno

  • Entertainment

    Please check our website for our Entertainment Schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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