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Food and restaurants in Asbury Park

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Daytime Pizza spot that transforms into popular bar + club at night. Nice outdoor seating with picnic benches. Good for groups.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“great roof top bar and internally perfect cool atmosphere for hot or sunny days! FUN upbeat and walkable!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“One of our favorites in town. Best Japanese in the area and a great bar scene.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Popular dinner spot that converts to a bar later in the night. Great American menu, good for groups.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great sourdough pizza restaurant on Cookman Ave. Intimate but still good for groups.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular brunch place with outdoor seating. BYOB for some brunch fun! Get there early or be prepared to wait a little bit - this is a town favorite.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“GOOD FOOD & BAR AREA. ON THE WEEKENDS, THEY USUALLY ALWAYS HAVE LIVE MUSIC W/ NO COVER. FROM THERE YOU CAN WALK INTO ASBURY PARK YACHT CLUB TO SEE WHO'S PLAYING THERE, AS WELL.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Upscale gourmet dining within walking distance with a view of Ocean Grove on the lake.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Only in Asbury Park can you find an excellent Starbucks alternative that also doubles as a surf shop! Great place to meet some locals and read the paper. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“In the mood to be healthy? This IS the place! It’s mostly vegetarian fare, but everything on the menu is made in house and tastes great. If you’re lucky they’ll be offering their lentil burgers or baked tofu dish. Excellent coffee/espresso too and good desserts. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“If you like donuts THIS is the spot for you! Homemade-interesting make your own donuts.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“ Locally roasted coffee - try the cold brew! There is a second location in the Convention Center on the boardwalk. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee, delicious pastries and basic breakfast item, special discounts on Tuesday's afternoon. Great place to hang out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Juice Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The owner is Ross and is a staple in Asbury Park. He had the first coffee shop in AP. He has a place on Cookman and also in the Food Shoppes in Ocean Groove on the boardwalk. Great coffee, breakfast and lunch. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Local coffee spot located inside Convention Hall on the Boardwalk. Great for coffee + pastries before heading onto the sand.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“In the mood to be healthy? This IS the place! It’s mostly vegetarian fare, but everything on the menu is made in house and tastes great. If you’re lucky they’ll be offering their lentil burgers or baked tofu dish. Excellent coffee/espresso too and good desserts. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee, delicious pastries and basic breakfast item, special discounts on Tuesday's afternoon. Great place to hang out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 1 local recommends