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“Delicious seafood in Asbury Park!”
Review of The Bonney Read

The Bonney Read
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Ranked #13 of 136 Restaurants in Asbury Park
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Day trip to Asbury Park today. We landed at The Bonney Read for lunch. Go here for the crazy delicious meal of a bloody complete with shrimp, clam on the half shell, crab claw, bacon, olives, celery, limes, and an old bay rimmed glass. Also try the frosé (frozen rosé - a first for me, and fun on a warm summer day), and definitely the crab sliders. Spicy clam (in the shells) chowder with Italian sausage, blackened swordfish (reminded me of swordfish I had fresh of the boat in Montauk years ago), and lobster roll all great too. Can't wait to get back and work my way through the rest of the menu. We were the first table in, and filled up quickly. Good vibe, great staff.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went early (4:30) since we'd had a big breakfast and no lunch. We ordered from the raw bar and each ordered an appetizer, 1/2 salad and lobster bisque. all was very good, nice portions and the drinks specials were good. I had the Mai Tai and husband had the Rum Bucket.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank cspolski
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Thursday is $25 Lobster night and it was yummy.had shark bites and shrimp for apps and yummy also. Excellent service.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mreesebryan
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Wow!!! This gem in Asbury Park is one of the best seafood places at the shore, PERIOD !!
Have asked many people who go down weekly and they've never been here for some reason??
Have been there 3 times in the past month and the service and food is consistently wonderful. 2 of the 3 times Britney has been our server and she's the best!! Great insight on the menu and paces your meal as you like.
LOVE the Oyster Po Boy sliders and the Fish n Chips are the very BEST I HAVE EVER HAD!! Energetic atmosphere both inside and out. Right on Cookman Street, a great place to people watch if you sit outside.
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!!!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

great location but difficult to find a parking spot during the summer. Seated immediately for our Sunday night dinner reservations for seven of us. Busy place but noise level is not hugely a problem on the lower floor. Up at bar level it is very noisy. there is also outdoor seating. We started with a few appetizers. Loved the Spanish octopus, absolutely perfectly cooked octopus and the Ipswich clams were delicious. The mussels in white wine were a pretty small and a little on the dry side and the clam and chorizo fritters had no chorizo flavor. Some ordered the frozen Moscow mules and they said they were delicious. A few of us ordered a bottle of the rose and the Bordeaux that were on special for that night and both were very nice and so inexpensive. I ordered the wahoo, which was a special that night, again, a perfectly prepared dish. Loved it. My husband ordered the clams in fra diavlo sauce and he said it was fabulous. Soemeone ordered the linguine in clam sauce and loved it. Another ordered the salmon special that night, another the swordfish special and someone ordered fish and chips and one ordered the burger that was huge! Everyone really enjoyed the dinners. The prices are pretty reasonable. Would definitely return

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank MITIJ
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