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Apr 19, 2014 08:57 AM

New Mcloone's to open in Red Bank.

Won't be called Mcloone's, but Robinson Ale House. The former Murphy's.

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  1. Let me see if I can contain my excitement. Yep, I can.

    1. More of the same overpriced, average quality food, I predict.

      1. ANYTHING to replace Murphy's will be a welcome addition! Hopefully the beer selection will be good enough to push some of the other bars bit to step up their game.

        1. Yeah, I shared this info several weeks ago in a diff RB thread.

          ANything is a step up from Murphy's. At least he is going for low hanging fruit by going mostly burgers. I feel like that is all I would really order at a McLoones anyway...

          A few doors down, the Boardwalk Burgers is being converted to a mac n cheese / grilled cheese place, which should be interesting

          1. Please, God - let him hire at least one decent chef who has some interesting recipes. That company has the wherewithal to hire good cooks and flat-out refuses to do so.

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            1. re: radiogrl1

              You would hope that as he moved inland to places that could no longer depend on a great water view to attract a crowd that he would compensate by upping the quality of the food...

              1. re: equal_Mark

                Hasn't seemed to work at "CJ Mcloone's" thus far.

                1. re: equal_Mark

                  ...only reason we visit the Sea Bright & Long Branch spots on occasion. I love the Sea Bright one. Felt that mini-earthquake there a few summers ago with my mom. We thought the pier was rocking from the wake of a boat until some kind soul with a smart phone shared the news to the rest of the diners outside. Pretty cool.

                  1. re: Snorkelvik

                    Would have been a hell of a boat wake given that the Sea Bright location is land bound and did not sit on a pier over the water.

                    1. re: equal_Mark

                      While the primary restaurant was land bound, protruding into the parking lot, they did have a waterfront outdoor dining deck.

                      1. re: jrvedivici

                        Which sat behind the bulkhead on the parking lot. It was not located "over" the water.

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          That's right! I distinctly remember being out there one year for some event I can't remember. lol I need memory help.