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“Ok food, slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of McLoone's Asbury Grille

McLoone's Asbury Grille
1200 Ocean Avenue, On the boardwalk, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Ranked #41 of 92 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Avenue
Sussex, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Ok food, slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food wasn't anything special and was a bit pricey given the location. The service was slow which is a big negative when eating with 2 toddlers. My husband ended up cancelling his lunch since he had an app and taking the kids outside since it was taking too long for our entrees. We noticed other customers received their entrees well before our table even though we were seated when the dining room was not busy.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Clarksville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“McLoones - great place for a meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A great place for lunch while visiting the boardwalk. I had a great burger and onion rings. Wife had a nice wrap and salad. I would recommend it highly.

Visited June 2013
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New Jersey
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Wanted it to be Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

My husband and I went to McLoone's earlier this week for pre-dinner cocktails. The atmosphere is very nice, and the bartender was friendly and made a really good martini. A couple of days later, I was on the beach and was looking at TA for lunch recommendations. The Langosta Lounge receives many good reviews, so I walked there. Unfortunately, they were closed. Even though McLoone's gets rather poor reviews for food, I decided to try it anyway based on its convenient location and beach view.

I waited quite a while for the waitress to take my order and my mojito was probably the worst I've ever had. It tasted like club soda with a touch of mint. There was no rum or lime flavor to be found. I ordered two appetizers for lunch - the avocado caprese and the hummus trio. Both were pretty good, but nothing special. Plus, my lunch took a while to come out and the woman who brought it to me (not my waitress) was very unfriendly.

McLoone's is in a great location and, if they could only get their staff and food more consistent, this place could be fantastic.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Keep On Walking..........Bad Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

After a walk on the boards we stopped by just for a look see and the hostess said that they are having a brunch buffet and you can take a look if you'd like. We went to see what the offerings were and it didn't look too bad, so we decided to give it a try. For $19.95 pp, the brunch came with a juice and coffee or tea. The juice was served in a glass full of ice and the luke warm water for the tea was served in a tall clear glass mug with a spoon in it. We went to the omelet station and told the cook how we wanted our omelets made. He then turned around and took a cloth towel off of the window sill and proceeded to wipe out the pans .I looked at my husband in disbelief and I know now that this was a sign that we should have just walked out then!!!
How bad can a brunch be? This be it !!!
The quality of the food was sub par and service was poor at best.
Later that night at home we both ran for a bathroom and brunch be gone!!!
I think we both had some kind of food poisoning. This is the only food we had all day besides a cup of tea and toast at home.
We ate here on June 9,2013.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worst Restaurant on the Jersey Shore!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We were seated immediately. After waiting over 15 minutes with just our menus, we left. We were totally ignored. Menus were closed. No reason not to at least offer us water or take our drink order. Avoid McClooones.

Visited June 2013
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