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Iron Whale, Asbury Park, NJ

Iron Whale

4.5
4.5
1134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Intimate dining experience that showcases Asbury Parks trendy neighborhood. Located on the boardwalk, we showcase those stunning oceanfront views in every area of our restaurant. We feature fresh seafood, fish, and a raw bar serving the highest quality ingredients, along with our specialty craft cocktails and our assorted wine list. This new concept serves as the perfect dining destination for any occasion day or night. Iron Whale is open 7 days a week.

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Booked 77 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 361-5185

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Charles Collins

  • Private party facilities

    We have an ocean view private room that can fit parties up to 35 guests. Luncheons, business dinners, holiday parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations , rehearsal dinners. Go to our Iron Whale website and send you banquet inquiry today!

  • Neighbourhood

    Asbury Park

  • Parking Details

    Lot across the street is now open for free or metered parking out front!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Shishito PeppersUS$12.00

    maldon sea salt | cilantro-garlic aioli

    • Spare RibsUS$16.00

      apple fennel slaw | blueberry habanero glaze

      • Crab CakeUS$16.00

        roasted corn salsa | jalapeno thousand island

        • Roasted Red Pepper HummusUS$10.00

          warm pita

          • Chicken & Lemongrass DumplingsUS$12.00

            spicy soy | scallions

            • Rhode Island CalamariUS$14.00

              elephant garlic chips | blistered shishito peppers | jersey tomato sauce

              • Moules FritesUS$14.00

                pei mussels | sambuca | crispy fries | cilantro-garlic aioli

                • Charbroiled OystersUS$16.00

                  chorizo | manchego cheese | garlic lime butter | panko

                  • Sautéed Local ClamsUS$16.00

                    tomatoes | garlic & spices | white wine | lemon butter

                    • Grilled OctopusUS$24.00

                      garbanzo salad | roasted red pepper puree

                      • Jerk ShrimpUS$18.00

                        coconut cucumber salad | cilantro-garlic aioli

                        • Daily BreadUS$6.00

                          gorgonzola butter | ricotta spread | sun-dried tomato pesto

                          • TapenadeUS$10.00

                            black olives + spices | crostini

                            Soups

                            • Pumpkin SoupUS$6.00

                              créme fraiche | toasted pumpkin seeds

                              • New England Clam ChowderUS$8.00

                                bacon | potatoes | cream

                                Salads

                                Add: shrimp $12 | chicken $6 | salmon $10 | steak $10 | crab cake $14

                                • MesclunUS$10.00

                                  avocado | bleu cheese crumbles | grape tomatoes | house vinaigrette

                                  • Brussels Sprouts + Kale CaesarUS$12.00

                                    tom croutons | parmigiana | caesar dressing

                                    • Roasted Buttternut SquashUS$17.00

                                      kale | grape tomatoes | red onion | roasted butternut squash | pistachios | goat cheese crumbles | pomegranate vinaigrette

                                      • Crushed Baby BeetUS$12.00

                                        parmigiana | arugula | almonds | house vinaigrette

                                        • Apple WalnutUS$17.00

                                          honey crisp apples | spring mix | goat cheese | house vinaigrette | pomegranate seeds

                                          • Crab LouisUS$22.00

                                            colossal crabmeat | romaine | grape tomatoes | hard boiled egg | pickled red onion | jalapeño thousand island dressing

                                            • Grilled Octopus SaladUS$24.00

                                              baby arugula | garbanzo beans | red onions | feta | lemon vinaigrette

                                              Mains

                                              • Three Cheese RavioliUS$24.00

                                                tomatoes | cream | peas

                                                • B+E ChickenUS$27.00

                                                  sautéed spinach | garlic vinegar peppers | fingerling potatoes | roasted garlic demi-glace

                                                  • Coffee Rubbed BBQ Pork ChopUS$28.00

                                                    house bbq sauce | bacon jam | brussels sprouts

                                                    • Rigatoni CollinsUS$30.00

                                                      shrimp | bay scallops | clams | mussels | sun-dried tomatoes | artichoke hearts | gailic butter | white wine sauce | mezzi rigatoni

