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Portuguese Fisherman

11 Jackson St, South River, NJ 08882-1302
+1 732-238-5188
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“paella” (11 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Jackson St, South River, NJ 08882-1302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place that my great-grandfather loved to go to because the fish was always fresh, the dished were always delicious, and always for a very reasonable price if not a bargain. He was right to think that. After my visit to this restaurant,...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Ordered the tri-tip steak, a special of the day. It came with 3 sides and was a huge portion. The steak was well cooked, the rice and beans were good and the broccoli...well it was broccoli. Nice atmosphere, lots of locals and many great food...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

A great restaurant for Portuguese food in a local area. I love their seafood dish that comes in a pot. It is a combination of lobster, clam, mussels and fish in a sauce. I cannot pronounce the name of the dish so I just call...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great physical space and outstanding service. Seafood is outstanding. I could have made a meal on the bread alone. Nothing bad on the menu! Look for the daily specials - you won't go wrong. Go hungry - super size platters.

Thank elk2370bruce
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My husband, my son and I had dinner here last night. We called before coming to make sure there's space, and they took our reservation. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Bread was moist, and the sangria was delicious. The salad was served with the...More

Thank rose7891
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions either on a Sunday or weekday. The food is very good although I must admit the bread leaves something to be desired. This time we went on a Saturday night and sat in the dining room...More

Thank NJduffer
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The assombroso seafood platter (lobster, cray fish, squid, shrimp, scallops, king prawns, clams, mussels and paella) and some nice light and crisp wine are still in my memories. Have yet to find another place which is comparable to them 😋

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was our first time there & we would go back again. The Sangria was very reasonable (price wise) & they had both red & white. We started off with shrimp N garlic & fried calamari as appetizers. They didn't rush us to order our...More

1  Thank Jimmiethemum
Reviewed 3 May 2017

this was our second visit and we were not disappointed. it started off a little rough, not the fault of the restaurant. somehow there was an error in our Open Table reservation. Not to worry they found us a booth in the bar area. This...More

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is our third time in this restaurant....the second time was too busy so we did not enjoy as much as the first time so we want to try it again. It still has a nice and friendly atmosphere and the food was good. The...More

Thank Sandyang
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28 January 2018|
Response from rose7891 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot that is not easily visible. Imagine the restaurant on your left, there will be a stop sign. Make a left here. Turn left on the next street. You'll see immediately an alley. Turn left on this... More
26 January 2016|
Response from cruehd | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is casual. I was there for dinner. Most men were jeans or slacks and a button down. A few older gentlemen did wear a jacket and tie. Definitely no shorts. Women were casual to a little dressy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Jackson St, South River, NJ 08882-1302
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-238-5188
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