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Ria Mar

25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
23 Mar 2017
15 Feb 2017
“Great Family place ”
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All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
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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...More

Thank Lisa W
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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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,...More

2  Thank JCCJOIN
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...More

2  Thank Elise B
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...More

2  Thank Ferhad71
Reviewed 2 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.

2  Thank Crazyhorse30
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
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.

2  Thank Allan P
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...More

4  Thank Elizabeth R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Fred H
is there dress code
3 June 2016|
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Response from tripjo66 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code other than shirt & shoes (and of course, pants or skirt)
Fred H
is there a dress code
3 June 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
no dress code but neat and Causal should do it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail