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“Excellent "Soul" Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of At the Table

At the Table
Ranked #26 of 119 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Price range: $15 - $25
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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“Excellent "Soul" Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

If you have a taste for real home cooking go for the fried chicken and Ms Maya's Sweet potato crusted tilapia. Side orders of collard greens, potato salad and cole slaw YUMMY!
You can eat indoors or a two tables outside. However, they don't allow BYOB as of yet.
On Sundays there's a Southern Buffet for $17.95. And on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights there's a special dinner for two for $20.00. The chef/owner came out to explain that there can be a longer wait then usual since everything is prepared fresh.
If you're in a hurry maybe the buffet would be better for you. This restaurant is just off the Cookman Ave. shopping area and is family friendly. I'll have to return for the slow-cooked beef short ribs.

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank vinceplano
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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“Simply delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

Three of us had dinner here recently... we arrived late but were welcomed in regardless. I was warned that my entree selection (herb roasted chicken) took a long time to cook and they weren't lying, but it was oh so worth it. Every entree comes with two sides (one for each love handle, I joked)... they were out of a few things (as I mentioned it was late) but I settled on grilled asparagus and mac & cheese and both were great. My friends had talapia and fried shrimp and split an order of wings, which they also enjoyed and brought half home as the portions are big!

Atmosphere inside is basic but pleasant, probably holds no more than 40 people

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank ShiftyNJ
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Best hidden gem in A.P. Like you're in your mama's house.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

This place was AMAZING. You will not have better homecooked southern/soul food in Asbury Park, or anywhere in the surrounding beach area. Skip the over-priced restaurants on Cookman and Main Streets, head for this place!!!
We had an wonderful experience. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and seasoned and just like you were sitting a family home-cooked dinner. They start you out with the BEST cornbread muffins.
Make sure not to over-order. Portions are big and all entrees come with two very generously-sized sides. We didn't have room for dessert but I'm sure they were just as delicious as the entrees.
We had a chance to meet the owner and chef and she was delightful, super friendly and a charming lady. Family owned and run. All of them were very friendly and helpful.
This place is a bit off of a main street, so you have to make sure you know where it is before you get there. It's on Bond Street between Mattison and Bangs Ave. I don't think they have a website yet :(

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank klaxoner
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avon, ct
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“This is more like a " bring your best home cooked dish to a down home together" food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2011

This is my favorite restaurant when at Jersey Shore! Family owned and treat everyone like they are part of family!! Priced right- be ready to take home leftovers. Go with a group so you can taste everything. Or just go often! There is no better soul food north of Mississippi.

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1 Thank ladyk724
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