                                                      • NY Strip SteakUS$42.00

                                                        truffle hash | asparagus | shiitake mushroom demi-glace

                                                        • Filet MignonUS$40.00

                                                          roasted fingerling potatoes | frizzled onions | shiitake mushroom demi-glace

                                                          • Braised Tomahawk Short RibUS$42.00

                                                            bleu cheese mashed potatoes | roasted butternut squash | pan jus

                                                            • 4th Avenue Linguine + ClamsUS$27.00

                                                              pancetta | garlic butter | white wine

                                                              • Shrimp TagliatelleUS$26.00

                                                                cherry tomatoes | toasted almonds | squid ink tagliatelle

                                                                • Lobster Mac N' CheeseUS$35.00

                                                                  bacon | jalapeños | panko

                                                                  • Cedar Plank SalmonUS$30.00

                                                                    soy pomegranate glaze | pomegranate seeds | rainbow swiss chard | brussels sprouts + pancetta

                                                                    • SwordfishUS$32.00

                                                                      vegetable risotto | eggplant caponata | red pepper coulis

                                                                      • MahiUS$34.00

                                                                        porcini dusted | shiitake mushrooms | corn | balsamic butter sauce

                                                                        • Crab CakesUS$35.00

                                                                          apple fennel slaw | jalapeno thousand island | french fries

                                                                          • ScallopsUS$35.00

                                                                            vegetable couscous | local honey | red pepper vinaigrette

                                                                            • I.W. BurgerUS$17.00

                                                                              grass fed | lettuce | tomato | pickled red onions | jalapeno thousand island | brioche | french fries

                                                                              • Blackbean BurgerUS$17.00

                                                                                baby spinach | sliced tomato | tapenade | french fries

                                                                                Raw Bar

                                                                                  Sold by the Piece

                                                                                  Minimum [3] per order

                                                                                  • LI Blue Point OystersUS$3.00

                                                                                    • MD Chesapeake OystersUS$2.00

                                                                                      • Local ClamsUS$2.00

                                                                                        • Chilled Jumbo ShrimpUS$4.00

                                                                                          Sauces

                                                                                          • Prosecco Mignonette

                                                                                            • Cocktail Sauce

                                                                                              Specialties

                                                                                              • I.W. WhalerUS$115.00

                                                                                                [6] bluepoint oysters | [6] local clams | [6] chesapeake oysters | 1 1/4 lb. whole lobster | [6] chilled shrimp

                                                                                                • The AsburyUS$40.00

                                                                                                  [4] oysters | [4] local clams | [6] chilled shrimp | colossal crabmeat

                                                                                                  Fish Taco Bar

                                                                                                  • Jerk Mahi MahiUS$18.00

                                                                                                    arugula | garbanzo beans | pico de gallo | cilantro garlic aioli

                                                                                                    • GumpUS$20.00

                                                                                                      grilled shrimp | shredded /ettuce | avocado | pico de gallo | Jalapeno thousand island dressing

                                                                                                      • TofuUS$16.00

                                                                                                        apple fennel slaw | pico de gallo | roasted red pepper vinaigrette

                                                                                                        • Roy-BoyUS$16.00

                                                                                                          crispy cod | shredded lettuce | cilantro-garlic aioli | pico de gallo

                                                                                                          • The ScotUS$18.00

                                                                                                            seared salmon | shredded lettuce | fresh horseradish | pico de gallo | cilantro-garlic aioli

                                                                                                            Sides

                                                                                                            • French FriesUS$6.00

                                                                                                              • Vegetable CouscousUS$6.00

                                                                                                                • Sautéed Garlic SpinachUS$6.00

                                                                                                                  • Fingerling PotatoesUS$7.00

                                                                                                                    • AsparagusUS$7.00

                                                                                                                      • Blistered Brussels SproutsUS$7.00

                                                                                                                        • Vegetable RisottoUS$7.00

                                                                                                                          • Roasted Butternut SquashUS$7.00

                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                            What 1,134 people are saying

