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The Bonney Read

533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
+1 732-455-3352
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Good food, focus on seafood. They listed a lot of oysters, but they only had four kinds available. It’s a casual place, though the prices are a little high for what you get.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marzotex
Reviewed 30 November 2018

I read a lot of good reviews but also bad ones.The menu and the happy hour made the decision for us. So were we glad we went. Everything was so tastefull and well prepared.We ordsred the ultimate bloody mary,oysters,clams,mussels,new england chowder, and ordered again oysters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lionel D
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Friends picked this restaurant. I usually read reviews and look at the menu in advance. Some of the reviews were not good, but we found it EXCELLENT. Do not pass up an opportunity to eat here. My wife had salmon. I had tuna. The gelato...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Primo250
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice vibe at an Asbury seafood restaurant. Enjoyed happy hour on a Saturday. Try the clams casino. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 46377Jojo
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Brittney the bartender was cold and unwelcoming. I don’t know if it’s because we were a gay couple or not. I hope not. Not a smile, no service... we were just ignored. We complained to the night manager and he smirked. UNBELIEVABLE. We won’t be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Travel17653706070
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was our second time at this restaurant (first time for Lunch) and again it left us slightly dissapointed. The mussels were excellent; however the lobster roll was only mediocre and the lobster was piled high on a barely split bun so you basically have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Blaw10
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We were not expecting anything much when we sat down at an outside picnic table to order - but - the food was DELICIOUS! We all had some sort of fish dish which were all very good but the best was the pot of steamed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dorothy g
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Food was good. Service was slow. Nice atmosphere. I would go back for drinks and apps. Expensive. Lobster roll was $30!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went for happy hour and ordered drinks and some raw bar items. The Ultimate Bloody Mary was a meal in itself. A celery stalk, olives, a jumbo shrimp, and crab’s claw were all in as garnish. Raw bar items were all great. Will definitely go...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NJBeachCruiser
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great place if you love shellfish! a bit pricey but worth the money! Have been here on many occasions. The outside bar on the roof is a great view!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lisa_klecan
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9 June 2016|
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Response from BarbaK | Reviewed this property |
i think you should check with restaurant..they do have bigger tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-455-3352
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