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Moonstruck

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517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
732-988-0123
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice renovation

It has been some time since we visited Asbury Park, a storied Jersey shore town of the 1930s and 40s that went seriously downhill thereafter. Some time ago Bruce Springsteen, who started his career there, began a campaign for its renovation and the results have been impressive. The town is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
nassau2
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Princeton, New Jersey
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It has been some time since we visited Asbury Park, a storied Jersey shore town of the 1930s and 40s that went seriously downhill thereafter. Some time ago Bruce Springsteen, who started his career there, began a campaign for its renovation and the results have been impressive. The town is looking pretty good again, and in particular, is host to... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Now it is over rated and the wait staff in the past year has been resting on their laurels. It costs a fortune and on a couple of occasions the wait staff has been down right rude in unnecessary ways. I gather they are under a great deal of pressure but that has sort of soared our experience. We used... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is amazing! My father is really sick with cancer and can barely walk. He really wanted to go to this restaurant for father's day. When they wouldn't take a reservation i knew my Dad wouldn't be able to wait for a table and get through dinner. So I decided to email Moonstruck and ask for an exception. One... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Everything is right here! The place is three stories with an elevator. Large bar areas, comfortable well decorated interior. Friendly professional wait staff, wide selection of generous drinks and great food. I had cod poached in Manhattan clam chowder, cod was fresh, cooked just enough, and the clams were the tender little necks rather than the usual tough chowder clams.... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My friends and I by chance ended up at Moonstruck this past week for dinner! So glad we did! The staff was beyond friendly and accommodating! Everyone of our dishes was beyond flavorful and delicious! Moonstruck is now one of my favorite restaurants and I can't wait to dine there again!

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Located in Asbury park along the lake has a nice view of the water. Three story old building but updated and well kept. On street electronic metered parking hard to find a spot (more about this later). Our service was excellent, food and drinks perfect. Not a place to visit during the summer due to long waits in season. Menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

REcent discovery for my partner and me. Weekend evenings dining on the balcony are heavenly. Great food, good service. hard to pass by.

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a Summer local, I have been going to Moonstruck for many years. It has a really amazing tradition of being over the top in all respects. Food, Service, Atmosphere are ALL OUTSTANDING! I want to tell you something mostly locals know about: Happy Hour. This is from 4-6 Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. What is it? Well, it's half price... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A lovely location with good food and service. The number one problem will be parking. It can really be tough during the season and on weekends. Note that while there are stairs, there is an elevator in the rear. The noise level is moderate, but proximity to large groups can push the level up significantly. The prices were a bit... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant overlooks the lake, and their are balconies on the second and third floor which provides seating if the weather is nice. Inside, if you get a table near the balcony, you will be able to see the lake. This is an old building wonderfully restored with tons of charm. The menu has a nice assortment of entrees that... More 

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Additional Information about Moonstruck

Address: 517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
Phone Number: 732-988-0123
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: 732-988-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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