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Portuguese Fisherman

11 Jackson St, South River, NJ 08882-1302
+1 732-238-5188
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (7 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 1 week ago

The Portuguese Fisherman is a well renowned restaurant in South River. It is known for its consistently delicious dishes. Our group had chicken, shrimp and pasta dishes and they all raved about them. I ordered the broiled fish combo which was a disappointment in that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best Portuguese restaurant in the area! The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!! I've tried just about every Portuguese restaurant in Central and North Jersey, this is one of the best!! I've been with large groups and just me and my wife,...More

Thank tbonetippett
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We hadn't been to this restaurant in about 10 years, and I don't know why. We use to enjoy the food and upon our return we found the food to be as good as it use to be. Why haven't we been there in so...More

Thank kathy321nj
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Knowing nothing about the area, we used Trip Advisor to find us a place for lunch. We were very happy with our choice. Nice restaurant with a nice bar. Friendly bartender served us a very nice sangria. We had excellent garlic shrimp, followed by a...More

Thank mangopeach
Reviewed 24 January 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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