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“Very Good”

The Original Portuguese Grill
Ranked #13 of 56 Restaurants in Forked River
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times and each time it has been very good. Never a problem. Service good and the food just right. BYOB. Price reasonable. Casual dress. They do not take reservations for 2 will take reservations for 4 or more.

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1  Thank JimOoo
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Have been to this restaurant several times but most recent visit was the best. Scallops wrapped in bacon were perfectly cooked. My cataplana with chicken was outstanding, the sauce delicious.
Was served by the owner and she was very attentive and pleasant despite the restaurant being nearly full.
One suggestion to all - you have to like Portuguese food to like this place, it's not a fake (like so many Mexican restaurants are these days).

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Thank PJeffrey
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We've been here so many times over the past few years and have always enjoyed our meals. Even when we brought a vegetarian with us they made her something incredible! Peter (the waiter) treats you like family. Try the pork and clams or just about everything on the specials menu.

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1  Thank ShainaB123
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This restaurant may looking unassuming from the outside, but walk in the door and you will find yourself in an attractive, well-designed restaurant to be warmly welcomed by the friendly chef-owner, Anna.

The menu is surprisingly large and diverse, offering excellent, authentic Portuguese food plus continental and American dishes served up plentifully with fresh ingredients and noteworthy culinary verve.

As examples, there are three different kinds of paella, each one pleasantly spiced, very tasty and loaded with delicious helpings of meat, seafood and vegetables. The seafood is exceptionally fresh and well-prepared in a range of styles to suit different tastes.

I sampled two of the chicken dishes and found them very tender and tasty, a comment I would make about everything ordered by the dozen or so people in our group, based on their very positive comments. From soup to dessert, we had an excellent lunch topped off with Anna's delicious pastries and, for those who still had room to indulge, one of the best flans you'll find anywhere.

Prices, considering both the quantity and the quality of the offerings, were quite modest. And the atmosphere was so pleasant, with Anna presiding over every part of this long, enjoyable meal, that I will make it a point to return when I am next in the area. It's worth the drive, even if you're not close-by, and it won't empty your wallet to dine there.

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Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

This restaurant never fails to please. We brought friends for their first time. They both kept exclaiming how good the food tasted. This is the best Portugese food we have eaten outside of Portugal. Last night I had a steak with bacon and egg on it. It was delicious. If you like Portugese food, or ever thought of trying it. This is the place to go.

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Thank cflum
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