                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                            4.5
                                                                                                                            4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                            • 4.1Value

                                                                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                            Loved For

                                                                                                                            • New York / Tri-State Area

                                                                                                                              Scenic View

                                                                                                                            • New Jersey - Central

                                                                                                                              Outdoor Eating

                                                                                                                            • New Jersey - Central

                                                                                                                              Scenic View

                                                                                                                            • New Jersey - Central

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                                                                                                                              All of us were pleased with our meals. The Mahi dish was perfect. The fish had a slight crunch before getting to the incredibly moist and flavorful fish. The corn and porcini mushrooms took the dish to the next level. Delicious!

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                                                                                                                              JeffreyC

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                                                                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

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                                                                                                                              Good food great atmosphere very good drinks

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                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The food was delicious. A little pricey

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                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                              Simply awesome,

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                                                                                                                              BobnMare

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We have dined at the Iron Whale quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Consistently good food and excellent service.

                                                                                                                            7. M

                                                                                                                              Mags

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Iron Whale is a very well run restaurant in a great spot on the boardwalk. We dined there with our 2 young daughters for the first time and were pleasantly surprised by the options for kids. They made them Shirley Temple’s and was shocked by such a low $2 cost, which is unusual for a boardwalk place. The service was outstanding as was the food. Rather than ordering a couple of large entrees we ordered a bunch of their smaller plates which was a great way to sample all the different flavors. The tacos are a must have, especially the cod, as you get 3 overstuffed shells of perfectly fried fish. The charbroiled oysters are delish and reminded me of New Orleans. The jerk shrimp were a standout- Huge, spicy and perfectly cooked. Kids portions are larger than expected. My daughter really loved the ravioli, which was a huge portion. Try to get the side room overlooking the boardwalk and beach you want a quiet, bright, airy room with a better view.

                                                                                                                            8. FB

                                                                                                                              FeliciaB

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We had mussels, crab cakes, clam chowder soup, calamari, lobster roll. And a dinner. All was amazing! Will be returning

                                                                                                                            9. J

                                                                                                                              Jack

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Get the bread, you won’t be disappointed. The music playlist was modern and fit the outdoor vibe. Wish the outside was decorated as nice as the interior. Drinks could’ve been a little stronger (especially considering the price), but were tasty nonetheless. The food exceeded expectations. The lemongrass chicken dumplings were crunchy and juicy. My better half had a short rib grilled cheese which came on two slices of this massive bread. They definitely did not skimp out on the short rib. It also came with this onion jam that was reminiscent of honey that was to die for. I had a lobster roll with large chunks of lobster and tasted like potato salad, only with lobster instead of potato. Overall, it was a great date spot and well worth your time.

                                                                                                                            10. FD

                                                                                                                              FrancesD

                                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Had been here before and wanted to go back, met a friend for lunch. We started off with the roasted red pepper hummus which was light and refreshing. For lunch had the fish tacos (highly recommend) and the Maine Lobster Roll, which honestly could use a little more lobster. I've had lobster rolls at other establishments which have more lobster chunks. It was still very tasty but I would likely stick with a fish taco or salad on a future luncheon.

                                                                                                                            11. SC

                                                                                                                              StefanieC

                                                                                                                              Atlantic City

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Everything was great! Our waiter was excellent and the food was really good. We didn’t feel rushed and the whole atmosphere was very cool! Would definitely come back!

                                                                                                                            12. DD

                                                                                                                              DeniseD

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              Food good, would have been nice to have more clams in clam chowder. Not best we ever had, but good. Swordfish very good. Fish tacos good, but small amount of them. Rigatoni and seafood dish good. Service very good. But server never mentioned if there were any daily specials and I forgot to ask. Not thrilled the restaurant allowed a patron with a very loud dog remain seated long after dog owner done w/meal. Dog barked in an extremely loud and aggressive way for quite a while every single time another dog passed by which put a real damper on our "dining out" experience and a big part of reason we had dessert at another business. These other dogs were passing other dogs on Boardwalk without so much as a short bark. But the dog at restaurant couldn't shut up. It would be nice if restaurant did not allow dogs. But if they continue to do so, it would be nice if they would ask owners of loud, aggressive dogs to at least leave after they are finished dining. The noise was annoying.

