The Bonney Read is the place for American seafood, chowder, and a raw bar! The restaurant is a self-proclaimed “chowder house” that makes locally sourced seafood right on the premises. For those who want to feel like the chef had to go out and catch the fish himself to make it, this is the place. Add in great cocktails and specials, and it’s a seafood lover’s dream.
The Raw Bar at The Bonney Read is one of the best in Asbury Park and even Monmouth County. The Oyster Shooter and Ultimate Bloody May are two specials we recommend. At $18, it includes 3 oz. of Vodka, Tequila, or Gin, House made Bloody Mary Mix, Garnished with a Fresh Middle neck Clam, a Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp, a Jumbo Crab Claw, Celery & Bacon, and an Old Bay Rim! Seafood lovers, rejoice!