Asbury Ale House

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Asbury Ale House
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Tim
Oklahoma City, OK1,259 contributions
Superb place to eat. Our waiter, Gerardo, form Colombia, was excellent. He was very friendly and knew the menu well. We gave him a 30% tip because he deserved it! The fish and chips were really good. Loved the outdoor dining area.
Written July 27, 2022
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tipyourbartender
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
Friends
For a late evening visit the selection of bar food and drinks was great. The boneless buffalo wings were lovely, truffle Mac and cheese bites also a treat.

Where this place absolutely falls down in the service. Two of our meals mixed up or forgotten with no apology. No check backs to ensure anyone enjoyed their meal or needed additional drinks etc.

The absolute downfall however was just trying to pay the bill. It took 45 minutes for our server to start taking payments, the whole time stressing on us that she “had to get her 20% tip”

Maybe I’m an ignorant tourist, though I do understand this strange American tipping culture, but surely the guest should be deciding how much they want to tip? 20% seemed excessive for the poor service we received. They also kept telling us that the payment “had to be made it maximum four transactions..?” Why?? This seems hugely inconvenient for a large group of friends dining together, just let everyone pay what they owe, you’ll still get your precious tip.

PS a side note that if the tip is so essential to the well-being of your staff then just build it into the price, stop pressuring guests for forced charity and it would make the whole experience significantly less awkward and embarrassing for all parties.
Written May 13, 2022
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Kitman
Oxnard, CA719 contributions
Business
So our group decided to try this place for our post-event social gathering. Street parking can be a challenge especially if you aren’t familiar with using the self-parking system.

This place is located a few blocks from the ocean and in what appears to be their central business location. So this was one of those rare experiences where the bartender had no clue as to what the various beers were like because she wasn’t a beer drinker. On top of that, at least half of the beers on tap were out. In other words, the beer menu I was handed was nearly a waste of time because every one I selected, they were out of. Frustrated, I just went a Modelo. I also think the staff was overwhelmed by our numbers (plus the normal crowd) on what is normally an evening that is a lot slower. I asked if they were going to call in more staff workers….nope! After the debacle trying to get a beer, I opted not to order food.

I liked the atmosphere here but because of my experience in the bar, I’ll definitely opt for other local options before coming back here again. Because other reviews rate this place higher, you shouldn’t base your decision on whether or no to try this place solely on this review.
Written May 5, 2022
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Todd k
1 contribution
Couples
Food was different than last time. Didn't get what was stated on menu. Will not be back. Was really looking forward to the pull pork sliders but was extremely disappointed
Written April 19, 2022
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sconcklin
Harveys Lake, PA29 contributions
Couples
We did not have a good experience. The first table we were sat at was dirty and had to ask for a different tab. Food came out quickly but was cold.
Written February 27, 2022
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Beth C
23 contributions
We visited during covid, so it was quiet.Big place! Drinks were good, food was as well and plentiful , nice people.Seems like it would be a fun place in normal times
Written November 9, 2021
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Dawn E
Neptune, NJ82 contributions
Friends
We went to Lolas and didnt realize we were sitting outside at Ale House. The restaurant had NO one seated outside at all.4 of us were peacsfully finishing ice cream. It was not blocked off at any point. The manager came and asked us did we need service after 15 minutes. Then said we couldn't sit there. There was NO one eating and we were talking. We have spent tons of money sitting inside at this place. Yet well dressed people sitting on the last spot before being at Lolas he disturbed. We had no idea but again what were doing NO one was seated outside at the restaurant and we didnt even know it was Ale House. Nothing would ever nake us want to return even to the inside. If this is how you treat people. Clearly not a place to service everyone of every race or ethinicity. They will never get my money EVER.
Written October 20, 2021
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Kenneth M
Marlboro, NJ3 contributions
Family
Went for dinner on a busy Saturday night, worst mistake we could have made. I made reservations for 715 upon our arrival at 730 (had to park a mile away and walk ) we were told they have several reservations in front of us . After asking why bother making reservations then the manager came over and sat us immediately. No water or waitress for 25 min ( we timed it ) after taking drink orders no drinks or water for about 20 minutes. 1 beer and a vodka and club , not hard to make . She came back apologizing saying she was busy and she was. We ordered all our food as soon as she came back with drinks. 1 hour later for a salad, chix fingers , wings bone in, and a grilled chix sandwich. Salad was rediculas tiny for $16 but tasted “fine” chix fingers “fine” Wings were disgusting…. I asked for well done wings they came out like a rubber chicken , horrible… wife chix sandwich had no Avocado or bacon which was supposed to be on it. Manager came over after seeing us not eating (no waitress to be found ) and said he would fix our food … never saw him again!!! No new food no waitress nothing!!!! Waitress finally came over after 15 minutes and apologized again . Said she would take the food off the bill. Came back with a 130.00 bill only took off the wife sandwich. I will never go back to this establishment again and would never recommend it not even for a beer. Such a shame
Written September 12, 2021
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John B
10 contributions
Couples
Chicken wings were mealy and served luke warm versus hot. My wife had a chicken wrap and thought it must have been ordered from WaWa. Add in the automatic 20 percent tip when you order your food via “an App” and the whole experience screams way below average on every level.
Written August 3, 2021
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sconrad1961
202 contributions
Our food and drinks were excellent, as was the service. Our server Peyton was great, had some excellent recommendations and we had wonderful service all night. There was no wait and we sat inside. Our first time eating there and we enjoyed everything we had. Coconut rum slushies, peanut butter and jelly drink, steak egg rolls, fries, soft pretzel and regular cheesesteak.
Written July 16, 2021
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