                                                                                                                            13. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              The location is very nice, the drinks tasted great, the service was timely and attentive. The food was okay. We ordered calamari, pork belly appetizer, fish tacos, lobster rolls, a chicken sandwich, and a brunch entree. Everything was okay, not really anything exceptional. A very nice place for a first date or for friends getting together for a drink.

                                                                                                                            14. j

                                                                                                                              jannnycakes

                                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Came here on a sat w reservation for belated Mother’s Day . Everything was wonderful , we had the octopus salad & jerk shrimp ( not enough ) I had the plank Salmon , and dessert was key lime pie . Will def be back , only downfall was the noise level , way too loud .

                                                                                                                            15. H

                                                                                                                              Holly

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Beautifully designed space. Like all the Mcloone restaurants, the food was very good. Swordfish with risotto was delicious and moist. Fellow diners who ordered the shrimp tacos raved about how good they were.

                                                                                                                            16. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food1service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Black bean burger was not a black bean burger. Not good at all. Will go back and try other food.

                                                                                                                            17. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              We went for dinner for mothered day. Our waiter was great he was so friendly and nice knew what he was doing!! everyone there was friendly and attentive food was great and great menu so much to choose it’s hard to narrow down with out ordering every app oysters were fresh and great drinks were on point the bloody whale was one of the best bloody Mary’s I be ever had! Definitely can’t wait to go back when the weather is better and you can enjoy the beach view! Definitely check it out it won’t disappoint and you’ll feel ao welcomed by the staff!!

                                                                                                                            18. JS

                                                                                                                              JenniferS

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Our waiter “T” made our day! He was personable, helpful, timely & caring. The food was awesome too!

                                                                                                                            19. D

                                                                                                                              Deniser

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              its was mothers day and i loved the family services bunch. Nick our server was excellent , The food was delicious and truly enjoyed our experience.

                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Took my mother here for Mother’s Day brunch. Set menu was served family style. It was a feast. Everything was excellent. Would go back for another set menu event.

                                                                                                                            21. AH

                                                                                                                              AdamH

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We ate here to celebrate Mother's Day with my wife, our two grown children and me. The location and atmosphere are tremendous...we had been here before for drinks at the very long bar. The food was hit and miss. For appetizers, we ordered the shishito peppers and chicken/lemongrass dumplings, both of which were very good, especially the dumplings. For entrees, we had two taco dishes (Roy Boy and Tofu) both of which were mediocre at best. The corn tortillas were not warmed, charred or grilled in any way, so the tacos just fell apart in a mess. My fish was very crispy and tasty, but was not hot. The tofu tacos were bland. On the other hand, the other two entrees were outstanding...the cedar plank salmon and linguine and clams, though serving clams without crusty bread for sopping up the very delicious broth is a mistake. Overall, we had a great time and will be back, and just won't order any tacos.

                                                                                                                            22. C

                                                                                                                              Chocolatelover

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious and waitstaff was very attentive! Will definitely be back again!

                                                                                                                            23. GE

                                                                                                                              GinaE

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                              Food, view, ambiance all excellent!

                                                                                                                            24. GL

                                                                                                                              GabrielleL

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Mother’s Day

                                                                                                                            25. PZ

                                                                                                                              PaulZ

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                              Three of four meals were great. One meal (filet) was average at best. Server(Zack) was outstanding.

                                                                                                                            26. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Great food and drinks. We enjoyed our dinner but we were sat near the bar which was a bit crowded and loud.

                                                                                                                            27. CD

                                                                                                                              ChristopherD

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              A great place for dinner on the Asbury Park boardwalk.

