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Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant

1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 775-7776
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Ranked #23 of 91 restaurants in Asbury Park
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Apps were good and pasta dishes were good nice view. We sat outside which is nice and service was good not great. A little surprised I didnt think the place was good. But we will be back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

over the years i been to the restaurant many times and we have always had a great time the last 3 times we have been there the service has been bad and getting worse so before i write them off we gave them another chance,well i must say it may have been the worst time ever last night we had... More

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sat upstairs in the glass-enclosed area overlooking the water. It was a great view but I think the glass exacerbated the noise level, making it hard to hear, even across the table. The food was delicious. We ordered the mushroom ravioli entree as an appetizer which was scrumptious. The halibu, branzino, lamb shank and pasta bolognese were all very... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Saturday night, beginning of summer. We get seated on the upper terrace and feel quite lucky....Except that it took almost an hour to get served. When we complained about it, we were told immediately that they were sending over the manager. 10 min. later, a manager comes and apologizes, without really giving us an explanation. We were offered free desserts,... More

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Rockaway, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On the Asbury Park boardwalk, across from the famous "Stone Pony," Stella Marina is in the perfect location. Food is delicious, but pricey. We really love their friend calamari - they mix in fried veggies which adds a nice touch. Still, $15 for half an order of fried calamari with a few strips of zucchini and mushrooms isn't exactly cheap... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

2 stars are for the food only - the rest was a mess!! We had a party of 9 last night for a special graduation dinner at 8pm. As a semi-regular of Stella Marina (about 6 times a year), I have to say that they have really fallen below their original standards that they set years ago when they first... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was good, great service and we had a window seat. The entree I ordered was pasta bolognese and it was great but close to $25.00. No salad or soup included and for a party of 7 they gave us about 8 slices of Italian bread, and I had to ask for more. For a couple the bill with... More

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten here quite a few times and it is consistently a very good place to eat, have a drink, and get a feel for Asbury Park. Food and service is always good .... Prices are a little high, but you get good value and you are on the ocean in one of the few dining places on the... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The views here are beautiful and you pay for that in the price of the meal. The food is very good but pricey, the portions are average, our server was very nice. The drinks are good, the desserts were good, we had fun with the couple we were with. I have nothing bad to say except the prices are a... More

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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had reservations for an early Sunday evening meal. The service was pretty good, except the waitress came back about 15 minutes after taking our order to confirm that she had remembered correctly. The food was good, the portions were generous, and the wine list is fairly extensive. None of this, however, could justify their prices. Not being familiar with... More

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