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The Bonney Read

533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
+1 732-455-3352
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“chowder” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time at this restaurant (first time for Lunch) and again it left us slightly dissapointed. The mussels were excellent; however the lobster roll was only mediocre and the lobster was piled high on a barely split bun so you basically have...More

Thank Blaw10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not expecting anything much when we sat down at an outside picnic table to order - but - the food was DELICIOUS! We all had some sort of fish dish which were all very good but the best was the pot of steamed...More

Thank dorothy g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Service was slow. Nice atmosphere. I would go back for drinks and apps. Expensive. Lobster roll was $30!

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for happy hour and ordered drinks and some raw bar items. The Ultimate Bloody Mary was a meal in itself. A celery stalk, olives, a jumbo shrimp, and crab’s claw were all in as garnish. Raw bar items were all great. Will definitely go...More

Thank NJBeachCruiser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place if you love shellfish! a bit pricey but worth the money! Have been here on many occasions. The outside bar on the roof is a great view!

Thank lisa_klecan
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We came here for dinner, but wound up almost having tapas. The choices of appetizers were so good, we decided to try several of them !!! The shark bites were really tasty, and the octopus was grilled to perfection, and a nice size order !!!...More

Thank Pubkahn
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A wonderful local seafood restaurant, though not on the water. All dishes well-prepared and nicely served.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I went to restaurant with my wife at the end of July. The server was very friendly and we were seated inside. It is fairly warm inside so just take that into consideration. We split some shrimp to peel and then both ordered mussels for...More

Thank beans987
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited on a very warm night in August and it was so warm inside, I don't know how any of the guests were sitting there. We got a table just on the patio line so some of us were cool and others were roasting....More

Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stopped in the Bonney Read for a light dinner around 8:30 pm after taking a class in Asbury Park. We ordered 3 appetizers and a cocktail and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The swordfish bites, in particular, were perfectly cooked...More

Thank Bill A
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10 June 2016|
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Response from BarbaK | Reviewed this property |
i think you should check with restaurant..they do have bigger tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7115
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-455-3352
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