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25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My company holds our post holiday office dinner here every January. What a wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees are made available to us. I enjoy the shrimp in garlic sauce and really enjoyed my steak with Portuguese Potatoes and fresh veg. Service is always friendly and attentive. Keep saying I want to come here just for dinner with the... More 

Thank Lisa W
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Great place to be with family and friends. Great service friendly people. Sangria is one of the best.

Thank Florindo F
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Not my absolute favorite because sometimes the food can be a little hit or miss but the Sangria makes you forget all that and the atmosphere is fantastic for a night out with friends. Nice place for catered events too.

1 Thank ecrmum
Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with a few other couples and very good food. If you're looking for a romantic dinner, this isn't the restaurant for you. If you're looking to get a little loud while enjoying tasty dishes with friends, all without breaking the bank, then it is the perfect place. Packed to the gills on a Saturday night, it... More 

Green Brook
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We've been coming to Ria Mar for many, many years, and we've never been disappointed in either food or service. Some of our favorite dishes (just to name a few) are Pork Chops, Carne Alentejana (pork and clams), T-Bone steak, Bacalhao a Gomes Sa (Cod fish baked in a casserole with potatoes and onions), Shrimp Matosinhos style, Ribs....and the list... More 

2 Thank Elise B
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Food was over cooked, as if it was left over and they warmed it up; obviously after first bite I left the rest. I asked for the "house wine" (it's written in their web page, online menu) and the genius waiter brought me Sangria. So I don't know food was the worst or the genius waiter.

1 Thank Ferhad71
New Jersey
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184 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not as good as some of the other Portuguese places around, but if you want to hang out in the bar with a pitcher of Sangria and some appetizers, it will be an enjoyable experience.

1 Thank crazyhorse30
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood, pork steaks you name it all good here. Never had a bad meal and no way you can leave hungry. Always very busy so be patient worth the wait. Oh must try their sangria white or red both very good.

1 Thank stamping
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Much better since renovation following hurricane Sandy. Great paella and fish, great appetizers. Good staff. Make a reservation as always a little crowded. Great for parties, but not as efficient when you are there for dinner.

1 Thank Allan P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I ordered the broiled scallops, shrimp, and flounder and got two small uncooked scallops, two small overcooked, highly salted shrimp, and a very small piece of highly salted flounder. The fish was served with a very large portion of unappetizing boiled potatoes and some flavorless carrots and beans. What a change from my past experiences. I reordered and asked for... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?