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Theresa's South

530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762
+1 732-892-1555
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“short ribs” (10 reviews)
“eggplant” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
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530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant definitely fits well into the landscape of this small and quaint Jersey shore town. Being it's November, we did not have the option to dine outside, but we can easily see the attraction. Like many BYOB's, the prices at this restaurant are a...More

1  Thank dls1656
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Teresa's South is the mainstay in Bay Head. Very creative southwestern cuisine although anyone can find something to like on the menu.

Thank william r g
Reviewed 8 November 2017

this is a romantic,cozy,beautifully lit restaurant.the wait staff was great,as was the food.it will be a great place for your first date,it's delicious delovely.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Had a party of 16 and the food was disappointing. IT's NOT FINE Dinning at all. Server was very GOOD..... First you can't see with the sun in your eyes and then the dinning area becomes very dark and unable to see menu.

Thank nanpumkin
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I have been meaning to try Theresa's South and now that it is Fall and not so busy I decided to try this local restaurant. For a Thursday night it was busy enough which was nice to see. I don't like a place that is...More

Thank 54jls
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian with fresh ingredients and very good service. Prices are a little steep but you get what you pay for in quality and quantity of food. I had the linguini and clams which was terrific (first time I've ever had it with more clams...More

Thank Tomosies
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is my fourth time eating here this past year and I've never been disappointed . The homemade Rigatoni Bolognese has great flavor and I always order it whether I share as a first course or main dish it's a must for me . At...More

1  Thank Laurie K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I love Theresa's, the food is always delicious. It's nestled in a quaint little beach town. You can dine in side or al fresco, which is always nice! It's a BYOB which is always a plus.

1  Thank K V
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We sat outside on a very nice evening the service was spot on both friendly and knowledgeable the food was fresh and excellent and remember it's a BYOB place

1  Thank BigBob115
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This popular BYOB restaurant is a standout among the Jersey Shore's mediocre dining options. They take reservations for their beautiful interior space, and seat the tables on the pretty patio on a first-come basis, so getting a table is usually possible with a little or...More

1  Thank PyrotechnicDaisy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762
    (Mount Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Bay Head
  • Phone Number: +1 732-892-1555
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Welcome to Theresa's South where you will find authentic Italian cuisine with recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is a family owned and operated business so they take great pride in everything that comes out of their kitchen. The food is excellent and the service is superb! They use only the finest and freshest of meats, seafood, produce, and ingredients. Everything is homemade, from their sauces and pastas to their salad dressings. The bread is baked locally and delivered fresh daily. The portions are very healthy to satisfy any appetite and the menu widely varied so there is something for all tastes. For dessert they feature fresh homemade banana bread pudding, or maybe a slice of homemade flourless chocolate cake! This is the place to enjoy a great meal, hang out with family and friends, and have some good conversation. They are available for private parties and can accommodate up to 100 people. This is a must try and will be your new favorite Italian restaurant. This is a BYOB establishment. ** There is additional parking available at the municipal parking lot off of Bridge Ave.
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