                                                                                                                            28. ME

                                                                                                                              MarkE

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Food service excellent Just wish there more Cabernets by the glass

                                                                                                                            29. M

                                                                                                                              Monkey

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Great time, server was great and knowledgeable. Ambiance was lovely and the food and drinks were delicious!

                                                                                                                            30. B

                                                                                                                              Bill

                                                                                                                              Miami - Dade

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The place was very nice, food was excellent, expensive, but we enjoyed ourselves

                                                                                                                            31. G

                                                                                                                              Grace

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              120 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              120 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Very good food and service

                                                                                                                            32. KE

                                                                                                                              KatieE

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Great ambience! Fabulous meal. Service wonderful. You won't leave hungry!!!

                                                                                                                            33. AD

                                                                                                                              AndreaD

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              The restaurant was excellent at accommodating the special needs of our dining party and changed our table accordingly with minimal wait. Our server (Keys) was amazing in providing suggestions and service. The food was outstanding—we didn’t wait long even with the holiday crowd. Even the manager stopped by to ensure we were happy. Everyone and everything was perfect—5-star! I would go back in a heartbeat.

                                                                                                                            34. OT

                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                              Richmond

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              We ate Easter dinner here. The ambiance was beautiful. Our server Conner was attentive, personable and very funny. The food was delicious. The scallops were amazing! Loved everything!

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Connor is wonderful isn't he? You can always request him the next time you join us! So glad you had an amazing experience. Thank you.

                                                                                                                            35. KV

                                                                                                                              KimV

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              It was wonderful to see The Iron Whale abuzz this past Easter Sunday, the place was humming! I can’t say enough about the staff, service and food - spot on! We’ll definitely be back.

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to see you all again soon!

                                                                                                                            36. E

                                                                                                                              Eattmann

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              22 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                              Keith was an amazing server that made our Easter even more special!

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Key is amazing! Thank you for your feed back!

                                                                                                                            37. C

                                                                                                                              Colleen

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              Granted it was a busy holiday but the food was miles below previous visits. Soggy, tasteless pasta. Rubbery octopus. Mashed potatoes with boursin that were overpowering - more boursin than potato. We had to ask for cutlery, ketchup for fries, sugar for coffee…it was a real disappointment.

                                                                                                                            38. RO

                                                                                                                              RONS

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              160 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              160 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                              First visit we had a table close to back wall far from the view of the ocean. My back was to the windows without a view at all. Food was good, everything arrived in a timely manner. cocktails were good. Would go back again and insist on better seating.

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback. We understand everyone wants a piece of that view along with their seating. We will try our best next time to accommodate you and the rest of your party!

                                                                                                                            39. A

                                                                                                                              Andrea

                                                                                                                              Atlantic City

                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                              Food and service was excellent. Delicious drink and salad for appetizers. My husband loved the oysters. All our meals were delicious. I had salmon, others had mahi, halibut and swordfish. Everything was amazing. Ask for a table by the window, can't beat the view. A definite favorite!

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here with us!

                                                                                                                            40. r

                                                                                                                              roberto

                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                              The iron whale is always consistently good. I kind of wish they had a fresh fish offering for lunch here as the menu is very sandwich heavy. That said it's a great location and the food and drink is always good.

                                                                                                                              Iron WhaleResponded on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                              Thank you for your feedback! We are updating our menu for spring so please check out what new items we will be offering soon!

                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                                              • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                            Iron Whale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Iron Whale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 361-5185.

                                                                                                                            Iron Whale is rated 4.5 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                            Google Map for Iron Whale

                                                                                                                            1200 Ocean Ave Unit 504 Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5778

                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                            • Neighbourhood

                                                                                                                              Asbury Park

                                                                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                              Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                              Seafood, Steak, Cocktail Bar

                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                                                                              Lot across the street is now open for free or metered parking out front!

                                                                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                              Charles Collins

                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                              Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                              (732) 361-5185

                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                              We have an ocean view private room that can fit parties up to 35 guests. Luncheons, business dinners, holiday parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations , rehearsal dinners. Go to our Iron Whale website and send you banquet inquiry today!

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