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25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Green Brook
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Elise B
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Ferhad71
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank crazyhorse30
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank stamping
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Allan P
Knoxville
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

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Thank Elizabeth R
Staten Island, New York
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320 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Roy and the staff of Ria Mar for an outstanding job during our baby shower. The staff was attentive and on point to all our needs and wants. The food was outstanding with generous portions and great flavor.

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Thank Damian A
New Jersey
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

An excellent restaurant located in South River, NJ. Our grandchildren love this restaurant. We always take them midweek for an early dinner between 4:30 and 5 PM We introduced them to tasting lobster a few months ago while visiting in Florida. They always wanted to order Mac & Cheese but after tasting lobster all three (under the age of 5)... More 

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Thank Howard M
Staten Island, New York
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320 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service are awesome. The portions are enough for a family. The steak was cooked with onions and mushrooms in a tomato sauce that was great for dipping. The steak was super tender and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The chicken portion must have been the entire chicken and cooked to fork tender juiciness.

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Thank Damian A
Slidell, Louisiana
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible dinner!!! Perfectly located and loved the atmosphere. Service was excellent and the food was out of this world. Definitely get a lot of food. Can't wait for next time. Great job and thank you!!! Loved it!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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