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530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762 (Mount Street)
+1 732-892-1555
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Toms River, New Jersey
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant several times and there is a lack of consistency in the food and the service.

Thank Laura L
Freehold, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit and will never return. The first entree ordered the pasta with lobster had to be returned because the lobster was either old or so over cooked it was inedible. It was mushy rather than normal texture. The replacement short ribs with sweet potato gnocchi were disappointing as well. There was minimal amount of meat and so many... More 

2 Thank funtotravel1009
Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband and I love Teresa's for their consistent food, service and overall experience. Also great that it's a BYOB so we can bring along cabs we love to drink. Staffis always accommodating, friendly and efficient!

Thank kevinprzystup
New Providence, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Excellent dinner, the eggplant app is reason enough to go! They were packed on a Sunday night in Feb, which goes to show you they are doing something right! Great service and great food

Thank CMH32
Brick, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was indeed one of the WORST restaurants I've ever experienced! The service was dreadful and the staff was quite rude! For the price of the meal, it was not worth it at all! There are far better restaurants in the area for the money. Definitely a miss!!!

Thank brune_janda
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant suprise. Probably the best prepared food on the Jersey Shore. Do not hesitate going to Theresas South. Of particular note the rack of lamb. Parpalele with lobster and the Short Ribs. Great atmosphere and excellent service..

Thank Jeff G
Litchfield, Connecticut
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

BYOB & high-ish prices but it is well worth the visit. Not many of these classy places to stumble upon. White linen tablecloths at the shore??? Trendy menu with delicious seafood options. Salad was topped with yummy goodies. The salmon & accompaniments were tasty. Tables are on the tight side. Outdoor seating in the warmer months. Impossible to get in... More 

Thank tangohampton
Chester, New Jersey
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Early dinner on a November Saturday. We were one of the first tables seated....but it filled up quickly. It is a BYOB so do not forget a bottle of wine. The restaurant's alter ego is Theresa's in Westfield. Also very good. To start, we shared the calamari app. It was more than enough for three people. Our entrees included the... More 

1 Thank Hoyaken
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This has become our go to place for a romantic quiet dinner! The food is outstanding, the wait staff very professional, and the management very attentive

1 Thank Craig2431
New Jersey
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Local favorite, prices on the high end but with BYOB makes it reasonable so make sure to bring a good wine to pair of with a good meal

1 Thank Ojerseyg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762
    (Mount Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Bay Head
  • Phone Number: +1 732-892-1555
Welcome to Theresa's South where you will find authentic Italian cuisine with recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is a family owned and operated business so they take great pride in everything that comes out of their kitchen. The food is excellent and the service is superb! They use only the finest and freshest of meats, seafood, produce, and ingredients. Everything is homemade, from their sauces and pastas to their salad dressings. The bread is baked locally and delivered fresh daily. The portions are very healthy to satisfy any appetite and the menu widely varied so there is something for all tastes. For dessert they feature fresh homemade banana bread pudding, or maybe a slice of homemade flourless chocolate cake! This is the place to enjoy a great meal, hang out with family and friends, and have some good conversation. They are available for private parties and can accommodate up to 100 people. This is a must try and will be your new favorite Italian restaurant. This is a BYOB establishment. ** There is additional parking available at the municipal parking lot off of Bridge Ave.

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