And over the last decade, the revitalized beach-city burg of Asbury Park has cultivated an identity as the bar-none foodie destination at the Jersey Shore. It seems a trendy, new restaurant pops up on Ocean or Cookman Avenue every month, touting a stellar reputation and reviews.
So, how can you choose as you prepare your visit this summer? Let me, an Asbury Park local and frequenter of the city’s blooming food scene, be your guide as we rank all 35 table-service restaurants in Asbury Park, from worst to best. Which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.