The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fare and drinks at McLoone's Asbury Grille.
Scenically situated on the newly renovated Asbury Park boardwalk, McLoone's Asbury pairs panoramic views of the high seas with high-quality fare. On temperate days, friends can lounge on the patio and let the rolling tide wash away awkward silence, or when Old Man Winter hangs his snow-hat over the Earth, step inside the bright, spacious interior, which is replete with couches, a fireplace, and full bar. The menu takes a cue from the coastline and merges land and sea with ample entrees such as the baby back ribs ($22.95) or grilled Atlantic salmon marinated in brown sugar, soy sauce, and pineapple juice ($20.95). Sandwiches take center stage on the lunch menu, such as the crowd-stealing soft-shell crab on toasted english muffin ($14.95) or pressed prosciutto panini with fresh mozzarella ($14.95).
- The fries were agreed by all to be the best fries we had ever had. The chicken tenders were uniquely delicious: instead of being breaded, they were battered, and served with a homemade honey mustard sauce that even my boyfriend, who hates mustard, loved. If you are ever in Asbury Park and looking for a delicious meal, you can't go wrong. – Sarah S., Yelp
- We've been to McCloone's [sic] a few times and now two times for brunch. They have a great selection of good food for brunch, including lox with capers, onions, and cream cheese. The service staff is very much on top of things - highly recommended location! – OpenTable reviewer on 11/30/2010
Restaurateur Tim McLoone has left his mark all over the culinary maps of New Jersey and Maryland with his numerous gourmet grills, which distinguish themselves from one another with unique menus and ambiances that hew to the same level of upscale elegance. Most of Tim’s restaurants set a lovely spread for Sunday brunch with made-to-order omelets, waffles, and a carving station with plump, tender hams. The network of eateries regularly lures hungry passersby during the evening with the aroma of grilled steaks and seafood, and a winning lotto ticket attached to a fishing line. Select locations are also visited by nightly entertainment. The decor at each dining hall is inspired by its surroundings: naval themes prevail at the coastal locations in National Harbor, Sea Bright, and Long Branch, while McLoone’s racing-themed restaurants are located within the off-track facilities in Fords and Bayonne.